10 Reasons to Have a Residential Cleaning Service

 Did you have people look at you like you were crazy when you mentioned wanting or starting a cleaning business?

 

I know I did.

 

Some spoke from their own personal fears of taking risks, others to be quite honest probably didn’t see cleaning services as an essential service...

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Must Have Services/Apps I use for my Cleaning Business 

Every cleaning business need to have an organized system and operation. That's where these powerful tools and services are needed to be more efficient and ready to serve more clients and manage your employees.

 

Here are the essential services and apps you should have in your cleaning...

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What to Charge?! (Taking up the challenge of pricing residential cleanings)

finances home estimates Sep 22, 2021

“I paid my last cleaner $80”

 

A prospective client told me who did not like my $150 home estimate after the initial walk-thru. This was back in 2014… but here we are in 2021 and what I price then is even different from now.

 

So, how do you know how to price a home?...

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Interview Questions for Your Business

Uncategorized Sep 10, 2021

 

Helpful interview questions to gauge whether an applicant is the one you are looking for.

 

1. Why do you want this job?

 

It’s helpful to know if the motivation is more about money, change of career, change of hours, flexibility etc.

 

2. Tell me what you are most...

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Contractors vs. Employees

Uncategorized Aug 25, 2021

Two very common questions I get asked are what is the difference between the two, and which one is better? I will break down the Pros and Cons below. 

 

Employees vs. Subcontractors. 

 

Subcontractors:

Choose their own hours

Choose their own prices

Choose their work...

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Home Estimates

Uncategorized Aug 11, 2021

What to Bring to a Home Estimate 

 
I thoroughly enjoy home estimates. It is an opportunity to meet new families in our community but also an opportunity to add value to a potential client’s life by giving them back more time and less stress so they can be present with their...

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How to Learn from Failure

business lessons succes Jul 28, 2021

A great mentor/ coach is going to share with you both the wins but also their losses. No successful person arrives immediately to their peak performance. Success comes from perseverance. From not quoting  when the bottom falls out and learning to embrace difficult situations in order to...

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Ways to Celebrate Your Employees

employees human resources Jul 14, 2021

People don’t care how much you know until they know how much you care, this cannot be more true than when it comes to your team

 

Here are 10 practical ideas to be the boss people gravitate towards and catch the company’s mission as their own.

 

  1.  Treat them with...
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Building Trust with Clients

company mission trust Jun 30, 2021

“What was it that made you look for another cleaning service?” I was at one of 3 home estimates that day.

“We came home early and saw the cleaners opening up our night stand drawers and pulling things out in other cabinets...

We honestly felt violated.”

Wow. This client...

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4 Wisdom Business Gems I’ve Received

business leadership lessons Jun 16, 2021

 

1. “Hire people that really need the money.”- Joe S.

A CEO of a healthcare provider company told me this back in 2014.

He’s right. I often found a parent was providing more than half a college students’ living expenses; their work availability fluctuated to where it...

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