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Below are short cleaning videos that anyone in the cleaning industry will find informative and educational.  Check back often as we'll be adding new videos regularly.

Zone Cleaning: How to Plan Your Cleaning Technician's Route
Zone 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 78: "Do Your Cleaning Technicians Feel Like 'Fish Out Of Water' Due To Your Lack Of Training?"
Jean Hanson
Episode 78: "Do Your Cleaning Technicians Feel Like 'Fish Out Of Water' Due To Your Lack Of Training?" Many cleaning technicians often feel like a fish out of water due to a lack of training. Some cleaning business owners simply have the employee follow them around showing them what to do, or worse yet, have them follow around another employee that isn't "trained" to train another employee. If this sounds familiar, watch the video to find out what to do about it. . . . keep reading
Episode 77: Why Commercial Cleaning Clients Cancel Service And What You Can Do About It
Jean Hanson
Episode 77: Why Commercial Cleaning Clients Cancel Service And What You Can Do About It Finding out you've lost a commercial cleaning account is never a fun experience, but it's your job as the owner to find out why your client cancelled service, figure out what went wrong and then make adjustments, if needed. . . . keep reading
Episode 76: "Are You Giving Up On Your Cleaning Business Right Before The Floodgates Open? "
Jean Hanson
Episode 76: "Are You Giving Up On Your Cleaning Business Right Before The Floodgates Open? " It happens a lot. People start a cleaning business and get frustrated after a couple months because they're not getting clients. But if they're actively networking and marketing their cleaning business, they just might be giving up right before the floodgates are about to open. Watch to see what I mean. . . . keep reading
Episode 75: Have You Been Rejected by a Cleaning Prospect Lately?
Jean Hanson
Episode 75: Have You Been Rejected by a Cleaning Prospect Lately? If you're a cleaning business owner, you've been rejected by prospects -- you're not going to get every account. Some people get that, and move on to the next prospect. But if you're not happy with your close rate, then take a step back and figure out what you can learn from rejection. . . . keep reading
Episode 73: 5 Things You Need To Succeed In The Cleaning Business
Jean Hanson
Episode 73: 5 Things You Need To Succeed In The Cleaning Business I've talked to hundreds of cleaning business owners over the years, and I've found that many of the successful ones have several things in common when it comes to succeeding in this type of business. I would like to share those strategies and why. . . . keep reading
Episode 72: Are You Still Using Old Marketing Methods That No Longer Work For Your Cleaning Business?
Jean Hanson
Episode 72: Are You Still Using Old Marketing Methods That No Longer Work For Your Cleaning Business? This time of year, business owners are thinking about next year's marketing plan and all the new ways they're going to get the word out about their business. But what I'd like to propose is that you take a close look at the marketing you've been doing and this video explains why. . . . keep reading
Episode 70 - Do Your Cleaning Technicians See Things From Your Clients' Perspective?
Jean Hanson
Episode 70 - Do Your Cleaning Technicians See Things From Your Clients' Perspective? Cleaning business owners are often frustrated when their cleaning technicians miss things when cleaning. That's because they know what their clients are looking for and can see things from their clients' perspective. But is that how your cleaning technicians see things? . . . keep reading
Episode 69 - How to Keep a Positive Mental Attitude While Running Your Cleaning Business
Jean Hanson
Episode 69 - How to Keep a Positive Mental Attitude While Running Your Cleaning Business It's certainly a challenge being a cleaning business owner, and keeping a positive mental attitude on a daily basis may seem almost impossible to some. This video will give you tips for staying positive. . . . keep reading
Episode 68 - How Detailed Are Your Cleaning Inspections And How Often Do You Inspect?
Jean Hanson
Episode 68 - How Detailed Are Your Cleaning Inspections And How Often Do You Inspect? Cleaning business owners often ask how often they should inspect their cleaning technicians' work. And I say…that depends. Frequency of the cleaning and skill level of the employee are just two considerations. Listen as I offer my take on inspections, including the pros and cons of detailed versus shorter, more frequent inspections. . . . keep reading
Episode 67 - Why Reacting to Problems and Putting Out Fires is Stifling the Growth of Your Cleaning Business
Jean Hanson
Episode 67 - Why Reacting to Problems and Putting Out Fires is Stifling the Growth of Your Cleaning Business Many cleaning business owners are stifling the growth of their business because they're spending most of their time reacting to problems that come up on an almost daily basis. This video will give you tips for breaking free of the daily problems so you can work on growing your business. . . . keep reading
Episode 66 - Should You Hire Experienced Cleaning Technicians?
Jean Hanson
Episode 66 - Should You Hire Experienced Cleaning Technicians? Hiring experienced cleaning technicians for your cleaning business sounds like the perfect solution to staff shortages. But it can also have its draw backs. Learn what to watch for in this short video. . . . keep reading
Episode 65 --- How to Write a Standard Operating Procedure for Your Cleaning Company
Jean Hanson
Episode 65 --- How to Write a Standard Operating Procedure for Your Cleaning Company In this video I'll explain step-by-step how to create your own Standard Operating Procedures for all parts of your business. . . . keep reading
Episode 63 -- 6 Ways To Increase Profits In Your Cleaning Business
Jean Hanson
Episode 63 -- 6 Ways To Increase Profits In Your Cleaning Business Profits are not as high as they used to be in the cleaning industry. That's why we must be diligent about finding ways to increase profits. This video will give you 6 ways to do just that. . . . keep reading
Episode 57 -- Are You Ready to Grow your Cleaning Business By Taking On Larger Accounts?
Jean Hanson
Episode 57 -- Are You Ready to Grow your Cleaning Business By Taking On Larger Accounts? Most of us started in the commercial cleaning industry by cleaning small buildings under 5,000 sq ft. But as your business grows, it becomes more difficult to manage these small accounts and more desirable to get into larger buildings. In this video Jean offers her recommendations for moving up the ladder to larger buildings. . . . keep reading
Episode 55 -- Cleaning Business Owners: How To Deal With Burnout
Episode 55 -- Cleaning Business Owners: How To Deal With Burnout If you're suffering from burnout this video will give you tips for dealing with the day to day stress, along with advice for controlling burnout long term. . . . keep reading
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