Has anyone ever moved their business out of state?


#1

Thinking of moving across country because of my wife’s health. Nervous about how this will effect my business, where do I start? It took me so many years to finally build up clientele here now I would have to start over. Any suggestions?


#2

I moved out the country in 12 and sold my business to a friend. Bought a route while overseas, worked it 4 years and sold it when I returned. I couldn’t find one to purchase here so I’ve been starting up from scratch for the past 18 months.

Try to get a valuation of your route and put the word out. Where are you located?


#3

Yes 5 yrs ago San Diego to South Carolina


#4

Not sure this type of business has much value when moved far.

Most all value is in customer base.

Basically starting over when relocating.


#5

In the UK window cleaning businesses sell for between three and six times their route/contract value. ie if a route brings in £1000 each time it is cleaned the value would be £3-6000. The range is based on how well established in years/customer loyalty the route is.

See - https://windowcleaningforums.co.uk/forum/14-window-cleaning-rounds-for-sale/

Translation a ‘round’ is a ‘route’.