FTC Announces Rule Aimed At Banning Non-compete Agreements

Non-compete agreements have long been a staple in the cleaning industry. Preventing employees from exiting to establish competing businesses or to join rival companies helps to secure both clientele and trade secrets. On Tuesday, April 23rd 2024,  the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) unveiled a significant ruling aimed at banning non-compete agreements. If this ruling [...]

New Rule for Independent Contractors to Start Next Week

For owners of residential cleaning companies who utilize 1099 independent contractors, staying informed about the regulatory landscape is crucial. The regulations determining independent contractor status have evolved over time, as highlighted by this 2015 article. The latest update comes with the introduction of a new rule set to take effect on March 11, 2024. [...]

By |2024-03-06T15:10:19-05:00March 6th, 2024|Labor Audits, Latest Articles, Leadership, Staff Management|

Elevate Your Cleaning Business: Strategic Leadership – It Doesn’t Happen by Accident!

Greetings to all the visionary owners and managers of cleaning companies! Today, I am thrilled to share with you the incredible value of joining me for a presentation on the topic of “Strategic Leadership - It Doesn't Happen by Accident." This won't be your typical business lecture; it's going to be an engaging and [...]

By |2023-09-28T09:01:35-05:00September 28th, 2023|Latest Articles, Leadership|

ISSA Show Sneak Peek: Boundaries for Business Owners

As a small business owner, especially as a solopreneur or an owner/operator, it is easy to feel pressure to be on 24/7. On the phone, on social media, chatting it up at Chamber events, on top of every facet of your business, and constantly available to your clients and team members. This, however, can [...]

By |2023-09-12T12:02:08-05:00September 12th, 2023|Business Strategy, Latest Articles|

Joanna Saucier Puts Her Name on the Line – A Model Business and a Person of Distinction!

By David Kiser Joanna Saucier and Rachel Fedora taking over Manitoba! When you put your name on the line everyday, it means something. It certainly seems that way for Joanna Saucier (pronounced SōCā) Palumbo and her company Signature Cleaning Services. Since 1999, Joanna and her team have built Signature Cleaning Services into [...]

By |2020-06-02T09:53:30-05:00September 9th, 2019|Articles, Latest Articles, Leadership, Profiles in Success|

Part 1: Green Cleaning – It’s Your Business

Anyone can say they clean green. But what does that mean? Many shades of green exist within the spectrum of green cleaning. How green is green? The varied scenarios include businesses that mix their own natural cleaning products (with or without essential oils), contract production of proprietary and custom blends, buy manufactured green formulas, [...]

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