The cleaning industry is essential. Labor unions were put in place to make sure laborers are protected and being paid fair wages. Cleaners, however, do not have that advantage since we are not part of a union. We have the luxury of setting our own rates and the challenge of...
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There is an internal indicator from our gut that tells our brains to say “No!” Many of us have learned the hard way that a simple “no” would have been a much better and more honest decision than “yes!” In the cleaning industry we are faced with many different...
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Being a business owner has a lot of perks and being successful is very rewarding. However, since you have a lot of nuts and bolts you have to align, you will need to count the costs before becoming a full-time business owner.  You will have a lot to consider, especially when...
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When you first start a cleaning business, your initial focus is on winning customers – and of course it is, because all businesses need customers to be successful. One of the first things my good friend taught me is that in order to have a good business, it’s crucial...
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I have been the Founder and Owner of Heaven Scent Home Cleaning, a residential cleaning company in Minnesota for 28 years! When I hear “cleaning company,” I think of many different things. And to be honest, there are so many different types that it’s a very broad term to...
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Most businesses today understand that without a contract, there are no clear expectations of your services in writing. When you are entering into an agreement with another party, you must outline all important items to clarify your services, especially when it comes to professional house cleaning: Contracts help both...
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As a startup, it’s important to first identify your market, and then begin the process to win their business.  When you land a new contract, you’re excited, and rightfully so! You have proven to yourself and your new client that you are a viable business with an in-demand service...
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The question is – to be or not to be?  As a professional house cleaner, you face many different scenarios. Some clients have pets, some clients have kids and pets, and some clients have no kids, but their pets are like kids that make messes and like to leave...
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