Are backpack vacuums worth the money?

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by Tom Watson on August 28, 2016

When I first started my cleaning business I had no idea that backpack vacuums even existed, let alone why you would need one. But it didn’t take long for me to see the value that these units can bring to the table. And before you know it I owned four units! But I will say they […]

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I know it’s only August, and we’re still in the grips of the summer heat, but the holidays will be here before you know it. I bring this up because I was recently asked about holiday bonuses. I’ll share my thoughts and ask you for yours via the comments at the end of this post. Are holiday bonuses […]

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What’s the fastest way to clean windows?

August 14, 2016
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I would bet that most people love having clean windows, but they hate actually cleaning them. I know that I fit that description. This predicament leads people to do one of several things. They either have someone else clean them (expensive), skip cleaning them (just makes matters worse) or bite the bullet and just clean […]

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Should my business accept credit cards?

August 7, 2016
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Back in the old days having a credit card was a luxury. Not everyone had one and the folks who did have them used them sparingly. Nowadays almost everyone out there has one, and they use them on just about everything imaginable. So the question becomes, should I accept them in my business? I did […]

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Cleaning equipment that helps you clean much faster (so you can make more per hour)

July 31, 2016
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If you go into just about any garage, you’ll find some tools. Each one has some specific job, and if you have that tool it helps you out a ton. Well the same principle applies when you are cleaning. The right tool can make the difference between something taking a few minutes, or thirty minutes. […]

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Need sanitary maintenance supplies and equipment? Meet Joe McNiff, Sales Leader for Philip Rosenau.

July 24, 2016
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In today’s post I would like to introduce you to a personal friend not only to me, but to my extended family as well. His name is Joe McNiff and he is a Sales Leader for a company called Philip Rosenau, which is a premier supplier of sanitary maintenance supplies and equipment. Joe personally helps […]

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5 Tips For Providing AWESOME Customer Service

July 17, 2016
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Whenever you secure a new cleaning account, it’s an incredible feeling. You begin to realize that your hard work is starting to pay some dividends. Once you get a taste of success, you feel like nothing can stop you from reaching your goals. You are on a MISSION and NOTHING will get in your way. […]

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Create your Vacation Checklist so that you can relax with no worries while away

July 10, 2016
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I had a lot of fun working in and growing my cleaning business over the years, but I had a lot more fun when I got away from it all and went on vacation. In fact I used to try to go on vacation several times per year. A week in Aruba was pretty much a […]

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The Spot Out Custom Label Program from Jon-Don

July 3, 2016
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One of the best ways to market yourself is by providing a free give-away to potential clients (and even current clients). When you can provide a free item that is actually valuable to the end-user you have the best of both worlds. The hard part is finding a product that fits the bill. You need […]

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Tips for what can be done while you wait to land your first account

June 26, 2016
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The other day I got asked a really good question. Basically someone asked what can be done while he waits for his first account. This person just started, and is working hard doing direct mail regularly. He hasn’t gotten any bites yet, and he doesn’t want to sit around like the guy in the picture to the […]

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