Cleaning business owners no longer have to go it alone. Thanks to social media, you can get help and advice running a cleaning business from other owners who have been there and done that.
Instagram accounts like LetsTalkDirt_y, an account run by Jean-Marie Pfeifer, owner of Shore to Shore Cleaning, offer help and guidance to other cleaning businesses out there. Pfeifer started Let’s Talk as a way to mentor and bring together others in the cleaning industry around Long Island, New York.
In a video she shared on her channel, Pfeifer talked about trying out new services to help her business and to lessen her work load, especially when it comes to cleaning towels and mop heads for her business.
On September 29, Jean-Marie will be holding an in-person meet-up event for those in the cleaning and janitorial industry in order to collaborate and brainstorm about their businesses. To attend, register at EventBrite.com
Resources for Residential Cleaning Business Owners
Facebook Groups are another resource for residential cleaners out there. One such group is run by Debbie Sardone, a business consultant that specializes in helping residential cleaning businesses grow. The group, Cleaning Business Profits, is only for cleaning business owners, professional and suppliers and is tightly moderated.
Inside the group, business owners can be found asking questions about how much to charge for cleaning jobs, hiring employees, and communicating with customers. They also ask for recommendations on cleaning products and supplies. The goal for many in the group is to be “mopless” meaning they no longer have to do the cleaning themselves and can instead focus on managing and growing their cleaning company. Visit https://www.facebook.com/groups/cleaningbusinessprofits to join.
Cleaning Business Owners is another Facebook Group run by cleaning business coach Rosalynn Robb. Robb, also a cleaning business owner, leads discussion on everything from hiring and managing employees to taxes to growing a cleaning business. Members also can post and many ask questions about managing cleaning employees. To join, visit https://www.facebook.com/groups/490745272064011.