Fish Window Cleaning Blog

The Best Family Business to Start: 3 Types to Consider
Posted on Wednesday, January 10th 2024

Fish Window Cleaning® was started by Mike and Linda Merrick, a couple who each brought different skills to the business. Linda remarked that she knew the business would work because of her husband’s work ethic. In return, Mike said Linda was the detailed and systematic thinker who drove the couple to develop the business into a franchise.

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Painting Franchise: 8 Problems & What's a Better Option
Posted on Wednesday, November 15th 2023

Franchising provides a great opportunity to be in business for yourself. However, part of choosing the right opportunity is finding a franchise that has a niche in the marketplace that will allow you to grow a profitable and sustainable business. Whether a painting franchise or a window cleaning franchise, there are different aspects of evaluating the business to consider.

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Franchise vs. Own Business: The Pros and Cons of Each
Posted on Monday, October 2nd 2023

When looking to launch a business, you can either go it alone or you can choose a franchise. Fish Window Cleaning® has been franchising for 45+ years, and we’ve talked to many people who were comparing these options in making their entrepreneurial decisions. Here are some of the factors that come up as either pros or cons of franchising versus going solo.

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Why a Lawn Care Franchise Just Doesn't Cut It (& What Does)
Posted on Monday, June 5th 2023

A lawn care business can seem like an attractive way to get a jumpstart on your entrepreneurial goals. It doesn’t have a high skill standard to meet, nearly everyone has a lawn that needs to be cut and it’s an opportunity to work outdoors. However, a lawn care service as a hobby or side gig is different from creating a sustainable and financially rewarding business. Even with a lawn care franchise that provides a proven business model, there are some factors to consider that may surprise you.

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How to Start a Window Cleaning Business: 6 Tips for Entrepreneurs
Posted on Monday, April 3rd 2023

There are many features of a window cleaning business that make it a good investment. For example, it doesn’t involve a lot of equipment and if you do your job well the customers will keep asking you to come back, ensuring recurring revenue and strong customer retention. In looking at how to start a window cleaning business you have two options: start a business from scratch or become a franchise owner.

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Men in Kilts Franchise vs. Fish Window Cleaning: A Comparison
Posted on Monday, January 16th 2023

When it comes to chooseing a window cleaning franchise, there are some franchises like Fish Window Cleaning that are almost 100% dedicated to window cleaning, while others, like the Men In Kilts franchise, offer window cleaning as part of an outdoor maintenance package. Fish is also significantly more established in the industry with more time dedicated to franchising and thus, more franchises across the U.S. The Men In Kilts franchise is fairly new to franchising and has less than 10 units franchised thus far.

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