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10 Things to Consider Before Purchasing a Floor Scrubbing System

10 Things to Consider Before Purchasing a Floor Scrubbing System

In the past few years, manufacturers have introduced entirely new types of floor cleaning and scrubbing systems...this means [cleaning] contractors have many more options and types of machines to choose from.

Minnesota Students Honored for Efforts to “Clean Up Germ City”

Handwashing Awareness Honor Given by American Cleaning Institute, Centers for Disease Control & Prevention

What Would You Charge?

Southern Living Unveils 2015 Idea House in Charlottesville, VA; located at Bundoran Farm, the house features classic Southern design with a timeless aesthetic.

4 Ways to Keep Your Best Employees

In an industry with 300% turnover, having concrete actions for inspiring and keeping your best employees is the best cost-saving hack you can get.

3 Things to Make School Floors Last Longer

Learning to do more with less when it comes to school floor care.

 

 SPONSORED ARTICLES


How Mobile Payment Apps Are Helping Cleaning Professionals Succeed

How Mobile Payment Apps Are Helping Cleaning Professionals Succeed

Don’t let clunky, old-school payment routines get in the way of growing your business easier and faster.

 

 READERS' CHOICE


5 Ways 1099 Employees Cost You Money

5 Ways 1099 Employees Cost You Money

Despite the promise of financial savings with independent contractors, the majority of cleaning companies classify their technicians as employees to build and protect their brand reputation.

4 Money-Saving Tips for the Cleaning Conventions

Do these four things this month to make sure you are getting the biggest bang for your buck at the annual cleaning conventions and trade show.

The “Almost Perfect” Vacuum: Top Recommended Vacuums for Residential Cleaning Services

Solve your vacuum conundrum with these guidelines about uprights, canisters, backpacks and handheld models, PLUS download the 2014 Report on Professional Vacuums for Residential Cleaning Services.

The Intersection of Client and Technician: Annual Software & User Experience Survey

From new mobile options to the addition of sales and marketing functions, new scheduling and user experience solutions are on the rise.

Cleaners Corner: Microfiber Use and Care Best Practices

Keep your microfiber investment alive for up to five years by asking some key questions before you purchase and using an effective and consistent laundering rotation.

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 START YOUR CLEANING BUSINESS


9 Tips for Increasing Your Profitability

9 Tips for Increasing Your Profitability

Building a business is more than knowing how to shine things better than another company. Check out these 9 ways to differentiate your company!

US Department of Labor Issues Guidelines for Classifying Independent Contractors vs Employees

DOL document gives specific examples of when a cleaning company should classify its workers as employees.

The One Simple Shift in Thinking that Saved My Business

My CEO “aha” moment: If you think like a cleaning tech, you’ll always be in the way of your own business growth.

4 Money-Saving Tips for the Cleaning Conventions

Do these four things this month to make sure you are getting the biggest bang for your buck at the annual cleaning conventions and trade show.

Top 5 Employee Hiring, Training, and Tracking Tools

An investment in hiring strong employees, training and coaching them into skilled technicians and customer service agents, and continuously engaging them through the goals of your company is essential for business growth.

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  TECHNOLOGY


Homejoy Is Going Out of Business

Homejoy Is Going Out of Business

On-demand house cleaning service announces that it's closing its doors.

Handy.com Is NOT the Biggest On-Demand Threat to Cleaning Services

Helpling and Hassle.com join forces to form the world’s biggest home-cleaning marketplace.

6 Processes Your Cleaning Business Should Automate This Summer

For a first foray into technology-supported automation, these common processes in a cleaning business are a great place to start.

Get Ready for the LVTs

LVT floors are the result of high-tech innovations developed in the late 1990s. They were officially introduced in October 2006 by different manufacturers.

Growing with Technology: From Ledger Books to Online Bookkeeping

Adopting a tech-based solution for your business doesn’t mean you have to abandon your back-ups.

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 LEADERSHIP


New Sales & Marketing Director for CCW

New Sales & Marketing Director for CCW

CCW hires Anthony Trombetta to lead its marketing and sales initiatives.

Green Cleaning Owner Wins Success Award for Entreprenuers

Green Clean Maine owner Joe Walsh is one of eight entrepreneurs in Maine to earn a SCORE Success Award.

Landing the Big Fish: How to Win Major Accounts

Getting and keeping the big accounts is more about your attitude and management than your actual cleaning quality.

6 Books for Getting More Done in Less Time

Cross more things off of your to-do list; delegate to others; improve productivity and efficiency.

Summer Can Be the Best Time to Work on Your Business

Now might be the best time to get some important work done.

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  MEASURING SUCCESS-KPIs


3 Ways to Boost Your Bottom Line Without New 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

Top 5 Businesses Hit By Negative Cleaning Reviews

Poll Reveals 85 percent of Americans Would Not Patronize a Business with Negative Online Reviews about Its Cleanliness

Harness the Power of Brand Recognition [Infographic]

The best marketers know that brand recognition is the secret ingredient for a company's long-term success.

The Nine Most Common "Accounts" You Should Know About

Contract cleaners are often pretty good at what they do, getting new clients, and building their businesses. But all too often they stumble when it comes to taking care of the "accounts."

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  EVENTS


 CLEANING


Being Green Means Knowing Your Chemical Footprint

Being Green Means Knowing Your Chemical Footprint

"Chemical Footprint Project" takes first steps toward a new international consensus with leading companies and investors.

10 Tips on Safe Floor Refinishing

Floor refinishing can be complicated and many cleaning professionals overlook the fact that it can also be dangerous.

What’s Included in Your Regular Weekly Cleaning List?

Whether you call it your “What We Do” list or you get technical with a Scope of Work, what’s on your base weekly cleaning task list for each client? Vote and see results immediately!

Don’t Pout About Dirty Grout, Part 2 of 2

Exploring “natural” grout cleaning methods

Landing the Big Fish: How to Win Major Accounts

Getting and keeping the big accounts is more about your attitude and management than your actual cleaning quality.

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