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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.

Case Study: Cluster Booking

Liz Trotter's one-on-one coaching session with Charmin and Mike Henderson explores how to handle clients and scheduling to minimize drive time.

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.

Update on tax reform: contact your Senators today!

S-Corporations and LLCs would be subject to a significantly higher effective tax rate than C-Corporations, placing them at a substantial competitive disadvantage.

8 tips to help you negotiate better

Those who have a few tips in their back pocket when negotiating have a better chance to move the ball into their court.

 

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Four tips for getting the most out of the ProVac backpack vacuum

Four tips for getting the most out of the ProVac backpack vacuum

How to get the maximum versatility and performance from the ProVac

Buffalo NY cleaning business owner wins in Las Vegas without placing a bet

Diva4Maid wins ProVac FS 6 from ProTeam in drawing at ARCSI lounge

An interview with Nina Fenwick of Raleigh Cleaning Company

How the Foundations of Success program paid for itself "tenfold"

An interview with Ben Ferris of Rain City Maids

How Foundations of Success is jump starting Seattle's premier cleaning service

Apply for free one-on-one coaching at convention

CBB is offering free 1-hour sessions to 12 cleaning business owners at the ISSA show in Las Vegas.

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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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What to do when a client requests (or demands) contract changes

What to do when a client requests (or demands) contract changes

How should a commercial cleaning business owner handle a client who needs a change?

Case Study: Increasing profitability per job

How to increase profits without getting bigger: Derek Christian coaches Mary Rundquist of Reliable Maids

6 things not to say to a customer

Some words and phrases used today are just no longer appropriate—what to say instead.

Tips for running an eco-friendly cleaning business

How you can stay profitable AND environmentally friendly

How to close more quotes for your cleaning business

5 tips on getting more business from the customers you're already quoting

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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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When in doubt, use emotional intelligence

In the cleaning industry we can find several instances where emotional intelligence can make or break a moment.

ISSA announces ISSA/INTERCLEAN® North America 2017 keynote speakers

Howie Mandel and Troy Aikman to speak; prizes include tickets to Dallas Cowboys game

Janitorial workers graduate from English classes taught at Google offices

Classes are part of a program set up for Spanish-speaking cleaning workers.

ISSA partners with Cleaning For A Reason

Worldwide cleaning association and non-profit join forces to help women with cancer

IEHA members vote to approve merger with ISSA

IEHA memberships will have access to global ISSA membership and benefits.

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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

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.

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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

Managing the risks of the Hurricane Harvey clean-up

Managing the risks of the Hurricane Harvey clean-up

IICRC Master Technician Bruce Vance with useful tips for cleaning business owners in the aftermath of Harvey's destruction

Advice for cleaning businesses going through Hurricane Harvey

Advice for cleaning businesses going through Hurricane Harvey

An interview with Ellen Folks of Guarantee Girls

Disinfectants – Are we doing more harm than good?

Disinfectants – Are we doing more harm than good?

In most residential cleaning scenarios there are less toxic and problematic ways to achieve a sanitary home.

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