Small Cleaning Business Grows Wings
After many years of working in the cleaning industry, Rosa and Erika Cardenas, a mother and daughter team, decided to start their own cleaning service in 2005. But with no business experience, they soon discovered that operating a small business was very complicated. Realizing that they could use some professional help, Rosa and Erika enrolled in the EMBERS Build A Business Program.
“The first thing I remember talking about was the business plan”, says Erika.
In a small classroom setting with a step-by-step program, Erika learned how to navigate the essentials, from business registration, licensing, and insurance, to developing a mission statement, hiring, advertising and more.
“We had so many questions and we found that in a small classroom setting we have an opportunity to share, have dialogue, get feedback, brainstorm and really ask the tough and silly questions…with like-minded people with similar needs and questions.”
Having developed the skills to operate Butterfly Cleaning Services with confidence, Rosa and Erika now run a professional and thriving family-based cleaning business. Butterfly Cleaning specializes in residential and move-in/out cleaning services, and are unique because they provide all the services both Tenants and Realtors need for a complete move-out and pre-sale clean ups.
“EMBERS helped me develop a vision for my company,” Erika shares. “EMBERS Build A Business Program, covered all of basic questions about starting and operating your business, including the resources you’ll need along the way.”
The mentorship program at EMBERS has made all the difference for this family-operated service. Being matched with a mentor, Rosa and Erika have been able to get the information and support they need from a true industry professional.
Butterfly Cleaning is celebrating their 10th Anniversary and Erika and Rosa are getting ready to implement a new marketing and branding strategy – taking the next step in their business. Rosa and Erika have new vision, new hope, and a strong and confident strategic plan for the future.
Thanks to the help from EMBERS, their family business has a new understanding of their business potential and a plan for success.
To find out more about Butterfly Cleaning and the services they provide, check them out here.