Starting a business online is expensive. In 2008, a black entrepreneur name Raymond Aker started an online company BidMyCleaning.com. By 2011, the online company earned $1.2 million.
The online cleaning service is the brainchild of Aker along with three co-founders: O’Brian Woods, chief operating officer; and husband and wife team Gavin Stone, chief technology officer, and Candice Stone, chief marketing officer. The site is a marketplace for consumers who want reputable, cost-effective housecleaning services. Customers choose the type of service they want – e.g. house cleaner, window cleaner, or eco-friendly cleaning services. The customer types in the ZIP code for a list of quotes from local cleaning professionals.