Hello everybody.

Today we are with Mauricio Munoz.

He is the founder and owner of Pressure Washing Clearwater.

His web :

Without further delay, here are the questions and his answers.


Mauricio Munoz



Q:  Why did you decide to have your own business (as opposed to getting a job somewhere) ?

A: My entire life I wanted to have my own business. To do the things that I wanted to create.I wanted to generate employment for others as well. Also I didn’t want to be like my father who worked all the time and didn’t have time for his family or anything else.


Q: Did you have any worries at first? And how did you overcome them?

A: To begin with, I had a good paying job but I decided it wasn’t too ethical. So I quit it. I didn’t have a job, no money, no credit cards. My wife was pregnant.  At that state I didn’t have any other choice but do something….So I worked for construction business’ for a while. To answer your question, no I didn’t have worries about starting a business. I was already broke. 


Q: What were the first five actions you took to get started?

A: 1- Decision to have my own business

     2- Observation. When I was working in construction, I was looking to see what was needed and wanted in the field. I saw that window cleaning was  easy and didn’t cost much money to get started.

     3- Get information on how to do it.

     4-Buying the tools necessary to clean windows.

   5-Printed Business Cards and Flyers Free Google Advertising, Craigslist. Anything free I could find online I used. Then headed to local stores and offered my window cleaning service.


Q: Did you come across with challenges and doubt yourself (what am I doing? ) 

 A:    Yes. It had been a while I was cleaning windows, I remember  my younger daughter was about 1 year old. I used to work all the way from 7 am to 12 at night. Looking for new work, I didn’t have a car, so I was riding my bike to work. Between work and riding bikes, I was exhausted. Physically I wasn’t in good shape. I used to fall asleep soon after I got home. I had no time for my family or anything else. Then I started working with another person, he had a truck, that handled the ride situation but still I was tired and didn’t have any time but work only. If I didn’t work we wouldn’t eat…those times I used to occasionally think, maybe I should work for a company and get a paycheck instead of working so many hours.   


    Q: Did you invest a lot of money?

   A:  No. Only about $200 to start  (for tools and business cards ). 


Q: You started with window cleaning, how did you get into pressure washing field?

 A: I was cleaning windows ,mostly for gas stations, then I got a call from a regional director,he asked  if I could clean the windows for all of their gas stations. Then I was asked if I could pressure wash their driveway. At first I was renting the pressure washing equipment, eventually I got a new one and even built one myself as well. 


 Q: How do you see the future of your business?

 A: I see a very bright future. I want to produce 1 million dollar worth of service. I want the people I work with to prosper and expand too.


Q: Do you have any advice for people who want to start a business?

A: I suggest people to start their own business’. Because the society is on the shoulders of small business owners & entrepreneurs. 

     If a person isn’t happy with what they are doing or they are frustrated with their work conditions, they need to take the chance and see things from a different point. Look around, see what you are good at.

Q: Is there anything else you would like to add?

  A:  My wife’s name is Charlotta. My parents in law are Ralf and Doddi Gerhardy. Without their support in every stage of my business from day one until today I wouldn’t be able to make it.  Thank you.


 Thank you Mauricio for sharing your story with us. 
























I say , Great Job!









The physical act of laying tiles is called Tiling. Simple.

This is another low cost start up business idea.

 I would strongly suggest apprenticing with a tile layer for a few weeks – for free. Instead of taking classes….I haven’t noticed community colleges offering classes on this subject anyway. You help the person and the person teaches you in return.

Above video belongs to Ceramictec Tampa Tile Contractor. Apparently there are new tiles that look like wood. Pretty.

Here is a video showing how to cut and fit tiles.


Tiling may be simple action (once you learn) but you can create beautiful spaces. Look at the above room. Tiles are laid in a pattern in the middle, looks like there is a carpet there.

Tiles add aesthetic and value to properties, whether it is a house or an apartment, a restaurant or other type of business.

Most people appreciate nicely tiled floors, bathroom walls, showers, back-splashes  etc.

Have you seen the home buying shows on HGTV?

You could potentially make good money once you get started.

Conditions are, deliver what you promise and advertise (online or otherwise).


 And no, you don’t have to be a boy to lay tiles. As far as I can figure, there is no heavy lifting is involved. You handle one tile at a time. I’m sure somebody delivers and puts the tiles where you need them. Come on girls! : )


Beautiful! Don’t you think?


If you don’t create this business for yourself , who is going to create luxurious bathrooms or other flooring for the rich and the famous?

If you don’t, someone else will…that’s for sure.

Let’s finalize this topic by saying that, getting the skill for tiling is easy, you can create beautiful finishes. Tiles are applicable to living quarter floors, kitchen back-splashes, bathroom  walls and showers, around tubs, stairs, patios, pathways, pools…so tile layers are needed and they can make good money.

Pull it off!