How to Start a Residential Cleaning Business

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InspectaHome Mobile App for Residential Cleaning Inspections InspectaHome Mobile App for Residential Cleaning Inspections
InspectaHome is the mobile app you've been waiting for! Inspecting your residential cleaning accounts has never been easier or more affordable than with the InspectaHome mobile app. Not only can you do inspections for all the cleaning packages you offer but you can create customized inspections such as carpet cleaning, window washing, floor care, etc. -- all for one low price. You won't find another full-featured inspection app of this kind for this price anywhere else. keep reading

Clean Quote App - Now Available on iTunes and Google Play Clean Quote App - Now Available on iTunes and Google Play
FINALLY! The pricing app for residential cleaning that you've been searching for! Pricing your prospects' homes has never been easier and more accurate than with the Clean Quote Mobile App. Not only will you present an accurate price, you'll know that it's priced profitably for YOUR business. You won't find another full-featured app of this kind anywhere else. Available on iTunes and Google Play. Click here to learn more and watch the Video Tutorials. keep reading

DVD: Safety Training for Residential Cleaners DVD: Safety Training for Residential Cleaners
The Safety Training for Residential Cleaners is OSHA and GHS Compliant, plus it meets CIMS Certification Requirements. This is a one hour DVD that includes a Safety Exam and Certificate of Completion for each of your employees. GHS training is required for all cleaning technicians by Dec 1, 2013 so don't wait until the last minute to be in compliance! keep reading

Ebook: Managing Unacceptable Employee Behavior In Your Cleaning Business Ebook: Managing Unacceptable Employee Behavior In Your Cleaning Business
Jean Hanson
If you are dealing with employee behavior problems, this Ebook is packed with the information you need to start solving the problems and getting your company back on track. Learn how to create a positive work environment; learn how to deal with emotions (from anger to tears); learn verbiage to use with emotional employees; learn corrective action and discipline - the RIGHT way -- and much more! This Ebook is FREE for members. keep reading

NEWSLETTERS for Residential Cleaning Companies NEWSLETTERS for Residential Cleaning Companies
MAY ISSUE NOW AVAILABLE! Sending monthly newsletters is the #1 way to stay in front of your clients and prospects. The best part is, WE do all the work of creating the content! All you have to do is personalize it for your business by adding special offers and company updates. Then take it to your local printer or upload it to an online printer. You can even upload it to your website for online reading. Better Home Living is a 4-page, full color newsletter. You will have it printed on 11x17 paper, folded in half. New issues every month! Order monthly or buy an entire year for a discounted price. Click here to see sample issues. keep reading

EBOOK: Learn to Clean Any Surface EBOOK: Learn to Clean Any Surface
This 74 page ebook contains surface identification and cleaning strategies, and is FREE for members of MyHouseCleaningBiz.com. Use this ebook to train your employees so they don't inadvertently ruin a surface in your clients' home or office. The more they know about surfaces and the chemicals used to clean those surfaces, the less likely they'll be to cause problems for you down the road. After studying the content of this ebook, visit the "How to Clean Any Surface" section of the Member Discussion Forum. Here we've added the specific procedures for cleaning surfaces. keep reading

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Member Profile: Tonya Monique Smith
Jean Hanson
Member Profile: Tonya Monique Smith "Mrs. Clean it up" was launched in 2015. Owner Tonya Monique Smith has long term goals of expanding to other states and adding clients in categories such as restaurants and larger businesses. With the help of myhousecleaningbiz.com she will enhance advertising, as well as meeting a community of business owners such as herself that can offer business advise and ideas. . . . keep reading

6 Tips for Responding to Yelp Reviews
Jean Hanson
It's a challenge responding to Yelp reviews in a way that helps to diffuse a potentially devastating blow to your company image and reputation. Challenging? Yes but not impossible. As a cleaning business owner, you have the right to not only protect your image and reputation against inaccuracies posted on Yelp but to acknowledge and respond accordingly to them. . . . keep reading

Member Profile: Ammanda Towns
Jean Hanson
Member Profile: Ammanda Towns Ammanda's biggest challenge in operating her business is finding and retaining good team members. With the launch of her business Squeaky Green in 2008 she has built up a cliental and a staff of 27. Long term goals include Franchising. . . . keep reading

