All businesses require money to operate. That’s a fact and it’s indisputable. Your expenses include insurance, marketing materials, phones and cleaning supplies to name just a few. The key to running a profitable cleaning business is keeping those costs to a minimum. This may come across as a pretty simple lesson, but many people probably spend more than they realize. […]

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How to get construction cleanup jobs

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by Tom Watson on April 6, 2014

One of the more popular questions I get asked about concerns construction cleanup type work. This specialty comes in many different flavors. This involves anything from cleaning up commercial properties or single family homes once the builder completes them to simply cleaning up after a renovation has taken place. There are many different ways you’ll […]

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The story behind me buying my first commercial cleaning vehicle…

March 30, 2014
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At a certain point in your business career you’ll probably think about buying some type of company vehicle. Some people wind up purchasing a small truck while others go for either a small or full-size style van. It just depends on your taste in vehicles. When I was just getting started in the business, well before getting […]

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Are “Communication Log Books” a good idea?

March 23, 2014
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Having open lines of communication between you and the customer is always a good idea. It allows you to keep your finger on the pulse of the account in a sense. One way to foster that communication is through the use of communication log books. These are really nothing more than a notebook of some […]

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FREE DOWNLOAD: Window Washing Flyer

March 16, 2014
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Now that the weather is starting to break across much of the country this is a great time to start to think about making some extra money cleaning windows. This is an extremely low-cost way to put some serious dollars in your pocket. We’ve done a lot of window cleaning over the years and the […]

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Question: Should my employees wear ID badges?

March 9, 2014
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ID badges used to be thought of only when thinking of big national type companies. The phone company, the gas company and the cable guy come to mind instantly for me growing up. Times have changed for a variety of reasons. Safety goes to the top of the list first, then the cost of having them […]

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Enviro Care Novus: An environmentally friendly floor finish that is nontoxic and biodegradable

March 2, 2014
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Not too long ago earth friendly products used to be nothing more than a tiny niche within the cleaning marketplace. They were a novelty to an extent, hard to find and not all that much in demand for many of us in the cleaning industry. Wow, how things have changed! The market for these earth friendly […]

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Product Review: Spartan CLEAN on the GO Chemical Management System

February 23, 2014
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Product Description: The Spartan CLEAN on the GO Chemical Management System is a set of products designed to better control the costs associated with the use of cleaning solutions in your company. The system comes in several different configurations, but essentially it revolves around the use of a dispenser that connects to a bottle of cleaning concentrate. […]

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Should you “reschedule” any missed cleanings due to bad weather? This is what I do…

February 16, 2014
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The weather can play a factor in the day-to-day operations of your cleaning business, especially if you get a lot of snow where you live. I can speak from experience here, as being located in New Jersey gives me plenty to deal with, particularly in the winter season. While snow is the main concern in my […]

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Product Review: Biogienius LCD dispenser

February 9, 2014
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Product Description: The Biogienius LCD dispenser is a product designed to keep toilets and urinals clean and odor free around the clock. The unit is wall mounted and is designed to sit directly above the toilet or urinal. Inside the dispenser is a Biogiene bag that holds the solution that will clean and sanitize the bowl. The […]

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