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Registration is open for 2017 ISSA/INTERCLEAN North America

Registration is open for 2017 ISSA/INTERCLEAN North America

Attendees of the 2017 event will have even more options to customize their experience

Key steps to get a corporate social responsibility program going

CSR primarily involves developing ways to give back to a community.

ISSA launches DEAL

Program helps businesses reduce costs and be environmentally responsible

Augmented Reality (AR) and other innovations aim to transform the cleaning industry.

From robotics to the Internet of Things to augmented reality, high-tech innovations are poised to take cleaning to a whole new level of efficiency.

Four things to look for when selecting a high-performance floor pad

Selecting a quality, high-performance pad can make your floorcare job easier, faster, far less labor intensive, and more profitable

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What NOT to do when everything that CAN go wrong DOES go wrong

What NOT to do when everything that CAN go wrong DOES go wrong

A lesson for maid services in the woes of a new handyman business

How Derek Christian accidentally went on a date

Achieving work-life balance can be tricky.

3 systems you need to run a successful business

For a company to be truly successful in this business, or probably any business, there needs to be a series of systems in place for all of the keys tasks.

The most overlooked marketing solution for cleaning businesses

Here are the first 2 of 24 tips that can propel spring growth in 2017.

What is Foundations of Success?

FREE Webinar: Everything you always wanted to know about Foundations

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 READERS' CHOICE


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

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.

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.

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Mental filters and how they affect cleaning companies

Mental filters and how they affect cleaning companies

Here's why your customer with the outrageous claim may not be lying.

Email marketing to your leads

Dramatically improve your close rate with persistent email marketing.

“HOW TO” Train Employees to Succeed

What is necessary in an effective training program and how do you implement?

One quick way you can recruit more competitively

Here are 7 steps to hiring the best employees and an easy way to avoid a common mistake.

Secrets to a lifetime client

R.J. Patel, Sharon Tinberg, and Bruce Vance on proof, process, people

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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.

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

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Cleaning Products US 2017 advisory board announced

Cleaning Products US 2017 advisory board announced

Board oversees event to take place in Alexandria VA this October

ISSA, CSSA Form ISSA Canada

Under new agreement all existing CSSA members are now members of ISSA Canada.

ARCSI/ISSA Merger Update

What does the ARCSI/ISSA merger mean to you?

Franchise industry recognized as economic engine for female entrepreneurs

Anago Cleaning Systems accepts award for empowering women in business

Internal Culture

How companies can improve their internal culture as it relates to customer service.

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Who and what should dictate cleaning product pricing?

Who and what should dictate cleaning product pricing?

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

Licensure and government grades to enhance maid agency regulation

Singapore maid agencies must meet new quality measures from consumers and the government to renew licenses.

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.

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Mold prevention in the home: DIY vs Pros

Mold prevention in the home: DIY vs Pros

How does professional containment work? Find out with this infographic.

Checklist for success

Checklist for success

5 ways to gauge how effectively you’re managing your cleaning business

Five things managers should know about sewer odors

Five things managers should know about sewer odors

The most common way sewer odors get into buildings is through floor and fixture drains.

Bona® Launches Commercial System Suite of Products

Bona® Launches Commercial System Suite of Products

New maintenance and cleaning products developed specifically for cleaning professionals

Hardwood Floor Care: Five Steps to Perfect Floors

Hardwood Floor Care: Five Steps to Perfect Floors

Properly cleaning hardwood floors will help them last for years to come.

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