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We’ve invested in our technology team, so you can take your company to the next level. Today Swept is taking a big step towards giving cleaning business owners the tools they need to succeed. Our newest feature release – Travel Time – is here!


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Announcing Swept’s Latest Release – Travel Time
How to Get Top Dollar When Selling Your Janitorial Business

How to Get Top Dollar When Selling Your Janitorial Business

You’re not going to be working forever, that’s a given. You might even take a vacation now and again (imagine that!) Just because you’re leaving, doesn’t mean your cleaning business has to stop. In fact, you can earn more if it doesn’t. If your business is going to keep growing, even after you’ve walked out of it, you’ll need an exit strategy to successfully transfer ownership to someone else. Setting the wheels in motion now will radically boost the value of what you have built – that will become very clear in the price tag once you sell.

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4 Steps to Getting More Done in your Cleaning Business

4 Steps to Getting More Done in your Cleaning Business

You’re busy right? I know a lot of us are busy, but running a Janitorial business is a different kind of busy! Managing schedules, hiring new cleaners, keeping new cleaners, winning new business… the list goes on… and on….and on. In this post we look at 2 things: 1) How to use the “Getting Things Done” method to boost productivity 2) Our favorite productivity tools to help you get even more done

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3 Ways Your Website is Costing You New Customers

3 Ways Your Website is Costing You New Customers

You’d probably agree that as a business owner in 2017, your company needs a website in order to be taken seriously in our digital world. But when was the last time you took a good long look at your website and thought critically about how it’s representing your company and answering your potential customer’s questions? The unfortunate truth is that many janitorial business owners have a website built just for the sake of having a website, and fail to use it to it’s full potential as a powerful marketing and sales tool.

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7 Common Mistakes Managers Make When Giving Feedback to Cleaning Staff

7 Common Mistakes Managers Make When Giving Feedback to Cleaning Staff

In the janitorial industry most of the work is done remotely, so it’s easy for your front line staff to feel that their efforts are being overlooked. Giving constructive feedback is one of the most cost-effective ways to boost productivity and lower the risk of employee turnover. Yet only 58% of mangers think they give enough feedback! (Feedback Academy) In this article we’ll look at the do’s and don’ts of giving feedback to your cleaning staff to boost employee retention and customer satisfaction.

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How to Improve Cleaner Retention with “Small Wins”

How to Improve Cleaner Retention with “Small Wins”

What does a ‘win’ look like in your janitorial business? You might be thinking things like: Winning a bid over your competition. Pleasing your clients, earning new business from a referral. Hitting a milestone like 20 years in business.

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How to Fight Cleaner Turnover with Employee Recognition

How to Fight Cleaner Turnover with Employee Recognition

It’s no secret that hiring and retaining qualified staff for your cleaning company is one of the top challenges that Building Service Contractors (BSC) have struggled with for decades. This challenge topped CMM Magazine’s BSC Business Roundup again this year, reporting that 85% said Recruiting and Retaining staff was their number one challenge. Employee turnover is expensive and can disrupt your client’s service.

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The Truth About Why Your Janitorial Business is Losing Customers

The Truth About Why Your Janitorial Business is Losing Customers

It’s 8am and your phone is ringing. A long-time client has just arrived at their office to find that the board room didn’t get cleaned last night, and apparently, that’s the last straw. You’re shocked, because as far as you knew, they were a happy customer until now. Sound familiar?

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3 Books Every Janitorial Business Owner Should Read

3 Books Every Janitorial Business Owner Should Read

Deciding to start a business can be one of the most exciting and empowering steps someone can take. Being your own boss, charting your own course, taking control of your life in a way that only an entrepreneur can. When my co-founder and I started our first company together (Swept) we selected the Janitorial Industry for two reasons. We both had a passion for customer service and we both wanted to work with people.

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