I believe that a good thing can be overdone, so every five or six years, I let myself go all out. I open my spider-webby, neglected filing cabinet.
What’s inside there, anyway? Everything else is in the cloud these days. And it’s better off there than in my basement, where there is barely room enough for the camping gear I haven’t used since 1989, and the 463 rolls of paper towels from Costco.
So I pulled out a drawer, and there was an envelope labeled ORIGINAL. Inside was the original floppy disc I had saved our Start Your Cleaning Business eBook to.
I showed it to Ev. We examined it, like the apes surrounding the monolith in the movie “2001.”
It brought on a stream of memories. It was ten years ago. Evan and I were plodding along in our local cleaning service, doing well. We had just moved to a new state to be near my family. I was cleaning during the day and freelancing at night, writing how-to eBooks for a heap of other companies.
Evan was working online more and more, learning how to apply his web design skills and systems organization. We tossed around the idea of creating and teaching a unique system that would help people like us get their business started.
Then the proverbial light-bulb went off. Evan stated the challenge, and we agreed on a deadline. I started the eBook, he went to work on the systems.
Now, where to store this little artifact? Along with the cassette tapes, where else?
This article introduces how to use contracts, and methods for using cleaning service contracts.
A list of cleaning business names including a tutorial on how to pick the best name for your cleaning business.
Cleaning business insurance is usually required and is always a good idea. Insurance is inexpensive and actually helps you to convert potential clients.
When you're self-employed, you change your schedule to fit your life, not the other way around. Want to take a walk through the park and enjoy the beautiful weather? Feel free. You are.
And the best part is, you can go right in the middle of a sunny afternoon, when there's nobody else on the swings.
Ev and I enjoy having the freedom to set our own schedule, and to change it when it feels right. Taking the steps toward self-employment can be scary. After all, how do you know which steps to take and when? If you have the courage to make the leap from being an employee to being the owner/operator of your own business, you're halfway there.
What else do you need?
You need good guidance.
Working for yourself is more than just a good idea. And while it's not quite as easy as a walk in the park, we think you'll agree the payoff is worth the effort.
I am three weeks into my new local cleaning business. Here is a list of what has been accomplished in this short period.
Please follow along as we start our 4th cleaning business in our hometown of Asheville, NC.
We have been consulting with cleaning service business-owners since 2004. In May, '06, we discontinued our own local professional cleaning business, because the consultation work had grown into a full time endeavor.
Meeting and consulting with clients in the global community has been such an amazing opportunity, and we'll continue to do this work. But ten years in front of the computer is getting to us! We've decided to get out into the local community, and get more engaged with people on our physical turf as well as in the virtual one. We both miss some of the basic aspects of operating our own cleaning business, such as getting to interact with our own clients and working with others.
This is a welcome addition to our daily routines. Plus, it gives us a chance to test out some new cleaning-business system ideas and tools that Evan's been working on for awhile now. We will be able to test and troubleshoot them before making them available to you on start-cleaning-business.com.
So now, let the fun stuff begin! We will take what we learn over the next six months and incorporate it into our business systems. You are invited to follow along and see how our methods can work wonders for your business, too!
Finance your purchase and make no payment for 6 months. Zero percent interest on early pay off.
Start a house cleaning business and earn an excellent living providing much needed and aprreciated services to home owners.
Get answers to all your questions about our services and resources.
Use our DIY Start Up Method to launch your cleaning business all by yourself.
Launch your service by marketing your cleaning business to realtors in your region.
A cleaning service consultant can help you reach your goals, and offer practical advice for whatever stage your business is in.
The national and international associations below are well-known throughout the industry. ISSA and ARCSI have been specifically established to offer support to cleaning professionals.
Meet Suze and Ev, the inventors of the Suze and Ev Cleaning Business Method.
Add professional organizing services to your cleaning business and increase your value to your clients.
When advertising and marketing your cleaning business, it's important to go as broadly as you can, and take a targeted approach.
Feel free to chat with Ev about any questions you may have on starting your own cleaning service business. Ev is usually available to chat any time between 10am - 10 pm Easter Time US. The live chat is right here on this website on the right side of this and every page.
Need some carpet cleaning tips? Suze & Ev have carpet cleaning tips for both home owners and cleaning professionals.
When starting a cleaning business do not let cliche assumptions get in your way of making progress.
Imagine what would happen if a restaurant opened in your town, offering the most delicious food on earth...but nobody knew about it?
Learn how to start a carpet cleaning business with the Suze & Ev business method.
Start a window cleaning business with the Suze & E v cleaning business method.
Learn all about the pros and cons of a cleaning business franchise as compared to starting your own cleaning service.
Learn how to start an office cleaning business with the Suze & Ev Method.
Learn how to start a house cleaning business with Suze & Ev.
Read what our clients have to say about our services.
Planning your cleaning service business is critical towards its success.
Writing a cleaning business plan does more than help you define your objectives. A well-written plan can provide you with a structure to follow while you get your cleaning business off the ground.
Be specific about your cleaning business goals. Be confident. Be realisitc. Be accountable. Know when to say when.
Join us on our many adventures in professional cleaning. People and pet tales of days past featuring the vacuum loving cat and other strange incidents.
Cleaning business flyers might seem like a little thing. However, most cleaning pros discover that when you need business quickly, the flyer plays an indispensable role.
My first cleaning jobs did not go very smoothly, but I quickly learned what I was doing wrong and was able to get it together by my fourth cleaning job.
Here are 4 Dirty Cleaning Jobs to Boost Housecleaning Income. Someone has to do them and you can charge a pretty penny because nobody wants to!
If you are starting a cleaning service business, you need a website, but not just any old website. In order to work well, it must be smart!
Announcing the Grow Club! For those of you that already own a cleaning business and need to grow it, Suze & Ev to the rescue! If you need bigger profits with less stress then we have designed the perfect system for you. Learn more
Learn about the changing trends in the house cleaning business.
Start a residential cleaning business. Use these cleaning business online marketing tactics.
A commercial cleaning service start-up primer. Interersted in starting your own commercial cleaning service?
The commercial contract cleaning business is an ace start up with huge growth potential.
Is there such a thing as a low cost franchise? Not in my opinion. It is not necessary to have a franchise in the cleaning service industry.
Start your own commercial office cleaning business. This recession proof service business niche is always in demand.
Learn about the best carpet cleaning method for your situation.
What are the pros and cons of cleaning franchises? Part 1.
Should you start a cleaning business during a recession? Yes!
It may seem like all the action is happening online. However, a well-designed business card or flyer is still a powerful marketing tool.
Text messaging is a quick & efficient way to keep in touch with your cleaning crews and clients.