Today we are with the Well Done Cleaning Service owner Elena Krymoff.
She founded her business 2 years ago. Today she runs the business with her fiance’ Steven Kovaleski.
Q: Why did you decide to have your own business (as opposed to getting a job somewhere).
A: I like creating and organizing. When people don’t know how to organize, or don’t have time for it, I know how to do it, so I do it for them.
Also I don’t want a limited income. This is not my first business, I had a few other business’ before. One of them failed, one of them was successful…
Q: Did you have any worries at first? And how did you overcome them?
A: I had no worries. I usually start a business with enthusiasm and big interest. Worry comes later : )
Q: What were the first five actions you took to get started?
2- Studied how to clean, get more info and orientation to the subject.
3-Find the first client
5- When the clients weren’t increasing, I went online and put an advertisement.
Q: Did you come across with challenges and doubt yourself (what am I doing? )
A: No. My experience has been positive. When I go to a place my job is to create an in order and clean environment for my clients. I know how to do it. I do it and usually my clients are very happy. After my first visit to a client, we usually get a call “the place is so nice, thank you, when can you come again ?” .
A: No this business doesn’t require much money. I paid money for supplies (soaps, brushes, rags, mops), got a new vacuum cleaner. I spent about $350.
Q: How do you see the future of your business?
A: I want to have a big company that is operating in the Southern part of the US. I want to hold seminars to teach how to clean. Philosophy of cleaning (theory) and practical as well.
Q: Do you have any advice for people who want to start a business?
A: For people who can’t decide for a line of business, ask yourself, “what do you like doing the most?”
Maybe it is fixing cars or something else….
If you can’t figure out, make an analysis of your past. Where you worked and liked your job and how you can create money with that field.
It is important to be in a field that you know how to do and like doing it as well.
Thank you Elena for sharing your story with us. Thank you Steven for taking pictures. : )
And best wishes with your expansion plans.