Achieving work-life balance can be tricky.

sponsored articleFor those of you who know Derek Christian—happily married and father of twoit would shock you to learn that he had been unfaithful to his wife Becky. Fortunately you’re not going to learn any such thing. He’s as faithful as a hound dog. In this video, though, he tells the tale of how he ended up in a very uncomfortable situation that could have landed him in the dog house.

Other than enjoying Derek’s embarrassment, how is this story relevant to you? Here’s how: Derek and Becky have developed their own system in managing their work-life balance that enables them to be very productive in business—Becky in the corporate world and Derek as a serial entrepreneur. Together with Liz Trotter and Tom Stewart, Derek has also developed systems for running and growing successful cleaning businesses. Enjoy his story. I sure did.

Finding that elusive work-life balance is a lot easier when you have the right systems in place to run your business. This summer Cleaning Business Builders continues its series focused on growth with 2 live events called Summer Growth 2017.

Ask yourself: 

  • Is your cleaning business growing or are you at a stand-still?
  • Do you know how to use guerrilla marketing to promote your brand?
  • Are you hiring the right people?
  • Are you losing the best ones?
  • Do you keep employees you really should fire?
  • Are bad attitudes poisoning your company culture?
  • Do you know how and when to raise prices?
  • Are you stuck in your company forever? How would you get out if you wanted to?


You Need A Jolt and You Need it Fast!

Liz Trotter, Derek Christian, and Tom Stewart operate some of the fastest growing cleaning companies in America, and they have a ONE-DAY SHOCK TREATMENT SEMINAR that will jolt your business into dramatic growth. One day in Atlanta or one day in Portland—your choice!

Summer Growth 2017 – Atlanta, GA

This event takes place on Friday June 2 and will be jam packed with information on the systems you need to grow your business in the coming year. It will take place at the new Castle Keepers of Atlanta.

The following day, June 3, we will be hosting a full day of education for Foundations of Success Alumni only.

Summer Growth 2017 – Portland, OR

This one-day event Saturday July 15 in Portland, OR offers the same business growth curriculum as the Summer Growth 2017 – at Castle Keepers of Portland.


8:00 – 9:00 AM – Breakfast and Guerrilla Marketing Class

9:00 – 10:00 AM Systems You Need to be a Success

10:00 – 11:00 AM – Hiring for Success

11:00 – 11:15 – Break

11:15 – 12:15 – Employee Orientation and Training

12:15 – 1:00 PM – Lunch (provided)

1:00 – 2:00 – Dealing with Employee Drama

1:00 – 3:00 – Fire Fast, Fire Fair

3:00 – 3:15 – Break

3:15 – 4:00 – Adjusting and Raising Prices

4:00 – 5:00 – Exit Strategies for Your Business

7:00 – ?? – Group Dinner (pay for your own)

About the Instructors

Liz Trotter is founder of American Maid Cleaning as well as an entrepreneur and leadership trainer based in Olympia, Washington. She is also a former ARCSI board member, creator of the HiPEP employee engagement system and a charter member of Cleaning For A Reason.

Derek Christian is founder of My Maid Service, Cincinnati’s largest, independent professional cleaning company. Prior to that, he spent twelve years at P&G working on household cleaning products. Derek is co-founder and Editor in Chief of the online magazine and website Cleaning Business Today. He has bought, turned-around, and sold numerous companies. His latest enterprise is a Handyman franchise.

Tom Stewart is the owner of Castle Keepers, the 1st residential cleaning company to achieve CIMS certification. In 2016 Castle Keepers added branch locations in Greenville, SC and Atlanta, GA, with additional branches planned for 2017. Tom is a nationally-recognized leader & innovator in the house cleaning industry. He is co-founder and Publisher of the online magazine and website Cleaning Business Today.

Register for Summer Growth 2017

Register for Summer Growth 2017