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 LATEST ARTICLES


The new cord-cutters: executives ditch landlines for internet telephony

The new cord-cutters: executives ditch landlines for internet telephony

Requiring zero infrastructure, Voice over Internet Protocol, or VoIP, takes advantage of cloud technology to be highly flexible and quickly scalable in addition to more economical.

ISSA partners with Healthy Schools Campaign to promote green cleaning

ISSA/HSC initiative to include forum at ISSA/Interclean and a Leadership Institute.

How will the new DOL overtime rule affect your business?

White House increases overtime eligibility by millions

Make STEM “Fun”: ACI video, activity kits teach “The Science Behind Soap”

Tomorrow’s innovators get a glimpse of creative chemistries at work in cleaning products industry.

Infographic: 10 DIY carpet cleaning secrets and tips

Whether for your business or to share on your blog for your customers, these tips are great to have in your back pocket.

 

 SPONSORED ARTICLES


Ladybug winners announced: an Iowa green cleaning company and a teacher and young adult author

Ladybug winners announced: an Iowa green cleaning company and a teacher and young adult author

Advanced Vapor Technologies and Cleaning Business Today reveal the winners of the Ladybug Giveaway.

3 companies use steam vapor cleaning to make more money – and win a free Ladybug

One amazing before-and-after photo is all it takes to win a FREE steam vapor disinfection system and start making more money cleaning.

2 Ways to Win the Best Disinfection System Available for Your Cleaning Business

30 days to find your best “horrible” mess to win a free ADVAP Ladybug 2300 in our Before-and-After photo giveaway

Targeting Veterans: How The Cleaning Authority Accurately Markets Franchise Opportunities to Veterans

To grow the business, one franchise builds and markets a brand built on systems to target owner/operators who thrive on systems.

Neatfreak Cleaning Company Saves Hours of Administrative Work Just by Using Jobber

Before Jobber: hours spent on invoicing, payment, and scheduling. After Jobber: managing clients, teams, and schedules is a breeze… and time-saving!

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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


Protecting your business from employment lawsuits

Protecting your business from employment lawsuits

Insurance that protects a business from claims made by job applicants, current employees, and former employees.

How companies can clean up with upselling

It’s up to seven times cheaper to keep an existing customer than to acquire a new one.

5 Great content marketing topics for your blog

Don't drop your blog writing now! Keep your website SEO growing with regular, short articles and share them to your social sites.

12 cleaning upsells for 12 months – part 2

It’s never too late to implement your upselling strategy. Get yourself ready with these campaign ideas for July – December.

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.

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  TECHNOLOGY


Airbnb to require use of union-member cleaning services in NYC

Airbnb to require use of union-member cleaning services in NYC

If a deal is struck, only SEIU union-member cleaning services will be able to clean for Airbnb hosts in New York City.

New competition from robotic floor mops

A new line of robotic mops complements the existing robotic sweepers.

2 On-Demand Maid Services Let Customers Choose Their Cleaner

German-based Helpling and US-based HomeAGlow advance their app-based maid service shopping to include maid reviews and customer selection features.

Angie's List and Facebook Expand Marketplace Features to Include Lead Generation

AL announced the beta launch of LeadFeed in late 2015; FB launches Facebook Services

HomeAdvisor Continues Aggressive Growth Strategy - This Time Into Automation

Zonoff and HomeAdvisor announce partnership to integrate and automate the smart home's direct connection to home service providers like cleaners.

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 LEADERSHIP


City of Austin a green leader among municipal governments

City of Austin a green leader among municipal governments

City of Austin custodial services is first government program to be awarded Green Seal certification.

ServiceMonster announces release of cleaning industry statistics

State-by-state carpet cleaning industry statistics: average growth rate for 2014-2015

2 Reasons Small Business Owners Have Lost Their Optimism

Study shows decrease in small business owner optimism, correlates with increased risk of recession.

Cleaning business owner rescues Goodwill worker after store closings in Canada

Sheri-Anne Woolley gains great new worker and helps get her back on her feet.

Motivating Employees with School Tuition and Flexible Schedules

Paula Dills-Friedrich's education program promotes employee success while building company culture.

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  MEASURING SUCCESS-KPIs


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.

3 Ways to Boost Your Bottom Line Without New Clients

Don’t get stuck selling only your lowest-profit services; here are three ways to make more money without gaining any new clients.

What's the Average Cleaning Bill in Your State?

ServiceMonster Releases Aggregate Residential Invoice Data

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 CLEANING


ISSA partners with Healthy Schools Campaign to promote green cleaning

ISSA/HSC initiative to include forum at ISSA/Interclean and a Leadership Institute.

City of Austin a green leader among municipal governments

City of Austin a green leader among municipal governments

City of Austin custodial services is first government program to be awarded Green Seal certification.

Ladybug winners announced: an Iowa green cleaning company and a teacher and young adult author

Ladybug winners announced: an Iowa green cleaning company and a teacher and young adult author

Advanced Vapor Technologies and Cleaning Business Today reveal the winners of the Ladybug Giveaway.

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.

New competition from robotic floor mops

A new line of robotic mops complements the existing robotic sweepers.

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