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 LATEST ARTICLES


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.

 

 SPONSORED ARTICLES


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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 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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 START YOUR CLEANING BUSINESS


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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  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


ACI Convention charity events to benefit “Clean the World”

ACI Convention charity events to benefit “Clean the World”

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

Permission to Screw Up - by Kristen Hadeed

Founder and CEO of Student Maid releases ground-breaking book; read an excerpt here on CBT.

ISSA and WBA join hands to serve facility service professionals better

"Merger will...help to improve skills in the profession as a whole."

Residential cleaning companies recognize 2017 award winners at ISSA/INTERCLEAN®

ARCSI presents its Professional Image Awards recognizing excellence in the residential cleaning industry.

ISSA elects new 2018 board members

ISSA members are invited to personally greet the board at the ISSA general meeting

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  MEASURING SUCCESS-KPIs


How to Measure Marketing Success

If you’ve been wondering if your marketing is really working, start by measuring what you’re doing now – and make better choices for your next marketing campaign.

How to Market a Cleaning Business

Getting in front of the right kind of leads – or any new leads at all – is more and more difficult in the modern, digital and hyper-connected world.

How to Get from “Planning to Do” to “Doing”

Cleaning business education events are great, but only if you actually do something with what you’ve learned.

3 Great Reasons NOT to be Perfectly Staffed

If you breathe a sigh of relief when you’ve hired just enough techs to cover all of your clients, you’re not doing in right.

How do you stack up against Handy in 2014?

Popular VMS publishes 2014 Key Performance Indicators of success.

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 CLEANING


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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