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February 13, 2018
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?
February 6, 2018
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.
January 31, 2018
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.
January 30, 2018
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.
December 29, 2017
“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.
December 22, 2017
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.
December 19, 2017
No matter how well you manage your business, the reality is that from time to time, your cleaners will run into issues on site: The board room door was locked so they weren’t able to clean inside… The vacuum broke midway through their shift so some of the floors weren’t vacuumed… One location took a lot longer to clean than usual so they weren’t able to finish all their tasks at another before the end of their shift…
December 13, 2017
This post is the second of a two part series on employee appreciation for the holidays. If you’re not sure if doing something special for your cleaners is a worthy investment, we recommend checking out the first post Should You Buy Your Cleaners Gifts This Holiday Season?. If you recognize that the holidays are a great time to start showing your cleaners you care, you’re in the right place. To spark some inspiration and get you thinking about ways you can give back to your team this December.