Do You Have What You Want?

Do you have everything that you want? For most people, the honest answer is no, but sometimes we try to convince ourselves that the answer is yes. There are so many things that we want in life and they're not all material. The sick person wants healing, the estranged...

Your Business and Your Health

Small business ownership is not for the faint of heart. The demands required for day to day operations can drain your energy rather quickly. Many small business owners are overextended and without realizing it, they put their health on the back burner. There are too...

5 Ways To Stay Motivated

Motivation is something that many people tend to struggle with, especially when it comes to starting a business. I'm sure you have heard someone talk about how they need to get motivated. Maybe you have even said it yourself. Why is getting motivated so difficult for...

The Sales Process

In my last blog post I asked if you were in the sales business or the cleaning business. If you read it and gave it some thought, you now understand that you are in both! I would go so far to say that you are in the sales business and cleaning is your product. This is...

The Timing Is Not Right

When it comes to starting a cleaning business, it's all about the timing, right? Everything needs to be neatly in order, a carefully mapped out plan. There should be no drama or personal situations holding you down, all lights green and smooth sailing ahead. Right?...

It’s All About The Money, Right?

I have a question for you - what is your view on money? Is it good, evil or neither? One of the most misquoted phrases is about money being evil. There is a verse in the Bible that says something like "the love of money is the root of all evil." Many people misquote...

Seasons

I love the fall here in upstate NY where I have lived my entire life. We spend most of our weekends at our cottage about 40 minutes from home, a little town called Fair Haven, NY. We bought this place 9 years ago and we absolutely love it! We love to share it with...

Digging For Gold

I don't watch much television but every once in a while I like to flip through the channels. I am fascinated by the Gold-Rush show. People with massive machines to move and filter dirt in search of gold. They will literally move tons and tons of dirt to find what they...

Boss or Leader?

What's your style when it comes to your employees? That might seem like a strange question, isn't it supposed to be straightforward? You're the boss, they're the employees, they do as you say, right? Well maybe in a perfect world but according to leadership expert...

We Can’t Handle More Clients

Growth and quality control can be a very delicate balance for a cleaning service owner. Of course, you want to grow, but as you grow you lose control over many aspects of the business. I won't tell you that it's easy to find and keep good help. For most people, it's a...