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You’ve done it! You’ve landed a BIG contract. The kind of contract that marks the beginning of a new chapter in your business. Feels great, right? Now you just need to figure out how to do the work. You’ll need to hire more cleaners… And pay those cleaners… Before the client pays their first bill. So the question is… can you afford this BIG contract?Read more
At Swept, we want to see you play BIG in 2018. How big? It will be different for everyone, but generally speaking, we mean: Jobs that require you to submit an RFP… Or hire 3+ new staff… Or make you totally second-guess your current cash flow and operational processes… That kind of BIG.Read more
We’ve always been big fans of the Grow My Cleaning Company Podcast. I mean, where else can you find highly relevant interviews with likeminded janitorial business owners, hosted by a successful entrepreneur and janitorial industry expert, and learn hundreds if not thousands of lessons on growing your own cleaning company?Read more
Here’s what we learned this week: 2 Mikes + 2 mics = 1 really hilarious, tangent-filled, tell-it-like-it-is interview about growing a cleaning business from the ground up. If you’re not familiar with Mike Campion, the Grow My Cleaning Company Podcast, and the Cleaning Nation community … you’re missing out on some seriously valuable educational resources, AND a seriously supportive bunch of cleaning business owners.Read more
If you’ve hired cleaners in the past or are doing so now, you know it can be a time-consuming and even frustrating process. Some people will express interest in the job but not provide enough information to even merit following up, while others will fill out an entire application form but then not show up to the interview. If you’re new to the industry and are thinking about hiring your first few cleaners, it may feel overwhelming. What questions should you ask them? What paperwork do they need to fill out? Having ran a cleaning company ourselves, we know it isn’t easy.Read more
“How was I not using this before?!” we asked and this is what Justin Reus, Area Manager at Zoë Facility Services (Zoë), had to say when we asked him about his experience using Swept. Justin is responsible for operations throughout multiple counties in southern Indiana, and has always recognized the value of Zoë’s professional cleaners and focused on that relationship.Read more
It’s 8am in the dead of winter in the midwest. You’ve just received a frustrated call from a client — the manager of a retail store — who said the lunchroom and back bathrooms haven’t been cleaned again, and they are tired of your cleaners not doing their job properly. This was the last straw, and they will be finding a new cleaning service.Read more