Why did I start my cleaning business?

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by Tom Watson on December 21, 2014

In what seems like an eternity now, there once was a time where I worked for someone else. It was a manufacturing facility that produced electronic equipment for sale worldwide. I was a small cog in a big plant, and though I did enjoy working there I always harbored a desire to start my own […]

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Life is full of distractions. Some are created by others but the vast majority we create for ourselves. It all starts in our own head. We start with one idea, but then others sprout up. We want to start a business. We want to go to the party on Friday night. We want to watch […]

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Why cleaning companies fail (and how to avoid being one of them)…

December 7, 2014
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I’m a big fan of keeping the conversation positive around here, but from time to time we have to dip into unpleasant topics. So today we’re going to chat about a few of the main reasons why cleaning companies fail. But to put a positive spin on it, if you avoid these pitfalls you’ll be just […]

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Get a FREE SAMPLE of Odorcide 210. My Favorite Professional Grade Odor Management Solution.

November 30, 2014
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Getting rid of odors is a priority when you are in the cleaning business. Same goes for those performing carpet cleaning, or any other subset of the cleaning industry. However being successful at removing odors can be a challenge. Many times people use a substandard product, or a product that will only mask an odor, not […]

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How Credit Mediators Inc can help you collect money that is owed your business…

November 23, 2014
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If you own a business long enough you are going to have some customers that, for whatever reason, won’t pay you. Usually some diplomatic wrangling on your part gets them to pay up eventually. At least that’s how it has played out for me in the past. However there have been a few times where […]

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How Fleetmatics Vehicle Tracking And GPS Services Can Help You Run Your Business More Efficiently…

November 16, 2014
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When I started my business many years ago I wanted my business to run like a well oiled machine. That was my sole focus everyday. Though I had the best of intentions, I fell way short at times. In a nutshell I fell short because I didn’t have the right information available at my disposal. Information that would […]

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Dealing with customers that bust your chops…

November 9, 2014
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Being in business for a long time means that I’ve been hired by lots of folks over the years. The list includes homeowners, business owners, office managers, real estate agents, property management firms, hotels, townships and municipalities. I’m sure there is more, but you get the idea. The vast majority of those people were a […]

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Four books that aspiring entrepreneurs should read…

November 2, 2014
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I’m a firm believer that it’s easier to learn from someone who has mastered what you are looking to do verses “jumping in head first”. Taking the time to learn from someone helps to shorten the learning curve. And when you shorten the learning curve you save time and money. This is why I’ve always […]

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Ordering your supplies through Staples Advantage…

October 26, 2014
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As you grow your business you’ll need to start buying supplies at a faster and faster rate. Buying supplies once per month turns into once per week, then twice per week! You’ll need trash bags in several sizes, different types of toilet tissue and paper goods like c-fold towels to name just a few. Keeping […]

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Good customer service will always be profitable…

October 19, 2014
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In just about every book you’ll ever read about being a business owner, it will always stress the need to provide the best customer service humanly possible. While I know that’s not necessarily news to you, I thought that by adding a recent example it would help drive home how it’s not just good for […]

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