Do Businesses Really Fail?

You have probably heard the statistics about new businesses in the United States. They claim that 4 out of 5 new businesses will fail within the first 5 years. You don't need to be a math guru to understand those are not good odds. I have to wonder, did those...

Account Location Service

Over the past 12 months, I have talked with dozens of cleaning service owners all across the country. Most of them are new to the business or getting ready to start. Many of the people that are ready to start a commercial cleaning business have never done sales or...

Spring Cleaning

I look forward to spring every year. Here in the Syracuse, NY area, our winters can be very extreme, although this winter has been mild. People often associate spring with spring cleaning. Why is that? I think it's the whole renewal process in general. Plants coming...

Why Cleaning Businesses Fail

I read an article recently with some sobering statistics. It stated that 95% of new cleaning services will be out of business within five years. Why do so many companies fail? The statistics for other new businesses in the USA are not much better. In general, 4 out of...

My Tribute to Susan Schmidt

  Saturday after Thanksgiving, 2016 started like a normal weekend day. I got up but did not check my phone right away, when I did, I knew that something was wrong.   I had 5 missed calls, 2 voicemail and 2 text messages. They were from the family of my long time...