Member Profile: Miranda Rowe
Jean Hanson
Member Profile: Miranda Rowe Miranda Rowe owns and operates Southern Shine Cleaning LLC. She started the business 2years ago and struggles with reliable workers and scheduling. . . . keep reading

Do Your Cleaning Technicians Leave Because You're a Bad Boss?
Jean Hanson
Do Your Cleaning Technicians Leave Because You're a Bad Boss? One of the biggest complaints we hear from cleaning business owners is that their employees quit without notice shortly after being hired. It's frustrating to say the least since we all invest a lot of time onboarding new employees. But have you ever considered that YOU might be the problem? That some of your cleaning technicians leave because you're a bad boss? . . . keep reading

5 Mistakes Cleaning Business Owners Make That Kills Employee Morale
Jean Hanson
5 Mistakes Cleaning Business Owners Make That Kills Employee Morale Employee morale is very fragile in a cleaning business. And when morale is low, productivity and profits will suffer. Like many things in business, it all starts at the top, with the owner of the business. Without your leadership and commitment to keep morale high, it will certainly suffer over time. . . . keep reading

Keep Your Cleaning Technicians Organized By Providing The Tools They Need
Jean Hanson
Keep Your Cleaning Technicians Organized By Providing The Tools They Need Keep your cleaning technicians organized and productive by providing them with the tools they need. When you help them to be productive, they'll feel more successful and fulfilled at their job and you're going to have happy clients. . . . keep reading

Member Profile: Melanie McClure
Jean Hanson
Member Profile: Melanie McClure As a stay at home mother Melanie spent time trying out services that would allow her family flexablity. For a little over a year she was employed by a cleaning service and it inspired her to start her own. Melanie's Pristine Cleaning Services, LLC in Feburary 2016. . . . keep reading

Member Profile: Tanya Seale
Jean Hanson
Member Profile: Tanya Seale Brand new to the Cleaning industry Tanya Seale has teamed up with a friend that has many years experience. "Tanya's Cleaning Service" was launched March 2016 . . . keep reading

Ebook: Local SEO for Residential Cleaners
Jean Hanson, Phil Singleton, Ray Perry
Ebook: Local SEO for Residential Cleaners EBOOK FOR MEMBERS: If you're a cleaning business owner that depends on a steady stream of new customers, you'll be interested in this ebook. Local SEO for Residential Cleaners will teach you, in layman's terms, how to vastly improve your company's local search engine ranking potential. . . . keep reading

Member Profile: Stephen Peart
Jean Hanson
Member Profile: Stephen Peart Stephen Peart launched the opening of his business Xpeart Cleaning Ltd in 2013. At first he managed part-time until it became so successful he was able to transition into a full time Domestic & Commercial Carpet cleaning business. . . . keep reading

Do You Ever Trash-Talk Your House Cleaning Competitors?
Jean Hanson
Do You Ever Trash-Talk Your House Cleaning Competitors? It can be very tempting to trash-talk the other company -- especially when the client starts bad-mouthing them first. And besides, they are the competition, the enemy, your nemesis, right? But it's never a good idea to bad-mouth the competition. This article explains why and how to speak positively in order to promote your home cleaning business. . . . keep reading

Simple Facts about Bacteria
Steve Hanson
Simple Facts about Bacteria As cleaning professionals, it is our responsibility to educate ourselves, our employees, and clients as best we can on what bacteria is and how we can clean for health. After all, our clients are relying on us to keep their home not only clean, but safe for their family and friends. . . . keep reading

Three Words That Will Empower Your Cleaning Technicians
Jean Hanson
Three Words That Will Empower Your Cleaning Technicians Empowering your cleaning technicians is important if you want them to stay engaged and be productive in their job. This article gives you three simple words to use that will help to empower your cleaning technicians. . . . keep reading

Member Profile: Heather Birr
Jean Hanson
Member Profile: Heather Birr Heather Birr started out as a sub contractor for Maid To Shine of Montana. In July of 2015 she purchased the business from the previous owner. Her biggest challenges are getting clients, figuring out pricing, best marketing and employees. . . . keep reading

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