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Handy.com gets acquired by the owner of Angie’s List and Home Advisor

Online cleaning company known for use of independent contractors gets acquired by Angie's List parent company

By |2018-11-06T12:38:39+00:00October 26th, 2018|Latest Articles|

CBT Product Review: Compressed Eraser Sponges

Derek Christian explains why two particular sponges from SpongeOutlet.com are easier to use and more cost-effective

By |2018-11-06T12:36:04+00:00October 18th, 2018|Sponsored Articles|

CBT Product Reviews: Sponge Outlet

CBT’s series of Product Reviews continues this month as Derek Christian examines the melamine sponges from Sponge Outlet. As it turns out, not all manufacturers are the same.

By |2018-11-06T12:37:33+00:00August 22nd, 2018|Sponsored Articles|

Foundations RideAlong, part 2: delegating authority to your staff

Part 2 in our Foundations RideAlong series gives another glimpse into the six months of coaching included in the Foundations of Success program. In this session I discuss with Julie Vincent how to set up a system for delegating various levels of authority to her staff.

By |2018-08-10T19:02:17+00:00July 19th, 2018|Sponsored Articles|

Foundations RideAlong, part 1

Julie Vincent and Katie Postema of Coastal Clean in SW Michigan were among 17 cleaning business owners who attended Foundations of Success earlier this year in Charleston, SC. In this Foundations Ride Along segment, we give you a glimpse into the six months of follow up coaching that each Foundations alumnus gets as part of the program.

By |2018-08-12T11:18:45+00:00June 26th, 2018|Sponsored Articles|

How to track results in your cleaning business

The measurements, software, and systems needed to gauge marketing productivity by your office staffIn this Facebook Live video, I get into detail of how to accurately measure the marketing activities of your office staff. There are many great ways out there to measure the work of your cleaners, but figuring out how productive your office [...]

By |2018-01-26T19:37:32+00:00January 26th, 2018|Start Your Cleaning Business|

Win a free site visit from a Foundations of Success coach

With February’s Foundations of Success Jump Start event rapidly approaching, Tom, Derek and Liz have sweetened the deal with the Drawing of the Year.On the Ground, On the Job, At Your Place Who: One company attending the February 2018 Foundations of Success Jump Start event will win. The drawing is open to new attendees and [...]

By |2017-12-21T22:14:11+00:00December 21st, 2017|On Deck|

Case Study: Increasing profitability per job

How to increase profits without getting bigger: Derek Christian coaches Mary Rundquist of Reliable Maids At the ISSA/INTERCLEAN trade show in Las Vegas this past September, business coaches Liz Trotter, Tom Stewart, and I sat down with cleaning business owners from all over the country for in-depth talks about problems they faced. These free one-on-one [...]

By |2017-11-07T19:05:07+00:00November 7th, 2017|Start Your Cleaning Business|
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