December 2010

If You Believe You Can Do It, Then You Can Do It!

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by Tom Watson on December 31, 2010

For those who are considering starting a cleaning business, belief can play an important role in your success. Belief is defined in the dictionary as “any cognitive content held as true”. It may be possible to succeed without having belief, but I doubt it. For me, I find it hard to see how you could […]

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Quotes That Lead You To Success

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by Suzanna Watson on December 30, 2010

We all define success as a goal, but in reality success is more of a journey than a destination. This journey can be a long and winding road much of the time. To help you down that road, here are some inspirational quotes to help guide you. Enjoy! “We were born to succeed not to fail”  Henry David […]

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7 Questions You Need To Ask Yourself

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by Tom Watson on December 29, 2010

Every once in a while you need to stop the presses and evaluate your efforts. This act invariably leads to asking yourself a few questions about how your cleaning business performed over a given period of time. These questions will help you move from the past to the future in a profitable manner. Though each of us faces unique […]

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I get asked this question all the time…

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by Tom Watson on December 27, 2010

Tom, whats the single best way to get customers for my cleaning business? When I hear that question, I often wonder if the individual knows just how hard a question it is to answer. It could be answered in any one of a dozen ways. This is because each persons situation is unique. What may […]

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Don’t Rush The Process

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by Tom Watson on December 19, 2010

Being a business owner for over ten years puts me in some unique situations. This is because I’m always approached by others who are just starting a business. I guess they see a chance to pick my brain a little bit. They also tend to share both their successes and failures with me. I enjoy this, as I […]

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8 New Year Resolutions For Business Professionals

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by Tom Watson on December 14, 2010

With December nearing an end, it’s time to start thinking ahead to the coming year. This inevitably leads to the discussion of crafting some New Year Resolutions, which is an important component to your future success. A resolution is similar to a blueprint in that it gives you a picture of the end goal. The […]

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Ben Franklin Helped Me Start A Cleaning Business

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by Tom Watson on December 12, 2010

Yes…Ben Franklin helped me start a cleaning business. I know that must sound rather odd, after all Ben Franklin passed away in 1790. Of course I didn’t mean he actually assisted me in purchasing supplies and obtaining accounts. It was more along the lines of some of the writings he left behind (Ben Franklin was a […]

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Repetition is defined as an “act that repeats”. This “repetition” is the key to your success in the cleaning business. What this means is that you need to be consistently “seen” by your potential customers. How often your “seen” in regards to your business directly effects your bottom line. Now this will apply to each of […]

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A while back I was in a sandwich shop ordering lunch. The shop was busy with patrons both ordering and picking up their meals. This business employs many teenage kids, most probably working their first job ever. I must say however it was running rather smoothly until I heard someone yelling a few feet away. It was […]

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Giving Thanks To Your Customers

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by Suzanna Watson on December 2, 2010

With Thanksgiving now in the rear-view mirror, the start of the holiday season is upon us. As we send out our christmas cards, decorate the house, bake the cookies, shop for gifts and plan the food for the holiday meals, lets make sure we give thanks for all we have and are able to do. An […]

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