Politicians depend on voters to get elected. A salesperson depends on people to purchase whatever they are selling. A teachers success is tied to how well students respond to the lessons. The common thread through each of those scenarios is that everyone’s success hinges on getting other people to buy into their ideas. You can’t have […]

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When people first get the idea into their head that they are going to start a cleaning business it’s easy to get confused about what direction to take. One good example of that is this one question I tend to get asked. It goes like this: Should I hire people first then get accounts or should […]

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Proper telephone etiquette for business owners

March 12, 2017
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As most everyone knows, my goal is to get you to run the best cleaning business possible. Some tips I share make a big difference and some are smaller details that help you fine tune your business. This post deals with a smaller detail that falls under the fine tune category, but it’s important nonetheless. […]

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What is the Pareto Principle? And what does it have to do with running a cleaning business?

March 5, 2017
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Several years after starting my cleaning business I attended a seminar that revolved around growing your business the right way from day one. This seminar lasted one week and I learned a lot about a ton of different topics. Everyday we had one or two new speakers that zeroed in on a particular aspect of […]

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Custom Embroidered Baseball Caps Will Add A Professional Image To Your Business

February 26, 2017
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One of the things I did in my business was make sure the customer knew who my employees were. Basically I needed low-cost uniforms! So I had my buddy who owned a printing company make me a bunch of t-shirts, caps, sweaters and light jackets with my company name and logo plastered across them. This is important […]

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Your NEW Boss: The Office Manager

February 19, 2017
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Many people think a business owner IS THE BOSS, and while that is true to a degree, they actually report to someone else. That would be THE CUSTOMER. They are the ones that PAY YOU, so they hold all the cards. The more you get hired, the MORE BOSSES YOU HAVE! Office managers are the people […]

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One really simple way to make your business card STAND OUT (and it doesn’t cost that much)

February 12, 2017
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A business card is a staple of almost every single business that gets started. They are inexpensive and should be given out whenever possible. Distributing them gives you the chance to spread the word about what you do. Done right they are an invaluable tool for getting new business via word of mouth. When we were getting […]

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Bargain dust mops for your cleaning business

February 5, 2017
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Dust mops are a staple of just about every cleaning business. Whether you clean homes or businesses they come in handy. I can’t tell you how many I had in my business, but it certainly was quite a few. I settled on Rubbermaid for my needs, but many others are good too. Anyway, I scanned […]

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Highest Rated Dyson Vacuums On Amazon

January 29, 2017
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I’ve received a few questions lately about using Dyson vacuums for a cleaning business. My first thought is Dyson vacuums are rather pricey, and would not be an ideal choice for a commercial cleaning account. But for a residential cleaning service that cleans high-end homes it might be a good option. It would certainly impress […]

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Top Rated Steam Cleaners On Amazon

January 22, 2017
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When my company cleaned a lot of apartment complexes, we ran into tons of incredibly dirty ovens and stoves. Ordinary cleaners simply didn’t get the job done, at least not in an acceptable time frame. So we needed a better solution. So I decided to purchase a steam cleaner to see how that would work. To my […]

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