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!
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!Read more
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.Read more
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