May 2011

Need a complete suite of office applications?

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by Tom Watson on May 30, 2011

When you operate your own cleaning business, it helps to have some tools to make the job a little easier. One of those tools is software for your computer. At one time I was a big fan of Microsoft Office. I wasn’t alone either. For years this was the standard bearer for home office software. […]

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Take One Day At A Time

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by Suzanna Watson on May 26, 2011

I know…getting started seems like a lot of work. It’s real easy to feel overwhelmed by the process. When this feeling sweeps over you please take my advice. Stop and take a deep breath. This is where you want to take stock of what you are doing at the moment. Then just concentrate on one task at a […]

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Who is your company spokesman?

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by Tom Watson on May 23, 2011

I bet you just uttered…”But I just own a cleaning business, I don’t have a company spokesman”. If you did, you would be wrong. Your company spokesman is your employees, each one of them. I know this doesn’t fit the traditional role of spokesman. After all they don’t go to a podium and discuss the […]

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Warren Buffet is one of the richest men in the world, yet he lives by a rather simple philosophy. I may be paraphrasing it a bit, but his philosophy goes like this…don’t make things harder than they are and just keep it simple. I don’t think it could be said any better. In just about any thing you’ll […]

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Can you leave your business and go on vacation?

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by Suzanna Watson on May 17, 2011

We get asked that question every now and then. Ready for the answer? Of course you can. You just need to plan for it. After all, we all need a vacation from time to time, otherwise we would all go bonkers at some point. A vacation means different things to different people of course. For […]

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I know…just the word formula scares people and gets them running for the hills. It sure did for me when I was in school. For some reason just the word “formula” conjures up an image of your high school math teacher writing a hideously difficult math problem on the board. One that you knew you wouldn’t […]

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Time And Money Are Connected

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by Suzanna Watson on May 10, 2011

There is a saying by Tony Robbins that goes like this. “If you do what you’ve always done, you’ll get what you’ve always gotten.” That’s powerful advice from someone who knows a thing or two about making your dreams come true. The real beauty of that quote is just how simple it is. Each of […]

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It All Boils Down To Trust

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by Tom Watson on May 7, 2011

At the end of the day your marketing, your ability to sell, your brand and whatever credibility your business possesses comes down to one thing. TRUST. If you possess that trust, you have yourself one successful cleaning business. If you don’t, well lets just say you are going to have a rough time of it. To […]

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We All Need Recognition

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by Suzanna Watson on May 5, 2011

I think most people would agree we must be thankful for all that we have, and be willing to share it with others in some small way. Now what’s one way that could be accomplished? How about the simple act of recognizing someone. There is a saying that goes “Being recognized is good for the ego, […]

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Potential Business Is All Around Us

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by Suzanna Watson on May 3, 2011

We talk about this topic so much it’s like a broken record at times, but “Networking” is very valuable to your business. This weeks networking meeting was held at a restaurant during lunch. There were about 12 of us in attendance. We each get our 30 second commercial to say who we are and what […]

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