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Kim Taranto appointed ISSA Oceania Manager

Kim Taranto appointed ISSA Oceania Manager

Kim will be based in Sydney and will initially focus on building ISSA's national Australian business.

How Google Home will help customers find your business

Derek Christian demonstrates Google Home, the super-addictive little device that outsold TVs last Christmas.

Six local small business associations you should belong to

Valuable community resources for your cleaning business

A tech startup manager learns what it’s like to be a cleaner

Two months of scrubbing toilets brings a deep appreciation for the demands of professional house cleaners

CMI's Business Growth Strategies for Contract Cleaners - January 11-12, 2017

Series for BSCs continues with industry expert Sharon Cowan, CBSE.

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 SPONSORED ARTICLES


Free cleaning business self-assessment now available to all

Free cleaning business self-assessment now available to all

A quick tool for measuring your company's strength and weaknesses

Announcing Foundations of Success 8

A week in a beachfront mansion can jumpstart your business for 2017.

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.

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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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 START YOUR CLEANING BUSINESS


Holiday tipping hassles and how to avoid them

Holiday tipping hassles and how to avoid them

8 factors that could turn your clients' generosity into an employee squabble

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

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  TECHNOLOGY


Handy to turn a profit in 2017

Handy to turn a profit in 2017

Home services startup sets profitability as priority over growth

SweepSouth seeks to revolutionize cleaning in S. Africa

Platform hopes to improve treatment of cleaners by allowing them to rate customers

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

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 LEADERSHIP


ACI's 2017 Convention showcases the 2nd annual Innovation Panel

ACI's 2017 Convention showcases the 2nd annual Innovation Panel

Companies to highlight commercial advances in cleaning product supply chain

EPIC to co-locate with ISSA/INTERCLEAN in 2017

Additional co-location partners during the week of ISSA/INTERCLEAN include the ARCSI, BSCAI, CETA, and IEHA

Consolidated Chemical Works, LTD (CCW) obtains Green Seal certification for its All-Purpose Cleaner

Now complies with the Green Seal standard for cleaning products for industrial & institutional use

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.

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  MEASURING SUCCESS-KPIs


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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  EVENTS


 CLEANING


The battle against superbugs

The battle against superbugs

UMF Corporation applauds microbiologist’s TEDx message of need to increase awareness of ‘Everyday Heroes’

Americans come clean about cleaning in the buff

Americans come clean about cleaning in the buff

Survey shows bare facts about how many people do house chores in the nude

NC company offers gravesite cleaning

NC company offers gravesite cleaning

Heaven’s Maid finds niche market and performs monumental tasks

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

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

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