Advice for cleaning businesses going through Hurricane Harvey

An interview with Ellen Folks of Guarantee GirlsThis week cleaning professionals around the country began rallying around our friends in Texas as they face the ongoing disaster of Hurricane Harvey. As flooding continues in eastern Texas and western Louisiana, some in the industry have already begun raising money for colleagues in crisis. Among those affected [...]

By |2017-08-30T19:26:52+00:00August 30th, 2017|News, Operations, Residential / Home / Maid Cleaning|

Four things to look for when selecting a high-performance floor pad

Selecting a quality, high-performance pad can make your floorcare job easier, faster, far less labor intensive, and more profitable Toledo, OH - You always need the right tools for the cleaning job at hand, and one tool that is often overlooked in floorcare - as to its importance - is the floor pad. Many people [...]

Who and what should dictate cleaning product pricing?

How to avoid a never-ending price war with your competitors The price of your products is a fundamental element of your sales and marketing strategies. Competition is continually fierce in the cleaning industry and the costs of your goods – relative to those of your competitors – can often make or break a sale. [...]

By |2018-08-12T13:52:58+00:00April 12th, 2017|Measuring Success / KPIs, Operations, Sales and Marketing|

Checklist for success

5 ways to gauge how effectively you’re managing your cleaning business There are literally thousands of successful janitorial companies.  But not everyone has a successful business. Many people struggle on a day-to-day basis, and there are business owners who think their business is doing great but don’t realize they are treading water at best. [...]

NSA offers ways to reduce cleaning costs for contractors and managers

Ways that cleaning contractors and building managers can help reduce their cleaning supply costsCharlotte, NC - Reducing cleaning costs is a common goal for building managers and cleaning contractors. Traditionally, the focus is on minimizing labor expenditures when building managers and contractors seek to lower expenses.  But reducing supply costs can also prove to be [...]

How to go paperless with your field technicians

6 decisions, 3 free apps, and 1 critical purchase that will save you money and make your transition to mobile devices smooth Six Decisions Whether or not to purchase devices Going paperless does not necessarily mean that you have to buy a tablet or a smart phone for every cleaning tech, carpet tech, or team [...]

By |2016-06-09T02:31:03+00:00June 9th, 2016|Efficiency and Optimization, Operations, Technology|

The new cord-cutters: executives ditch landlines for internet telephony

Requiring zero infrastructure, Voice over Internet Protocol, or VoIP, takes advantage of cloud technology to be highly flexible and quickly scalable in addition to more economical.Just as millions of viewers have “cut the cord” on cable television, executives around the world are beginning to reject traditional “landline” telephone service and turning to the internet for voice calls [...]

By |2016-05-09T15:09:26+00:00May 9th, 2016|Operations, Technology|

Street cleaner accidentally removes commissioned graffiti in France

Artist disappointed when portraits of beggars and street children are scrubbed from outdoor display.City officials of Reims, France, had to apologize to commissioned graffiti artist Christian Guemy after failing to notify the city cleaning department not to remove any of his four installments, which appeared to be common graffiti, normally scrubbed from buildings. Lesson for [...]

By |2016-05-02T18:29:52+00:00May 2nd, 2016|Customer Service, News, Operations|

Targeting Veterans: How The Cleaning Authority Accurately Markets Franchise Opportunities to Veterans

To grow the business, one franchise builds and markets a brand built on systems to target owner/operators who thrive on systems.For any franchise business to excel, targeting the right franchisee candidate is one of the most important aspects in creating a successful franchise development strategy. Knowing the best audience to which a brand should market [...]

CBO Charged with Identity Theft over Online Reviews

One CBO's lesson on how NOT to handle bad online reviews.Steve Yun, owner of two online referral services, West Coast Maids and California Maids, has been charged with seven counts of identity theft after he double charged customers who left negative online reviews. In the overcharging, he illegally obtained personal information on four of the [...]

By |2016-02-08T16:38:04+00:00February 8th, 2016|CBOs in the News, Finance, News, Operations, Sales and Marketing|
Load More Posts