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InspectaClean Mobile App for Janitorial Cleaning InspectionsInspectaClean Mobile App for Janitorial Cleaning Inspections
InspectaClean is the mobile app you're been waiting for! Inspecting your janitorial cleaning accounts has never been easier or more affordable than with the InspectaClean mobile app. Not only can you do inspections for all the cleaning packages you offer but you can create customized inspections such as carpet cleaning, window washing, floor care, etc. -- all for one low price. You won't find another full-featured inspection app of this kind for this price anywhere else. . . . keep reading

How to Start a Cleaning Business - Part 1 (Free Article Series)How to Start a Cleaning Business - Part 1 (Free Article Series)
Jean Hanson
If you're wondering how to start a cleaning business, this article will get you on the right path. This is the first in a series of in-depth articles that will help you successfully start a cleaning business. . . . keep reading

Jani Bid App - Available on iTunes and Google PlayJani Bid App - Available on iTunes and Google Play
Finally! The janitorial bidding app you've been searching for! Pricing your prospects' locations has never been easier and more accurate than with the Jani Bid Mobile App. Not only will you present an accurate price, you'll know that it's priced profitably for YOUR business. You won't find another full-featured app of this kind anywhere else. Available on iTunes and Google Play. Click here to learn more and watch the Video Tutorials. . . . keep reading

6-CD SET: Standard Operating Procedures (SOP) for Janitorial Companies6-CD SET: Standard Operating Procedures (SOP) for Janitorial Companies
This is a 6-CD Set filled with documents that you can use to create Standard Operating Procedures (SOP) for your cleaning company. You can also use the documents to qualify for CIMS Certification. You also receive a BONUS One Year Membership to The Janitorial Store with purchase. Active members will receive an extra year added onto their membership. . . . keep reading

NEWSLETTERS for Commercial Cleaning CompaniesNEWSLETTERS for Commercial Cleaning Companies
OCTOBER ISSUE NOW AVAILABLE! Sending monthly newsletters is the #1 way to stay in front of your clients and prospects. The best part is, WE do all the work of creating the content! All you have to do is personalize it for your business by adding special offers and company updates. Then take it to your local printer or upload it to an online printer. You can even upload it to your website for online reading. NewzBreak is a 4-page, full color newsletter. You will have it printed on 11x17 paper, folded in half. New issues every month! Order monthly or buy an entire year for a discounted price. Click here to see sample issues. . . . keep reading

DEAL OF THE WEEK! Janitorial Employee Safety Program (PDF Download)DEAL OF THE WEEK! Janitorial Employee Safety Program (PDF Download)
Did you know that cleaning companies are one of the businesses fined the most for failing to properly train their employees in regards to safety and hazards on the job? Complying with all of the local, state and federal requirements when it comes to safety training can be a big headache for your cleaning company. A small incident can lead to large fines for your company if you don't have a documented employee safety program in place for your cleaning business. The Janitorial Employee Safety Training Program is OSHA and GHS Compliant, and meets CIMS Certification Standards. . . . keep reading

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Meet-Greet-Eat and Win at the ISSA Trade Show!Meet-Greet-Eat and Win at the ISSA Trade Show!
The ISSA Convention and Trade Show will be here before you know it! And for those of you attending, we want to meet you in person so we've rented a Meeting Hub right on the Trade Show floor! Join us Wednesday, November 4th from 2pm - 4pm at The Janitorial Store's "Meet & Greet" Meeting Hub! Steve and Jean Hanson, Co-Founders of The Janitorial Store and will be there. And Sharon Cowan, CBSE and founder of Cleaning Business Consulting Group will be there too! We will provide refreshments and prizes -- you just need to show up! Learn how by clicking here. . . . keep reading

Member Call: Cracking the Client Loyalty CodeMember Call: Cracking the Client Loyalty Code
Join us for our next member call with guest speaker Deb Brown, client retention expert and founder of "Touch Your Clients Heart". Loyal clients translate into increased retention and referrals, which gives your business the steady revenue you need. During the call, Deb will explore some simple ways to ensure you are earning loyalty from your clients. You will learn: 1) The difference between satisfied clients and loyal clients; 2) ways you can build loyalty; 3) The #1 thing that undermines loyalty and how you can overcome it. . . . keep reading

