April 2011

Can I Start A Cleaning Business In A Bad Economy?

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by Tom Watson on April 29, 2011

We get asked this question quite a bit. To be fair, it’s a great question. What amazes people is the answer. Ready? It’s always a good time to start a cleaning business. We’ll tell you why a little later. You must be wondering about other businesses too. Well I guess it would depend on the […]

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Myths & Misconceptions

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by Tom Watson on April 27, 2011

Today I’m going to talk about marketing, as this is such an important topic, one that is key to your success. In particular I’ll speak to the myths & misconceptions people have about marketing. This means I’ll cover four myths you constantly hear in the marketing world, and I’ll apply them to the cleaning industry in general. These […]

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Four Random Thoughts About Business

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by Suzanna Watson on April 26, 2011

I’ve been doing a lot of reading lately and the following four thoughts just keep jumping out at me. Whatever book, newspaper article or website I start reading from in the last few weeks all seem to be discussing these topics. I don’t know the rhyme or reason behind it to tell you the truth, it […]

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Super Size Your Income In One Easy Step

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by Tom Watson on April 25, 2011

When you first start your cleaning business you are happy to just to get a check each month from the customer. I know how it feels getting that check every thirty days. It’s quite a feeling, one that I never get tired of either. But after a while you’ll soon realize that you just may be […]

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Today I’m going to touch on a topic I’ve never really dived into before. Websites. I may have lightly touched upon the importance of them in the past, but I know I’ve never dug in on the topic. Having some kind of web presence for your cleaning company is mandatory, there is no way around […]

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Oldies But Goodies

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by Tom Watson on April 21, 2011

Today I wanted to take a step back in time and speak about a few of our older posts.  These “old timers” don’t really get the attention they deserve because there are from a while back. While most everyone reads all the latest posts from the last six months or so, not many dig deep into the archives to […]

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One Door Closes, Another Opens

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by Suzanna Watson on April 16, 2011

First things first. I had a fear of starting my own business. There, I said it. Like many of you, I never thought I would start my own business. I was comfortable in my 8-5 job. After all, I had been there for 23 years. I was in my comfort zone and I made many good […]

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Aim For “Income Diversity”

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by Tom Watson on April 15, 2011

You must be wondering what the heck do I mean by that headline. What is income diversity? This in essence means you should be aiming for all types of income sources to keep your cleaning business busy. Now how would you do that? Well…consider this example. Think of your cleaning business as a mighty river. […]

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Safety On The Jobsite

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by Suzanna Watson on April 8, 2011

In the cleaning industry safety must be a priority at all times for your company. In today’s litigious society, where everyone wants to sue someone, you can’t be too careful. When you or your crew are in a building cleaning, whether you are vacuuming or wet mopping floors, always think of safety first. This “safety first” […]

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More Dignity Is Needed For The Cleaning Industry

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by Suzanna Watson on April 7, 2011

I just read an interesting article today in Cleaning & Maintenance Management Magazine that I would like to share with you. It states that the cleaning business as a whole needs to be recognized for what it really is, “an industry”. It’s no different from the auto industry, building trades industry or any other major industry. The article quoted […]

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