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The cleaning business industry is continuously changing and evolving. Current events have caused companies today to look for everything from environmentally-friendly cleaning solutions to sterilization techniques that prevent the spread of illnesses. If you’re an owner of a cleaning company, it is important to anticipate your clients’ needs to land top dollar contracts and earn loyal customers. It is also essential to know how to create a distinct company brand so you can market your…

You might start with good intentions, but chaos and clutter can sneak up on you. You may not even notice it until it’s a severe problem. Fortunately, there are hundreds of housekeeping blogs that can teach you the ins and outs of cleaning and decluttering. The best cleaning blogs will even show you how to apply your skills to other aspects of your life, including your business. The Fly Lady The Fly Lady is part…

A lawn care and landscaping business requires a fairly substantial investment in landscaping tools and gear to get started. Fortunately, the money you spend today returns dividends down the line. When you invest in high quality equipment, you can deliver outstanding service your customers will love. Whether you’re brand new to lawn care services or an experienced vet, you probably have questions about the best lawn care tools. Check out our lawn care tools list…

Owning your own residential cleaning business or commercial cleaning business comes with a lot of responsibility. You have to brand and market your business to stand out, and once you have reached clients, bidding and negotiating skills will help to sustain and improve your company’s income. Reading about the latest trends will also help you stay competitive. Today’s clients look for everything from cleaning to prevent illness to sustainable cleaning and green cleaning supplies. These…

Buying a cleaning business sounds like a complicated venture, but it’s all about asking the right questions. You’ll need to have a good handle on the company’s clientele, financials, supplies and equipment, and potential for commercial growth. You’re buying a cleaning business to continue helping it flourish, so you should know how not to let it go up in flames. Examine the Client Base How you approach this step depends on whether the cleaning business…

Are you considering selling a cleaning business? Maybe you’re looking to make a change in both your career and livelihood? Perhaps your company is starting to take a downward turn, and you need to get out while you still can? Or, you might simply want to retire. Whatever position you’re in, there are some things you need to contemplate and questions you need to answer before moving forward. Keep reading to learn the best things…

Starting/buying a cleaning business is both exciting and scary, but the scariest part is figuring out how to get house cleaning clients, and then retaining them. The good news is that your cleaning business already has a specific clientele you can appeal to, and there are more avenues than ever for advertising and communication. Before you get started, there are a few things you should know about how to get clients for a cleaning business. …

For those just starting in the lawn care industry, your number one concern is attracting clients as fast as you can to your lawn business. After all, without paying customers, your business won’t take off. But establishing a foothold among your target customers and standing out above your local competition can be challenging. So what’s the best way to get lawn care customers?  Securing a loyal client base requires hard work and dedication, but you can…

So you’re starting your own cleaning business. Congratulations! It’s a growing field with a low financial barrier to entry. And if you have the right attitude, your opportunities are practically limitless. But you have to have the right equipment. And if you think that your business’s needs begin and end with basic cleaning supplies like sponges and disinfectants, you’re wrong. A cleaning business is still a business, and you’ll need to supply the office end,…

Implementing a smart marketing strategy will help you determine the steps to take to communicate your business to potential customers effectively and where to access information to see which strategies work best. Developing an effective strategy for marketing for cleaning services involves defining your brand, communicating it to the public, and delivering on your services. Understanding useful marketing tools will help you grow your network and expand your business. What Is Marketing? Marketing is defined…

Did you know that more than 68% of small business owners use offline and online marketing? The best way to advertise lawn care services is a mix of digital and offline channels. Digital channels are convenient and help you target users who look for lawn care services online, but offline marketing can feel more tangible and help you target customers in a specific area. Here are a few strategies you can use to advertise your…

For many people, the coming of crisp fall and winter weather is a welcome change, but if you work in the lawn care industry, fall’s arrival may fill you with trepidation. As the temperatures drop into more comfortable numbers, the amount of work in this industry begins to drop off, too. You may find yourself asking a critical question: What do lawn care businesses do in the winter months? Snow removal has long been a…

You need to develop a marketing plan to achieve your business goals. Whether you want to upsell more services to existing customers, acquire new customers, or expand your presence in a new area, these lawn care marketing ideas will help you accelerate growth for your business. Focus on Your Lawn Care Website If you don’t already have a website, creating one should be a priority. One of the best ways to advertise lawn care is…

We have put together a reading list of the best lawn care books so you can explore landscaping ideas, find information about best practices for running a lawn care business, and learn about essential concepts like marketing. Here are some of the best landscaping books we recommend. Start Your Own Lawn Care or Landscaping Business: Your Step-by-Step Guide to Success by Cheryl Kimball This book is a must-read if you’re new to the lawn care…

Listening to podcasts is a convenient way of keeping up with industry news and learning new things about lawn care and landscaping. You can listen to the best lawn care podcasts while working or driving if you like multi-tasking. Here are some of our favorite lawn care podcasts: Service Business Mastery Service Business Mastery is a podcast made for lawn care and landscaping professionals. The episodes cover a wide range of topics, including launching a…

How do you keep up with industry news? As a lawn care professional, you need to know about the latest products, equipment, and techniques. It’s also essential to always look for ways to expand your knowledge about digital marketing, growing your business, and getting the most out of the new tools available to you. Here are seven lawn care magazines and news sources that will help you keep up with industry trends. Irrigation & Green…

Lawn care blogs are a great way of keeping up with industry trends. We like the blog post format because you can learn something new by only investing a few minutes of your time. We recommend subscribing to the following lawn care websites to receive updates regularly. Garden Rant We like Garden Rant because the blog posts are fun to read. Some of the advice is geared toward homeowners, but you will find plenty of…

With a lot of hard work and commitment, you’ve built a lawn care business from the ground up. Although your business is thriving and profitable, you’ve decided it’s time to sell. Selling a landscaping business can be quite lucrative, and it’s often easier than you may think. Here’s everything you need to know about how to sell a landscaping business: Why Sell Your Lawn Care Business? Creating your lawn care business wasn’t easy. You put…

If you’re entering the HVAC industry, you’ll want to make sure you are equipped with the proper tools for success, which range from the basic essentials to those that are nice to have, but not necessarily mandatory. Whether you’re on a service call or doing routine maintenance, you need to make sure you have reliable and durable tools available to you at a moment’s notice in order to help get the job done quickly and…

Owning a landscaping business often leads to steady profits. However, starting a lawn care business from scratch can pose lots of challenges. You have to buy equipment, establish a customer base, hire employees, and perform a variety of other functions. What if there was a way to get the benefits of owning a lawn care business without having to put in all the time and work needed to get start a landscaping business? Well, the…