I had a lot of fun working in and growing my cleaning business over the years, but I had a lot more fun when I got away from it all and went on vacation.
In fact I used to try to go on vacation several times per year. A week in Aruba was pretty much a guarantee early in the year, and another week in Florida was a lock near the end. I would also try to fit several “mini vacations” in wherever I could.
These were usually just long weekends that I was able to squeeze in every now and again. Generally I just headed to the beach so that I felt far enough away to enjoy myself but not “too far” in case an emergency popped up.
The problem however with vacations is the fact that preparing to go away can be so much trouble. When you own a business there are so many odds and ends that need to be tied up that it can make your head spin.
So I came up with the idea to create a “checklist” to make sure I didn’t forget anything. This way I wouldn’t have to struggle to remember all the little details each time I went away. I molded it over the years to fit my unique situation. The actual checklist I used was below…
As you can see, it was two pages long and I pretty much tried to create a “system” for me so that I wouldn’t forget some detail that made my business go off the rails when I was away. Feel free to use my template for yourself.
Keep in mind no two businesses are identical. So how I ran mine will probably differ from how you run yours. This means you’ll have to modify this to suit your needs. But hopefully it will give you a little bit of insight into how to make one that works for your business.
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