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Episode 746

Spencer Breaks Down His Best Cleaning Company Tips and More for 2022!: Episode 746


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Episode 746 – Spencer Breaks Down His Best Cleaning Company Tips and More for 2022!

Happy New Year Cleaning Nation! Today on the podcast, we have a clean profit method member who has been with us since 2017! Spencer started New Clean commercial clean in 2013 in Pocatello, Idaho. Listen in as he and Tracey- our in house mindset whiz- talk about interim vs recurring clients and the pros and cons to both. Spencer has been there and has first hand experience with both so he is a great person to learn from!

A Cautionary Tale

A few years back, Spencer was approached with a big government contract. It seemed like a lot of money at the time and he placed his bid against the advice of others- Mike included- not to do it. He ended up getting the bid but they changed the amount of work on him and threatened to sue if he didn’t complete the contract that now involved much more work for the same pay. Being a little fish against sharks, he had to finish out the job which ended up taking close to a year instead of the initially projected three months and had to take out SBA loans just to keep his business from going under. Big projects that make you see dollar signs aren’t always what they appear, so if you are going that direction and going to take on a big side client, make sure you know exactly what you’re getting into.

Instability Wreaks Havoc on Company Culture

Another con to taking on one time jobs is the lack of stability it creates for your employees. They like stability like everyone else, ideally a week and a half out, even better if it’s two weeks. And when you are always taking on random jobs but your schedule is already full, that translates into a lot of night work for them which no one wants to do if they don’t have to. It will significantly increase your turnover in your company and affect the culture you are trying to create within your company.

A Hack to Improve Your Hiring Pool

In an environment where so many are struggling to keep staff, a great way to showcase your business to potential future employees is through your social media channels. It is a way for them to see what the culture and environment is for those who work for and with you. Keep up on your social media, post things that reflect your brand. In the case of Spencer, he’s all about his company not taking themselves too seriously. It goes a long way towards building a positive culture that people want to be a part of.

The Road to Easy Street Leads to the Sewer

As a parting advice, Spencer quoted the late John Madden who said that the road to easy street leads to the sewer. Spencer has found this to be true in his own life. And the key to getting away from that idea that things should be easy is your mindset. If you have a growth mindset as challenges present themselves, it will make all the difference in how successful you really are as a business owner.

Final Takeaway: Stability wins, so does a growth mindset.

Want to know more about these tools and what you can do to get out of your own way and improve your mindset? Go to to listen to our FREE webinar or and book a call with one of our coaches. They will get you set up with all the tools, systems, and more to build the business you’ve always wanted.

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