Acquiring optimal cleaning equipment not only elevates the quality of service but also enhances efficiency and client satisfaction. Dive into this comprehensive guide, where we’ll demystify the process of selecting, purchasing, and maintaining the essential gear that will empower your cleaning business to shine above the rest.
Client acquisition is the process of persuading another person to purchase your services or products. You need these clients to grow your business.
You’ve heard of work orders, but maybe you think they’re for large businesses or maybe you don’t really understand the purpose and how they can help your house cleaning business. Make no mistake, work orders should be part of your daily work.
Chances are you’ve heard the statistics many times before. According to the U.S. Small Business Administration, only seven out of ten “new employer” firms survive at least two years, and only half will last five years. And these numbers refer only to businesses that have hired employees – if you consider one-person work at home […]
Creating training manuals for your house cleaning business is one of the best decisions you can make if you have made the decision to hire workers. This creates a system new hires can follow to perform the work to your standards. These manuals don’t have to be huge at all, but they do need to […]
One of the hardest thing to do is to make the decision to raise your price for house cleaning clients. If you don’t, you could risk losing money and in the long run – your business. If you do raise your price, you run the risk of losing a client. In this article, I’ll explain: […]
Even a well run business experiences times when things are not running smoothly. Your results depend on how you deal with these situations. If you are feeling frustrated with your business it is time to sit down and take a good look at certain areas. This article will examine some of the sources of a […]
Clicking on a link sometimes means I make a small commission if you make a purchase. I only make recommendations on products I have thoroughly reviewed or use myself. Documenting your procedures is one of the best ways to systemize your residential cleaning business. These documents should be as detailed as possible, with no steps […]
The big reason people hire a business coach is to accelerate growth and improve their bottom line. While there are many different aspects of your business that you can work on with your coach, the end goal is always to increase profits and stability – build a business that will provide for you and your […]
Clicking on a link sometimes means I make a small commission if you make a purchase. I only make recommendations on products I have thoroughly reviewed or use myself. Are you still trying to run your house cleaning business as a one man (or woman) show? If so it’s time to stop. Don’t you want […]
Excellent customer service is a rare thing. Many businesses are too busy trying to maximize their profits in the short term to consider the long term implications of not prioritizing customer service. They should instead define a plan to implement good customer service skills within their organization. The truth is that providing stellar customer service […]
It’s tough running a house cleaning business and when you’re the sole owner, it’s easy to get overwhelmed with all the responsibilities you have. I remember some weeks when it was all I could do just to make sure we met all our scheduled appointments. Sometimes things tend to hit all at once; interviews, training, […]
I get a lot of questions about running a residential cleaning business. One of the common issues is the client who wants you to use their cleaning products. This is one of the major decisions you need to make before you start your house cleaning business. Are you going to use your client’s products or […]
I get a lot of questions about running a house cleaning business. The one I get the most is, “How do I quote the first-time clean and the regular service?” First-Time Cleaning If you’re an experienced cleaner, quoting is based on your workers and the historical information you have acquired by working new clients into […]
I get asked a lot of questions about hiring and keeping good workers. Unfortunately, we all run into this issue today. The key to good help is defining who your BEST employee would be and then targeting those people where they are found. Finding Good Help Can you work with part-time workers or do you […]
Whether you’re operating as an independent cleaner or as a professional cleaning business, you need to protect your client information. Your reputation and that of your business could be affected – your brand and market value could be ruined with a costly lawsuit. Do you rely on your computer for your cleaning business? If so, […]
Your business could go into a holding pattern or may suddenly fall short if you have more than a few regulars cancel around the same time. Summer is almost here and that usually means a few cancellations. This is just a normal occurrence in the cleaning industry that you should plan for every year. Even […]
Microsoft Ends Support for Windows XP: Just what SMBs Need to Know If you’re still using Windows XP, you could be leaving yourself open to security and hacking issues. That’s because Microsoft stopped supporting the XP operating system in April 2014. What does this mean? You will no longer be getting any updates to the […]
Microsoft to end support for Windows XP and Office 2003 from April 8 If you’re still using that old computer running on the XP platform or Microsoft Office 2003, you’re in trouble! Support for these systems ends this month and that means there will be no further security updates – therefore, you are leaving your […]
Getting Power Cost savings And Healthier Workplaces A new guide is available for sustainable operating practices from Northeast Energy Efficiency Partnerships (NEEP). This guide contains procedures and administration treatments that will lead to general improvements in the working and learning environment, consisting of reduced operating expense, healthier indoor air, boosted convenience and comfort and reduced […]