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Janitorial and Cleaning Services

SIC 7349 | NAICS 561720

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Industry Analysis, Statistics, Trends, and Forecasts

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Comprehensive research reports provide in-depth industry analysis and five-year growth forecasts, with special focus on the underlying structure and external forces and relationships that affect industries and their performance. Report contents include:

Sample report is available online.

Services Magazine
Bimonthly trade magazine features news and information for building service contractors, with special features including the "Annual Industry Survey" which covers topics such as sales trends, personnel staffing and costs, environmental concerns, technology, legislative issues, and forecast growth and projections. Selected articles from current and prior issues and current and prior digital editions of the magazine are available free online.

Janitorial & Carpet Cleaning Services

First Research profiles cover key aspects of an industry's size, scope, and operations, recent news and developments, business challenges, issues, trends, and opportunities, and include a five-year revenue growth forecast. Profiles are updated quarterly and include:

Sample report is available online.

Contracting Profits
Monthly trade magazine features news and information for contract cleaning professionals, with special features including the "Building Services Contractor Market Report" which covers topics such market areas served, activity by market segment, services provided, and sources for products and equipment. Selected articles from current and prior issues are available online, with free subscription available upon request.

Freedonia Group
Contract Cleaning
Comprehensive study provides in-depth analysis of the U.S. contract cleaning industry, with topics covered including historical demand and forecasts by service (e.g., building interior, floor and fabric, building exterior, swimming pool, restoration, and remediation), market (e.g., residential, nonresidential, and transportation), and geographic region. Summary description and detailed table of contents are available free online.

Marketdata Enterprises, Inc.
The U.S. Commercial & Residential Cleaning Services Industry
Comprehensive report provides in-depth analysis of this service sector, with content sections including nature of the business; executive overview and major findings; industry size, growth, and market segments; industry structure and operating ratios; major franchise organizations; competitor profiles; and reference directory of trade associations, publications, and other sources. Detailed table of contents can be viewed free online.

Entrepreneur Magazine Startup Guides
Cleaning Business
Business startup guide provides an overview of the industry and takes users through the various aspects of starting a company in this service sector and running it successfully. Table of contents and selected excerpts from the Kindle edition of this publication can be previewed online via's "Look Inside" feature.

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Financial Benchmarking Data

Industry Financial Ratios
Janitorial and Cleaning Services  Search for "561720"

Five-year comparative financial statement analysis includes income statements with expense detail, balance sheets, cash flow analysis, and key financial and operating ratios, with detailed financial benchmarking data available by sales size range on a national, state, and metro area level.

Sample reports are available online.

Financial & Operating Ratios Study
Annual benchmarking survey allows building service contractors to compare their company's financial and operating performance with other similar participating BSCAI firms based on size of company and type of ownership. Publication is available in digital and print formats; contact association for more information.

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Compensation and Salary Surveys

U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics
Information resources available from this organization include:

Occupational Outlook Handbook -
Janitors and Building Cleaners / Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners / maids-and-housekeeping-cleaners
Information provided for this occupational category includes a description of the nature of the work and the work environment, number and types of jobs, education and training requirements, wages and earnings, employment outlook, and sources for additional information. All information is available free online.

Occupational Employment and Wages -
Janitors and Building Cleaners / Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners / oes372012.htm
Annual employment and wages surveys provide hourly and annual wage data for these occupations on a national, state, and metropolitan area basis, with statistical measures for national wage data including mean, median, upper/lower quartiles, and upper/lower deciles. All information is available free online.

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Business Valuation Resources

Small Business Valuation Multiples
Janitorial and Cleaning Services

Comprehensive reference guide provides market-based business valuation multiples for small businesses in more than 200 industries. Valuation multiples are derived from actual business sales transactions as reported by BIZCOMPS®, with the primary focus on small companies priced at less than $1 million.

Private Company Sales Transactions
Pratt's Stats® | BIZCOMPS®
Free "Visitor Search" allows users to search private company transactions by SIC or NAICS code for comparable business sales transaction data, including revenue, earnings, and EBITDA multiples.

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