Being in business for such a long time meant I learned a lot about a variety of different topics. And much of what I did learn, I learned the HARD WAY. The up-side to learning things that way is they SINK IN. So to spare you the same fate, I dug up a selection of past […]

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One of the biggest issues that will get business owners in trouble is money. Spending too much, or not enough. Sometimes it’s both. Spending too much on yourself and not enough on the business itself. It’s a delicate balance. You need to re-invest in areas like new business development (advertising) yet hold the line in […]

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Why real estate offices are GOLDMINES. 10 things that will get you in trouble AND MORE!

February 4, 2018
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Just like last week, I’ve been digging through some of my past posts to find a few that I feel are important and are worth revisiting. Luckily there are plenty of posts to choose from! I can’t believe I’ve written so much over the years. Anyway, we have a few varying topics. I chat about real […]

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Earning more profit. Dealing with deadbeats. Getting that first account and MORE!

January 28, 2018
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With hundreds and hundreds of posts under our belt, I thought I would highlight some past articles that tackle key topics. Instead of writing an entirely new post on a topic that I’ve already covered, I instead like to simply revisit (and highlight) some past posts. So with that in mind, take a good look […]

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My Theory On Cleaning During Inclement Weather (should I clean or cancel?)

January 21, 2018
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With all this record cold, snow and generally crazy weather this year I thought I should re-visit this topic once again. I know that during my time running my business I encountered lots of situations where I had to ask myself “should we clean or not”. We ran our business out of New Jersey, so […]

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Getting good help for your cleaning business is hard but not impossible

January 14, 2018
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When you first start hiring people you may wonder if you will EVER hire an employee worthy of “Employee of the Month”. I know that when I first started I had a pretty bad track record of hiring folks to help me run my cleaning business. In the very beginning I had a few family […]

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The Mailbag Volume 7: Answering some common questions about the cleaning business…

January 7, 2018
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The New Year brings a new edition of “The Mailbag”. I hope you get some valuable tidbits that you can use in some small way. This is the 7th time for this format (Vol 1, Vol 2, Vol 3, Vol 4, Vol 5 and Vol 6). Each time I briefly address some questions I get via email. Let’s […]

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Want to get your accounts done FASTER? Buy better trash liners!

December 3, 2017
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There isn’t many things I hate more than a trash liner that breaks, leaks or tears during use. You can add to that list trash liners you can’t open. You know what I’m talking about. You can’t find what end is which, or even which side should open! I don’t know about you, but it […]

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One simple question that can tell you a lot about the potential customer

November 26, 2017
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When I was out trying to drum up business for myself I did a lot of experimenting when meeting with potential clients. For instance I was always playing around with different questions to ask the client to see which ones give me the most useful information. The fact is you don’t always get a lot […]

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Cleaning Apartment Turnovers? Here are some tips I would like to share with you.

November 19, 2017
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As someone who cleaned my fair share of apartment turnovers, I know how hard it can be to manage the process. You may have multiple managers calling you at the last-minute to clean a bunch of units you didn’t know have to be cleaned. This creates issues that can reverberate throughout your entire company. Do you […]

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