Teleforum: How to Know Exactly What to Do (and say) When Things Go Wrong in Your Cleaning BusinessTeleforum: How to Know Exactly What to Do (and say) When Things Go Wrong in Your Cleaning Business
Workplace conflict is stressful for cleaning business owners. Wouldn't it be great to know exactly what to do and say when things go wrong? Wouldn't you like to be more prepared to face whatever challenge comes your way? Join us September 25th at 12pm Central time. "Message Maven" and communications expert, Melissa DeLay will help us answer your burning questions! . . . keep reading

Episode 84: Take "WE" Out Of Your Vocabulary If You Want To Close More Sales In Your Cleaning CompanyEpisode 84: Take "WE" Out Of Your Vocabulary If You Want To Close More Sales In Your Cleaning Company
Jean Hanson
Did you know that "WE" is for selling and "YOU" is for buying? Think about the last time you talked to a cleaning prospect. Did some of your sentences start with; "We do this..." and "We do that..."? When you're talking with prospects, how many times do you think you use the word "WE"? I'm willing to bet more times than you think. In this video I'll share an example for getting rid of "WE" and "I" in your vocabulary and close more sales in your cleaning company. . . . keep reading

RECORDED WEBINAR: Winning Friends and Influencing People To Grow Your Cleaning BusinessRECORDED WEBINAR: Winning Friends and Influencing People To Grow Your Cleaning Business
This webinar shows cleaning business owners how to utilize Dale Carnegies proven human relations principles and success strategies to win friends, influence people and build your janitorial service business! Our guest speaker is Michael Frenda, Regional Manager of Performance Consulting at Dale Carnegie Training and co-owner of Thunderbird Maintenance Corporation. . . . keep reading

Workplace Conflict Starter Kit for Commercial Cleaning CompaniesWorkplace Conflict Starter Kit for Commercial Cleaning Companies
Are you tired of dealing with constant conflict in your cleaning business? You know what it's like...having to deal with conflict at work. Having to tell an employee something they don't want to hear like policy violations, absenteeism or behavior problems. Even customers can bring conflict within your workplace. One day you're diffusing customer complaints, the next day you're dealing with accusations against employees, and trying to manage it all without creating chaos and getting too stressed out. Introducing The Workplace Conflict Starter Kit! . . . keep reading

Production Rates Tracking SpreadsheetProduction Rates Tracking Spreadsheet
This spreadsheet allows you to track and calculate each building's production rate. It also has tabs for tracking task times for up to 3 employees. This will give you a better idea of how long each task takes for your company. . . . keep reading

Video: Disciplining Employees of Cleaning CompaniesVideo: Disciplining Employees of Cleaning Companies
Many cleaning company owners and supervisors have never received any formal training on how to discipline employees. In this video, Jean Hanson and Dick Ollek, CBSE, discuss several best practices when it comes to dealing with discipline issues. If you don't follow these recommended practices, you'll likely find your self frustrated and possibly in hot water if you don't pay attention to the legal side of discipline. . . . keep reading

Zone Cleaning: How to Plan Your Cleaning Technician's RouteZone Cleaning: How to Plan Your Cleaning Technician's Route
This is a video that explains zone cleaning and how to plan your cleaning technician's route. Developing efficient cleaning routes are essential to every cleaning business in order to maximize productivity. It is inefficient to let your employees try to figure it out on their own, and you want to make sure the route is the same no matter who is doing the cleaning that day. . . . keep reading

Episode 82: Price Versus Cost: There IS a Difference When it Comes to Selling Cleaning ServicesEpisode 82: Price Versus Cost: There IS a Difference When it Comes to Selling Cleaning Services
Jean Hanson
These days cleaning prospects tend to focus on the price of your cleaning service over everything else because they want the best deal to stay within their budget, while still getting a quality service. But it's your job to help them realize they should be thinking about COST, not PRICE - there IS a difference. . . . keep reading

Improve Cleaning Quality With Commercial Cleaning InspectionsImprove Cleaning Quality With Commercial Cleaning Inspections
Jean Hanson
Providing your customers with quality cleaning and meeting their cleaning needs and specifications is the foundation of any successful, customer-centered commercial cleaning company. Performing building inspections is an important part of the company's quality assurance program since it is what helps an organization achieve its quality objectives; to assure customers that it is positioned to deliver quality services on a regular basis. Building inspections provide the necessary feedback in order to measure the cleaning services being provided to that customer. . . . keep reading

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