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The Business of Cleaning

48 EpisodesProduced by Janitorial ManagerWebsite

The Business of Cleaning is a podcast that offers those running cleaning businesses the right perspective on success today by interviewing industry professionals from around the world and discussing hot topics like change management and maintaining valuable connections. Not only that but we’ll often… read more

48 Episodes | 2020 - 2022

How to Utilize LinkedIn for your Jan-San Business with Justin Clark

January 18th, 2022


An opportunity sits in front of you and there is no price, but your time and commitment for claiming it. LinkedIn is a free resource and Justin Clark sat down to talk about how it helps leaders take their cleaning …

Janitorial Manager Looks Back at ISSA 2021 with Archie Heinl

December 21st, 2021


Here’s a quick look back at ISSA Show North America 2021 as experienced by the JM team.

Archie Heinl is the President of Janitorial Manager and has been working in the software-as-a-service space for many years. Through …

Employee Retention in a Difficult Employment Market with Terell Weg

November 9th, 2021


From difficulties with staffing to the desire to improve company culture, good employee retention is a must, but how do you make yours the best it …

Purchasing Groups: NSA Breaks Down Why You Should Join a GPO

October 19th, 2021


Whether you’re new to the industry or just starting out you’ve likely at least heard purchasing groups mentioned. We sat down with one such group to give you an idea of why you might want to join.

This month’s episode …

Improve Customer Retention Through Effective Communication with Corinne Zudonyi

September 21st, 2021


When it comes to communicating the latest processes, keeping up to date with the news, and maintaining open lines of communication, knows what they’re doing. So we sat down with Editor-in-Chief, Corinne …

Continuous Process Improvements Help Meet Increasing Cleaning Standards at the University of Toledo

August 17th, 2021


Between high standards and the difficulties caused by the pandemic, cleaning companies have had to learn the true meaning of change. We sat down with …

Make Great Company Culture a Part of Your Strategy with Jenean Perelstein

July 20th, 2021


Have you thought about how your culture impacts your business’s success? More than likely you’ve heard many people stress culture and you’ve probably …

Rethink Your Cleaning Solutions with Dan Schmidt and Zac Miner

June 15th, 2021


If you’re not putting much thought into your cleaning solutions, you should be. The truth is that your employees and customers care and a good choice …

Improve Your Employee Retention with Jason Morris

May 18th, 2021


Welcome to the new schedule of the Business of Cleaning podcast!

It can be hard to find qualified applicants, but it can be even harder to keep them. …

The Business of Cleaning Podcast Takes a New Approach

May 4th, 2021


The Business of Cleaning is a collection of great cleaning professionals that you may not have had the privilege of listening to yet and a set of …

Building Great Leadership: Using Change as an Opportunity with Mike Derryberry

April 27th, 2021


Embracing change as a leader is one of the true telling moments of your career. Are you using a difficult situation as an opportunity or are you …

Building Great Leadership: Using Delegation to Create Growth with Mike Derryberry

April 20th, 2021


A great leader understands the importance of sharing the workload and responsibility and knows the right time to let someone else’s expertise take …

Building Great Leadership: They’re Made, Not Born with Mike Derryberry

April 13th, 2021


Leaders are not born, they’re made. We sat down with Mike Derryberry to talk about what makes a good leader.

Mike Derryberry is the owner and Chief …

Building Great Leadership: Establishing Your Purpose with Mike Derryberry

April 6th, 2021


Good leadership is paramount to good business. The first thing you have to do as a leader is to establish your purpose.

Mike Derryberry is the owner …

Make Your Business Known with a Good Marketing Strategy with Sam Riegsecker

March 30th, 2021


Do you have a marketing strategy for your cleaning business? Our team sat down to talk about the ins and outs of a modern marketing strategy and why it’s vital for growth!

