Today we talk with John Griffin from Basic Green Cleaning Service about how to make a cleaning business plan. John started his company out of desperation in a down economy when he couldn't even get a job bussing tables. Not only that, John fell ill and had to take 3 years off from his business but has come back stronger than ever ready for a cleaning business plan.
When John came back from his illness he saw more clearly than ever the need for systems and ways to get more customers for his cleaning company. If you want a full break down of how to get customers for your janitorial or maid service check out this free resource: http://growmycleaningcompany.com/cleaning-advertising-ideas/
John talks about constantly learning, growing and investing in himself, (a key trait almost all business owners share) and how he uses books to learn from people that have gotten the results he wants to get and reveals a gem of a book- The E-Myth by Michael Gerber. Get your copy here:
that brings us to what it looks like to run your business like you are going to sell it and how to keep in mind that every day you run your business YOU are the one buying it- you might as well invest in something that runs well and makes a bunch of money!
Discover how systems can allow average people to perform far above average and flat out get rid of bad employees. This creates a whole new level of freedom for YOU the owner of your cleaning business.
Mike also shares the two HUGE secrets that allowed him to sell his last two businesses for 7 figures each along with the difference between working in your business and working ON your business. As well as the importance of recognizing when you are doing ten dollar per hour tasks, one hundred dollar per hour tasks and one thousand dollar per hour tasks as well as how crazy it is to think that you can consistently do ten to twenty dollar per hour tasks and somehow make a hundred thousand dollars per year!
Before you get too bummed out, Mike shares how to win back those wasted ten dollar hours (like cleaning and paying bills) and turn them into hundred or thousand dollar hours.
You will also hear how important a cleaning business plan is to identify when you are working on the important but not urgent, urgent but not important and your worst enemy- not urgent and not important. This leads to the concept of budgeting your time just like you budget your money and a reminder that you can always make more money, but once you spend your time, it is spent forever.
Remember, your job as the owner is to cast a vision, build systems and make sure the company is creating the result in your life, your customer’s lives and your employees lives- not to be cleaning toilets!
Mike encourages John that systems take time and they aren’t going to be perfect right off the bat. Listen in and discover how to create a cleaning business plan for the THREE main areas that EVERY business has and how to start with the low hanging fruit. Things that you can change with the least amount of time and headache that will get you the MOST results.
Just when you think you have gotten all the cleaning business lovin there is to get, Mike jumps into how to create a system for making systems! How to identify the problem, get employees on board, implement and continue to revise and test until your company is running like a top!
After that you get a freebee on the best way for an employee to learn anything and how to set your employees up for success.
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