Excuses, excuses, excuses..

Excuses, excuses, excuses..

Posted by Mikey P on Jan 26, 20151
Mike Draper’s Amazing Cleaning Truck

Mike Draper's Amazing Cleaning Truck

Posted by Mikey P on Jan 26, 20152
Do you know any Travel Agents today?

Do you know any Travel Agents

Posted by Mikey P on Jan 19, 20153
Post of the Month January 2015

Post of the Month January 2015

Posted by Mikey P on Jan 18, 20154
Excuses, excuses, excuses..

Excuses, excuses, excuses..

Excuses, excuses, excuses. Just about every week I hear the same old comment over the phone from various cleaners. "Business is slow because of.........." Through my experience in this industry, these doomsday individuals made me think of some comical excuses:Jan.-----Your customers have spent all their cash during the holidays.Feb.-----All your ...

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Mike Draper’s Amazing Cleaning Truck

Mike Draper's Amazing Cleaning Truck

I can't recall ever seeing a more creative use of space in a carpet cleaning truck.Mike Draper from Logan Utah has created a real work of art in the back of his back of his box van. No space goes to waste yet everything is easily accessed.  Enjoy.. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1vMoq8ojf7E

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Do you know any Travel Agents today?

Do you know any Travel Agents today?

Today in the United States there are about 13,000 travel retail locations, down from a peak of 34,000 in the mid-1990s.It was thought that there would always be a need for travel agents when traveling, but along came Expedia, Orbitz, Priceline and others. Not to mentions that people miraculously figured ...

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Post of the Month January 2015

Post of the Month January 2015

A new member asked on the forum members for some advice on starting a carpet cleaning service in a small rural community. Other than watching a carpet cleaner make over $200 an hour at his parents house recently, the poster has no knowledge of the industry. His initial investigation into the wonderful world of entrepreneurship led him to believe that he ...

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The Experience to top all Experiences!

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  Press Release: For Immediate Release – Larry Cooper, The Experience September 17, 2014 The 2014 Experience Convention and Trade Show had record breaking paid attendance at the Mirage Hotel and Casino on September 3rd through 5th, 2014.  The total attendance at this show exceeded 2500 people and was the busiest show on record for active attendees!  Along with many ... Read More »

Providing Carpet Inspections Can Lead To Increased Sales

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Something I’ve done for many years in my carpet cleaning business is to provide each new prospect with a Free Carpet Inspection. Why, and what exactly does a carpet inspection provide? Picture going to the doctor during cold and flu season. The doctor has a quick glance at you and within a minute he pulls out his pen and writes ... Read More »

Dryer Beware

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Dryer Beware Roughly 70 percent of the professional restorers that I personally know, began offering mitigation and drying as an extension of their carpet cleaning service. It doesn’t surprise me in the least bit, after all that is how I got involved in the restoration industry. Though I have no hard evidence industry wide of how many make a similar ... Read More »

3 Signs of a Miserable Job

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One of the most frequent posts on Mikey’s Board is the endless search for how to find good people. In 3 Signs of a Miserable Job  Patrick Lencioni he uses storytelling to make what could have been a boring book into an entertaining fable.   #1- Anonymity People cannot be fulfilled in their work if they are anonymous. Technicians need ... Read More »

Great advice for a new or struggling cleaning business..

We have an ongoing thread here on MB right now where some excellent advice is being shared on creating work “ASAP”.   Here are some snippets..   Well this just sucks. No whining, bitching or blaming from me. It seems I may have become a stat. I think I may have to shut down. I have done everything I know to do but ... Read More »