Sam Riegsecker is becoming a familiar face …

Making an Impact: Is Your Business Cleaning for a Reason? with Debbie Sardone

March 23rd, 2021


Debbie Sardone is a brand pioneer, creating "first to market" categories in unlikely places. Her nonprofit Cleaning For A Reason (an ISSA Charities program) is the largest cleaning for cancer charity in the world.

Is Your Business Volunteering? The Benefits of Giving Back with Jill Kellermeyer-Kegler

March 16th, 2021


Running a cleaning business can be stressful, but community service offers you the chance to take a mental break, grow your network, and raise …

Why You Should Keep Networking as a Business Owner with Amanda Villarreal

March 9th, 2021


Running a cleaning business takes a lot of work and most of your time is likely focused on improving the trade, your employees, and your customers, but are you continuing to network and connect to your community, or are …

Why Strategy Matters More Than Ever When Building a Plan to Thrive with Eric Kurjan

March 2nd, 2021


Have you thought about your strategy recently? We have and we sat down with the strategy expert, Eric Kurjan, to get expert advice on how you can give your business the advantage and set it up for success long-term.

Use Great Leadership to Strengthen Your Brand and Grow with Todd Hendricks Jr.

February 23rd, 2021


At the forefront of every great business is great leadership and if you’ve been neglecting the leadership of your company then are great repercussions that you may realize. Think you’re already there? Then, here is …

5 Ways to Generate New Business with Sam Riegsecker

February 16th, 2021


Paying for leads can be expensive and generating new business is hard work! We pulled together a shortlist that will help you do that for little to …

Make Facebook Groups a Resource for Your Business with Sam Riegsecker

February 9th, 2021


Having a Facebook account is now extremely commonplace, but Facebook has evolved beyond the usual company pages and share posts. Facebook groups are …

Improve Your Management Approach with Ralph Peterson

February 2nd, 2021


Leading and managing successfully can be difficult to nail down, especially when in-person seminars are few and far between right now. We sat down …

Why Industry Groups are Important for Growth with Todd Hopkins

January 26th, 2021


There are many things you can do to strengthen your business within the cleaning industry and we can all agree that knowledge is power. Instead of reaching around the dark, many are utilizing their network and joining …

How to Improve Your Remote Hiring Process with Jamie Rofkar

January 19th, 2021


Recruitment and hiring are never easy, but recently, there seems to be new challenges. Health is a bigger concern than ever and adjusting to meeting …

Why Work with a Cleaning Franchise Company with Todd Hopkins

January 12th, 2021


No matter how much the world changes, some things will remain relatively true. For example, starting a cleaning business is hard work. It takes a lot …

Season 2 Trailer: Continuous Connections

January 5th, 2021


Welcome back to the Business of Cleaning, a podcast with seasoned industry guests from all over. Our goal is to pull together an abundance of advice …

S1.5E5: Retention and Engagement: Improve Your Leadership Approach

December 29th, 2020


It’s what we focus so much of our time and effort to develop and while it’s not the only solution to increase retention and engagement of employees, …

S1.5E4: Retention and Engagement: Invest in Growth

December 22nd, 2020


When considering the retention and engagement of employees, it is also important to consider your growth strategy and some of the factors that make it effective. Why? Because employees want to feel invested and that …

S1.5E3: Engagement and Retention: Aligning Your Core Values and Mission Statement

December 15th, 2020


When it comes to aligning your company’s actions with your stated values and mission, are you actually doing what you say you set out to do? Part of employee engagement is ensuring that everyone is working towards the …

S1.5E2: Engagement and Retention: Prioritize Your Employees and They Will Prioritize You

December 8th, 2020


The December mini-season will be a break in the usual podcasting content to discuss employee retention and engagement! We’ll be back to the usual content and episode lengths in January for Season 2, which will be built …

S1.5E1: Retention and Engagement: Open Communication Encourages Growth

December 1st, 2020


The December mini-season will be a break in the usual podcasting content to discuss employee retention and engagement. We’ll be back to the usual content and episode lengths in January for Season 2, which will be built …

