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Green Seal proposes revisions to cleaning product standards

Green Seal proposes revisions to cleaning product standards

Seeks feedback from industry professionals and all other interested parties

Contractor payment scam

Watch out for this email scam that has you paying bogus contractors on the client's behalf

WAXIE Sanitary Supply recognized for commitment to promoting gender equality

San Diego company receives special award at ISSA Hygieia Network’s 2016 award ceremony

CleanCore earns Green Seal

CleanCore™ Technologies announces its aqueous ozone cleaning solutions are now Green Seal Certified.

Hotel cleaners receive $1.9M payout

Aussie company hit with massive payout judgement

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Building an Automated Cleaning Business

Building an Automated Cleaning Business

The systems and processes Roman uses to expand his maid service without sacrificing friends, family, or time

Employee Life Cycle part 4 - The invitation to interview

The big secret to eliminating no-shows to interviews

Employee Life Cycle part 3 - Screening Applicants

Keep this stage of the recruiting process quick and easy for both the applicant and the employer.

Employee Life Cycle part 1: Recruiting

Refocus your marketing efforts on employee recruiting and build your culture and employee retention programs.

4 factors squeezing the employment marketplace

Employees: How to find them, screen them, hire them, train them, and keep them?

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 READERS' CHOICE


Top 15 Stories of CBT’s Third Year

Top 15 Stories of CBT’s Third Year

Even as we’re planning articles more than halfway through our fourth year, we reflect on the new shape of the cleaning industry in the past year.

12 Cleaning Upsells for 12 Months

Upselling to your current customers is easier, less expensive and more profitable than relying only on new customers to raise your revenue. Part 1 of 2.

9 Questions with a Cleaning Business Insurance Expert

What you don't know about business insurance for the cleaning industry could save you a lot of time and money.

3 Ways My Business is Better Today Than a Year Ago

Major change requires checking progress and making adjustments as needed.

Active versus Passive Time Management for the Cleaning Business Owner

Practice time management – don’t just talk about it – in this 1-hour workshop at the 2015 ARCSI Convention.

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The day I fell in love with debt

The day I fell in love with debt

How to use leverage to quickly increase your income

How to make all customer types happy

By figuring out what basic behavioral type you are dealing with, you can tailor your behavior and message.

Let's get this money!

You have to focus and eliminate unnecessary distractions. - by Alonzo Adams

What’s the best way to pay your employees?

The pros and cons of hourly vs commission, plus compensation plans in between - by Derek Christian

The BIG SECRET to hiring the right first employee

6 steps to make hiring easier and less scary - by Liz Trotter

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Amazon is recruiting full-time house cleaners

Amazon is recruiting full-time house cleaners

Online retailer may be introducing home cleaning services for Prime members

JustMop sweeps into the middle east

Online marketplace created by former Rocket Internet employees

All Set cleaning app backed by Liberty Mutual

Insurance giant and others fund on-demand home services startup to the tune of $14.5 million

Angie’s List brings the hammer down on non-advertisers

Additional changes to angieslist.com will fundamentally alter your relationship with the company. - by Derek Christian

Handy insider decries loss of client-customer interaction

Former contractor shines light on the underbelly of the “sharing community”

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National Hygiene Specialist® Excellence Award Recognizes Sharon Jones

National Hygiene Specialist® Excellence Award Recognizes Sharon Jones

The Hygiene Specialist Excellence award is in its seventh year

Maid Bright presented with Teresa Ward Community Service Award

Teresa’s husband, Kevin Ward, was on hand to present the award to Maid Bright.

ARCSI 2016 award winners

Congratulations to the winners of the ARCSI 2016 Professional Image Awards

ISSA Hygieia Network 2016 Award Winners Announced

The ISSA Hygieia Network is a vibrant international community dedicated to the advancement and retention of women in all branches and at all levels of the global cleaning industry.

2016 ISSA Innovation Award Program Winners

This year’s ISSA Innovation Award Program featured more than 50 products and services from cleaning manufacturers and service providers.

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Can you make a million bucks in the house cleaning business?

Can you make a million bucks in the house cleaning business?

7 steps to control costs which affect your gross income potential

Licensure and government grades to enhance maid agency regulation

Singapore maid agencies must meet new quality measures from consumers and the government to renew licenses.

3 Ways My Business is Better Today Than a Year Ago

Major change requires checking progress and making adjustments as needed.

5 Tips to Prepare for Retirement on a Shoestring

Millennials unprepared for retirement; majority want alternative retirement savings options.

7 Standards to Help BSCs Reduce Supply Costs

How building service contractors reduce supply costs for themselves and their clients.

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Climate change and the indoor environment

Climate change and the indoor environment

The EPA report states that there are three broad approaches to help moderate indoor air pollution as climate changes advances

Top 3 most concerning stains of Thanksgiving – and how to remove them

Top 3 most concerning stains of Thanksgiving – and how to remove them

Thanksgiving can leave you with some tough stains on your clothes. Here’s the rundown of the top 3 toughest stains and top tips on how to remove them.

The 5 hazards of professional cleaning

The 5 hazards of professional cleaning

Janitorial work is often listed as one of the most dangerous professions in the U.S.

ISSA/INTERCLEAN 2016 proves industry’s potential

ISSA/INTERCLEAN 2016 proves industry’s potential

The 2016 buyer and exhibitor turnout was strong, with both categories seeing increases over 2015.

Bona® Partners with Healthy Schools Campaign’s Green Clean Schools Program

Bona® Partners with Healthy Schools Campaign’s Green Clean Schools Program

Initiative focused on growing the green cleaning movement to support student health and wellness for schools and universities

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