Running a business is hard enough when you have everyone pulling together and doing their job. But when you have to operate it short-handed because someone called out it your day turns into a real juggling act. When this happened to me early in my career, these questions went through my head depending upon the circumstances… […]

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Buying a vehicle for your new cleaning company is a BIG DEAL. I know it was for me when I started my business many years ago. I guess that’s why I get questions concerning buying work trucks every now and again! Anyway… The title of this post was a question I received recently. It was an […]

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Holidays my company DID NOT CLEAN ON

July 2, 2017
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Last week I wrote about how I used to handle billing if I had to skip a cleaning because it fell on a holiday. So this week I thought it would be a good idea to write about what holidays I used to include in my contract that stated NO CLEANINGS on these days. As […]

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If I skip a cleaning due to it falling on a holiday, should I change the price for that month’s invoice?

June 25, 2017
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An awesome question came in this past week and I wanted to go over it real quickly with everyone out there. It dealt with cleaning on holidays, specifically if you should charge for a cleaning even though it fell on a holiday and you skipped the clean. While I can’t say what’s best for others, […]

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The Mailbag Volume 6: Answering some common questions about the cleaning business…

June 18, 2017
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I’ve been peppered with questions lately so I thought it would be a good idea for another edition of ‘The Mailbag”. This is the sixth time I’ve done this format (Vol 1, Vol 2, Vol 3, Vol 4 and Vol 5) over the last few years, and each time I briefly address some questions I […]

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Not making enough profit? Here are your choices for fixing the issue.

June 11, 2017
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I get a LOT OF MAIL here at Cleaning 4 Profit on a wide range of topics (and I THANK YOU for that). Though I can’t answer each individual email in as much detail as I would like to, I do my best to summarize the subject matter. Lately I’ve received a few emails concerning profit margin. […]

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Are you selling supplies to your cleaning customers?

June 4, 2017
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Today I wanted to write a quick post that deals with selling supplies to your customers. When I was in business I made a point to sell them paper goods, trash liners and whatever else I could. I did that for several reasons. First, I wanted to ADD VALUE to my service. After all, the more […]

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How to make more money off your mailing list

May 28, 2017
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The cleaning business is EXACTLY LIKE just about all other businesses. The goal is to create recurring revenue each month by convincing enough people to do business with you. It sounds simplistic, but it really is THAT SIMPLE. People however tend to complicate things (I sure did a lot of that when I was new). In particular […]

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Being CREATIVE when it comes to WHO to target as a potential customer

May 21, 2017
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Over the years my company has cleaned just about every type of account you could imagine. Some of those jobs came about by accident, as we have gotten tons of referrers over the years. But some of these cleaning gigs we were hired for were no accident at all. They were the result of us thinking […]

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Doing things the right way, even when you think nobody is watching.

May 14, 2017
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My company used to clean a defence contractor that was right around the corner from my office. It was a real large facility that we cleaned five times per week. It was an awesome account that brought in a lot of money per month. We not only did the regular cleanings, but also quarterly “top to […]

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