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post #1 of Old 10-25-2013, 03:57 PM Thread Starter
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Best Cleaning business books

Anyone know of any good books on the matter that are worth purchasing. What are some books that explain the ins and outs of the whole business. Not wanting commercial just residential and small offices. Looking for a book that gives ideas of how to start up and maintain a small cleaning business. Just want this for myself not to hire a bunch of others. I may hire 1 or 2 workers after I build a steady client
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post #2 of Old 10-30-2013, 03:08 AM
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Sounds great, always good to increase productivity were possible.
this could save a huge amount of time and money.




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I am a big reader, I'll pretty much read anything you put in front of me. There are a ton of good books available, you should check out what's available at your local library. I found lots of helpful ones at the library here. Books specifically for starting your own cleaning business are great, but I've found that the business section has been a great source of information as well. Time management, small business tips, internet marketing. Even though these were no aim solely at the cleaning business they did have a pile of helpful information and suggestions.

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Two great books I highly recommend:


1. Start and Run a home cleaning business, by Susan Bewsey

2. How to make money in the cleaning business, by James Revie (e-book)

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Since you asked:-) My wife wrote 4 books / methods that are some of the best selling online. It has evolved into a complete business system. We have helped thousands start a cleaning business. See my signature for the link.

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First and foremost, you have to decide what area of cleaning you would like to do. Do you have an interest in doing residential or commercial cleaning? With residential cleaning, you will be working in your client's home. With commercial, you will work in office buildings, apartments, restaurants, construction sites, etc. Residential is usually done during the day and commercial is done after hours. Decide what is most appealing to you. You can even do both. It is best to start out small and, once you get the experience, you can move on to offering many services. Set yourself apart from others. If you offer residential house cleaning and you have a lot of competition in your area, you may want to offer a "special touch" to your cleaning services. For example, offer bed turnovers, laundry service (if that is your thing), and dish washing. Never compromise your prices to try to get ahead of the competition!

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This forum is awesome, great thread.
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A great place to start, as you have already is learning about starting a cleaning business is reading right here on this board.

Lots to learn here on cleaning talk.
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Like your books. Reading books by authors who have first hand experience of setting up and running office cleaning businesses is a great way to get some insights into the business. Books from authors like Jacquelyn Lynn and Susan Bewsey are worth reading.
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There are many books on cleaning available online. You can search them on Google.
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According to which types of book you read,because many types of books cleaning available in online,you can search the book by the help of google search engine.

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Gonna give some of these a read, thanks a lot!

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books books books

there is soooo much more to it than just reading books on starting and running cleaning companies, what may work for one set of people wont work for others, just the way it is.. now BUSINESS books like those by Micheal Gerber and such..are valuable IMO

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there is soooo much more to it than just reading books on starting and running cleaning companies, what may work for one set of people wont work for others, just the way it is.. now BUSINESS books like those by Micheal Gerber and such..are valuable IMO
Books do help a lot especially for those that are completely new to running a business. There are quite a lot of people that used to work for a company and want to start their own but doesn't know how to.
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Books do help a lot especially for those that are completely new to running a business. There are quite a lot of people that used to work for a company and want to start their own but doesn't know how to.
Oh I completely agree I read all the time mainly business or marketing, I was basing my comment off post title. I think industry exclusive books one should read, but dont base your entire reading and studying on them

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Oh I completely agree I read all the time mainly business or marketing, I was basing my comment off post title. I think industry exclusive books one should read, but dont base your entire reading and studying on them
wasn't trying to harp on ya sorry about that. Anyways for the OP, I'm afraid nothing comes into mind for a specific book. I only read two maybe three but I never really had the time to finish all of em. I always get de-hooked after some reads especially when it gets too technical but that's just me. I do highly recommend seeking legal help so you can set up some protection for you and you're company. It should be done especially since you're just starting up and because a lot of people/companies would try to take advantage of start-ups.
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wasn't trying to harp on ya sorry about that. Anyways for the OP, I'm afraid nothing comes into mind for a specific book. I only read two maybe three but I never really had the time to finish all of em. I always get de-hooked after some reads especially when it gets too technical but that's just me. I do highly recommend seeking legal help so you can set up some protection for you and you're company. It should be done especially since you're just starting up and because a lot of people/companies would try to take advantage of start-ups.
Oh no Worries I didnt see it that way. I hear ya though when it comes to reading allot of technical data, my eyes glaze over too, haha, but this past year I actually started on to Audiobooks.... complete game changer right there

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post #19 of Old 03-24-2015, 07:58 PM
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Instead if paying money for books, why not just read content on websites?
Their are some amazing posts all about how to start a cleaning business, which also includes special tips and tricks on how to do so. Including marketing and promotion of your cleaning business, and so on.

I recommend checking out websites that contain amazing content on how to start and build a good cleaning business. Books will cost you much more, and provide the same information.
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Thank you all for the useful information!
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