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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
DECEMBER 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 CartoonsDEAL OF THE WEEK! Janitorial Cartoons
Your employees will find these cartoons hilarious! Use them in your employee newsletter or other employee communications. There are 6 cartoons included and you will receive a high resolution file for each. . . . keep reading

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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

Why Taking Care of Cleaning Equipment Adds to the Bottom Line of your Commercial Cleaning BusinessWhy Taking Care of Cleaning Equipment Adds to the Bottom Line of your Commercial Cleaning Business
Steve Hanson
Taking care of your cleaning equipment not only extends the life of your machines, but it adds to the bottom line of your commercial cleaning business too. Cleaning equipment such as vacuums, buffing machines, and automatic scrubbers can last years longer with the proper care. Caring for your cleaning equipment also shows your clients that you are a professional and you are serious when it comes to making their buildings look good! . . . keep reading

E-Procurement Listing by StateE-Procurement Listing by State
If your company is interested in doing business with your state or others you need to contact the E-Procurement department and register your business. E-procurement is the business-to-business or business-to-consumer or business-to-government purchase and sale of supplies, work, and services through the Internet as well as other information and networking systems, such as electronic data interchange and enterprise resource planning. . . . keep reading

7 Important Keys to Being a True Professional in Your Commercial Cleaning Business7 Important Keys to Being a True Professional in Your Commercial Cleaning Business
Jean Hanson
With the large number of commercial cleaning businesses out there, how do you get your company to stand out? Being a true professional in all aspects of your cleaning business will go a long way towards showing your customers and potential customers that you are serious about doing the best job that you can do. Do you have the background, knowledge and experience to become a professional? . . . 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

FREE DOWNLOAD: CDC Procedures for Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) - How to Protect Your Janitorial EmployeesFREE DOWNLOAD: CDC Procedures for Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) - How to Protect Your Janitorial Employees
This is a PDF Document published by the CDC on how to put on and take off Personal Protective Equipment (PPE). With the Ebola crisis in the news these days, janitorial workers are wondering how this affects their own health and well-being. As cleaning business owners it's your responsibility to educate and protect your employees from infectious diseases. This document is one you can use to do just that. . . . keep reading

Video: Production Rates Tracking for Commercial Cleaning CompaniesVideo: Production Rates Tracking for Commercial Cleaning Companies
This is a spreadsheet called "Product Rates Tracking", which can be used by commercial cleaning companies to track production rates by building. Simply enter the building name, square footage and the time it takes to clean, and the spreadsheet will calculate your production rate (how many square feet can be cleaned in an hour). There is also a tab for tracking tasks for employees. Simply time up to 3 employees on each task to get the average time it takes for that particular task. This will help you with estimating the time it takes to clean a building when submitting proposals. . . . keep reading

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 5th 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

Episode 86: The Networking Vortex -- The Secret to Successful NetworkingEpisode 86: The Networking Vortex -- The Secret to Successful Networking
Jean Hanson
Networking can be stressful for even the most savvy networkers. We'd like to let you in on a few easy tactics you can use to make networking more fun; including how to use the Networking Vortex at your next networking event. Our guest for this episode is Teresa Thomas, Director of WIN (Women in Networking), in Minneapolis, MN. . . . keep reading

Recorded Call: How to Know Exactly What to Do (and say) When Things Go Wrong in Your Cleaning BusinessRecorded Call: 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? This is a recorded call with "Message Maven" and communications expert, Melissa DeLay, who helps us answer questions like how to deal with two employees that just can't get along, and clients that complain. . . . keep reading

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