7 LinkedIn Business Marketing Tips

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by Tom Watson on February 7, 2016

There are a lot of reasons why LinkedIn is really valuable to a business owner. When used correctly it can keep the sales pipeline filled with leads and shorten the sales cycle. And with any luck you should land some clients as well. It also allows you to join groups of other liked minded people which can lead to […]

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How body language plays a role in getting hired

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by Tom Watson on January 31, 2016

I was reading a study that talked about how people sabotage their job hunting efforts because of the body language they show while being interviewed. While cleaning business owners aren’t technically interviewing for a job as an employee, they are interviewing on “behalf of their company”. It’s not exactly the same, but it’s close. So […]

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How to pick the best portable carpet cleaning machine for your business

January 24, 2016
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The key to getting the best carpet cleaning machine for your business boils down to knowledge. The more of it you have the more successful you will be. The ultimate goal is to get you informed enough to know what is the best choice for you. The truth is, the “best choice” is highly subjective. […]

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What is your biggest issues with starting, running or growing your cleaning business?

January 17, 2016
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It’s a new year with new possibilities. It’s also a new year with new challenges. You can’t separate one from the other sadly, so we need to embrace both simultaneously. That’s why today I wanted to reach out to everyone out there and ask some very important questions about where you are and where you […]

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Adventures in Supervision: What I found when checking on employees

January 10, 2016
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Owning a business can be a blast if you think about it. You get to have fun doing your own thing, while everyone else has to go to work. I enjoy it more than you can imagine, but not every day is a piece of cake if you know what I mean. You do have […]

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What do you do when you walk into a mess your customer left?

January 3, 2016
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Walking into a mess your customer left you is a horrible feeling. You feel like walking out and never coming back. I know! I’ve been there many times over and the feeling it gives you is one I won’t soon forget. But the fact is, it DOES HAPPEN from time to time. When I was a beginner […]

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Are temporary workers a good idea?

December 27, 2015
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Temporary workers, or “temps” as they are commonly called, are workers you can hire by the day, week or month. These folks are generally untrained help that can come in handy in a pinch. I’ve used them quite a lot in my early years. The results were generally mixed until I figured out the best […]

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Do customers ever give gifts to the cleaners?

December 20, 2015
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I recently received an email asking if customers ever gave my cleaning staff gifts. The answer is YES they did In fact many customers do that, at least in my experience anyway. I would say it’s close to 50/50 if I had to guess. I would think that the main factor driving their generosity is […]

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Deal breakers. Accounts I thought I had, then lost for one reason or another…

December 13, 2015
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Over the years I landed a lot of accounts. Small, large and everything in-between. I also failed to get a lot of jobs over the years for one reason or another. My price being too high was usually the main culprit I assume. To be honest, I was always OK with losing out because my […]

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Cleaning products that made my life easier and more productive…

December 6, 2015
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One question I always asked myself when looking at a job is “how can I get the job done as fast as possible?” Time is money as they say, and the faster we get done the more money I get to keep. So I want to be as efficient as possible. This meant I was always on the […]

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