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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! Wood Floor Training Program (PDF Download)DEAL OF THE WEEK! Wood Floor Training Program (PDF Download)
An increased interest in wood floors for both residential and commercial locations has generated a growing market for those who wish to provide maintenance service on wood flooring. Whether the floor is a solid, engineered or parquet wood floor they all need maintenance at some point. This 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 recoating would need done. . . . 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
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

How To Sell Your Cleaning Business
Renee O’Brien & Sharon L. Cowan
How To Sell Your Cleaning Business A comprehensive guide on how to sell your cleaning business developed by industry experts Renee O'Brien of SharpChip Consulting and Sharon L. Cowan, CBSE of Cleaning Business Consulting Group. This How-To Guide answers tough questions like: - How to Sell Your Cleaning Business for Big Bucks! . . . keep reading
Referral Engine Pro Self-Study
Jean Hanson
Referral Engine Pro Self-Study Referral Engine Pro is a self-study course that includes unlimited access to an online portal that offers practical techniques for harnessing the power of referrals to ensure a steady flow of new customers. There are 4 lessons and each lesson includes 1) A video overview, 2) PDF version of the slides, 3)Video transcript, 4) Action steps, 5) Supplemental content . . . keep reading
Member Profile: Sharon Trainor
Jean Hanson
Member Profile: Sharon Trainor Sharon Trainor is the owner of Clean Homes by Sharon - A Residential Cleaning Services. Starting her own business for her and her daughter is a fantastic goal for their future. To secure her plan Sharon will strive to grow her business rapidly and manage a team of employee's. . . . keep reading
Episode 78: "Do Your Cleaning Technicians Feel Like 'Fish Out Of Water' Due To Your Lack Of Training?"
Jean Hanson
Episode 78: "Do Your Cleaning Technicians Feel Like 'Fish Out Of Water' Due To Your Lack Of Training?" Many cleaning technicians often feel like a fish out of water due to a lack of training. Some cleaning business owners simply have the employee follow them around showing them what to do, or worse yet, have them follow around another employee that isn't "trained" to train another employee. If this sounds familiar, watch the video to find out what to do about it. . . . keep reading
Member Profile: Stephanie Motter
Jean Hanson
Member Profile: Stephanie Motter Stephanie Motter is the owner of A Meticulous Matter, LLC. She recently started her business and they offer a variety of cleaning options. Stephanie enjoys being able to work while also raising her family and attending college. She is excited about the word of mouth growth her business has received already. . . . keep reading
Cleaning and Erasing Stains with Melamine Foam Sponges (A.K.A. Magic Erasers)
Jean Hanson
Cleaning and Erasing Stains with Melamine Foam Sponges (A.K.A. Magic Erasers) Years ago it was discovered that melamine foam could be used as an effective abrasive cleaner. The open cell foam is micro porous and its polymeric substance is very hard, meaning its inner fibers are very thin, so it works like extremely fine sandpaper. The Mr. Clean Magic Eraser that we are all familiar with was first introduced in 2002 by Proctor & Gamble and quickly became a popular household cleaning product. . . . keep reading
What To Do When You Lose A Home Cleaning Client Because Of Poor Performance
Jean Hanson
What To Do When You Lose A Home Cleaning Client Because Of Poor Performance All home cleaning businesses lose clients for various reasons. In many cases it has nothing to do with your performance -- they could have lost their job or they could be relocating out of your service area. But if you lose the client because of poor performance, then you need to figure out what went wrong and how to prevent the same thing from happening with other clients. . . . keep reading
Teleforum: What to Prepare for When Buying or Selling a Cleaning Company
Jean Hanson
Teleforum: What to Prepare for When Buying or Selling a Cleaning Company Join Co-founders Steve and Jean Hanson, and their guests Sharon Cowan, CBSE and Dick Ollek, CBSE. The Hansons have sold two cleaning companies; Cowan and Ollek have both bought and sold cleaning companies, so you'll be getting first-hand information on what to watch for. . . . keep reading
Are You Leveraging Your Unique Difference When Marketing Your Cleaning Business?
Jean Hanson
Are You Leveraging Your Unique Difference When Marketing Your Cleaning Business? Most people I talk to understand the concept of differentiating their cleaning business from the competition, yet few actually leverage this difference when marketing their business. They continue to say the same things everyone else says, like "we provide quality cleaning" or "we offer the best customer service." . . . keep reading
Episode 76: "Are You Giving Up On Your Cleaning Business Right Before The Floodgates Open? "
Jean Hanson
Episode 76: "Are You Giving Up On Your Cleaning Business Right Before The Floodgates Open? " It happens a lot. People start a cleaning business and get frustrated after a couple months because they're not getting clients. But if they're actively networking and marketing their cleaning business, they just might be giving up right before the floodgates are about to open. Watch to see what I mean. . . . keep reading
Cleaning Business Owners: Learning To Manage Stress
Jean Hanson
Cleaning Business Owners: Learning To Manage Stress There's no doubt about it -- owning a business is stressful, and owners of cleaning businesses have their own set of stress factors. A little stress isn't a bad thing; in fact, it can sharpen your senses and productivity. But too much stress can be harmful to your health. . . . keep reading
Benefits and Drawbacks of Encapsulation and Hot Water Extraction Cleaning Methods
Mike Gosson
Benefits and Drawbacks of Encapsulation and Hot Water Extraction Cleaning Methods This table compares encapsulation and hot water extraction - as each method relates to carpet care. . . . keep reading
Member Profile: Nancy & Stacey Bonner
Jean Hanson
Member Profile: Nancy & Stacey Bonner Nancy and Stacey are the owners of M & D cleaning Service. Residential service and some small office cleaning , as well as carpet cleaning, curtain steaming, bed making, full spring and fall cleaning and some organizing. . . . keep reading
New Form: Training Program / Instructor Evaluation
New Form: Training Program / Instructor Evaluation This is a form trainees can use to evaluate their instructor. It's important to ensure you, your supervisors and/or trainers are doing a good job training your cleaning technicians. And the best place to get feedback on this is from the trainees themselves. This is a one-page evaluation form to give trainees after they've gone through training. . . . keep reading
Member Profile: Donnie Halbgewachs
Jean Hanson
Member Profile: Donnie Halbgewachs Donnie Halbgewachs is the owner of Smart Services-Home and Business. They specialize in Commercial and Residential Cleaning, Handyman Services, and Junk Removal. . . . keep reading
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