Five Quotes For The New Business Owner

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by Tom Watson on July 27, 2014

Just about anyone can give advice to others, but common sense dictates that not all advice is created equal. Generally I tend to give added weight to those who have a track record of success in a given area. So today I wanted to share some wisdom from those who have risen to the top of their […]

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Success is NOT a straight line

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by Tom Watson on July 20, 2014

We live in a world where you can have just about anything anytime you want. Success on the other hand needs to be earned, as you really can’t buy your way in. This means you need to have some patience as you go about building your business from scratch. It takes time to build anything […]

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How to handle negative social media comments about your service

July 13, 2014
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Social media is a double-edged sword in that it can be a tremendous positive for your company or it can help to sink your online reputation. The difference can be “how you respond” to negative comments. Learning how to do so is key because social media is not going away anytime soon. Seeing all the social media channels […]

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Losing an account even when you did a great job…

July 6, 2014
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Owning a business can be frustrating at times. You do everything to the best of your ability and yet sometimes it still doesn’t matter. That was the case for me this past week. We have this account, and we’ve had it for some time, that is letting us go for another company. It’s a doctors […]

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Say THANKS to all your new customers. They could have chosen ANYONE!

June 29, 2014
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Anytime you get a new account, it’s a time to be excited. You put the work in, and now you are starting to see results. But far too many business owners forget one very important thing once they get hired. That is SAYING THANK YOU. I was reminded of this very important lesson this past week. […]

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FREE Download: Construction Clean-Up Flyer

June 22, 2014
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While you can make tons of money just maintaining your run of the mill monthly cleaning contracts, some extra money can be made in construction clean-up. These jobs tend to come and go, so they don’t make dependable income to rely on, but the money you can earn when you get one can be great bonus money. If you get a […]

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FREE Download: Carpet Cleaning Flyer

June 15, 2014
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Once you start to grow your cleaning business, you’ll want to add more services to your portfolio. Start with the basic cleaning, make sure you do that right, then add window cleaning, carpet cleaning and VCT cleaning. Each one is simple to learn and is very profitable. Just add in one service at a time as you feel […]

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Where should I order my cleaning supplies from?

June 8, 2014
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Once you start collecting cleaning accounts you’ll need to think about having an organized way to order supplies. I know that when you first get started, many will just hit the supermarket. While that may be convenient, it’s not ideal or economical. When you lack a system you tend to create a patchwork of vendors that […]

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FREE Eco-Friendly House Cleaning Flyer

June 1, 2014
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One of the main goals of your marketing campaign is to quickly share how you are different from the competition. For those of you who cater to the home cleaning market and only use earth friendly products this can be accomplished very effectively. This is because the act of using only all natural products is […]

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How to gain exposure for your business via community and charitable fundraisers…

May 25, 2014
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The idea of being a good citizen, one that gives back to the community doesn’t have to stop just because you own a business. In fact, a case could be made that you now have a greater responsibility. You are taking a bigger role by owning a business, so your share increases! Supporting Fundraisers & Charities […]

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