How do I start a Laundry Business in South Africa

A laundry business can be relatively easy to start, even if you don’t have experience in the industry. Before you open shop, make sure you’ve found a prime location, discovered how you’ll distinguish yourself from the competition and researched the cost of supplies and fees.

Write a business plan.

A business plan essentially is a roadmap for your business; it tells the story of why your business exists (vision)? It speaks of what your business want to achieve (mission), and of speaks of how your business plans to achieve its vision and mission (strategy). read more How to write a business plan

Location: Choose an area that is accessible to or populated by your target market.



Equipments you will need:

  • Washers
  • Dryers
  • Coin machine or card machine
  • Laundry carts
  • Detergent vending machines
  • Door hangers
  • Fliers

Where to buy Laundry Equipment?

Lead Laundry & Catering

Laundry Tech

SA Cleaning Equipment

Additional Services you can offer 

You can also offer shoe repairs services, Dying service, Dry-cleaning, Heavy load laundry such as curtains and duvets, Some offer ‘Spotting Stations’ which offer a professional stain removal service.

Market your laundry business.

How to fund your business?

You can finance your business by any or all of the following ways:

  1. Fund your startup yourself.
  2. Pitch your needs to friends and family.
  3. Applying for a Business loan
  4. Finding your business through crowdfunding
  5. Apply to local angel investor

Register Your Business Name

Your business name plays a role in almost every aspect of your business, so you want it to be a good one. Once you have chosen a name for your business, you need to register it. Click here for a step by step guide on how to register your business

Insuring your business 

From the day an entrepreneur starts a business, he exposes himself to certain risks, find out how you can insure your business.



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