The other day I did podcast #230 Five tips for apartment turnovers and it was pretty popular. It had a lot of listeners and I received some good feedback. So today I wanted to expand on that topic just a bit and talk about some items that make cleaning them easier. The goal is to get done, […]

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Need an idea for a cleaning business flyer?

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by Tom Watson on May 15, 2016

I’m not one to play the lottery all that much, but when the jackpot gets real high… I’m in! So the other day I play the lottery and it hit me. Playing the lottery is what our potential customers do when they choose us. Sometimes they win the jackpot and get a great cleaning service, […]

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Review of the BISSELL 1940 Powerfresh Steam Mop

May 8, 2016
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One of our neighbors recently purchased the BISSELL 1940 Powerfresh Steam Mop and loved how well it worked. She said it was really good at steam cleaning the floors, didn’t take up a lot of room and wasn’t all that much money either. So I started looking into the product on Amazon and noticed that […]

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Studies, little known facts and other tidbits…

May 1, 2016
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I’m always on the look out for interesting facts, figures or studies that have been done about business. Sometimes I find some really cool info, while other times I look and look but can’t find anything. You win some, you lose some I suppose. But in the last few weeks I have stumbled across a few […]

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5 Facts about running a business that you need to know now (learning them later is painful)

April 24, 2016
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The more you know about “customers”, and what they expect and how they act, the better off you’ll be. So I dug into some research that’s been done on the topic to see what we can learn about them. Every little bit helps! Luckily, there are a bunch of research studies that teach us a lot about […]

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Buying a cordless battery powered backpack vacuum

April 17, 2016
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When I owned my cleaning business the one thing I always wanted was a battery-powered vacuum cleaner. I’m not talking about a Black and Decker handheld type (I had one of those), or a stick vacuum (had one of those too), I’m talking about a backpack type cordless. The reason I wanted one so badly was […]

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What supplies are needed to strip and wax floors?

April 10, 2016
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When you first start out doing floor work, you will need a base set of supplies, tools and other miscellaneous items. Over time you will probably collect some more specialty type supplies, things that will make your life easier and the job go faster. For now however let’s stick to a basic set plus a […]

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Oreck Commercial XL2100RHS Vacuum Deal on Amazon

April 3, 2016
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Over the years I had several commercial and residential customers that supplied everything for us, and quite a few of them had an Oreck vacuum. I enjoyed using them because it kept me from lugging my own around all the time. Nothing worse than carrying a vacuum up several flights of steps. That’s not any fun, plus it’s […]

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FREE flyer example for commercial or residential cleaning companies

March 27, 2016
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When I saw this image to the right it reminded me of what you have to do when you own a business. You must ADVERTISE! In a nutshell you have to do whatever you can to SPREAD THE WORD that your company is open and actively seeking business. It can be tough in the beginning […]

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Free flyer idea for cleaning companies to use

March 20, 2016
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Getting flyers out into the marketplace is one of the most cost effective ways to spread the word you own a cleaning business. It certainly works for those on a budget, and with that in mind I created one for you to emulate if you like. It revolves around what customers “look like” the moment that […]

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