FEATURED

Come along with us for Swept Chats, an informative journey into the future, and history of our industry with the folks who built it, and folks who are blazing trails through it today.


Read More
The Bidding Advantage : Swept Chats with Ron Segura
Why You’re Not Getting More Done in Your Janitorial Business

Why You’re Not Getting More Done in Your Janitorial Business

When I first started my cleaning business, my day was definitely running me. It was so discouraging going home at the end of the day and feeling like despite being busy and working a reeeeally looooong day… (which wasn’t really over, because I would no doubt receive texts and calls from cleaners throughout the night…) I felt like I hadn’t accomplished anything. Because I spent all day multi-tasking.

Read more
12 Things Only Cleaning Company Owners Will Understand

12 Things Only Cleaning Company Owners Will Understand

1. Being woken up in the middle of the night! We put this one first because when we ran our own cleaning business it was what drove us to build the software we now offer to other janitorial companies: Getting calls from cleaners with questions / problems in the middle of the night wasn’t just annoying — the disruption to my sleep affected my productivity and performance in other areas of the business. If this is an issue in your business, I encourage you to try out our app!

Read more
How to Find Leads for Your Janitorial Business (No Matter Your Budget)

How to Find Leads for Your Janitorial Business (No Matter Your Budget)

You’ve got the business name. The website. The supplies. Now all you need is… customers. If generating leads for your commercial cleaning business is your toughest challenge right now, this post if for you.

Read more
The Ultimate Online Tool Kit for Your Janitorial Business

The Ultimate Online Tool Kit for Your Janitorial Business

As the owner of a commercial cleaning company, you could likely recommend many different products, supplies, and pieces of equipment as “must-have’s” for a successful cleaning business. If you’re new to the business, and don’t yet have favorite tools, you’ve probably considered asking others what they would recommend for a given job. The unfortunate truth is that what most janitorial business owners are lacking is a digital toolkit. An online arsenal, if you will.

Read more
6 Marketing Tools Every Janitorial Business Should Use

6 Marketing Tools Every Janitorial Business Should Use

Since getting into the business of building tools and learning resources for janitorial customers, we’ve received a lot of question about marketing. Do I need a website? Should I use Facebook ads? Where else can I advertise my cleaning company? We answered many of these questions in the One Page Marketing Plan workshop video, which you can access here. In this post we’ve outlined a few key tools that will help you implement what we go over in the workshop, or just get started on some of the most popular marketing projects that business owners tend to tackle.

Read more
2 Trends in the Janitorial Industry That Will Make You Shake Things Up

2 Trends in the Janitorial Industry That Will Make You Shake Things Up

The janitorial Industry hasn’t changed much in the last 10 years. And while many would say this is a bad thing, it does create an opportunity for companies who are willing to try new things to stand out amongst the competition – both to clients and cleaners. There are no doubt countless ways you could make your company stand out. You could mail potential customers outlandish gifts. Appoint a cat as your new CEO. Or hire someone to stand on a street corner, singing your praises in a chicken costume.

Read more
Everything You Need to Close Your Next Cleaning Contract

Everything You Need to Close Your Next Cleaning Contract

Winning new contracts is one of the toughest challenges commercial cleaning companies face. It’s hard to know where to find new leads, how to stand out from the competition, and how to avoid competing on price. It’s such a big issue that it’s even stopped owners who love our software from “putting a ring on it” so to speak…because investing in your business is scary if you don’t know when you’ll sign your next contract.

Read more
How to Win 80% of the Cleaning Jobs You Quote (Without Lowering Your Prices)

How to Win 80% of the Cleaning Jobs You Quote (Without Lowering Your Prices)

The quote is complete and the keys to their office are in my hand… yet when I walked in the door the first thing the office manager said was “We are getting a few other quotes this week.” In 2014, when I started using technology in my commercial cleaning business, this was the norm. In fact, it happened enough times that I had to step back and assess (and now share) what was going on. In this article I outline how I maintained a close rate of 80% of the contracts I bid on – without competing on price.

Read more