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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.

Episode 99: Busy in your Cleaning Business? Doesn't Mean You're Making Progress Episode 99: Busy in your Cleaning Business? Doesn't Mean You're Making Progress
Jean Hanson
Just because you're super busy in your cleaning business, doesn't mean you're making progress or growing your business. Find out why. keep reading

Episode 97: Getting To The Bottom Of Your Cleaning Prospects Frustrations Episode 97: Getting To The Bottom Of Your Cleaning Prospects Frustrations
Jean Hanson
When you have the opportunity to meet with a cleaning prospect, it's your chance to demonstrate your understanding of their frustrations. But rather than monopolizing the conversation with your expertise at cleaning, ask a specific question that gets to the bottom of their true frustrations with the companies they've worked with in the past. keep reading

Episode 98: Look For These 5 Skills When Hiring Cleaning Technicians Episode 98: Look For These 5 Skills When Hiring Cleaning Technicians
Jean Hanson
Finding good cleaning technicians is a huge challenge for cleaning business owners these days. Hard-working people are in short supply. But sometimes it's our own fault that we've hired "warm bodies" instead of people we can groom into great employees. keep reading

Episode 96: Owning a Successful Cleaning Business is NOT About Cleaning Episode 96: Owning a Successful Cleaning Business is NOT About Cleaning
Jean Hanson
When your cleaning company provides consistent services, your clients will continue to do business with you because they can count on you to deliver on the promises you make. If you want to ensure the success of your cleaning company, you might want to borrow a page from McDonalds by putting systems into place that will ensure you deliver consistent, "quality" service. THAT is what will lead to more customer satisfaction. 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

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

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

Episode 92: Toxic Cleaning Technicians: Are You Letting Them Bring Your Company Down? Episode 92: Toxic Cleaning Technicians: Are You Letting Them Bring Your Company Down?
Jean Hanson
If you've ever heard people referred to as toxic, then you know they're not the sort of people you want to be around. So why in the world would you let toxic cleaning technicians continue working in your company?| keep reading

Episode 91: Overwhelmed by Your Cleaning Business? Work Your Way Out, Step-by-Step Episode 91: Overwhelmed by Your Cleaning Business? Work Your Way Out, Step-by-Step
Jean Hanson
Have you ever felt so overwhelmed with all the stuff you've got going on in your cleaning business that you feel like hanging it all up just to get a break? I'm sure we've all felt that way at some point. 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

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

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

Episode 87: Cleaning Business Owners: Protect Yourself from Time Stealers Episode 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: Production Rates Tracking for Commercial Cleaning Companies Video: 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

Episode 86: The Networking Vortex -- The Secret to Successful Networking Episode 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

Video: Bonnit Brush - Improved Cleaning with Brush and Bonnet Combination Video: Bonnit Brush - Improved Cleaning with Brush and Bonnet Combination
Jean Hanson
Bonnit Brush is a new and improved cleaning system that combines the brushes and synthetic bonnets. Cleaning business owners are always looking for better and more efficient tools to use to increase their profit. In this interview Steve Hanson Co-founder of The Janitorial Store and MyHouseCleaningBiz.com interviews Gary Borofsky, founder and inventor of bonnit brush and mop, along with his brother David Borofsky, a manufacturing expert. Learn more about their products: bonnit brush, brush and mop, grit strip and the bonnit bug spotting tool. This 30 minute interview is loaded with product information and photos explaining each tool. keep reading

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