starting a cleaning business

Building A Team

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by Tom Watson on January 5, 2011

When you are just starting to get your cleaning business off the ground it’s easy to get overwhelmed by it all. After all, it seems like there is just so much to learn. And if you are a control freak like me, you want to become an expert at everything you do. But that’s not […]


7 Questions You Need To Ask Yourself

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by Tom Watson on December 29, 2010

Every once in a while you need to stop the presses and evaluate your efforts. This act invariably leads to asking yourself a few questions about how your cleaning business performed over a given period of time. These questions will help you move from the past to the future in a profitable manner. Though each of us faces unique […]


I get asked this question all the time…

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by Tom Watson on December 27, 2010

Tom, whats the single best way to get customers for my cleaning business? When I hear that question, I often wonder if the individual knows just how hard a question it is to answer. It could be answered in any one of a dozen ways. This is because each persons situation is unique. What may […]


You are thinking about, or just started, your own cleaning business. You are full of ambition, energy and enthusiasm. But now you need some cleaning accounts under your belt (at least a few to just get your feet wet and get some money coming in). Well not too long ago I was in your shoes (about […]


Analyze This…Motivation, Enthusiasm & Fun

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by Suzanna Watson on November 9, 2010

Today I want to talk about your motivation for starting a cleaning business. If you are starting your own cleaning business just for the money, you may be starting it for the wrong reason. Lets analyze why. Money is a great motivator, but you will go nowhere if that is your only reason for starting your […]


Do you offer discounts to get cleaning accounts?

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by Suzanna Watson on October 19, 2010

When you advertise your cleaning business do you offer discounts of any kind? If not, why not?  When you pick up any newspaper or view advertisements on TV what do you see? “Special Offers”, “Discounts” or other incentives for getting an order of some kind right? If you are sending out a direct marketing piece to […]


Do you worry you don’t have what it takes?

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by Tom Watson on September 3, 2010

Many people worry whether or not they can succeed as a businessperson. To that I say, stop worrying. You have more going for you than you think. Believe it or not you are already a businessperson. Every single person who grows into adulthood is a business person on some level. You become “YOU INC”. What you do […]


Why I Started My Own Cleaning Business

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by Suzanna Watson on August 23, 2010

Starting my own cleaning business was one of the best things I’ve done with my life. Looking back 10 years, it was a bit of a struggle for the first few years. It wasn’t because it was too hard to do, it was because we were burning the candle at both ends for a while. Working […]


Rome Wasn’t Built In A Day

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by Tom Watson on August 1, 2010

One of my first bosses favorite sayings was “Rome wasn’t built in a day”. It still sticks in my head to this day, and I’m glad it does. It’s a great reminder that empires take time to build. I know when you first start your cleaning company you want to grow as fast as humanly possible. […]


Frugality in Business

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by Suzanna Watson on July 31, 2010

Looking back (10 years) when we started our cleaning business, we wanted only the best. This included computer, monitor, phones, vehicles, equipment among other items. What we found out was, WE DID NOT NEED THE BEST, nor could we afford “THE BEST”. Se we decided to become frugal. Being frugal does not mean cheap, it […]