9 Step by step process for starting a laundromat business


Starting a laundromat business is a dream come true for a good number of people who actually understand what’s going on in the laundry world, you need to understand the ropes before you can launch yours.

Hi everyone my name is Timileyin and in this post i will be talking about the step by step process of starting your own laundromat business

1. Business plan

This is always the first step when trying to set up any type of business, you need to first count the costs first before launching.

Your business plan should contain the following :

  • Your initial costs
  • Target market
  • Strategies that will be employed to drive customers to you
  • Your business name
  • Your projected time to break even

The list can go on and on, you just need to do this needful part so as to set you on course for what is to come in your business and also to prepare you.

2. Form a legal entity

This is a way of protecting yourself in the event that your company is sued, it is making your company able to enter into any form of association,  contract, partnership and incur debt or pay debt, to sue and be sued in its own right and to be held accountable for actions made.

3. Tax registration

While opening a laundromat business and also registering a business, one of the needful things to do is to register your business in the tax office. This will keep your company clean and also have free work access without any disruption.

4. Register your business in the bank by opening a business account

As an entrepreneur or business owner, you need to differentiate your personal money from your business money and one way to help you monitor and manage your expenses that is by opening a business account in the bank.

It will also tell you the state of your business from time to time in terms of it’s financial strength.


5. Engage in business accountability

One way to keep your business afloat is by ensuring that you are financially accountable to every amount spent on any item.

A good budget is best for you to adequately monitor your expenses and analyse it.

6. Get the necessary license for operation

You can’t just start a business because you love doing it or because you have the money to set one up, you need to take cognizance of the presence of policies and laws guiding such practices.

You also need to obtain valid permits and license to operate smoothly without any form of hiccups. This shows the legibility of your business especially when potential customers are aware that you own a permit or license.

7. Ensure you are insured as a business

In the event of a catastrophe in your laundromat business, do you have anything to hold on to?

You need to put measures in place that will help you out in trying times.

Giving an instance of a fire outbreak or a break in operation in your business location, you need to have insurance on your business that will enable you not to pack up and quit but to still keep operating.

8. Build your business brand

When starting your laundromat business, have in mind a picture of how you want your customers to view your business in terms of how you operate.

Business branding is one way to grow your social presence and make people see your handiwork in every piece of service you render and this will give you an edge over competitors lurking around.

One way to build your business brand is by having business cards. Business cards have proven to be one of the powerful ways to grow your  business brand and  known for a certain kind of treatment.

9. Build a web presence

Having a business alone doesn’t cut it, it doesn’t make you the best in the market but how you sell it.

One major way to grow your business is by having a website attached to your business. A business website can scale your business ten times higher.

You can communicate with your customers, get feedback from them on the services you have rendered, meet potential customers and talk to them, make reservations for costumers and many more

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Komolafe Timileyin is a passionate entrepreneur that loves to solve entrepreneurial issues. He is also a blogger and an upcoming Engineer.

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