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10 tips on how to stay married while owning a business

10 tips on how to stay married while owning a business

From the wife of a serial business owner

CBT Product Reviews: The Works Shower & Tub Cleaner

Even hydrochloric acid has its place in cleaning, just not for everyday for maintenance cleans.

Reclassifying hospital floors as "critical" areas when it comes to cleaning

"Floors do harbor dangerous germs and should be reclassified as "critical" areas requiring more thorough cleaning and disinfecting"

Janitorial workers graduate from English classes taught at Google offices

Classes are part of a program set up for Spanish-speaking cleaning workers.

 

 SPONSORED ARTICLES


How franchises are changing

How franchises are changing

My experience in starting a handyman company is changing how I view the franchise model for cleaning businesses.

How to use a backpack vacuum for residential cleaning

How to use a backpack vacuum for residential cleaning

Replace several tools and enable your cleaners to create the best possible clean.

Why your family should work in your business

Derek Christian on how the government could help pay for your child's college or first home

What NOT to do when everything that CAN go wrong DOES go wrong

A lesson for maid services in the woes of a new handyman business

How Derek Christian accidentally went on a date

Achieving work-life balance can be tricky.

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 READERS' CHOICE


Can you make a million bucks in the house cleaning business?

Can you make a million bucks in the house cleaning business?

7 steps to control costs which affect your gross income potential

Top 15 Stories of CBT’s Third Year

Even as we’re planning articles more than halfway through our fourth year, we reflect on the new shape of the cleaning industry in the past year.

12 Cleaning Upsells for 12 Months

Upselling to your current customers is easier, less expensive and more profitable than relying only on new customers to raise your revenue. Part 1 of 2.

9 Questions with a Cleaning Business Insurance Expert

What you don't know about business insurance for the cleaning industry could save you a lot of time and money.

3 Ways My Business is Better Today Than a Year Ago

Major change requires checking progress and making adjustments as needed.

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Five tips to help stay in compliance with overtime laws and avoid lawsuits

Five tips to help stay in compliance with overtime laws and avoid lawsuits

How to keep your cleaning business out of court when it comes to overtime rules

CBT Product Reviews: Magic Eraser

How melamine sponges work, why you should use them, and how to save money on them

Introducing CBT Product Reviews

New feature on CleaningBusinessToday.com will help owners choose cleaning products and equipment.

Mental filters and how they affect cleaning companies

Here's why your customer with the outrageous claim may not be lying.

Email marketing to your leads

Dramatically improve your close rate with persistent email marketing.

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  TECHNOLOGY


HouseCall Raises $6 Million for Mobile App

HouseCall has raised $6 million in Series A funding for its mobile operations software platform for home service companies including carpet cleaning, window washing, maid service, plumbing, HVAC and electrical.

World’s first robotic janitorial service launches in Tampa, Florida

Scientific Maintenance Corporation announces robot janitors are here and on their way to offices, schools and hospitals across the United States

How to Build Backlinks to Boost Local Web Traffic to Your Site

Part 2 in our series on local SEO and gaining more leads with your website.

Breaking News: Porch Guarantees Contractors' Work

Online home service marketplace Porch ups the ante in the online and on-demand Home Services race.

1 App to Organize Your Convention Experience

Download the free ISSA/Interclean 2015 mobile app, load up your targets, take notes, and let the app guide you around the trade show floor!

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 LEADERSHIP


ISSA partners with Cleaning For A Reason

ISSA partners with Cleaning For A Reason

Worldwide cleaning association and non-profit join forces to help women with cancer

IEHA members vote to approve merger with ISSA

IEHA memberships will have access to global ISSA membership and benefits.

Registration is open for 2017 ISSA/INTERCLEAN North America

Attendees of the 2017 event will have even more options to customize their experience

Key steps to get a corporate social responsibility program going

CSR primarily involves developing ways to give back to a community.

Cleaning Products US 2017 advisory board announced

Board oversees event to take place in Alexandria VA this October

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ISSA launches DEAL

ISSA launches DEAL

Program helps businesses reduce costs and be environmentally responsible

Who and what should dictate cleaning product pricing?

How to avoid a never-ending price war with your competitors

Licensure and government grades to enhance maid agency regulation

Singapore maid agencies must meet new quality measures from consumers and the government to renew licenses.

3 Ways My Business is Better Today Than a Year Ago

Major change requires checking progress and making adjustments as needed.

5 Tips to Prepare for Retirement on a Shoestring

Millennials unprepared for retirement; majority want alternative retirement savings options.

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 CLEANING


Four things to look for when selecting a high-performance floor pad

Four things to look for when selecting a high-performance floor pad

Selecting a quality, high-performance pad can make your floorcare job easier, faster, far less labor intensive, and more profitable

Mold prevention in the home: DIY vs Pros

Mold prevention in the home: DIY vs Pros

How does professional containment work? Find out with this infographic.

Checklist for success

Checklist for success

5 ways to gauge how effectively you’re managing your cleaning business

Five things managers should know about sewer odors

Five things managers should know about sewer odors

The most common way sewer odors get into buildings is through floor and fixture drains.

Bona® Launches Commercial System Suite of Products

Bona® Launches Commercial System Suite of Products

New maintenance and cleaning products developed specifically for cleaning professionals

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