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I straight-up want to help you grow your cleaning business. I like watching people do well and flourish in their success. It makes me happy to watch people who have doubted themselves rise up.

You Gotta Have A Lot Of Things To Survive In Business

Surviving and thriving in business is hard, you gotta be a lot of things If you follow any online business-type pages, you will see a gazillion posts and inspirational quotes online about all you need to be an “entrepreneur” is faith in yourself, buckets of will power...

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Financial Jargon Every Business Owner Should Know

Financial Jargon Every Business Owner Should Know Do you struggle to understand your business figures? Get lost in accountant-speak? Worry no more, I got you... Today, we are going to talk about financial jargon every business owner should know. We are going to talk...

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Starting Again After A Failure

If at first you don't succeed... "Failure is simply the opportunity to begin again, this time more intelligently" ~ Henry Ford We all fail from time to time. We all have plans that don't go the way we want them to in our minds. Maid In Business has been one of those...

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Recruiting For Cleaners | The Process Part 2

Recruiting For Cleaners? How to create a recruitment process for your cleaning business - Part 2 Last week we spoke about the first stage of designing a recruitment process and today we take the next step in designing a process that will aid you when recruiting for...

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What Is The Best Way To Recruit Cleaning Staff?

Do you need to recruit cleaning staff for your business but are not sure how? For today's Q&A Thursday, the following question about how to recruit cleaning staff was asked on the Maid In Business Facebook page and the answers may help you too. Read on. This was the...

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3 Signs It’s Time To Hire An Employee

When is time to hire an employee for your cleaning business? Are you constantly rolling tasks over on your to-do list? Do you run out of hours in the day and feel like you are meeting yourself coming backwards? Yes? It may be Time to Hire... When your business starts...

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What You Should Know Before You Recruit A Cleaner

To grow your cleaning business beyond yourself you will have to recruit team members – but I need to tell you some home truths before you do… When you start to gain more cleaning hours than you can physically do, it’s time to start thinking about when to recruit a...

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Employees: The Curse Of A Cleaning Business?

 In Your Cleaning Business, Are Your Employees A Blessing Or A Curse? Did you know the average employee turnover rate in a cleaning business can be up to 300% a year! Why is it so high and what can we do about it as cleaning business owners? According to...

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Social Media Cheat Sheet For Image Sizes

Social Media Cheat Sheet Do your images and pictures leave a lot to be desired? Do you go cropping crazy and cut off heads or parts of business info? Or are you a grower and make images too large and they distort? Would a pinnable social media cheat sheet and other...

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Write A Press Release For Your Cleaning Business

How To Write A Press Release PR - Public Relations - is the business of managing the output of information , through a press release, about a person, brand or business. We spoke about what PR was in our last post, so if you didn't catch that please click this sentence...

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Should You Drop Your Prices To Compete?

Should You Drop Your Prices To Compete? In the cutthroat and competitive world of the cleaning industry, is it ever a good idea to drop your prices in order to compete and win business? Now, we aren't talking the odd discount or voucher scheme here, just to be clear,...

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How To Get More Clients, Customers and Prospects

How do you get new clients? How do you know where they are? As a start up business, or a business trying to establish themselves, one the of the main skills you need to master is how to get new clients. No Clients = No Business. How do we get new clients? How do we...

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Competitor Checking For Your Cleaning Business

Competitor Checking - Why You Should Be Doing It For Your Cleaning Business We all know of those cleaning businesses who always seem to be tweeting about a new contract, or you often see them in the local paper for something great their business has achieved? But how...

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How To Price Up For Your Cleaning Business

It's all about the money, money, money... It is a question I get asked often - How do you price up for your cleaning service? The area of pricing is one that most new cleaning businesses (and the established ones) have trouble with, as we run the risk that, if we...

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Let’s Talk About Your Cleaning Services

Services and Products | Let's get deeper... In the last post, from Maid In Business, "Services, Clients and Prices: Is Your Business In Order" we looked at evaluating our cleaning services in the grand scheme of things within our business. In this post we are looking...

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One Minute Sales Pitch: A How To Guide

The One Minute Sales Pitch: One thing that strikes fear into the hearts of business owners everywhere. How do we succinctly tell a room of strangers what we do, in a minute or under, without appearing fake, sale-sy or a complete waffling waffler? It's tough, to start...

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Networking For Business

Networking For Business - 5 Do's and 5 Don'ts Attending networking events and/or connecting with others online, on social networking platforms,  is vital in the start up stage and for the consistent, on-going, growth of your business. Some of us relish networking and...

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Buying A Franchise Vs Starting A Business

When starting out in the cleaning industry, is it best to buy a tried and tested business model of a franchise or go it alone and start from scratch with your own business? In this post we will look at buying a franchise Vs starting a business. Ding, ding... round 1....

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Sales Vs Marketing

Sales Vs Marketing What Are They And Why You Need Both For A Successful Cleaning Business Sales and Marketing are two words that you will hear all the time in business talk both on and offline. As a cleaning business owner, I am sure you have heard, watched or read...

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