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 LATEST ARTICLES


7 keys to prioritizing when you work from home

7 keys to prioritizing when you work from home

A simple set of tools to stay productive and avoid distraction when working remotely

Seven characteristics of successful consultative selling

Distributors need good schmoozing skills

Is your cleaning service really green?

Blog advises consumers to consider performance, price, availability, regulatory requirements, and environmental impact.

How to know if a cleaning company is good

The most trustworthy companies will have no problem talking about their strengths AND weaknesses.

Better decisions from better air

"We saw higher test scores when workers were exposed to increased ventilation rates, lower levels of chemicals, and lower carbon dioxide."

 

 SPONSORED ARTICLES


Bona’s abrasion products cut prep time in half

Bona’s abrasion products cut prep time in half

By switching to Bona’s abrasion products, the prep process went from wet to dry, and from time-consuming to time-efficient.

How to be faster and more effective: the ProVac FS 6 from ProTeam

How to be faster and more effective: the ProVac FS 6 from ProTeam

The ProVac® backpack vacuum from ProTeam® improves speed and effectiveness when cleaning hard floors, carpet, and beyond the floor.

How to advertise your cleaning business to millennials

7 keys to reaching the elusive millennial generation

Jeff Haden: busting The Motivation Myth

Best-selling author and Inc. columnist on how super-successful people overcome obstacles and stay focused

ARCSI leadership event to feature top business speakers

2018 ISSA Leadership Summit, April, 19-21, brings in major talent with messages to turbocharge your CEO skills

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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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How to go from grilling to engaging the customer

How to go from grilling to engaging the customer

To make sure the consultative process works, here are some pitfalls distributors should avoid.

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

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  TECHNOLOGY


Amazon ditches independent contractor model for house cleaning services

Amazon ditches independent contractor model for house cleaning services

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

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

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 LEADERSHIP


Book Review: Leadership and Self-Deception

Book Review: Leadership and Self-Deception

Liz Trotter on getting out of the box

Gies hired to lead ISSA Foundation expansion

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

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.

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

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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


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.

3M reinvents the scouring pad

3M reinvents the scouring pad

Hexagon design of the pad is more ergonomic and functional

Scientists conduct bug census using dust DNA

Scientists conduct bug census using dust DNA

Researchers have created a map of the creepy crawlies in American homes.

Consumer cleaning product ingredient safety website completed

Consumer cleaning product ingredient safety website completed

ACI Cleaning Product Ingredient Safety Initiative Available at www.cleaninginstitute.org/cpisi

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