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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
Meet-Greet-Eat and Win at the ISSA Trade Show!
Meet-Greet-Eat and Win at the ISSA Trade Show! The ISSA Convention and Trade Show will be here before you know it! And for those of you attending, we want to meet you in person so we've rented a Meeting Hub right on the Trade Show floor! Join us Wednesday, November 5th from 2pm - 4pm at The Janitorial Store's "Meet & Greet" Meeting Hub! Steve and Jean Hanson, Co-Founders of The Janitorial Store and MyHouseCleaningBiz.com will be there. And Sharon Cowan, CBSE and founder of Cleaning Business Consulting Group will be there too! We will provide refreshments and prizes -- you just need to show up! Learn how by clicking here. . . . keep reading
Episode 86: The Networking Vortex -- The Secret to Successful Networking
Jean Hanson
Episode 86: The Networking Vortex -- The Secret to Successful Networking |tease start| |tease end|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 . . . keep reading
7 Tips for Retaining Home Cleaning Technicians
Jean Hanson
Due to the nature of the house cleaning business, retaining cleaning technicians is tough. Your good employees may be lured away by competitors or leave to take a job in another field that pays more. So how do you keep your good cleaning technicians? This article shares 7 tips on retaining good employees working for your home cleaning company. . . . keep reading
Episode 85: How to Deal With Difficult Situations in Your Cleaning Business
Jean Hanson
Episode 85:  How to Deal With Difficult Situations in Your Cleaning Business As a cleaning business owner you have to deal with difficult situations on a regular basis. Whether it's figuring out how to make an angry customer happy without giving away the farm, or mediating between employees that just can't seem to get along. In this video, "Message Maven" Melissa De Lay helps make the process easier by giving you verbiage you can use and simple strategy changes that can help turn a bad situation into a positive result for all. . . . keep reading
Episode 84: Take "WE" Out Of Your Vocabulary If You Want To Close More Sales In Your Cleaning Company
Jean Hanson
Episode 84: Take "WE" Out Of Your Vocabulary If You Want To Close More Sales In Your Cleaning Company Did you know that "WE" is for selling and "YOU" is for buying? Think about the last time you talked to a cleaning prospect. Did some of your sentences start with; "We do this..." and "We do that..."? When you're talking with prospects, how many times do you think you use the word "WE"? I'm willing to bet more times than you think. In this video I'll share an example for getting rid of "WE" and "I" in your vocabulary and close more sales in your cleaning company. . . . keep reading
Production Rates Tracking Spreadsheet
Production Rates Tracking Spreadsheet This spreadsheet allows you to track and calculate each home's production rate. It also has tabs for tracking task times for up to 3 employees. This will give you a better idea of how long each task takes for your company. . . . keep reading
Cleaning Technician Injuries: Causes and Symptoms
Jean Hanson
Cleaning Technician Injuries: Causes and Symptoms Cleaning technician injuries are a common occurrence in our industry. It's important that we understand the causes and symptoms of injuries so we can make sure that as business owners, we're providing a safe and healthy work environment. . . . keep reading
Episode 83: Disciplining Employees of Cleaning Companies
Jean Hanson
Episode 83: Disciplining Employees of Cleaning Companies Many cleaning company owners and supervisors have never received any formal training on how to discipline employees. In this video, Jean Hanson and Dick Ollek, CBSE, discuss several best practices when it comes to dealing with discipline issues. If you don't follow these recommended practices, you'll likely find your self frustrated and possibly in hot water if you don't pay attention to the legal side of discipline. . . . keep reading
Member Profile: Deborah Crowley
Jean Hanson
Member Profile:  Deborah Crowley Deborah Crowley owns and operates Exclusive Cleaning Services. Although Deborah opened her business in 2013 she it not new to the Ownership of a Cleaning Business. In the past she co-owned one and decided it was time to open her own. Her goals include making her company a household name! . . . keep reading
Episode 82: Price Versus Cost: There IS a Difference When it Comes to Selling Cleaning Services
Jean Hanson
Episode 82: Price Versus Cost: There IS a Difference When it Comes to Selling Cleaning Services These days cleaning prospects tend to focus on the price of your cleaning service over everything else because they want the best deal to stay within their budget, while still getting a quality service. But it's your job to help them realize they should be thinking about COST, not PRICE - there IS a difference. . . . keep reading
Member Profile: Tracey Thoren
Jean Hanson
Member Profile:  Tracey Thoren Tracey Thoren started Mystic Cleaning Services, Inc. in 2011. She started her business with her sister and mother to accommodate a much-needed flexible schedule for their families. Their company offers Residential, Commercial, Real Estate (move in/move out) and after construction cleanings. Plans to grow the company and branch into organizing is soon. . . . keep reading
How to Improve Cleaning Quality With Home Inspections
Jean Hanson
How to Improve Cleaning Quality With Home Inspections Providing your clients quality cleaning and meeting their cleaning needs and specifications is the foundation of any successful, customer-centered residential cleaning company. Performing home inspections is an important part of the company's quality assurance program since it is what helps an organization achieve its quality objectives; to assure clients that it is positioned to deliver quality services on a regular basis. Home inspections provide the necessary feedback in order to measure the cleaning services being provided to that client. . . . keep reading
Episode 81: Cleaning Business Owners: If You Want It Done Right, Do It Yourself
Jean Hanson
Episode 81: Cleaning Business Owners: If You Want It Done Right, Do It
Yourself If you want it done right, do it yourself. I'm sure you've said this to yourself a few times; I know I have. And you know what? You're probably right! No one can run your business as well as you. No one will put the same amount of time and energy into your business as you do, and no one has the passion for the business that you have. Of course not, it's your business! . . . keep reading
Member Profile: Tameka Thompson
Jean Hanson
Member Profile: Tameka Thompson Tameka Thompson started Abracadabra Cleaning Services in 2014. Her company focuses on a Cleaning Services to Real Estate agents who need their vacant homes cleaned. Temeka would like to expand her cliental to include local property management companies. . . . keep reading
Why You Should Be Concerned About Ergonomics In Your House Cleaning Business
Jean Hanson
Why You Should Be Concerned About Ergonomics In Your House Cleaning Business Have you ever given any thought to whether the equipment you buy for your employees to use is designed for their comfort? Most of us are too concerned about what the product costs rather than its ergonomic value. But buying products and equipment that are designed with ergonomics in mind can prevent injuries and help your employees perform their routine tasks better and more efficiently. . . . keep reading
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