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Forum: Sales & Marketing   04-25-2009, 08:37 PM
Replies: 110
Views: 24,062
Posted By Padegenis Cleaning
You said it sister- as I'm sitting at the...

You said it sister- as I'm sitting at the computer, and my laundry is breeding right now! I always say- I wish I could hire me!!:laughing: Have a good night!!
Forum: Sales & Marketing   04-25-2009, 08:30 PM
Replies: 110
Views: 24,062
Posted By Padegenis Cleaning
Yes, I know we need to update, it is just finding...

Yes, I know we need to update, it is just finding the time to sit down with someone who knows how to do it, and knows how to get you higher up on search engines. I am no tech expert! I have no doubt...
Forum: Residential Cleaning   04-25-2009, 08:07 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 9,339
Posted By Padegenis Cleaning
Torrey- you have been one of the most helpful...

Torrey- you have been one of the most helpful people on this board, as far as I'm concerned- feel free to stalk me anyday:D- total joke!!! I'm not instigating! I followed the post in question last...
Forum: Sales & Marketing   04-25-2009, 07:48 PM
Replies: 110
Views: 24,062
Posted By Padegenis Cleaning
Word of mouth-first and always foremost We...

Word of mouth-first and always foremost
We haven't had much response from our site, but our site is seriously in need of updating- but hey I did it myself-I seriously need to invest some and money...
Forum: General Discussion   04-23-2009, 10:56 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,939
Posted By Padegenis Cleaning
great advice Ken!

great advice Ken!
Forum: General Discussion   04-23-2009, 10:52 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,116
Posted By Padegenis Cleaning
I think it looks great! Your true test will be...

I think it looks great! Your true test will be the response you get from customers/potential customers. Good Luck with your business!
Forum: General Discussion   12-28-2008, 05:50 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,389
Posted By Padegenis Cleaning
We do restaurants-$1800 per month minimum. Would...

We do restaurants-$1800 per month minimum. Would not even think about doing it for less, 7 days per week- very late/early morning, and cleaning up after public/employees is a whole different ballpark...
Forum: Residential Cleaning   11-30-2008, 10:19 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 9,339
Posted By Padegenis Cleaning
Melissa, I understand, trust me I do. You started...

Melissa, I understand, trust me I do. You started your business, (and it is a business) on the cusp of the greatest economic disaster since the great depression. I think you should congratulate...
Forum: Residential Cleaning   11-29-2008, 10:01 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 9,339
Posted By Padegenis Cleaning
I would say that most of us are feeling a pinch...

I would say that most of us are feeling a pinch because of the economy, but it is the same right now with any job, any career, any business. I for one view it this way, I provide a service that...
Forum: Residential Cleaning   11-11-2008, 04:43 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 2,333
Posted By Padegenis Cleaning
Thanks for your advice, and you did make me feel...

Thanks for your advice, and you did make me feel better!! We always provide checklists, and leave them. Your right this lady was cheap, and we have been running into quite a few of them lately, but...
Forum: Websites, Software, and Computers   10-26-2008, 08:18 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 6,178
Posted By Padegenis Cleaning
Torrey- I just checked out your website and it's...

Torrey- I just checked out your website and it's great!! I promise I won't steal anything:no: ! But seriously, thanks for all the info you provide on these boards, and the help you offer others-...
Forum: Residential Cleaning   10-26-2008, 06:18 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 2,333
Posted By Padegenis Cleaning
Frustrated

Hey guys, hope you are all well. Allow me to vent, and maybe someone can make me feel better:cry: !!
We are on the east coast of Central Florida, been in business for almost 5 years, so I know we...
Forum: Residential Cleaning   10-10-2008, 09:22 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 6,404
Posted By Padegenis Cleaning
If you had a contract, you may be able to put a...

If you had a contract, you may be able to put a lien on the property. If you did not, you can try small claims. I would look into it ASAP, by talking with the property manager, and if they have one-...
Forum: Residential Cleaning   08-27-2008, 01:06 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 7,023
Posted By Padegenis Cleaning
Hey Melissa, If you don't mind could I look...

Hey Melissa,
If you don't mind could I look at your service agreement. I like to see these from other companies, it helps us to be inclusive, and always helps with-"hey I never thought of that"....
Forum: Business   08-27-2008, 11:41 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,865
Posted By Padegenis Cleaning
ineligible, if you base your decision only on...

ineligible, if you base your decision only on vague results, that is your perogative as a business owner, however; be careful, that opens the way for discriminatory lawsuits. Sorry so long guys! Just...
Forum: Business   08-27-2008, 11:39 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,865
Posted By Padegenis Cleaning
One more thing on this- there should be a list of...

One more thing on this- there should be a list of your state statutes that tell you exactly what kind of offenses would make an employee ineligable. Alot of business owners are mixed on this, and...
Forum: Business   08-27-2008, 10:41 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,865
Posted By Padegenis Cleaning
check with your state, and some companies will...

check with your state, and some companies will require this regardless of your bond. We have a bond, but were required by the YMCA to do background checks. State law in Florida requires this under...
Forum: Business   08-23-2008, 12:50 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,682
Posted By Padegenis Cleaning
I agree, we always check back 3-6 months after...

I agree, we always check back 3-6 months after the initial bid, sometimes it works out, sometimes not, but it pays to be persistant. Once someone gets burned by these franchises, they usually don't...
Forum: Business   08-22-2008, 11:26 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,865
Posted By Padegenis Cleaning
Thanks Alot!!! This is so helpful!

Thanks Alot!!! This is so helpful!
Forum: Business   08-22-2008, 11:24 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,682
Posted By Padegenis Cleaning
Oof- JaniKing is huge, and tends to kill us much...

Oof- JaniKing is huge, and tends to kill us much smaller businesess- sorry about the bid- we have been there. The one thing I can say is restaurants are usually not worth the trouble. Smaller...
Forum: Residential Cleaning   08-22-2008, 10:34 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 7,023
Posted By Padegenis Cleaning
We don't care if people are home. We are in...

We don't care if people are home. We are in Florida, so alot of retirees, it does not bother me one bit. We have been very lucky with our clients, and we are very selective as well. I am a cleaning...
Forum: Residential Cleaning   08-22-2008, 10:26 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 6,404
Posted By Padegenis Cleaning
We expect payment that day also for residential....

We expect payment that day also for residential. Commercial- we always have a contract- watch your wording on a contract- make sure it says contract- we did run into some problems with someone saying...
Forum: Commercial Cleaning   08-22-2008, 10:18 AM
Replies: 6
  Stupid
Views: 2,386
Posted By Padegenis Cleaning
I agree, not stupid at all, you got to do what...

I agree, not stupid at all, you got to do what you got to do. We once did a pot construction clean on a restaurant with no elec. or water, but we had to work within our contracted date. Now we now to...
Forum: Residential Cleaning   08-22-2008, 10:01 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 35,848
Posted By Padegenis Cleaning
Magic Erasers are Magic! On tough soap scum I use...

Magic Erasers are Magic! On tough soap scum I use easy off Bam or Kaboom and a magic eraser. To keep it tame I use Simple Green and Magic Eraser and no problems, as I don't like using harsh...
Forum: New Member Introductions   07-11-2008, 07:53 PM
Replies: 3
  Hello
Views: 1,940
Posted By Padegenis Cleaning
Wow thanks guys, we've already learned more from...

Wow thanks guys, we've already learned more from this site just today than we learned in 6 mos from various other sources. I love that it is professionals helping each other, rather than working...
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