US Department of Labor Issues Guidelines for Classifying Independent Contractors vs Employees

DOL document gives specific examples of when a cleaning company should classify its workers as employees.Yesterday the United States Department of Labor took its strongest position to date on what is an employee vs. an independent contractor.  It published a fifteen page Administrator’s Interpretation that depicts most workers as employees under the Fair Labor Standards [...]

Top 10 Stories from Our 2nd Year

From Success Profiles to Infographics to Breaking News, find out what caught the most eyes and spawned the most comments in the past year!1. Success Stories: Kyle Walker, Real World Services Youngest cleaning business owner launched his company at age 15 and hit his first million dollar revenue year at age. UPDATE: Since we last spoke with [...]

Infographic: How Dirty is Your Child's School

New standard from ISSA helps to assess cleaning procedures.In an effort to enable schools and facilities to objectively measure cleaning effectiveness, ISSA has instituted their new ISSA Clean Standard: K-12. View infographic. Read more.

The “Almost Perfect” Vacuum: Top Recommended Vacuums for Residential Cleaning Services

Solve your vacuum conundrum with these guidelines about uprights, canisters, backpacks and handheld models, PLUS download the 2014 Report on Professional Vacuums for Residential Cleaning Services. How to Choose the “Almost Perfect” Vacuum In 13 years as a Proctor & Gamble cleaning products sales rep and director and another almost 7 years owning and [...]

The Intersection of Client and Technician: Annual Software & User Experience Survey

From new mobile options to the addition of sales and marketing functions, new scheduling and user experience solutions are on the rise. In the past 12 months, since our first field services and scheduling software comparison report, the #1 change in the competitive field is that most of the new options are being designed by [...]

By |2014-05-30T18:25:04-05:00May 30th, 2014|Downloads, Operations, Readers' Choice, Technology|

Infographic: Benchmarking Your Pay Rates

Janitors and maids are the third largest occupation in the US. Are you paying enough compared to national averages?According to the 2013 US Occupational Employment Statistics Survey, 2.5% of the total number of employed in the US are cleaning someone’s home, office or commercial space. And that makes janitors, maids and housekeeping staff the third [...]

By |2014-05-22T13:29:47-05:00May 22nd, 2014|Downloads, Extras, Finance, Leadership, Staff Management|

Happy Birthday,CBT! Our First Year in Review

CBT celebrates its first year of delivering the best news and business information to cleaning business owners.[EasyDNNnewsToken:Left Justify Embed 300 x 250]As we release the thirteenth issue of Cleaning Business Today, we reflect on the wonders of our first year of bringing you breaking news, unique insights, hidden issues, videos and downloads of business tools, [...]

Infographic – Pet Hair Removal: Tips of the Trade

"Pet owners love their pets, but not the hair," said Derek Christian, owner and founder of My Maid Service. "We've discovered some tips that work really well."To download the complete infographic, click here or on the image below. Derek Christian is the owner of My Maid Service with locations in Cincinnati, OH and Dallas, TX, as well as a business coach [...]

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