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Lisa MacQueen walks us through the best worst ideas to avoid if success is your goal. The janitorial industry is littered with pitfalls to look out for. You’re welcome!


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10 Biggest Mistakes to Avoid if You Want a Successful Janitorial Company
10 Movie Janitors Who Swept the Box Office

10 Movie Janitors Who Swept the Box Office

While the 2018 Academy Awards wasn’t on everyone’s radar this year, Swept’s resident movie buffs made sure to tune in this past Sunday night. So you can imagine how delighted we were to see the film that received the highly coveted Oscar for Best Picture is about a woman who works at a secret government laboratory as a…. **drum roll please** You guessed it! A janitor!

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7 Blogs Every Janitorial Business Owner Should Read

7 Blogs Every Janitorial Business Owner Should Read

For you, dear email skimmers, we have a good news. We’ve done the research to find some of the best small-business blogs for janitorial business owners. While we couldn’t possible review every business blog out there, we’ve done our best to ensure the list covers a variety of topics, and that the included blogs are short and to the point.

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How to Finance BIG Commercial Cleaning Contracts

How to Finance BIG Commercial Cleaning Contracts

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?

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Are You Ready to Bid on BIG Contracts This Year?

Are You Ready to Bid on BIG Contracts This Year?

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.

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How to Grow A Cleaning Business [Podcast Interview]

How to Grow A Cleaning Business [Podcast Interview]

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?

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4 Signs You’re Hiring the Wrong Cleaner

4 Signs You’re Hiring the Wrong Cleaner

Finding great cleaners is not easy. We often discuss hiring with our customers. Years ago when we were running our own cleaning company, we found out the hard way how much work went into finding and keeping cleaners.

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Turning the Mic on Mike (Podcast Interview with Mike Campion)

Turning the Mic on Mike (Podcast Interview with Mike Campion)

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.

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How to Interview Cleaners So They Are Way More Likely to Stick Around

How to Interview Cleaners So They Are Way More Likely to Stick Around

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.

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