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The Business of Cleaning

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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


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

Recessions can be extremely difficult, especially on cleaning companies as orders for budget cuts usually mean a decrease in service requests. We got to the bottom of how one company managed to turn things around after 2008 and is weathering the storm of the pandemic.

Guy Harris works for Certified Maintenance Service (CMS) and is the Creative and Executive Director for Max Defense, a company created by CMS following the 2008 economic recession. Max Defense consists of a five-step process, a training program, certification in Max Defense, and marketing materials to promote the service.

We sat down with Guy to discuss how his company approached economic hardship and pivoted to find new business 11 years ago and why companies might become a service provider to something like Max Defense in order to aid their own company recover and grow.

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