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InspectaHome Mobile App for Residential Cleaning InspectionsInspectaHome 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 PlayClean 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 CleanersDVD: 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! DVD: Safety Training for Residential CleanersDEAL OF THE WEEK! DVD: Safety Training for Residential Cleaners
EMPLOYERS: Have you trained your employees on the new GHS label elements and safety data sheet (SDS) yet? If not, you've missed the deadline! The Safety Training DVD for Residential Cleaners is OSHA and GHS Compliant, and it meets CIMS Certification Requirements. . . . keep reading

Ebook: Managing Unacceptable Employee Behavior In Your Cleaning BusinessEbook: 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 CompaniesNEWSLETTERS for Residential Cleaning Companies
JANUARY 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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Episode 88: Are You Ready For That Large Cleaning Account?
Jean Hanson
Episode 88: Are You Ready For That Large Cleaning Account? Many cleaning business owners call us for advice because they have an opportunity to take on a large cleaning account -- one that is much larger than they're used to. In this video, Jean Hanson and Sharon Cowan discuss the pitfalls of taking on that first large cleaning account and what to be prepared for. Our guest for today's episode is Sharon Cowan, CBSE. . . . keep reading
Cleaning Business Customer Service: Delivering the WOW Factor
Jean Hanson
Cleaning Business Customer Service: Delivering the WOW Factor When it comes to providing customer service in your cleaning business, you want to stand above your competition by giving your clients the WOW factor. There is no excuse for poor customer service, and when you go above and beyond their expectations, you are able to cement your relationship with that customer. Here are the 5 factors that need to be present if you want to WOW your customers. . . . keep reading
Episode 87: Cleaning Business Owners: Protect Yourself from Time Stealers
Jean Hanson
Episode 87: Cleaning Business Owners: Protect Yourself from Time Stealers At seminars inevitably, we see several business owners texting and talking to clients, putting out fires that are going on at their business, and walking out of seminars to take a phone call. If you don't train people how to function in your absence, you allow them to distract you from what you need to accomplish during convention week. In this video, learn how to protect yourself from "time stealers". Our guest for today's episode is Sharon Cowan, CBSE . . . keep reading
Member Profile: Grace Grimaldi
Jean Hanson
Member Profile: Grace Grimaldi Grace Grimaldi started Bee Team Cleaning in 2013. As the wife of retired military personnel she finally was able to lay down some roots and create a growing business. Grace's goals are strong and exciting for the years ahead. "I am in this business for the long haul and would like to see a lot of growth overall in the next 2-10 years!" . . . keep reading
Video: Basic Bookkeeping Principles for Cleaning Companies
Jean Hanson
Video: Basic Bookkeeping Principles for Cleaning Companies This video will give you the knowledge you need to understand basic bookkeeping principles for your cleaning company. If you want your company to succeed, you will have to understand financial management. Understanding the basic bookkeeping principles and applying these principles daily will be a big part in the success and longevity of your cleaning company. . . . keep reading
The Great Debate: Cleaning vs Hygiene
Jean Hanson
The Great Debate: Cleaning vs Hygiene Did you know that 80% of all common infections are spread through the environment? This means that cold and flu viruses are found in the air, water, food and fomites. What are fomites? They are inanimate objects like desktops, doorknobs, keys, remote controls, and toilet seats, which are involved in disease transmission. . . . keep reading
Member Profile: Shelly Ruthven
Jean Hanson
Member Profile: Shelly Ruthven Shelly Ruthven started out by cleaning a friends house. After years of positive feedback and word of mouth she decided to start Jani-Clean Janitorial Services. Shelly knows first hand it is hard work to be successful and her goal is to move into full time management of a complete staff. . . . keep reading
Member Profile: Shantel Gadsden
Jean Hanson
Member Profile: Shantel Gadsden Shantel Gadsden has a strong background in Executive Management which helped her start Pink Verbena Domestics in August of 2014. The company offers residential and commercial services, as well as a number of other home services in non-medical care giving and personal concierge services. . . . keep reading
Member Profile: Debbie Shreenan
Jean Hanson
Member Profile: Debbie Shreenan Debbie Shreenan started Happy HomeCleaners, LLC in 1996 when her children were young. Over the years her company has grown to a positive yet manageable group size. Her future goal is to expand to new facility with new company vehicles and possibly turn into a franchise. . . . keep reading
How to Choose The Right Dusting Tools For Your Cleaning Company
Steve Hanson
How to Choose The Right Dusting Tools For Your Cleaning Company Dusting is a time-consuming task required in any type of facility or residence. So how do you choose the right dusting tool for your cleaning company? Not all dusting equipment is created equal. As with any purchase you make, you get what you pay for. Skimping on your dusting supplies may save you money on your initial purchase, but in the long run you may spend more in labor costs and by having to replace cheaper products more often. . . . keep reading
Post Construction Cleaning Calculator for Residential Cleaning Companies
Post Construction Cleaning Calculator for Residential Cleaning Companies Use this calculator for pricing one, two and three phase post construction cleaning jobs on residential properties. You can estimate your time by entering your production rate and/or hours per cleaning. Enter both for a side-by-side comparison. Complete the calculations by entering your employment costs and expenses in order to determine how profitable the job will be. . . . keep reading
Video: Production Rates Tracking for Residential Cleaning Companies
Jean Hanson
Video: Production Rates Tracking for Residential Cleaning Companies This is a spreadsheet called "Product Rates Tracking", which can be used by residential cleaning companies to track production rates by home. Simply enter the client name, square footage and the time it takes to clean, and the spreadsheet will calculate your production rate (how many square feet can be cleaned in an hour). There is also a tab for tracking tasks for employees. Simply time up to 3 employees on each task to get the average time it takes for that particular task. . . . keep reading
Member Profile: Rebecca Huffman
Jean Hanson
Member Profile: Rebecca Huffman Rebecca Huffman and Shining Brite Maids LLC partners with the local domestic violence centers to donate a portion of their profits. In addition the Shining Brite Maids provides employment opportunities to women who have successfully gone through the centers program and are ready for gainful and meaningful employment. "We want to help get these women back out in the work force, creating a life for them and their children." . . . keep reading
Episode 86: The Networking Vortex -- The Secret to Successful Networking
Jean Hanson
Episode 86: The Networking Vortex -- The Secret to Successful Networking Networking can be stressful for even the most savvy networkers. We'd like to let you in on a few easy tactics you can use to make networking more fun; including how to use the Networking Vortex at your next networking event. Our guest for this episode is Teresa Thomas, Director of WIN (Women in Networking), in Minneapolis, MN. . . . keep reading
Video: Bonnit Brush - Improved Cleaning with Brush and Bonnet Combination
Jean Hanson
Video: Bonnit Brush - Improved Cleaning with Brush and Bonnet Combination Bonnit Brush is a new and improved cleaning system that combines the brushes and synthetic bonnets. Cleaning business owners are always looking for better and more efficient tools to use to increase their profit. In this interview Steve Hanson Co-founder of The Janitorial Store and MyHouseCleaningBiz.com interviews Gary Borofsky, founder and inventor of bonnit brush and mop, along with his brother David Borofsky, a manufacturing expert. Learn more about their products: bonnit brush, brush and mop, grit strip and the bonnit bug spotting tool. This 30 minute interview is loaded with product information and photos explaining each tool. . . . keep reading
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