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4 Specific ways to make your commercial office cleaning business succeed.

September 26, 2012

How can your make your office cleaning business a success?

I think it was Oscar Wilde who said, “Be yourself – everyone else is already taken”.

Your intentions are a powerful force as you build your office cleaning business.

Imagine you’re an Olympic athlete, trained and ready to compete. See yourself crouched in position at the starting line with all the other competitors. All your senses are alert, listening for the crack of the starting gun.

In the final pre-event moment, what is going through your mind?

Are you saying to yourself, “I think, with a little luck, and if the wind is right, and if I don’t fall, maybe, just maybe, I can finish this race.”

No way.

Most likely you’re saying, “I’m about to blow them all away! The GOLD is mine!”

Be as confident about your commercial office cleaning business (or any business) goals. Don’t be vague or hesitant. Be clear in your intentions to grow your cleaning business. Then adjust your behavior. Put one foot in front of the other, and make your wishes come true.

1. Be specific. Have you made a solid resolution to make more money with your cleaning business? How can you clarify this goal even further? Instead of saying “some money”; nail down a specific figure. How much extra money would you like to earn each month? Instead of telling yourself you’re going to bring aboard “more customers,” name a number of new accounts you want.

2. Be realistic. If you think you’re going to win that marathon without the proper training, you’re just a wishful thinker. Success = preparation + opportunity. Get out the map or Google the specific neighborhoods or business districts you want to target. Name the companies you’d like for your own customers, and be real about what you’re prepared to do about it. Are you going to make up ‘flyers’ and distribute them, go ‘cold-calling’, print business cards?

3. Say when. Do you want to grow your cleaning business quickly, as in the next two weeks or within this month? Or would you prefer a slowly growing number of accounts, say acquiring one new account each month over the next twelve months? Setting a specific time-line is an important part of the process. It’s a deadline for your unconscious to pay attention to. And it will.

4. Be accountable. Ask another person to be your goals buddy. Ask them to hold you accountable for your promises to yourself. Make an accountability appointment to look at the progress you’ve made. Do this regularly, every two or three months, or whatever works. How frequently you measure your progress doesn’t matter as much as your honest assessment, and honoring your accountability appointment.

How about you? What ways to do focus your cleaning business creation efforts?

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