Cleaning Business Today: March 2015

The March issue of CBT focuses on leadership.Merriam-Webster defines leadership as “the power or ability to lead other people.” I find this definition less than useful, but I’ll take it as an affirmation that leadership is an abstract concept that is difficult to describe, much less achieve.  No one should argue that leadership is a [...]

Cleaning Business Today: February 2015

Issue focuses on making smart investments in people, equipment and trainingCastle Keepers, we're well known for the holding ourselves to a high standard of customer service. It's how we have grown to be the area's largest independent residential cleaning service. Frequently residents of the Lowcountry find us by word of mouth, as our customers recommend [...]

Cleaning Business Today: January 2015

The new year begins with a focus on employee training.At Castle Keepers training is a big deal, and for that reason we are excited to see employee training take center stage in the January 2015 issue of Cleaning Business Today. A comprehensive employee training program, such as that at Castle Keepers, benefits everyone involved: the [...]

By |2015-01-05T16:25:13-05:00January 5th, 2015|Best Practices, Health, News|

Cleaning Business Today: December 2014

Last issue of 2014 addresses business planning for the coming yearIn the December 2014 issue of Cleaning Business Today, several articles discuss business planning for 2015. Running any successful business requires thoughtful planning. Contributor Derek Christian notes, however, that "the best plan is an imperfect plan." Tom Stewart of Castle Keepers goes deep into the [...]

By |2014-12-08T14:51:06-05:00December 8th, 2014|Best Practices, Cleaning Science, Health, News|

Cleaning Business Today: November 2014

Issue focuses on professionalism in the residential cleaning industryMerriam-Webster defines professional as follows:  Pro-fes-sion-al (adj.): having or showing the skill, good judgment, and polite behavior that is expected from a person who is trained to do a job well. That quote hangs on a huge poster in the training classroom at Castle Keepers, where our [...]

By |2014-11-24T20:13:28-05:00November 24th, 2014|Best Practices, Cleaning Science, Health, News|

Castle Keepers' Journey with CIMS

Becoming the best cleaning company in the Lowcountry means we have to dig deep into the details of our business.Currently, Castle Keepers is undergoing its third CIMS-GB review and renewal. CIMS stands for Cleaning Industry Management Standard, and the GB addition stands for Green Building. But why would we spend the time and money to get a CIMS certification? Unlike [...]

Introducing Cleaning Business Today

Castle Keepers shares its award-winning methods with cleaning companies everywhere.Homeowners in the Charleston area recognize the name Castle Keepers as synonymous with excellence in residential cleaning. But did you know that Castle Keepers holds a position of leadership nationwide among maid services? It's true. Not only has Castle Keepers earned the trust of Lowcountry residents [...]

By |2014-10-03T13:37:57-05:00October 3rd, 2014|Best Practices, Cleaning Tips, Health, Kids and Cleaning, News|

Introducing Cleaning Business Today

Castle Keepers shares its award-winning methods with cleaning companies everywhere.Homeowners in the Charleston area recognize the name Castle Keepers as synonymous with excellence in residential cleaning. But did you know that Castle Keepers holds a position of leadership nationwide among maid services? It's true. Not only has Castle Keepers earned the trust of Lowcountry residents [...]

Cleaning Products Can Cause Harm to Your Health: What You Can Do

Many of the cleaners that you might use on an everyday basis contain toxic chemicals which can lead to short term problems like eye and skin irritation, as well as long term problems like asthma, birth defects, and cancerWhen you think of the happy children and smiling mothers in cleaning product commercials, can you imagine [...]

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