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! OSHA and GHS Compliant Safety Training for Cleaning Companies(PDF) DEAL OF THE WEEK! OSHA and GHS Compliant Safety Training for Cleaning Companies(PDF)
The Safety Training for Residential Cleaners Program (PDF Download) will provide you with all of the information you need to properly train your employees. This training program is OSHA and GHS Compliant, and meets CIMS Certification Standards. 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
SEPTEMBER 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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8 Steps to Get the Most from Your Home Cleaning Technicians
Jean Hanson
8 Steps to Get the Most from Your Home Cleaning Technicians In order to have a profitable home cleaning business, you need productive cleaning technicians. The quality of your business comes not simply from the quality of your vision, but from the quality of your employees. Inspire their best work with these eight steps. . . . keep reading

The 5 Leadership Traits of a Successful Residential Cleaning Business Owner
Jean Hanson
The 5 Leadership Traits of a Successful Residential Cleaning Business Owner As a residential cleaning business owner, you rely heavily on your cleaning technicians. Without them you wouldn't have a business, let alone one that is prosperous. Because we rely heavily on our employees, it is vital that we as business owners provide quality leadership. To successfully operate a residential cleaning business, good leadership is needed. Here are 5 important traits every owner should strive to develop. . . . keep reading

Episode 99: Busy in your Cleaning Business? Doesn't Mean You're Making Progress
Jean Hanson
Episode 99: Busy in your Cleaning Business? Doesn't Mean You're Making Progress Just because you're super busy in your cleaning business, doesn't mean you're making progress or growing your business. Find out why. . . . keep reading

Identifying Employee Performance Problems
Jean Hanson
Identifying Employee Performance Problems As a cleaning business owner you'll encounter all sorts of employee performance problems. In order to correct the situation, you need to identify the problem come up with the fix. This article gives the 5 most common factors we have found that cause performance problems and what you can do to fix them. . . . keep reading

Poor Communication With Cleaning Employees Costs Money, Time, Reputation And More
Steve Hanson
Poor Communication With Cleaning Employees Costs Money, Time, Reputation And More Managing cleaning technicians is one of the biggest challenges we have as cleaning business owners. If you have poor communication with your employees, it's going to cost you time, money, possibly your company reputation and more . . . keep reading

Episode 98: Look For These 5 Skills When Hiring Cleaning Technicians
Jean Hanson
Episode 98: Look For These 5 Skills When Hiring Cleaning Technicians Finding good cleaning technicians is a huge challenge for cleaning business owners these days. Good, hard-working people are in short supply. But sometimes it's our own fault that we've hired "warm bodies" instead of people we can groom into great employees. . . . keep reading

Interview with CEO of ZenMaid Software
Steve Hanson
Interview with CEO of ZenMaid Software This is an interview with Amar Ghose CEO of ZenMaid software. ZenMaid is an easy to use, affordable, cleaning business software. When you have the right software, it makes managing your residential cleaning business so much easier. . . . keep reading

Member Profile: Terri Stewart
Jean Hanson
Member Profile: Terri Stewart Terri Stewart's 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 within 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

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