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How to Get Cleaning Contracts: 7 Proven Ways

I’m not always comfortable entering people’s homes, but I like cleaning. It gives me a sense of accomplishment. So, I think I’d prefer to start a commercial cleaning business. Good news! Many of Chris Mondragon's strategies are great for companies wondering how to get cleaning contracts.  Chris doesn’t use “contracts,” but he’s mastered the concepts of booking ongoing work on Airbnb...

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House Cleaning Pricing Guide (2022)

Professional house cleaning is a major industry. The global cleaning industry is currently over $55 billion and is expected to double by 2030. That means it’s a great market for new entrants, but you’ll need a house cleaning pricing guide to make sure you charge properly. Chris’s wife started Queen Bee Cleaning Service in 2015 to make some extra money, but it took off so quickly Chris quit his job...

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Cleaning Business Names: 7 Tips You Can’t Forget

What’s in a name? We hear and see names all day. For most of us, they help us readily identify a person or business. That’s why choosing a name is so important. Along with a logo, this will be the first representation of your cleaning service that people will remember. There are nearly two million cleaning companies in the U.S., so it’s essential to pick a name that will distinguish you from the...

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The 50 Best Business Podcasts of 2022

What podcasts do CEOs listen to and what is the number one business podcast out there today? We set out to answer both of those questions with our list of the top 50 business podcasts.  Each podcast offers fresh insights that can help you grow as a business owner and person. We couldn't possibly accurately rank them so we just listed them in the order we discovered them. From Fortune 500 executives to...

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How to Get Clients for a Cleaning Business (in 2022)

It is tough to find great information on how to get clients for a cleaning business. There are plenty of Facebook scammers, pay-per-click advocates, SEO “experts,” CRMs, and people trying to sell us a bunch of nonsense. Fortunately, we found Chris Mondragon! He owns Queen Bee Cleaning Service, and has found a lot of marketing, technology, and strategies to find clients. He’s sharing all the...

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How to Trademark a Name (Step-By-Step Guide)

Protecting your brand assets is one of the most critical aspects of creating a business that has the potential to expand nationwide or globally. The company name, logo, slogans, and intellectual property rights can eventually be worth billions if you start a company that goes global. That's why it's important to know how to trademark a name. I went through the trademarking process in the United States...

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The 13 Best Small Business Loans for Women (2022)

Did you know that women own 40% of businesses in the United States? Furthermore, ⅙ of women are self-employed. Unfortunately, women-owned businesses don’t get their fair share of loans.  The Small Business Administration (SBA) shares that less than $1 of every $7 of SBA loans goes to a woman-owned business. Fortunately, business loans for women can be found through other sources as well. Jazmin,...

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The 40 Most Profitable Businesses to Start in 2022

When people think about profit, they think about it in different ways. For example, there is a considerable difference between the most profitable businesses and the most profitable small businesses. When you look at the Fortune 500 breakdown by segment, it’s dominated by a few sectors: Technology: Four of the top 10 and 47 of the top 500 companies are tech-related businesses like Apple,...

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S-Corp vs LLC: Which is Right for My Business?

Did you know an S-Corp can create considerable savings compared to an LLC? An S-Corporation (S-Corp) and a Limited Liability Company (LLC) are both excellent choices for business structures, but once you hit $100K net income, an S-Corp might reduce your tax load. UpFlip is here to help you choose between an S-Corp vs an LLC. We’ll explain what to consider when choosing one business structure over...

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How to Buy a Franchise: Ownership in 9 Steps

Do you want to buy a franchise?  Nic Reed and Sanford Booth have both purchased franchises, while Mike Andes has sold around 70 franchises. Nic and Mike share their experience in franchising at Augusta Lawn Care, while Sanford Booth shares his experience buying a Big Frog franchise. We’ll explain the process of finding a good franchise, preparing to reach out to the franchisor, creating the...

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