This week cleaning professionals around the country began rallying around our friends in Texas as they face the ongoing disaster of Hurricane Harvey. As flooding continues in eastern Texas and western Louisiana, some in the industry have already begun raising money for colleagues in crisis. Among those affected by the storm are 18 member companies of ARCSI, the residential cleaning industry's trade association. Leadership at ARCSI is formulating an action plan at this moment. As news develops, Cleaning Business Today will keep you informed on ways you can help.
Today Liz Trotter of Cleaning Business Builders interviewed Ellen Folks of Guarantee Girls. Last year, Baton Rouge, LA, where Ellen operates her cleaning business, went through extraordinary flooding. Some areas received as much as 30 inches of rainfall in just two days. Lessons that Ellen learned from that event and from Hurricane Katrina in 2005 may be of value to cleaning business owners now trying to survive the economic and logistical nightmare posed by Hurricane Harvey.
Liz Trotter is founder of American Maid Cleaning as well as an entrepreneur and leadership trainer based in Olympia, Washington. She is also a former ARCSI board member, a partner in Cleaning Business Builders, and a charter member of Cleaning For A Reason.