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 LATEST ARTICLES


How do you clean for a cancer patient?

How do you clean for a cancer patient?

Cleaning for a cancer patient is especially important because their immune system is suppressed. We should clean for health first and appearance second.

How to go from grilling to engaging the customer

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

ISSA & Afidamp FAB create joint global platform for the cleaning industry

ISSA and Afidamp will co-own the existing Pulire family of events.

How often should I clean that? (infographic)

A handy infographic download about how often certain items in a home should be cleaned

Tips on how cleaning workers can get rid of the FOG

FOG is considered the most common cause of slow and blocked drains in a commercial kitchen.

 

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How to advertise your cleaning business to millennials

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

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

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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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Radical new approach to marketing: tell customers the truth

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

How to compete with large companies as a small cleaning company owner

it should be your priority to get your company on the first page of search results and keep it there.

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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


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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  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


How a clean office can boost productivity (infographic)

How a clean office can boost productivity (infographic)

Being organized and maintaining a clean working space is very helpful in getting your best work done.

Five tips for keeping commercial kitchen floors clean

Five tips for keeping commercial kitchen floors clean

An increased focus on proper floor care is one of the best ways to keep commercial kitchen floors clean.

5 ways to protect your family during flu season (infographic)

5 ways to protect your family during flu season (infographic)

Quick tips for your cleaning business customers in a shareable infographic

New Oregon law requires cleaning service providers to be licensed

New Oregon law requires cleaning service providers to be licensed

Law targets sexual assault and sexual harassment in the workplace.

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.

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