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Five tips for keeping commercial kitchen floors clean

Five tips for keeping commercial kitchen floors clean

An increased focus on proper floor care is one of the best ways to keep commercial kitchen floors clean.

Gies hired to lead ISSA Foundation expansion

Head of charitable division will work to expand reach and better achieve mission

Amazon ditches independent contractor model for house cleaning services

Retail giant bucks tech industry trend by hiring employees in pilot program

Derek Christian and Alonzo Adams on becoming a better CEO

Time is running out to register for the 2018 ISSA Leadership Summit

ISSA Hygieia Network Council appoints Georgia-Pacific Professional’s Kim Price as new member

Network promotes ongoing education, networking and professional development to women associated with the cleaning industry.

 

 SPONSORED ARTICLES


2 ways to raise your rates

Raising prices can seem like it will cost you clients, but it can be the secret to growing your business.

Raise your rates now!

It goes back to a fundamental rule of economics, the law of supply and demand.

Have you ever heard of a TAT apology?

Check out how we turned this very upset client into a referral machine.

How to sell services to the new urban consumer

Serving these consumers is a big opportunity, but requires you to think through their needs & your business model.

Are you trapped in the office?

Give your staff a sandbox they can play in.

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 READERS' CHOICE


Hydrogen Peroxide + Vinegar = A Disinfecting Duo?

Hydrogen Peroxide + Vinegar = A Disinfecting Duo?

An old home remedy might be just the solution you're looking for.

Deep Dive: Dealing with Theft

Many cleaning companies are confronted with theft accusations. How these complex situations are handled can be crucial to ongoing success.

Can you make a million bucks in the house cleaning business?

7 steps to control costs which affect your gross income potential

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.

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Radical new approach to marketing: tell customers the truth

Radical new approach to marketing: tell customers the truth

A conversation with Marcus Sheridan about “They Ask, You Answer,” the content marketing approach that saved his business and catapulted him to search engine royalty

Michigan based cleaning company jump starts their business in 2018

Julie Vincent and Katie Postema of Coastal Clean on the challenges and adventure that are Foundations of Success

5 interview questions and tips you probably aren’t using and should

Some out of the box questions for job applicants - by Nancy Friedman

How to track results in your cleaning business

The measurements, software, and systems needed to gauge marketing productivity by your office staff

How to compete with large companies as a small cleaning company owner

it should be your priority to get your company on the first page of search results and keep it there.

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  TECHNOLOGY


Potential robotic vacuum cleaner spy

Potential robotic vacuum cleaner spy

Vulnerability in LG SmartThinQ app leaves homes and offices open to hackers.

The future of the home services industry, part 3

Ahead: a massive change in how services will be delivered to consumers

The future of the home services industry, part 2

Amazon and Google are using very different approaches as they battle to dominate the home services market

The future of the home services industry, part 1

How Google, Amazon, and others are battling it out to control our marketplace

Trophies presented at the 2017 ISSA Innovation Awards

The program features new products and services from top manufacturers and suppliers throughout the cleaning industry.

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 LEADERSHIP


Marcus Sheridan to speak at 2018 ISSA Leadership Summit

Marcus Sheridan to speak at 2018 ISSA Leadership Summit

Ghostwriter, speaker, LinkedIn Influencer, contributing editor to Inc., and the author of The Motivation Myth to shake things up in Tuscon this April

An interview with Kristen Hadeed of Student Maid

Derek Christian speaks with Kristen Hadeed about her new book and the lessons she learned in building Student Maid.

Happy Flu Year to Me

Amy Thomas of Eastside Housecleaning on getting business done when you're short-staffed and down for the count

Easterseals' gala honors Kaivac as outstanding community partner

Easterseals' Outstanding Community Partner Award is presented to a person or a company that has taken steps to remove barriers and provide opportunities for people with disabilities, facing disadvantages, and veterans.

ACI Convention charity events to benefit “Clean the World”

2018 ACI Convention to feature charity duck race, golf tourney, hygiene kit

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  MEASURING SUCCESS-KPIs


Now is a good time to fix mistakes in overtime and minimum wage payments

Now is a good time to fix mistakes in overtime and minimum wage payments

New PAID program from US Department of Labor gives employers a second chance to get their reporting right.

Knowing the math of hiring and retaining talent in the cleaning industry

Knowing the math of hiring and retaining talent in the cleaning industry

There’s a lot of variance in the cost of turnover.

3 Tips about retirement

3 Tips about retirement

Insights on how to prepare for retirement especially for business owners

ISSA launches DEAL

ISSA launches DEAL

Program helps businesses reduce costs and be environmentally responsible

Who and what should dictate cleaning product pricing?

How to avoid a never-ending price war with your competitors

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 CLEANING


5 ways to protect your family during flu season (infographic)

5 ways to protect your family during flu season (infographic)

Quick tips for your cleaning business customers in a shareable infographic

New Oregon law requires cleaning service providers to be licensed

New Oregon law requires cleaning service providers to be licensed

Law targets sexual assault and sexual harassment in the workplace.

Seven cost saving sustainability ideas for 2018

Seven cost saving sustainability ideas for 2018

Cost savings is fast becoming one of the key reasons businesses now adopt sustainability programs.

ServiceMonster announces partnership with SoftWash Systems

ServiceMonster announces partnership with SoftWash Systems

The integration extends ServiceMonster’s CRM and marketing automation capabilities to SoftWash Systems users.

Avmor expanding south of the border

Avmor expanding south of the border

Canada's largest cleaning products manufacturer enters US market

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