August 2014

When you are just getting started in the cleaning business the vast majority of jobs you’ll be hired for will be small. This fact makes choosing a vacuum pretty easy. Most people just go for a stock model and don’t think much about the choice. But when you get into larger and larger cleaning accounts choosing […]

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I’ve talked about direct mail marketing time and time again. If you are new to the concept, it’s nothing more than mailing out some info about your company to a prospective customer. I normally send a sales letter, flyer, business card and maybe a magnetic business card as well in a run of the mill envelope […]

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Product Review: 3M Easy Trap Duster System

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by Tom Watson on August 17, 2014

The 3M Easy Trap Duster System is a product designed to make it easier to dust mop just about any floor surface. I stumbled across it at a trade show for the cleaning industry a few months back. After speaking with company representatives they gave me a bunch of samples to try out. We’ve been testing […]

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Once you get a few accounts – and the employees to clean them – you will want to start thinking about cross-training a few members of your staff. The idea is to have “coverage” in case people unexpectedly quit or need time off. Though employees have the best of intentions, situations will occur where the […]

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FIVE Tips For The New Business Owner

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by Tom Watson on August 3, 2014

When you are just starting out it can be tough to learn everything you need to. It’s a whole new ballgame, and you are a “rookie” so to speak. I know that back when I first started it was a bit of a learning curve. I had no experience whatsoever. All I ever managed was “myself”, […]

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