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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
FEBRUARY 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 Supervisor Training Program (PDF Download)DEAL OF THE WEEK! Janitorial Supervisor Training Program (PDF Download)
The Janitorial Supervisor Training Program provides practical training for developing supervisory skills. As a business owner, you depend on your supervisors to make sure your company remains the well-oiled machine it was when you were directly supervising the cleaners. In order to do that you must first coach your supervisors on how to be leaders, trainers, evaluators and mentors. Just because they were great at cleaning, doesn't mean they'll make a great supervisor. This program is designed to help you, the business owner, groom your best employees for the next step in their career development. This is a downloadable program in PDF format. . . . keep reading

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Grow Your Commercial Cleaning Business By Creating a Referral MachineGrow Your Commercial Cleaning Business By Creating a Referral Machine
Jean Hanson
One of the best ways to grow your commercial cleaning business is to get referrals. That is because people take their friend or colleague at their word that they are happy with the company they are referring. After all, they surely wouldn't put their own reputation on the line by referring a company they are less that thrilled with. While most cleaning business owners are thrilled to receive a referral, they aren't actively pursuing referrals. That is the slow route to growth. To really get your clients to work for you, it's important to encourage referrals. . . . keep reading

DVD: Dealing with Cultural and Generational Differences in the BSC WorkplaceDVD: Dealing with Cultural and Generational Differences in the BSC Workplace
Dick Ollek
Dick Ollek, CBSE, RGC, takes you through how to deal with cultural and generational differences in the Building Service Contractors (BSC) workplace. This DVD (plus several participant exercises) teaches you how to deal with people from different countries and cultures as well as employees from different generations. . . . keep reading

Episode 90: I Didn't Win The Cleaning Account - Again!Episode 90: I Didn't Win The Cleaning Account - Again!
Jean Hanson
How often do you have a meeting with a prospect, give your best effort to win the cleaning account, only to be disappointed once again? Do you ever take the time to evaluate the meeting afterwards or do you simply start working on your next prospect, hoping for a better result next time? . . . keep reading

Is it Acceptable to Email Your Commercial Cleaning Proposal?Is it Acceptable to Email Your Commercial Cleaning Proposal?
Jean Hanson
Most building service contractors agree that presenting your proposal in person is the best way to convert prospects to clients. But what happens when the prospect asks you to email it? Should you go ahead and do what they ask or stand your ground and insist on an in-person meeting? This article explores the pros and cons of emailing your proposal to the prospect versus presenting it in person. . . . keep reading

Video: Invoicing for Commercial Cleaning CompaniesVideo: Invoicing for Commercial Cleaning Companies
Invoicing is a critical necessity for all commercial cleaning companies. Putting an invoicing system in place will assure you get your invoices out on time and that you get paid on time. This video will provide you with the working knowledge to understand and create an invoicing process that is efficient and will help your business stay on track. . . . keep reading

Episode 89: Do You Blame Quality Control Problems On Your Cleaning Technicians?Episode 89: Do You Blame Quality Control Problems On Your Cleaning Technicians?
Jean Hanson
Isn't it frustrating when a client calls to complain about the quality of cleaning? After all, you take the time to train employees, and you even train your supervisors on managing quality control. So why does it keep happening? If you find yourself blaming your quality control problems on your cleaning technicians, you'll want to watch this video for tips on how to break the cycle. . . . keep reading

Understanding Your Cleaning Company's Employee Labor CostsUnderstanding Your Cleaning Company's Employee Labor Costs
Jean Hanson
A question that is presented to us by cleaning business owners on a regular basis is "how much do I add to my cleaners wages when figuring my total employee costs?" In order to answer that question, you need a better understanding of your total employee labor costs. . . . keep reading

Episode 88: Are You Ready For That Large Cleaning Account?Episode 88: Are You Ready For That Large Cleaning Account?
Jean Hanson
Many cleaning business owners call us for advice because they have an opportunity to take on a large cleaning account -- one that is much larger than they're used to. In this video, Jean Hanson and Sharon Cowan discuss the pitfalls of taking on that first large cleaning account and what to be prepared for. Our guest for today's episode is Sharon Cowan, CBSE. . . . keep reading

Secrets to Running a Successful Family Cleaning BusinessSecrets to Running a Successful Family Cleaning Business
Jean Hanson
Many of us dream of running a successful family cleaning business. But the reality is, it's a hard thing for most families to accomplish successfully. And one reason is because it's hard to separate work and home life when they're so intertwined. As the lines between family and business become blurred you will find your attention diluted and this may prevent your business from reaching its full potential. . . . keep reading

Episode 87: Cleaning Business Owners: Protect Yourself from Time StealersEpisode 87: Cleaning Business Owners: Protect Yourself from Time Stealers
Jean Hanson
Cleaning business owners flock by the thousands to the ISSA Convention every year. They come to learn about new innovations in the industry, improve their personal growth and network with other business owners. It's a great time to spend the week focusing on improving your business. But inevitably, we see several business owners texting and talking to clients, putting out fires that are going on at their business, and walking out of seminars to take a phone call.Our guest for today's episode is Sharon Cowan, CBSE. . . . keep reading

Video: Basic Bookkeeping Principles for Cleaning CompaniesVideo: Basic Bookkeeping Principles for Cleaning Companies
This video will give you the knowledge you need to understand basic bookkeeping principles for your cleaning company. If you want your company to succeed, you will have to understand financial management. Understanding the basic bookkeeping principles and applying these principles daily will be a big part in the success and longevity of your cleaning company. . . . keep reading

Post Construction Cleaning Calculator for Commercial Cleaning CompaniesPost Construction Cleaning Calculator for Commercial Cleaning Companies
Use this calculator for pricing one, two and three phase post construction cleaning jobs on commercial properties. You can estimate your time by entering your production rate and/or hours per cleaning. Enter both for a side-by-side comparison. Complete the calculations by entering your employment costs and expenses in order to determine how profitable the job will be. . . . keep reading

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