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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 [...]

By |2020-06-12T11:40:55-05:00December 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 [...]

By |2020-06-18T14:48:29-05:00November 7th, 2017|Start Your Cleaning Business|

The future of the home services industry, part 3

Ahead: a massive change in how services will be delivered to consumers In parts 1 and 2 of The Future of the Home Services Industry, I explained how two giants of technology—Google and Amazon—have moved from their original marketplaces of data and physical products to home services. I limited that discussion to how [...]

By |2018-07-27T13:37:04-05:00October 25th, 2017|Technology|

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 In part 1 of this series I explained that there is an ongoing battle between tech giants to control the home services marketplace. The two big entries into this battle so far are Amazon and Google [...]

By |2018-07-27T13:41:01-05:00October 4th, 2017|Technology|

The future of the home services industry, part 1

How Google, Amazon, and others are battling it out to control our marketplace There is a battle taking place that will have huge effects on the  future of home services industry and the future of cleaning. This battle is taking place on two seemingly unrelated fronts, but the trends are coming together in [...]

By |2020-07-06T09:19:32-05:00September 19th, 2017|Technology|

An interview with Nina Fenwick of Raleigh Cleaning Company

How the Foundations of Success program paid for itself "tenfold" This week I sat down for a talk with Nina Fenwick of Raleigh Cleaning Company. Nina is among dozens of cleaning business owners who have visited Charleston, SC for an intense week of seminars and workshops called Foundations of Success Jump Start. This event, [...]

By |2020-07-06T10:15:56-05:00August 29th, 2017|Sponsored Articles|

An interview with Ben Ferris of Rain City Maids

How Foundations of Success is jump starting Seattle's premier cleaning service I recently had an opportunity to sit down for a talk with Ben Ferris of Rain City Maids. Last March, Ben joined a group of business owners in Charleston, SC for an intense week of seminars and workshops called Foundations of Success Jump [...]

By |2020-07-08T09:23:18-05:00August 16th, 2017|Sponsored Articles|

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.Tom Stewart, Liz Trotter, and I are happy to announce something new they're doing at the ISSA/INTERCLEAN Show this year. 12 lucky business owners will get one hour of one-on-one coaching for free. Each coach will delve deep [...]

By |2017-08-04T21:17:10-05:00August 4th, 2017|Sponsored Articles|

CBT Product Reviews: Brillo Estracell

We check out the "No Scratch Sponge with Wedge Edge" The Brillo website says that their new Estracell sponge reaches deeper, is no scratch, has a unique shape, and is more sanitary. In my latest CBT Product Review, I take a closer look and tell you the one little feature that our cleaners say [...]

By |2020-07-23T09:51:59-05:00July 13th, 2017|Start Your Cleaning Business|
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