Let me blurt something out real fast, not every bid you perform will be spot on. There, I got that off my chest. I bring this up because there are those that want to “bid perfectly” every single time out. While that’s a noble goal, it’s not going to happen. Sorry for the bad news. The […]

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It’s the nearing the end of February. How are your “New Year Resolutions” holding up? Are you faithfully staying motivated to reach your goals? Let’s face it, it can be tough. When you are working on a long-term project, like starting or growing a business, it can be hard to bring boundless enthusiasm to the table […]

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Charging for an initial cleaning to get the account up to speed is an option to consider on new jobs…

February 15, 2015
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Going out on a bid is an exciting time. You get a chance to show why YOU should get the job. It can also be a opportunity to make more than you thought possible. Sometimes you may across an account that has been neglected, and needs some more comprehensive cleaning in order to get the […]

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How I bought another cleaning company. How I went about it, and other details…

February 8, 2015
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Within a few years of starting my cleaning business I ran across an ad for a cleaning business for sale in the paper. I stumbled across it because I was always looking for an opportunity to make more money, which meant I was scanning the classifieds daily. A cleaning business for sale. I was interested! […]

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Making extra income by selling different supplies to your customers…

February 1, 2015
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Once you start landing some customers, or even submitting a bid for that matter, you’ll have the chance to up sell them on the supplies you offer. Items like c-fold towels, toilet tissue, hand soap and various sizes of trash liners are just a few of the items you can provide for a fee. Keep in […]

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How long does it take to clean apartment turnovers?

January 25, 2015
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Way back when I first started my cleaning business I landed a lot of apartment complexes. This wasn’t by accident, it just happened to be one of the markets I wanted to target once I got a little experience under my belt. There was a lot of good and bad to cleaning apartments, but on […]

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Marketing your cleaning services to different industries can pay off…

January 18, 2015
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Back when I first started my cleaning business I was always looking to “compartmentalize” my efforts to get new customers. For instance I would target real estate offices in one mailing, doctors in another (broken down by specialty) and so on. But after a while I had to look for other avenues to market to. […]

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Buying Cleaning Supplies On Amazon Supply

January 11, 2015
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Buying supplies for your cleaning business has never been easier than it is today. Many sites have sprouted up online that give you more options than ever. One of those site is Amazon Supply, which was started by the giant online retailer Amazon. They launched back in early 2012 and have expanded ever since. They […]

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How one “miscalculation” cost me over $14,000

January 4, 2015
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I’ve done a lot of things right in my career, and I’ve done of lot of wrong in my career. That’s to be expected I suppose. Today’s post shares one decision that was neither a right or wrong move, just a miscalculation. One that cost me quite a few bucks to say the least. A […]

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What problems or issues are you having running YOUR cleaning business?

December 28, 2014
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I’m going to begin by sharing the problems I had when I started my business. I can’t go over them all because that would take you HOURS AND HOURS to read! I’ll start with my main issues and how I handled them. Then I’m going to ask YOU to share in the comments section your […]

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