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The "Sniff Test" When It Comes to Independent Contractors

The "Sniff Test" When It Comes to Independent Contractors

But because this can get very serious and costly if there is a problem, contractor cleaning companies want to always come out smelling like a rose when it comes to hiring independent contractors.


This is going to be a year of exciting change for the Institute!

3 Ways Pay-as-You-Go Workers’ Compensation Can Help Your Cleaning Business Save Money

In the residential cleaning industry, it is difficult for many business owners to anticipate payroll 12 months ahead of time.

CCW wins ‘Best Customer Service Award’ at ISSA/INTERCLEAN

Customers are the reason we do what we do and we are grateful to be recognized for it.

Using Telehealth to Curb Skyrocketing Healthcare Costs

Businesses can take advantage of telehealth services to mitigate the rapid rise in health insurance compliance costs.



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.

From Solo Cleaner to CEO of My Company

There’s a big difference between being a business owner and being a cleaner.

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.



Homejoy Is Going Out of Business

Homejoy Is Going Out of Business

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

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.

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.

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.





10 Best Tips for Winning at College House Turn-Cleans

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.

Residential Cleaning Services Industry Continues to Increase

An ageing population, double income households and increase in disposable personal income are driving more and more people to use residential cleaning services.

3 Tips for Making Better Product Choices

Making your purchasing decisions based on all three of the main considerations – price, availability, and user acceptance – will make your next product transition easier on everyone involved.

How Much Should CBOs Be Paying Themselves?

Use a combination of your employment history and national salary data to establish a reasonable - and manageable - salary for the cleaning business owner.

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3 Ways to Get the Reviews and Citations Your Website Deserves

3 Ways to Get the Reviews and Citations Your Website Deserves

Part 3 in our series on Local SEO for Cleaning Companies

HomeAdvisor Moves to Buy Out Angie's List

IAC makes a purchase offer to Angie's List which would combine the reviews platform with HomeAdvisor.

Advances in Batteries have Important Ramifications for Jansan Equipment

While many of these new batteries are designed for smaller electronics, they have found their way into commercial cleaning equipment, most specifically backpack vacuums.

HouseCall Raises $6 Million for Mobile App

HouseCall has raised $6 million in Series A funding for its mobile operations software platform for home service companies including carpet cleaning, window washing, maid service, plumbing, HVAC and electrical.

World’s first robotic janitorial service launches in Tampa, Florida

Scientific Maintenance Corporation announces robot janitors are here and on their way to offices, schools and hospitals across the United States

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5 Changes that Enhanced Our Convention and Trade Show Experience

5 Changes that Enhanced Our Convention and Trade Show Experience

It's only one week - that annual convention and trade show - so how you spend your time is critical for both your immediate enjoyment and your long-term success through the next year.

National Labor Group Calls for Equal Benefits for W2 and 1099 Workers

The National Employment Law Project asserts that policymakers should make portable benefits required for all companies.

Floor Care Specialist Joins Powr-Flite

Brian Throneberry has joined Powr-Flite, makers of professional cleaning equipment, as the newest addition to the company’s product management team.

National Documentary Project Features NC Cleaning Company

Wendy Clark among 100 business builders featured in yearlong campaign celebrating the crucial role of small businesses in our communities

8 Things You Can’t Miss at the Cleaning Convention

Schedules are already filling up; make sure you get time with the experts you need.

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5 Tips to Prepare for Retirement on a Shoestring

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

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

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«November 2015»


Common Questions about  Aqueous Ozone Cleaning Technology

Common Questions about Aqueous Ozone Cleaning Technology

How does it work? Is it safe? What happens to the residue?

Green Apple Day of Service Project Now Benefits Nearly 311,000 Students

Goal: Protect the Health and Safety of One Million Kids

LEED Updates Impact This Winter's De-icers

Many of the de-icers [AB1] that previously met LEED requirements are no longer permissible.

Lessons from the California Drought: Cleaning Low-Flow and No-Flow Restroom Fixtures

Cleaning procedures are challenged as the California drought worsens; water use regulations change the classic methods for cleaning, disinfecting and odor control.

When-Where-How to Find New Cleaning Products

If your labor costs so much more than your products and supplies, why does it matter what you use?

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