Episode 552 – Everything Nathalie Learned About Running a Cleaning Company From Mike
Who is Mike?
For starters, Mike gets up every day at 5am (because he’s an old man and does his quiet time before starting work). He’s not a fan of coffee but he will drink an energy drink usually and fun fact: he doesn’t eat breakfast. And another fun fact regarding consumables: Mike has never drank/been drunk despite his jovial disposition.
Also, contrary to popular belief, Mike doesn’t actually enjoy making cleaning company owners cry…but will if it will help them achieve their goals. He gets so fired up to help our community, and it gives him passion and energy….but then he turns into a pumpkin about 8:30pm, Mike truly and deeply cares about the success of every one of our clients and considers them friends or family!
One last random factoid about Mike: He doesn’t like the texture of those 3D plastic materials- you know the weird bumpy texture of some promo cups, etc?
Who are You?
What Makes Cleaning Nation Crazy?
Here are some of the biggest mistakes I’ve noticed cleaning business owners make:
- Letting fears keep you from doing what’s best for your company (firing clients, employees, raising prices, etc).
- Not charging enough.
- Not delegating $12/hr tasks to others and working 100 hours a week instead.
- Only hiring after 1-3 employees quit.
- Focusing on things like buying cars and wrapping them instead of the things that actually affect their bottom line!
I’ve also noticed that your biggest woes are:
- Finding and hiring the right people.
- Dealing with pain in the butt customers you’re afraid to fire.
- Working constantly and not able to take a break or vacation!
How to Get What You Want!
- Do the scary things like firing bad customers, doing things differently and focusing on profit not gross sales/ looking “big and successful”
- Do whatever it takes!
- Create systems to automate your business so you can focus on the big picture stuff.
- Value yourself and what you bring to the world!
Thank so much Cleaning Nation! It’s so a pleasure to be able to serve you and watch you GROW!!
If you enjoyed this and would like to watch this video and others like it, click here. If you are still hungry to learn more and would like to watch our free informative webinar, head over to this link and find the most suitable time for you!
If you want to TAKE ACTION NOW and get the systems and processes that the successful people are using click here.