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Are you ready to take control of your future and start a residential cleaning business? 

You've just found THE place for people who are pursuing their dreams of starting and running a successful house cleaning business or maid service. Our goal is to help you from start-up to success! offers a wealth of information you need in one place to help get your business off the ground and help it thrive. Find hundreds of forms, information-packed eBooks, how-to articles, bidding calculators, active discussion groups, audio interviews with experts and more!

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" has been one of the factors for our success. Not only do we receive thousands of dollars worth of valuable education, but we have access to an entire library full of time saving forms. We are eternally grateful for the value we receive from the Hansons. We also appreciate the commitment they have made to the industry." Larado Bulkley

"Every day, sometimes twice a day, I open your website and I'm always finding detailed information I can use in my business. I have belonged to several organizations and had to travel hundreds of miles to seminars at the cost of several hundred dollars and come away empty-handed with ill prepared instructors, yet here you are with all the information needed at my finger-tips. Thank you, once again Steve and Jean." Steve Pierce

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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! EBOOK and WEBINAR DOWNLOAD - Green Cleaning for Residential Cleaning CompaniesDEAL OF THE WEEK! EBOOK and WEBINAR DOWNLOAD - Green Cleaning for Residential Cleaning Companies
This Green Cleaning Manual for Residential Cleaning Companies (E-Book & Webinar) explains what green cleaning is, what you need to know about indoor air quality, the truth behind those green cleaning myths, and how to develop your own green cleaning program. There are a lot of steps when switching from traditional cleaning to a green cleaning program; and this manual walks you through the process of developing a green cleaning program specific to each home that you clean. . . . 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
APRIL 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


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
Member Profile: Hyacinth Smith
Jean Hanson
Member Profile: Hyacinth Smith Hyacinth Smith began her business H. Jenifer Smith Cleaning Consultant in 2013. The company Specializing in residential cleaning, detailed move-in/move out cleans. She started her business to fund the start of another business "Event Planning and Catering". Read about her success here.. . . . keep reading
Episode 93: Does More Money Equal More Motivated Cleaning Technicians?
Jean Hanson
Episode 93: Does More Money Equal More Motivated Cleaning Technicians? Everyone wants more money, and many cleaning business owners believe that money is the only motivation cleaning technicians need to be happy with their job. I mean, let's face it. I'm pretty sure most us have had employees quit because they could make 10 cents an hour more at another job. . . . keep reading
Video: What's Missing in Your Marketing?
Video: What's Missing in Your Marketing? Marketing is hard, isn't it? And it's not getting any easier as fast as things change. What worked just a few short years ago may not work today. If you're tired of struggling with marketing and spending money on hit-or-miss tactics that just don't seem to work, then I'd like to invite you to join us in this one-hour webinar. . . . keep reading
Episode 92: Toxic Cleaning Technicians: Are You Letting Them Bring Your Company Down?
Jean Hanson
Episode 92: Toxic Cleaning Technicians: Are You Letting Them Bring Your Company Down? If you've ever heard people referred to as toxic, then you know they're not the sort of people you want to be around. So why in the world would you let toxic cleaning technicians continue working in your company? . . . keep reading
Member Profile: Mariam Afrah
Jean Hanson
Member Profile: Mariam Afrah Mariam Afrah formed "MA Supreme Cleaning Service" in 2011. After being recommended by her one client to others, the demand of her services created a good foundation to begin her business. . . . keep reading
Do You Dread It When Your Cleaning Clients Call?
Jean Hanson
If you dread it when your cleaning clients call, then you must be getting more complaints than you'd like. Instead of getting frustrated, look at it as an opportunity to improve your service. . . . keep reading
Member Profile: Sandra Pantoja
Jean Hanson
Member Profile: Sandra Pantoja Sandra Pantoja has turned her cleaning skills into a business. In January of 2015 "Pantoja's Perfect Cleaning" is now open to Residential, and Commercial clients. Hear what Sandra's plans are to grow her newly formed company. . . . keep reading
Interview Questions to Avoid When Hiring Cleaning Company Employees
Jean Hanson
Interview Questions to Avoid When Hiring Cleaning Company Employees Interviewing job applicants for your cleaning business can be a tedious process if you want to find the best candidates. You want to "weed out" the less desirable ones, but this can often be a difficult process. Applicants want to portray themselves in the best possible light, so determining their merits can be a challenge. You may think to yourself that by asking the right questions, you can accomplish this. However, you need to be careful what questions you can ask and what questions to avoid. In these days of strict employment laws and potential legal consequences, it pays to know what questions you can and cannot ask. . . . keep reading
eBook: Price Increase Planning for Home Cleaning Clients
eBook: Price Increase Planning for Home Cleaning Clients In order for your cleaning business to succeed and continue to grow, it's imperative that you measure the profitability of ALL your cleaning clients. This measure of profitability is what will determine what steps you need to take (or not take) concerning clients that are below profitability margins. This Ebook will show you what you need to do to successfully initiate price increases for unprofitable clients. . . . keep reading
Member Profile: Dina Maccarone
Jean Hanson
Member Profile: Dina Maccarone Dina Maccarone has owned and operated D's cleaning Service for over 22 years. Her immediate goal is to engage in a management system to help her overcome a very real dilemma most companies experience. Read more about Dina journey to success. . . . keep reading
Episode 91: Overwhelmed by Your Cleaning Business? Work Your Way Out, Step-by-Step
Jean Hanson
Episode 91: Overwhelmed by Your Cleaning Business? Work Your Way Out, Step-by-Step Have you ever felt so overwhelmed with all the stuff you've got going on in your cleaning business that you feel like hanging it all up just to get a break? I'm sure we've all felt that way at some point. . . . keep reading
Member Profile: Jessie Powers
Jean Hanson
Member Profile: Jessie Powers Dina Maccarone started "More Than a Maid" September 2014. Her company offers a wide variety of customized services - House Cleaning & Housekeeping Services, Professional Home Organizing, Errand Services & Pet/House Sitting. To her surprise the business is quickly growing! . . . keep reading
Do You Have A Hard Time Competing Against "Trunk Slammers"?
Jean Hanson
Do You Have A Hard Time Competing Against "Trunk Slammers"? In the residential cleaning industry most of us have heard of non-legitimate services nick-named "trunk slammers". We are talking about those that do not go through the proper legal channels to set up their businesses. They probably didn't register for a business license and don't have any liability insurance, or any other type of insurance for that matter. Yet they hang their shingle with the rest of us and market to our clients and potential clients. The fact is, they will always be there so you need to learn how to deal with them. So what can you do as a legal, licensed and insured cleaning professional? . . . keep reading
How to Clean Air Vents in Your Clients' Homes and Offices
Steve Hanson
How to Clean Air Vents in Your Clients' Homes and Offices Let's face it, dust gets everywhere. Whether it is at home, in the office, or public places, dust is a fact of life. Frankly, most people don't notice dust until it collects on a surface. No home or building is impervious to dust, as it is composed of the very ordinary common substances that surround us on a daily basis. One area where you will find an accumulation of dust is on the air vents, registers, grates, and diffusers in homes and offices. This article explains how to clean air vents. . . . keep reading
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