July 2010

Frugality in Business

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by Suzanna Watson on July 31, 2010

Looking back (10 years) when we started our cleaning business, we wanted only the best. This included computer, monitor, phones, vehicles, equipment among other items. What we found out was, WE DID NOT NEED THE BEST, nor could we afford “THE BEST”. Se we decided to become frugal. Being frugal does not mean cheap, it […]

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Networking Will Benefit Your Cleaning Business

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by Suzanna Watson on July 28, 2010

Joining networking groups is one of the best decisions I have made to improve our cleaning business. Here are some of the benefits to joining that I have experienced. You meet great people You make friends. You grow your business over time. It gets your name out in the community. Your friends refer you to […]

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In A Sales Slump?

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by Tom Watson on July 28, 2010

Much like a batter in the Major Leagues, people in sales get stuck in slumps too. You swing and miss more than you like to. It is very easy to start doubting yourself after getting rejected a few times in a row. I know that it has happened to me more than once. But you […]

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The Benefits of Owning Your Own Cleaning Business

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by Suzanna Watson on July 27, 2010

Owning your own business is both challenging and rewarding at the same time. Yes… you are always on call to some degree. Yes…it can test your patience. It’s similar to having a child. You have created something that needs your attention and love. Something that needs to be pointed in the right direction to ensure a happy […]

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How To Get Rich In The Cleaning Business

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by Tom Watson on July 25, 2010

Getting rich in the cleaning business is not really all that hard IF you can master one thing. We all know what that “thing” is when starting our cleaning business. In fact we all start out doing it perfectly, then the wheels come off for a variety of reasons. It happens so slowly it’s hard […]

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Creating A Management Chart In 4 Steps

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by Tom Watson on July 23, 2010

What is the purpose of creating a management chart for your cleaning business? That’s a easy one to address. To create a “road map” of where you want your cleaning company to be at some point in the future, and the positions you will need to fill to get you there. It’s not all that […]

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Don’t burn your cash up

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by Tom Watson on July 22, 2010

When you are just starting your own business you really need to watch how much cash you are blowing on things that are not needed. A few dollars here and there can sink you. I could spend hours and hours on this topic alone. I can’t think of anything that will sink your entrepreneurial ship […]

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Investing In Yourself

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by Tom Watson on July 18, 2010

I’m going to ask you a personal question. How much time do you “waste” everyday? Think you don’t waste any…you may want to think again. If you are an average American you spend 4 hours per day with your best friend, the boob tube. This quickly adds up. By the end of a calender year […]

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What I learned from my dog

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by Tom Watson on July 17, 2010

Take a peek at that face. Quite a cute critter I must say. Cody has the ability to seem shy and somewhat submissive at times (when he wants something). But he is much more than a one dimensional canine. He can quickly turn into a raging lunatic when someone comes near the house. Now the […]

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Overcoming Doubt

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by Tom Watson on July 17, 2010

The success or failure of your business will boil down to one thing for many of you. Overcoming doubt. This doubt can have a paralyzing effect that stops dreams dead in their tracks. What exactly is doubt? It is the imaginary place that sits between belief and disbelief. Where does this doubt come from? It’s […]

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