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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
AUGUST 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! Wood Floor Training Program (PDF Download)DEAL OF THE WEEK! Wood Floor Training Program (PDF Download)
This training program will give you the know-how for identifying the type of wood floor and how to determine the type of finish the wood floor might have on it. It will also outline the general maintenance cleaning and restorative process that can be done to extend the life of the wood floor before an expensive sanding; staining and recoating would need done. . . . keep reading


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Episode 81: Cleaning Business Owners: If You Want It Done Right, Do It
YourselfEpisode 81: Cleaning Business Owners: If You Want It Done Right, Do It Yourself
Jean Hanson
If you want it done right, do it yourself. I'm sure you've said this to yourself a few times; I know I have. And you know what? You're probably right! No one can run your business as well as you. No one will put the same amount of time and energy into your business as you do, and no one has the passion for the business that you have. Of course not, it's your business! . . . keep reading

How to Plan Your Exit Strategy for Your Cleaning BusinessHow to Plan Your Exit Strategy for Your Cleaning Business
Jean Hanson
Whether you've just started your cleaning business or you've been in business for a while, if you haven't given any thought to how you will eventually exit the business, you will probably be unprepared when the time comes. . . . keep reading

Gain the Respect of Your Cleaning Employees by Being a Good LeaderGain the Respect of Your Cleaning Employees by Being a Good Leader
Jean Hanson
Over the years I have learned that in order to gain the respect of your employees, you must first show respect to your employees. And in an industry where cleaning technicians get very little respect, this can go a long way towards making them feel valued in their job. . . . keep reading

Survey: How to Find EmployeesSurvey: How to Find Employees
One of the biggest challenges for cleaning business owners is finding cleaning technicians. We used to be able to get lots of applicants applying for job openings, but that seem to be a thing of the past in recent months. Now we're lucky if we can get a handful of applicants to even show up for an interview! This document shows survey results on where cleaning business owners are finding employees, and an article on crafting a better employment ad to attract more candidates. . . . keep reading

Episode 80: Facebook Tip for Reaching More Cleaning ProspectsEpisode 80: Facebook Tip for Reaching More Cleaning Prospects
Jean Hanson
Many business owners are getting frustrated since Facebook has severely limited the ability of our followers to see our posts unless we spend money to boost visibility. If you also connect with clients and prospects on your personal page, this Facebook tip will help you reach and engage with more of your followers and cleaning prospects in a very targeted way. . . . keep reading

How to Address Tattoos and Body Piercings in Your Cleaning Company Policy ManualHow to Address Tattoos and Body Piercings in Your Cleaning Company Policy Manual
Jean Hanson
The number of people today that have tattoos and body piercings has increased considerably over the past decade and this trend continues to grow. As a result, cleaning companies would be wise to review their dress code policies, and address tattoos and body piercings in this section of their company policy manual. . . . keep reading

Enhance Your Own Independence: Don't Wait to DelegateEnhance Your Own Independence: Don't Wait to Delegate
Arlene Vernon
Many cleaning business owners could use a lesson on how to enhance their own independence by learning to delegate effectively. Whether you manage 1 employee, 20 employees or 0 employees, many of us struggle with do-it-all-yourself syndrome. No, this syndrome isn't covered under the ADA (Americans with Disabilities Act). But it certainly can get in the way of our effectiveness. . . . keep reading

Recorded Member call: Bidding & Estimating Q & ARecorded Member call: Bidding & Estimating Q & A
This is a recorded member call on Bidding & Estimating. Some of the topics discussed include: pricing by the square foot, pricing by the hour, adding project work to your proposal, not falling into the price trap, when to increase price, how to handle tenants in a building, residential vs commercial. . . . keep reading

Building Service Contractors: How to Evaluate Insurance PoliciesBuilding Service Contractors: How to Evaluate Insurance Policies
Jean Hanson
Question: How can building service contractors (BSC) effectively evaluate insurance policies? What do they need to look for? What pitfalls exist that BSCs need to be aware of? Read this article to find the answers! . . . keep reading

Episode 79: Are Your Referral Rewards So Good They Keep The Cleaning Referrals Coming?Episode 79: Are Your Referral Rewards So Good They Keep The Cleaning Referrals Coming?
Jean Hanson
We all know that getting cleaning referrals is one of the best ways to gain new clients. But most business owners I talk to admit that the referrals they get are sporadic at best, and they'd like to find a way to increase those referrals. When I ask if they reward the people that refer new business to them, their answers run the gamut from sending a Thank You card to sending a gift certificate to giving a free cleaning to giving hundreds of dollars in cash. . . . keep reading

Recorded Call: What to Prepare for When Buying or Selling a Cleaning CompanyRecorded Call: What to Prepare for When Buying or Selling a Cleaning Company
This is a recorded call with Co-founders Steve and Jean Hanson, and their guests Sharon Cowan, CBSE and Dick Ollek, CBSE. The Hansons have sold two cleaning companies; Cowan and Ollek have both bought and sold cleaning companies, so you'll be getting first-hand information on what to watch for. . . . keep reading

How To Sell Your Cleaning BusinessHow To Sell Your Cleaning Business
Renee O’Brien & Sharon L. Cowan
A comprehensive guide on how to sell your cleaning business developed by industry experts Renee O'Brien of SharpChip Consulting and Sharon L. Cowan, CBSE of Cleaning Business Consulting Group. This How-To Guide answers tough questions like: - How to Sell Your Cleaning Business for Big Bucks! . . . keep reading


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