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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.

 

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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


Google is getting into the job listing business.

Google is getting into the job listing business.

New tool for job seekers and employers set to roll out in the next few weeks

Augmented Reality (AR) and other innovations aim to transform the cleaning industry.

From robotics to the Internet of Things to augmented reality, high-tech innovations are poised to take cleaning to a whole new level of efficiency.

HomeAdvisor parent company IAC agrees to to buy Angie’s List by end of 2017

Angie’s List stock surges on news of merger with HomeAdvisor; new company to be called ANGI Homeservices Inc.

Taking your Facebook advertising to the next level with Ad Manager

Move beyond boosted posts and tap into the power of Facebook Ad Manager.

2017 ISSA Innovation Award Program open for submissions

Program features the latest products and services from top manufacturers and suppliers throughout the cleaning industry.

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 LEADERSHIP


Cleaning business owner rescues Goodwill worker after store closings in Canada

Sheri-Anne Woolley gains great new worker and helps get her back on her feet.

Motivating Employees with School Tuition and Flexible Schedules

Paula Dills-Friedrich's education program promotes employee success while building company culture.

ISSA and BSCAI Explore Opportunities in China

ISSA and BSCAI will continue efforts to collaborate with the Chinese cleaning industry to deliver the highest international standards and certification throughout the country.

Residential Cleaning Companies Announce Winners of 2015 Professional Image Awards

Kennett and Rodriguez achieve top honors in the residential cleaning industry for their work in 2015.

Cleaning Charity Honors Founder with Memory Ornament

The late Teresa Ward is remembered with unique, handmade angel memento.

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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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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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