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 LATEST ARTICLES


Cleaning technician tasered on the job

Cleaning technician tasered on the job

Officers mistook a cleaning technician for a school burglar while investigating a random open door into the school.

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.

UK leading home cleaning service boom

Households hiring cleaners doubles in 4 years. More than 6 million UK households employing cleaners.

PA cleaning service owner featured in local paper

Advanced public relations: score an interview for a local publication and steer the focus on why consumers should pick your company!

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.

 

 SPONSORED ARTICLES


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

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!

Saving Money in 3 Simple Steps

Quit struggling with payment collections and cancellations with these three money-saving and money-making tips.

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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


5 Great content marketing topics for your blog

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.

10 Best Tips for Winning at College House Turn-Cleans

Cleaning business owners weigh in on how they make college dorm cleaning an annual revenue booster.

Guerrilla Marketing Tip #40: Use Online Quizzes to Convert Leads into Prospects

Combine marketing and fun with social quizzes to engage your followers.

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  TECHNOLOGY


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


2 Reasons Small Business Owners Have Lost Their Optimism

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.

ISSA and BSCAI Explore Opportunities in China

ISSA and BSCAI will continue efforts to collaborate with the Chinese cleaning industry to deliver the highest international standards and certification throughout the country.

Residential Cleaning Companies Announce Winners of 2015 Professional Image Awards

Kennett and Rodriguez achieve top honors in the residential cleaning industry for their work in 2015.

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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


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.

Chemicals and Asthma: ACI Webinar Series to Explore the State of the Science

February kicks off a 5-part series detailing scientific advances on chemical-induced asthma.

Antimicrobial Copper Surface Materials Gaining Use in Commercial and Public Buildings

Three key patents issued to antimicrobial company

Registration open for first-of-its-kind cleaning science conference

Conference promotes cutting-edge science presentations and industry standards to help industry professionals grow their business and better serve their clients.

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