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

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
FEBRUARY 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

EBOOK: Learn to Clean Any Surface EBOOK: Learn to Clean Any Surface
This 74 page ebook contains surface identification and cleaning strategies, and is FREE for members of MyHouseCleaningBiz.com. Use this ebook to train your employees so they don't inadvertently ruin a surface in your clients' home or office. The more they know about surfaces and the chemicals used to clean those surfaces, the less likely they'll be to cause problems for you down the road. After studying the content of this ebook, visit the "How to Clean Any Surface" section of the Member Discussion Forum. Here we've added the specific procedures for cleaning surfaces. keep reading

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Member Profile: Paul Fried
Jean Hanson
Member Profile: Paul Fried Maid in Hoboken, LLC founded by Paul Fried who saw a void in the market place for Residential and Commercial Cleaning Carpet Cleaning Air Duct and Dryer Vent Cleaning. . . . keep reading

Member Profile: Gamaliel Walker
Jean Hanson
Member Profile: Gamaliel Walker Gamaliel Walker owner of Go Green All Natural Maid Service LLC uses a fresh and natural approach to residential and commercial cleaning. The company's direction to go with All Natural products was founded on a first hand experience with harsh chemicals. . . . keep reading

Recruit and Hire the Right People for Your Cleaning Business
Jean Hanson
Recruit and Hire the Right People for Your Cleaning Business Cleaning business owners are struggling to recruit and hire the right people for their business. But it doesn't have to be so hard. This article offers several strategies for recruiting, improving your hiring practices and protecting yourself as an employer. . . . keep reading

Is Your Home Cleaning Company Preventing The Spread Of Germs?
Jean Hanson
Is Your Home Cleaning Company Preventing The Spread Of Germs? Preventing the spread of germs in your customers' home begins with correct disinfecting techniques and providing your cleaning technicians the appropriate tools and chemicals. This article provides you the information you need to keep your customers home healthy and germ free. . . . keep reading

Get Your Cleaning Business Found Using Google My Business
Jean Hanson
Google is continually making changes to its algorithms for search results, as well as making changes to Google Places. But some things they look for remain constant, so following are tips for optimizing your Google My Business listing. . . . keep reading

Member Profile: Allison Freeman
Jean Hanson
Member Profile: Allison Freeman After spending time as an employee of a cleaning service Allison Freeman started her own business - Detail Cleaning in March of 2015. Her specialties include Residential and Commercial Cleaning, Window Cleaning Reno/Construction Clean-Up Carpet and Upholstery Cleaning. . . . keep reading

Member Profile: Jaqlyn Joyce
Jean Hanson
Member Profile: Jaqlyn Joyce Jaqlyn Joyce owner and operator of C & D Cleaning has set an aggressive set of goals to achieve for her cleaning business. In 2 yrs having an actual building for her company with more employees, 5yrs having 40+ regular customers and 10 yrs branching out to other cities, and states. . . . keep reading

The Price You Pay For Under Pricing Your Residential Cleaning Services
Jean Hanson
The Price You Pay For Under Pricing Your Residential Cleaning Services Many residential cleaning business owners are under pricing their cleaning services and it's not just the people getting started in the cleaning industry. In this article find out why you're under-pricing your services and how to implement a price increase so all your clients don't jump ship. . . . keep reading

Are You Following the FLSA Guidelines for Employee Uniforms?
Jean Hanson
Are You Following the FLSA Guidelines for Employee Uniforms? Your employees come in contact with your customers and prospects. Having a professional looking uniform will go a long way in how they perceive your company and the image you are trying to convey. But providing uniforms can be quite an expense for any size cleaning company, so many employers will pass the expense along to the employee. . . . keep reading

8 Tips Cleaning Business Owners Can Learn From Successful Businesses - Part II
Jean Hanson
8 Tips Cleaning Business Owners Can Learn From Successful Businesses - Part II To grow a thriving house cleaning business, learn from businesses that have come before you. There are many lessons to learn from their successes. . . . keep reading

8 Tips Cleaning Business Owners Can Learn From Successful Businesses - Part I
Jean Hanson
8 Tips Cleaning Business Owners Can Learn From Successful Businesses - Part I As the owner of a commercial cleaning company, you want to create a profitable business. To accomplish that, let us take a look at eight things we can learn from businesses who have worked hard for success. . . . keep reading

Member Profile: Pete MacLean
Jean Hanson
Member Profile: Pete MacLean Pete MacLean has a commercial cleaning business, and decided to start a residential division in Oct 2015. Clean Choice Professional Home Cleaners provides basic house cleaning plus windows, floors and pressure washing. . . . keep reading

Improve Cleaning Technician Performance with More Effective Performance Reviews
Steve Hanson
Improve Cleaning Technician Performance with More Effective Performance Reviews You will be taking unnecessary chances at retaining poor performing employees by not conducting performance reviews. After all, how do you expect your employees to know how they're doing and how to improve? It's also a good opportunity to provide positive feedback, which is important for employee morale. Most employers dread doing them, but when completed correctly, it can fix or prevent small problems from becoming big ones. . . . keep reading

What's In Your Carpet Spotting Kit?
Steve Hanson
What's In Your Carpet Spotting Kit? Your clients have invested a lot of money into their carpets and it's up to you as a professional cleaner to keep their investment looking new. Providing the proper carpet care and spot cleaning techniques will keep your clients carpets looking great for many years to come. Here's what you should have in your spotting kit. . . . keep reading

Facts Tell, But Emotions Sell Home Cleaning Services
Jean Hanson
Facts Tell, But Emotions Sell Home Cleaning Services When marketing your home cleaning service, it doesn't matter if you're talking to someone at a networking event, writing copy for your website, writing an ad for a postcard, or creating a marketing brochure, it's important to remember that telling people the "facts" about your business will NOT convince them to buy! Emotions sell! . . . keep reading

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