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! Cleaning to Perfection - Ceramic Tile Training Program (PDF Download) DEAL OF THE WEEK! Cleaning to Perfection - Ceramic Tile Training Program (PDF Download)
Ceramic tile is one of the most common floor surfaces used in buildings today. It is durable and long-lasting, and after the floor is sealed with a penetrating sealer it needs little maintenance. But over time, tile and grout can become dirty and impregnated with soil. This training program walks you through maintenance procedures, step-by-step and gives you the tools you need to make your floors look great. 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
JULY 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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Member Profile: Terri Stewart
Jean Hanson
Member Profile: Terri Stewart Terri Stewart skills for cleaning independently lead her to launching her own LLC The Domestic Engineer in 2009. Now with a team of 12 she has strong goals of multiple locations with in the next year. . . . keep reading

Who Is Responsible For Sales In Your Home Cleaning Company?
Jean Hanson
Who Is Responsible For Sales In Your Home Cleaning Company? If you asked an employee at your company what they do they'd probably say something like, "I clean homes", or "I do the bookkeeping", or "I answer the phones." So how do you get your employees to recognize sales opportunities that are right under their noses every day? This article explains a few tips on how to get it done. . . . keep reading

Reduce Workplace Health and Safety Risks: Improve Your Cleaning Methods
Jean Hanson
Reduce Workplace Health and Safety Risks: Improve Your Cleaning Methods Cleaning technicians are exposed to a variety of conditions that can be detrimental to their health and well being. The cleaning technician's daily activities and surroundings expose them to both environmental and physical risks. These risks can be unhealthy air quality in the customer's residence, outdated and poorly designed tools and equipment, chemical hazards, wet and slippery surfaces, and physically demanding activities to name just a few. . . . keep reading

Member Profile: Pam Clyde
Jean Hanson
Member Profile: Pam Clyde Pam Clyde started her company BritLin in 2007. Her company offers a unique approach; they offer cleaning services as well as decorating and professional organizing, including photo management and unpacking services. . . . keep reading

Member Profile: Dixie Crutchfield
Jean Hanson
Member Profile: Dixie Crutchfield Dixie Crutchfield started New Day Cleaning Service in 2011. With her husband as her partner they have goals to reach in 2, 5 and 10 years that will eventually bring them to managing a team. . . . keep reading

How To Deal With Cleaning Technicians That Take A Lot Of Days Off
Jean Hanson
How To Deal With Cleaning Technicians That Take A Lot Of Days Off As cleaning business owners we have high expectations for our employees, and one of those expectations is that they'll show up to work when they're scheduled. But how do you deal with cleaning technicians that take a lot of days off? . . . keep reading

Should You Use Your Residential Customer's Cleaning Products, Supplies and Equipment?
Steve Hanson
Should You Use Your Residential Customer's Cleaning Products, Supplies and Equipment? Should I provide my own cleaning products, supplies, and equipment or should I use my customer's? This is a question often asked by residential cleaning company owners. Professional residential cleaning companies will provided, in most cases, their own cleaning products, supplies and equipment when cleaning their customer's residence. . . . keep reading

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

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