Friday, July 27, 2018

TEAMWORK

Owners of a Carpet Cleaning business should put an emphasis on teamwork.

We do well to remember that success comes from listening to all viewpoints and establishing a spirit of cooperation. Here are some ideas:

Stress team goals: Make sure everyone knows what the Company is trying to accomplish and exactly how each employee can work to achieve that goal.

Tie individual success to the Company goals: Emphasize each person’s contribution to the success of the Company. If they understand that if they succeed, the company succeeds and the reverse is then true.

Emphasize cooperation: Point out specifically how your employees can help one another. Let them know that how well they cooperate is an important measure of their job.

Give credit for the Company’s success: Let everyone know how much you appreciate their efforts.

Most employees want to belong and to be part of the action. Treating them as an important part of your Company will only encourage them to work harder.

Company meetings provide an opportunity to improve teamwork and you should encourage your employees to speak freely. Doing so will help clear up any misunderstandings and therefore help prevent problems.

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Friday, July 20, 2018

LEADERS

We must accept the fact that much of the work in the Carpet Cleaning business is routine and repetitive. Therefore, as owners (leaders) and or managers, we must challenge our people with assignments that utilize their talents and abilities. This is the way we keep them interested and motivated.

When we first hire Carpet Cleaning Technicians, they usually start out as “helpers” moving furniture and tabbing it, keeping the hoses properly placed and “grooming” the carpet after cleaning and Carpet Protector has been applied. Then, as they become more proficient in those tasks, the goal is to expand their capabilities. Cleaning carpet is the next step, followed by furniture cleaning. If you offer other services like Wood floor care and Stone and Grout cleaning, training for those may come before fabric care.

As good leaders, we want people to think about how to do things better. If there is a job related problem, a good leader will ask their employees for their opinion and then listen when they express them. A good leader will share responsibilities also, to the point that their employees show they can handle them. This way, they help their employees grow and expand their abilities.

This is the way as an owner (leader) we will keep our employees happy and challenged. Unchallenged people are bored and therefore they will not be as productive.

If you are after good results, a good leader cannot ignore these facts.

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Friday, July 13, 2018

FRIDAY THE 13th

Today is Friday the 13th, which is considered an unlucky day in Western superstition. The fear of the number 13 has been given a scientific name: triskaidekaphobia; and the fear of the specific fear of Friday the 13th is called paraskevidekatriaphobia. Obviously, both of those words are a mouth full and would be worth a ton of points in Scrabble®.

The superstition has many possible origins; one such is from early Christianity. However, there are no specific references of Friday the 13th until the Middle Ages. This superstition impacts our society in many ways.

Socially: It is estimated that over 20 million people in the United States are affected by a fear of this day. Many of these people will then avoid their daily routines, which may include doing business, social events, traveling or possibly not even getting out of bed.

Business: This is an “unlucky” day for business; 100’s of millions of dollars are lost worldwide because people fear doing their normal or any business.

So, what is the point of all this? We feel that you cannot fear or feel unlucky about operating your Carpet Cleaning business. Sure you don’t want to take unnecessary or foolish risks, but you cannot be afraid to go about your business. Your Carpet Cleaning customers depend on you, your cleaning technicians as do all our employees depend on you and you should depend on yourself.

So, instead of hiding in your office or worse yet under the covers. Cold call on a new Cleaning prospect or contact an existing customer who has not had your services for sometime. Discuss with them the advantages of your Truck Mounted Equipment and the applications you have for Carpet Protectors, Deodorizers, Spot and Stain removal, etc.

Heck, you could even offer a 13% discount.

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Friday, July 06, 2018

PROFITS

There are those that say the purpose of a business is to produce goods or services and provide jobs. Certainly so. But the reason any business is started in the first place is to make a profit. Thus, if it does not make a profit, it will ultimately go out of business.

One of the important keys to good ownership is to keep everyone connected with your organization focused on this fact. Profits go to the profit-minded.

Some people have trouble seeing how their jobs are related to profits. They may feel their job is not all that important, so it does not really matter. That is further from the truth.

The fact is that everyone who works for a Company affect profits, through good work or bad, being careful or wasteful with time and material, being present or absent, late or early, thinking of better ways to do their work or just coasting. Everyone’s performance is the sum total of their actions and ultimately contributes to a business’ potential profit or possible loss.

How do you convey to your employees that their overall performance is essential to the success of your business and its profits?

First, by being constantly profit-minded yourself.

Second, by constantly explaining the relationship of everything you or they do to profits.

Third, by recognizing and praising their cooperation in this endeavor.

The message is clear and can be conveyed. When it is, the results will be obvious. It will improve the operation and therefore the profits of a company.

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