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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:
Yep, your resident curmudgeon Steve Toburen weighing in here with his usual contrarian view.
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!
So how do you stop this thievery? The short answer - you can't. Not completely. You can and should make it harder to steal than not steal, but in the final analysis many techs currently are doing it.
One of the best things I ever stumbled into was giving business managers that requested a “How much to clean these carpets?” quote from me at least three price/frequency options.
Never let anyone else define your vision of success.
When you exhibit at a home show you are face-to-face with thousands of prospective customers.
Give serious thought to the advantages of buying your own property and becoming your own landlord.