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How to Start a Cleaning Business 

So you want to learn how to start a cleaning business? The Janitorial Store provides all the tools and resources you need in one place so you can grow your cleaning business and help it thrive.

Running a cleaning business is not easy. We know, because we've done it twice! As owners of two commercial cleaning companies, we've been where you are and had the same challenges to overcome. After starting our second cleaning business we decided to do it better the second time around, and apply what we'd learned over the years. And the result is that we grew the second business twice as fast as the first!

That's why we started The Janitorial Store in 2005 -- to help cleaning business owners who are struggling to grow their business and who need mentors who have been where they are. 

The Results You Can Expect by Joining The Janitorial Store

When you join The Janitorial Store as a member, you'll gain immediate access to proven strategies for starting, building and managing your cleaning business. You'll find a wealth of information including hundreds of janitorial and bidding forms, information-packed eBooks, how-to articles, bidding calculators, audio interviews with experts and more! Plus get discounts on training programs, DVD's and cleaning products.

One of the best ways to take advantage of your membership is to participate in the private Discussion Forums. We want to help you succeed, but we can't help if you don't ask! So post your questions and take advantage of the mentors who want to to help you grow your business. And remember, just one new account gained by advice received here will pay for your membership many times over.

"For the past 9 years I've happily paid my membership investment into TJS and have gotten an ROI that has truly been a blessing to the growth of our company. I appreciate Steve and Jean for simply being here. I've learned a lot! Gerren Sprauve, Clean Slate Janitorial Service, Apopka FL

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InspectaClean Mobile App for Janitorial Cleaning Inspections InspectaClean 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 Play Jani 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 Companies 6-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 Companies NEWSLETTERS for Commercial Cleaning Companies
JUNE 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! Stripping & Waxing VCT Tile Floors DVD DEAL OF THE WEEK! Stripping & Waxing VCT Tile Floors DVD
Would you like to expand your cleaning services to include floor care? One of the most common floor care services offered by commercial cleaning companies is stripping and waxing VCT tile floors. If you or your employees need step-by-step training on stripping and waxing, then this DVD is for you! keep reading


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FREE WEBINAR: Automate Your System for Getting Testimonials and Online Reviews FREE WEBINAR: Automate Your System for Getting Testimonials and Online Reviews
Everyone wants more customers. But prospects are now searching for proof that your company is worthy of doing business with, which means they want to see what other customers are saying about your business. Register today to learn how you can: 1) Easily implement an automated system for getting customer feedback, 2)Minimize the chance for bad reviews, 3) Automatically push testimonials to your website, 4) Encourage happy customers to leave reviews across the Internet. keep reading

7 Ways to Prevent Injuries When Cleaning 7 Ways to Prevent Injuries When Cleaning
Jean Hanson
There are many ways you or your cleaning workers can become injured on the job. By taking a few precautions and spending time on safety training, you can save your cleaning company money by preventing accidents from happening. Here are a few tips for preventing injuries: keep reading

Offering Green Cleaning Services Requires the Use of Sustainable Green Cleaning Equipment Offering Green Cleaning Services Requires the Use of Sustainable Green Cleaning Equipment
Jean Hanson
Providing green cleaning services to your customers requires more than just using green chemicals, it also requires the use of sustainable green cleaning equipment. Following the guidelines established by various independent organizations such as the U.S. Green Building Council, that meet the green requirements for chemicals and equipment should be included as part of your green cleaning program. keep reading

Episode 95: Are You Hiring or Recruiting Your Cleaning Technicians? Episode 95: Are You Hiring or Recruiting Your Cleaning Technicians?
Jean Hanson
Are You Hiring "Warm Bodies" Instead of Cleaning Technicians? We know we should take our time to find the right people, but sometimes our growth is out-pacing our ability to find and retain employees. keep reading

Reduce Workplace Health and Safety Risks: Improve Your Cleaning Methods Reduce Workplace Health and Safety Risks: Improve Your Cleaning Methods
Steve Hanson
Cleaning technicians are exposed to a variety of conditions that can be detrimental to their health and well being. The cleaning technician's daily activities and surroundings expose them to both environmental and physical risks. It's your job as the owner, to reduce workplace health and safety risks your cleaning technicians face, by improving the methods they use to clean. keep reading

Episode 94: Don't Do This When Using Social Media To Recruit Cleaning Technicians. Episode 94: Don't Do This When Using Social Media To Recruit Cleaning Technicians.
Jean Hanson
Are you using social media sites or other online sites to recruit new employees? Many are making a big mistake when using social media sites for making hiring decisions. keep reading

Learn How to Market a Cleaning Business Learn How to Market a Cleaning Business
Jean Hanson
One of the biggest challenges for any cleaning business is learning how to market the business effectively. Today's technology has spawned a new era of marketing tactics and today's business owners need to stay on top in order to maintain the upper hand on the competition. This means reaching out and attracting new customers and keeping those customers coming back. keep reading

10 Ways to Build Profit in Your Cleaning Business 10 Ways to Build Profit in Your Cleaning Business
Jean Hanson
There are lots of reasons people start a cleaning business - you wanted to start your own business but didn't want to sit behind a desk, you enjoy cleaning or you wanted out of the typical 9 to 5 rat race. No matter what the reasons were that you started your cleaning business, you won't be able to stay in business long unless you continually find ways to build profit in your cleaning business. With more and more people going into the cleaning field each year, how do you stay competitive, yet earn enough to make a living? keep reading

Episode 93: Does More Money Equal More Motivated Cleaning Technicians? Episode 93: Does More Money Equal More Motivated Cleaning Technicians?
Jean Hanson
Everyone wants more money, and many cleaning business owners believe that money is the only motivation cleaning technicians need to be happy with their job. I mean, let's face it. I'm pretty sure most us have had employees quit because they could make 10 cents an hour more at another job. keep reading

Video: What's Missing in Your Marketing? Video: What's Missing in Your Marketing?
Marketing is hard, isn't it? And it's not getting any easier as fast as things change. What worked just a few short years ago may not work today. If you're tired of struggling with marketing and spending money on hit-or-miss tactics that just don't seem to work, then I'd like to invite you to join us in this one-hour webinar. keep reading

eBook for Members: Consumables Management for Commercial Cleaning Companies eBook for Members: Consumables Management for Commercial Cleaning Companies
Steve Hanson
Managing consumable products like toilet paper, hand towels and soap for your commercial cleaning clients is expected of commercial cleaning companies these days. Learn how to manage it all with this eBook and free forms. Learn how to successfully and profitably manage what to buy, where to buy, storage, inventory management, all the way to invoicing. Your customers will no longer have to rely on in-house staff to manage and perform the duties necessary to manage consumables and can look to you to fulfill this need. This will save them time and money by improving their building operations and efficiencies while adding additional revenue to your bottom line. keep reading

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