S1E15: The Key Ingredients to an Inclusive Work Environment with Eva Kretschmar

November 24th, 2020


Hiring can be difficult, as can maintaining a healthy and encouraging culture for your cleaning business. In our conversation with Eva from RBG …

S1E14: Implementing Technology: The Real Way to Elevate the Craft of Cleaning with Sam Riegsecker

November 17th, 2020


From new tools created to make cleaning and sanitation quicker and able to be achieved on a larger scale to tracking software that brings real-time …

S1E13: Virtual or In-Person: How to Find Value In Trade Shows with Sam Riegsecker

November 10th, 2020


Between COVID-19 and innovations in technology, the way we attend events has changed. Virtual trade shows are everywhere now and will linger for the …

S1E12: 5 Steps to Provide Max Defense Protection to Your Clients' Facilities with Guy Harris

November 3rd, 2020


Recessions can be extremely difficult, especially on cleaning companies as orders for budget cuts usually mean a decrease in service requests. We got …

S1E11: How Changing Your Leadership Approach Can Help You Work Smarter, Not Harder with Kathy Riley

October 27th, 2020


You’ve probably heard the phrase “work smarter, not harder,” but how often do you have a good example of what that means, especially in cleaning? We sat down with someone who’s had to work out how to employ that very …

S1E10: How to Utilize the Change Cycle to Elevate Your Cleaning Operations with Brandon Baswell

October 20th, 2020


Shifting times create a need for an internal shift at one point or another. In this episode, we break down how to do it successfully no matter if …

S1E9: How to Change Your Company Culture to Increase Business and Drive Productivity with Jason Johnson

October 13th, 2020


Employee retention, job quality, and customer happiness are high priorities in businesses striving for growth and success, especially in the cleaning industry, but did you know that most of that comes back to company …

S1E8: Pandemic Pivot: Trade Show Events to Health and Safety Protection with Aaron Churchill

October 6th, 2020


In order for businesses to survive during the pandemic, at times they have had to find new avenues of business. For 2-SCALE this meant working with …

S1E7: How Distributors Shift Their Marketing Strategy to Meet New Demand with Tina Saunders

September 29th, 2020


It’s not just about increased demand as everyone shifts into overdrawing because of the pandemic. It’s about the difficulty of acquiring supplies …

S1E6: How to Increase Employee Retention Through Your Hiring Process with Troy Hopkins

September 22nd, 2020


Employee retention is the keyword in Recruitment and Hiring, but what can companies actually do to improve their process and keep good employees around longer?

Troy Hopkins is an Area Developer and Coach for Office Pride

S1E5: How to Manage School Custodial Care in a Changing Environment with Mervin Brewer

September 15th, 2020


With the fall school season having slipped in, there is a large concern for how schools and their custodial teams are responding and preparing for …

S1E4: How To Handle The Changing Needs Of Customers with Milo George

September 8th, 2020


Milo George is the CEO of TurfTecs. Their primary business is cleaning, maintaining, repairing, and doing safety testing of artificial turf fields. With 15 years of experience in a field hit hard by demanding, and …

S1E3: Changing Internal Communication to Build a Stronger Business with Ron Segura

September 1st, 2020


Cleaning industry expert, Ron Segura, breaks down how to change the vital role of internal communication to not just help a business survive …

S1E2: Changing Internal Processes and Documentation For Your Cleaning Operations with Trent Peterson

September 1st, 2020


Trent Peterson joins us from the Janitorial Manager sales team to talk about the importance of adapting to new technology within the cleaning world. …

S1E1: Change How You React and It Will Change Your Business with Amanda Villarreal

September 1st, 2020


Amanda Villarreal is the co-founder and managing member at PLEX Capital, an invoice factoring business that provides working capital for businesses, …

S1E0: The Business of Cleaning Introduction

August 27th, 2020


Janitorial Manager is launching its first podcast series to help fight off the unknown in the cleaning world, caused by unasked and unanswered questions.

The Business of Cleaning is a podcast dedicated to driving …

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