5 Ways 1099 Employees Cost You Money

Despite the promise of financial savings with independent contractors, the majority of cleaning companies classify their technicians as employees to build and protect their brand reputation. One of the hardest decisions any small business owner will make is the decision to hire and how to hire. Whether you’re just starting out, have a few years [...]

5 Ways 1099 Employees Cost You Money

Despite the promise of financial savings with independent contractors, the majority of cleaning companies classify their technicians as employees to build and protect their brand reputation. One of the hardest decisions any small business owner will make is the decision to hire and how to hire. Whether you’re just starting out, have a few years [...]

4 Money-Saving Tips for the Cleaning Conventions

Do these four things this month to make sure you are getting the biggest bang for your buck at the annual cleaning conventions and trade show. The idea of leaving your company for a week – even for business – can seem very intimidating, so over the next few months, we are going to share [...]

By |2015-06-26T17:03:50-05:00June 26th, 2015|Association News, News, Readers' Choice|

4 Money-Saving Tips for the Cleaning Conventions

Do these four things this month to make sure you are getting the biggest bang for your buck at the annual cleaning conventions and trade show. The idea of leaving your company for a week – even for business – can seem very intimidating, so over the next few months, we are going to share [...]

By |2015-06-26T17:03:50-05:00June 26th, 2015|Association News, News, Readers' Choice|

4 Money-Saving Tips for the Cleaning Conventions

Do these four things this month to make sure you are getting the biggest bang for your buck at the annual cleaning conventions and trade show. The idea of leaving your company for a week – even for business – can seem very intimidating, so over the next few months, we are going to share [...]

By |2015-06-26T17:03:50-05:00June 26th, 2015|Association News, News, Readers' Choice|

Hydrogen Peroxide + Vinegar = A Disinfecting Duo?

An old home remedy might be just the solution you're looking for. With growing awareness of the dangers of manufactured and even naturally-derived cleaning products growing among consumers, cleaning businesses have had to turn to “old home remedies” in an attempt to balance cleaning and disinfecting with the green and sustainable trends. Unfortunately, [...]

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|

Backstabbers: The Risk of Training Your Competition

When a former employee steals your clients, even with a non-compete agreement it’s hard to prove they have broken the law. One of the biggest threats to any growing cleaning company is the skilled cleaning technicians and managers it creates through its training and employee development programs. In essence, every business owner takes the risk [...]

By |2013-10-01T17:45:07-05:00October 1st, 2013|Leadership, Operations, Readers' Choice, Staff Management|

Cleaners Corner: Microfiber Use and Care Best Practices

Keep your microfiber investment alive for up to five years by asking some key questions before you purchase and using an effective and consistent laundering rotation. With the use of microfiber increasing among cleaning businesses from residential to commercial to window cleaning, everyone wants to make sure they get the most out of their investment. [...]

By |2013-09-11T13:48:35-05:00September 11th, 2013|Cleaning Science, Cleaning Tips, Operations, Readers' Choice|
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