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 LATEST ARTICLES


ISSA accepting 2018 speaker proposals

ISSA accepting 2018 speaker proposals

The deadline for proposed speaker presentations is October 20, 2017.

ProTeam, CBT & ARCSI team up for vacuum giveaway

Drop by the ARCSI lounge at the ISSA/INTERCLEAN show in Las Vegas to register.

Working with siblings

Clearly defining roles and responsibilities is essential for success in a family-owned business.

Three steps to finding and keeping great cleaners

Streamline your hiring processes and reduce your employee turnover rate.

The importance of family meetings

Allocate enough time for the meeting, give everyone a chance to put their item on the agenda before the meeting, and leave time for open discussion.

 

 SPONSORED ARTICLES


An interview with Ben Ferris of Rain City Maids

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.

Liliane Lima: Why I keep coming back to Foundations of Success

A community of cleaning business owners facing 21st century challenges together head-on

Spending time on our people

How we make a mistake when we put our employees as the lowest priority

How franchises are changing

My experience in starting a handyman company is changing how I view the franchise model for cleaning businesses.

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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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How to hire the best employees

How to hire the best employees

A proven system that ensures you make the best decision and get the most value in return for your investment

CBT Product Reviews: Brillo Estracell

We check out the "No Scratch Sponge with Wedge Edge"

Stop trying to find employees, start attracting them

Liz Trotter on how to improve your recruiting at the 2017 ISSA/INTERCLEAN Trade Show and Convention

10 tips on how to stay married while owning a business

From the wife of a serial business owner

CBT Product Reviews: The Works Shower & Tub Cleaner

Even hydrochloric acid has its place in cleaning, just not for everyday for maintenance cleans.

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  TECHNOLOGY


Google is getting into the job listing business.

Google is getting into the job listing business.

New tool for job seekers and employers set to roll out in the next few weeks

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.

HomeAdvisor parent company IAC agrees to to buy Angie’s List by end of 2017

Angie’s List stock surges on news of merger with HomeAdvisor; new company to be called ANGI Homeservices Inc.

Taking your Facebook advertising to the next level with Ad Manager

Move beyond boosted posts and tap into the power of Facebook Ad Manager.

2017 ISSA Innovation Award Program open for submissions

Program features the latest products and services from top manufacturers and suppliers throughout the cleaning industry.

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 LEADERSHIP


EPA names ISSA Safer Choice Partner of the Year

Association wins honor for 2nd straight year

IEHA announces 2017 education and leadership cruise

Event offers cleaning professionals an opportunity to network and learn during a week on the high seas.

City of Austin a green leader among municipal governments

City of Austin custodial services is first government program to be awarded Green Seal certification.

ServiceMonster announces release of cleaning industry statistics

State-by-state carpet cleaning industry statistics: average growth rate for 2014-2015

2 Reasons Small Business Owners Have Lost Their Optimism

Study shows decrease in small business owner optimism, correlates with increased risk of recession.

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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.

5 Tips to Prepare for Retirement on a Shoestring

Millennials unprepared for retirement; majority want alternative retirement savings options.

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 CLEANING


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.

Missouri to lower St. Louis minimum wage from $10 to $7.70

Missouri to lower St. Louis minimum wage from $10 to $7.70

State preemption law to kick in August 28, blocking city ordinance

Reclassifying hospital floors as "critical" areas when it comes to cleaning

Reclassifying hospital floors as "critical" areas when it comes to cleaning

"Floors do harbor dangerous germs and should be reclassified as "critical" areas requiring more thorough cleaning and disinfecting"

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

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

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.

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