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

DEAL OF THE WEEK! Wood Floor Training Program (PDF Download) DEAL OF THE WEEK! Wood Floor Training Program (PDF Download)
Wood Floor Training Program will give you the know-how for identifying the type of wood floor and how to determine the type of finish the wood floor might have on it. It will also outline the general maintenance cleaning and restorative process that can be done to extend the life of the wood floor before an expensive sanding; staining and re-coating would need done. 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
JUNE 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

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Do You Have A "Weak Link" In Your House Cleaning Business?
Steve Hanson
Do You Have A "Weak Link" In Your House Cleaning Business? Weak links in your house cleaning business not only cause dysfunction among your team, but also cost your company money. Sure, they may show up to work every day, but they may also be undermining your efforts at every turn. You know the ones -- they do just enough work to get by; other employees complain about the "slacker" on their team; they always seem to have a bad attitude. You know who they are... . . . keep reading

Member Profile: Anita Martinez
Jean Hanson
Member Profile: Anita Martinez Follow Anita as she launches her new business "Home Maid Housecleaning Services". Anita is currently concentrating on the legal aspect of setting up her company. As a member of MyHouseCleaningBiz.com she is learning from the forums, videos and document downloads. . . . keep reading

FREE WEBINAR: Automate Your System for Getting Testimonials and Online Reviews
FREE WEBINAR: Automate Your System for Getting Testimonials and Online Reviews Everyone wants more customers. But prospects are now searching for proof that your company is worthy of doing business with, which means they want to see what other customers are saying about your business. Register today to learn how you can: 1) Easily implement an automated system for getting customer feedback, 2)Minimize the chance for bad reviews, 3) Automatically push testimonials to your website, 4) Encourage happy customers to leave reviews across the Internet. . . . keep reading

Member Profile: Beth Powell
Jean Hanson
Member Profile: Beth Powell Beth Powell has an exciting future ahead of her with the debut of Powell's Nostalgic Cleaning Co. May 2015. Beth is utilizing a natural approach to some of her service solutions such as vinegar infused with essential aroma-therapeutic oil, pumice stone on hard stains and baking soda. . . . keep reading

What Makes Commercial Cleaning Different From Residential Cleaning?
Steve Hanson
What Makes Commercial Cleaning Different From Residential Cleaning? Many residential cleaning business owners want to expand into commercial cleaning but don't realize just how different it is from their core business. . . . keep reading

Create an Effective Referral System for Your Cleaning Business and Improve Your Bottom Line
Jean Hanson
We all know that there is nothing better in business than a customer referral. Creating an effective client referral system to gain new clients is fairly inexpensive and doesn't require a lot of your time. Here are some simple strategies for creating an effective referral system for your cleaning business and improving your bottom line. . . . keep reading

Tips for Identifying Wood Surfaces and Choosing the Right Wood Care Product
Steve Hanson
Tips for Identifying Wood Surfaces and Choosing the Right Wood Care Product Are you confused by all of the wood surfaces available for floors and furniture? Cleaning and taking care of those surfaces can be a confusing task. Just as there are dozens of wood types, there seems to be an equal number of polishes to match. The following tips for identifying wood surfaces and choosing the right wood care product will help you to recognize wood types and care methods and you will be able to provide an important service to your clients. . . . keep reading

Member Profile: Sara McCoy
Jean Hanson
Member Profile: Sara McCoy Sara McCoy is a self-made business entrepreneur. By sharing her talents with the public she built a busy company to manage, Magic Maids of Tulsa. Her passion for cleaning grew from herself to a group of 6 employees. Sara's aggressive goal for the future is to grow her company to 100 employees. . . . keep reading

Episode 95: Are You Hiring or Recruiting Your Cleaning Technicians?
Jean Hanson
Episode 95: Are You Hiring or Recruiting Your Cleaning Technicians? |image1|Are You Hiring "Warm Bodies" Instead of Cleaning Technicians? We know we should take our time to find the right people, but sometimes our growth is out-pacing our ability to find and retain employees. . . . keep reading

What Is Employee Turnover Costing Your House Cleaning Business?
Jean Hanson
What Is Employee Turnover Costing Your House Cleaning Business? Think you don't need to worry about employee turnover? Think again! Whether you have 2 employees or 30+ employees; high turnover can quickly eat up your profits. So what is employee turnover costing your house cleaning business? . . . keep reading

Episode 94: Don't Do This When Using Social Media To Recruit Cleaning Technicians.
Jean Hanson
Episode 94: Don't Do This When Using Social Media To Recruit Cleaning Technicians. Are you using social media sites or other online sites to recruit new employees? Many are making a big mistake when using social media sites for making hiring decisions. . . . keep reading

Member Profile: MacJames Flynn
Jean Hanson - April 06, 2015
Member Profile: MacJames Flynn MacJames Flynn opened Ella's House Cleaning in 2015. With his entrepreneurial mindset he has taken a spin on the traditional residential cleaning and has added light landscaping to the company's services as well. . . . keep reading

The Coming Storm: A marketing tsunami approaches cleaners
The Coming Storm: A marketing tsunami approaches cleaners If you are sitting comfortably under the umbrella of your marketing plan with your toes in the sand, beware: A tidal wave of change is coming. Social review sites form this approaching tsunami. They threaten established cleaning companies and provide opportunities for startups to rocket to the top ranking positions. Consumers are shifting to social review sites for help in choosing service companies. Yelp, Google+ and Angie's List have already staked their claims as the leaders in this new world of marketing. . . . keep reading

Back Pack Vacuums: Designed for Safety and Ergonomics
Steve Hanson
Today's back pack vacuums are designed for safety and Ergonomics. Back pack vacuums have greatly increased worker productivity in the cleaning industry. Not only do they increase productivity, they contribute to safety as well. Ergonomics involves making workers comfortable and safe while they work, and most back pack manufacturers are making their vacuums with that in mind. . . . keep reading

Member Profile: Arlene Smith
Jean Hanson
Member Profile: Arlene Smith Arlene Smith, owner of Redlands Cleaning, began her business in 2013. Her love of cleaning inspired her, along with a family of history in the industry. The journey has been a challenge but she is very optimistic that she'll meet her goals in growing her business. . . . keep reading

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