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Business Idea: Elohim Cleaning Contractor

Elohim Cleaning Contractors Inc. was born after Sirena Moore had a life changing conversation with her father Theodore Moore a union construction laborer at the time for over 15 years. Both Sirena Moore and Theodore Moore Sr. were employed at a very large construction project in Lansdale, PA where Theodore Moore worked as a laborer and Sirena Moore, a teenage mother, worked as an office administrator. There had always been conversations about starting a family business and after gaining access to the final cleaning portion of the contract where both individuals were employed the decision was made.

Theodore and Sirena noticed that a final cleaning contractor had been awarded a six figure contract to do work that Theodore and his crew had already completed. Both individuals saw an opportunity for a very valuable service within the industry. In 2002, about two years later Sirena began searching the internet to gain information about business planning and start-up resources. By this time, Sirena gained employment as a Financial Sales Assistant for a large investment firm. She made arrangements for a babysitter to care for her young twin daughters and sacrificed two nights out of the week to attend a business plan class offered by the Women’s Business Development Center in Philadelphia, PA. Meanwhile, Theodore Sr. and Jr. began accepting small debris removal projects. This was only the beginning. On June 19, 2002, five days before Sirena’s 21st birthday Theodore Moore Sr. made the appointment with the attorney and Elohim Cleaning Contractors was incorporated.

Although start-up was very difficult it was not impossible. The family put their heads together and made some very hard decisions. There was no start-up capital so the first employee was paid with Theodore’s unemployment check. Sirena did all administrative work, marketing materials, contracts, and more in the evening so that she could continue working full-time in order to provide for her twin daughters. Theodore Jr. assisted Theodore Sr. with all field duties. The office was Theodore Jr.’s bedroom at the family home. Having no start-up capital was not enough to stop what Elohim started. Elohim Cleaning Contractors has now surpassed the million dollar sales mark in under five years and the company is growing at a rapid pace. Elohim currently has no debts and no loans, and has managed to provide full-time employment for every officer and has employed as many as 61 minority men and women with very diverse backgrounds.

It has been said and proven that many businesses fail within the first five years of business. However, Elohim Cleaning Contractors has managed to make it past the five year point and business is soaring. The first few years were spent organizing and finding our niche within the market. Strategic and Operational Plans were put in place by Sirena to foster company growth. We expect sales to exceed $1.8 million in 2008. Thus far, sales revenues have been used to maintain payroll for ongoing projects, renovate current office space, purchase office equipment and acquire new and used equipment and vehicles for use at various job sites. Elohim has faced many obstacles that most small businesses face such as lack of working capital, unreliable employees, and general day to day administrative errors. However, we believe that proper planning and the favor of God have been the keys to success for Elohim Cleaning Contractors Inc.

January 5, 2012 Posted by | Business, christian, Entrepreneur, Foundation, Interview, Life, Million dollars Idea, Millionaire, News, Television, Uncategorized, Youtube | , , , , , | Leave a comment