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The very best thing to leave behind is a customer- approved work order with a work date filled in!
Let’s look at your two big options going forward:
If you aren’t making a decent living after 18 months in business, it can only be one or more of these three problems: A) You aren’t charging enough, B) you aren’t doing enough volume or C) you are expecting too much too soon.
Great to hear you are growing and are focused on your marketing. Too many carpet cleaners aren’t doing either one!
Never let anyone else define your vision of success.
Give serious thought to the advantages of buying your own property and becoming your own landlord.
I was a real dummy back in the Dark Ages (1969) when I started my first cleaning business!
Every time you can say “yes” to a customer’s requests for additional services, you increase your profit potential and reinforce a relationship that virtually guarantees repeat business, because you become more valuable to them.
At the dentist, as you pocket your credit card, what does the receptionist always ask you after paying your bill? That’s right! “What day of the week will be best for your next visit?” You meekly ponder the question and say, “Tuesdays are good for me.”
Think about how you would like the client’s carpets “prepped” before you arrive. Do you want the furniture moved off the carpet? Or just have the “decks cleared for action” by the homeowner moving the small and breakable items off the furniture? Do you want the carpets pre-vacuumed before you arrive?