Self Discipline

I have been a leader for many years and have worked with all kinds of different people. The hardest person I have ever had to lead is myself. That’s usually the case for most people, especially small business owners. If you’ve never been completely...

Second Chance or Fired?

Imagine this situation: you have a new employee that has been thoroughly trained and working independently. After a few days of passing inspection, you see the quality of her work decline. Since she has been doing it perfectly for a few nights, you know that she fully...

Failure: Friend or Foe?

Failure. The dreaded word that we’ve been taught to fear since childhood. For most of us it started in school, do well on your test and don’t fail! As adults, we are programmed to think that failure is the worst possible thing and should be avoided at all...

After Hours

It’s 5:00 PM and most people are getting geared up to go home from work. Not us, we are just getting ready to start, right? Most office & commercial cleaning takes place after hours. It takes a special kind of person to work late into the evening. Especially...

Cleaning Business Cash Flow

Since we already talked about the biggest problem for most cleaning service owners (finding good help) let’s talk about another big one. Cash flow. Are your clients paying you on time? Have you ever had to choose between making payroll or paying your mortgage on...