The roots of ARCSI and the growth ahead

Proposed ISSA/ARCSI merger presents opportunity to expand its membership while maintaining its values. - by Tom StewartI’ve been in the house cleaning business for over 20 years. When I started there was no good way for owners of house cleaning businesses to network. There was no social media, and the only trade associations or industry [...]

By |2016-10-17T13:09:31+00:00October 17th, 2016|Association News, Leadership, Trends in Residential Cleaning|

Why I support the ISSA/ARCSI merger

A dedicated sales force will attract more vendors and more members and will enable us to provide more training and education. - by Derek ChristianFor those who may not know me, I am a former member of the board of directors for ARCSI and was co-chair of a convention committee. In both instances I was in [...]

Merging with ISSA – FINALLY!!

How my years in an orphanage now drive my enthusiasm for the future of our ARCSI family - by Liz TrotterI can’t believe it’s happening. First I’m excited they want us and all the opportunities, then I’m worried it will fall through, then I think they’re going to change their minds and decide they don’t [...]

By |2016-10-12T14:01:28+00:00October 12th, 2016|Association News, Leadership, Trends in Residential Cleaning|

Your customer service revolution

Speaker previews address and breakout session for this month's cleaning conventionI am thrilled to be delivering a keynote address and conducting an interactive workshop at this years’ ARCSI Conference.  As I prepared for both the Keynote and breakout, I focused on trying to deliver the following takeaways for you and your teams. First and foremost, [...]

Licensure and government grades to enhance maid agency regulation

Singapore maid agencies must meet new quality measures from consumers and the government to renew licenses. Beginning December 2017, the new Trustmark maid agency grading system will be in place in Singapore. The program is initiated by the Consumers Association of Singapore (Case) and the Ministry of Manpower. Agencies will not be able to renew [...]

UK leading home cleaning service boom

Households hiring cleaners doubles in 4 years. More than 6 million UK households employing cleaners.Established and start-up cleaning companies in the UK are enjoying huge growth through increased consumer adoption of home cleaning services as a necessity rather than a luxury. Compared to 10 years ago, 1 million more households in the UK employ a [...]

By |2016-04-08T16:15:27+00:00April 8th, 2016|News, Trends in Residential Cleaning|

Top 15 Stories of CBT’s Third Year

Even as we’re planning articles more than halfway through our fourth year, we reflect on the new shape of the cleaning industry in the past year. During our third year in publication, the leadership at CleaningBusinessToday.com has worked hard to make sure the best, relevant news for cleaning businesses is easily accessible wherever you [...]

Cleaning Listed as #1 Low-Tech Business Idea

SmallBusinessTrends.com lists 50 business ideas for those with no interest in or low access to traditional business technologies.In its 2016 list, SmallBizTrends.com lists cleaning businesses as the #1 low tech business idea:   All you need to start your own cleaning business is a stockpile of cleaning supplies and access to clients, which you can [...]

By |2016-01-25T20:18:42+00:00January 25th, 2016|News, Trends in Residential Cleaning|

Cleaning Listed as #1 Low-Tech Business Idea

SmallBusinessTrends.com lists 50 business ideas for those with no interest in or low access to traditional business technologies.In its 2016 list, SmallBizTrends.com lists cleaning businesses as the #1 low tech business idea:   All you need to start your own cleaning business is a stockpile of cleaning supplies and access to clients, which you can [...]

By |2016-01-25T20:18:42+00:00January 25th, 2016|News, Trends in Residential Cleaning|

National Labor Group Calls for Equal Benefits for W2 and 1099 Workers

The National Employment Law Project asserts that policymakers should make portable benefits required for all companies.In the face of rampant employee misclassification, one labor group - The National Employment Law Project - recommends that, instead of confusing things with another class of employees, policymakers extend common employee benefits to 1099 contractors. This could remove much [...]

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