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Monday, April 21, 2014
[Saturday, December 22, 2012]
How or where are the cleaning opportunities advertised?
- nancy cox
[Tuesday, September 29, 2009]
I plan to take part in my first expo on "Green Cleaning" thru my Chamber of Commerce. What are some good ideas for the expo?
- Marian Sanders
[Friday, September 18, 2009]
I need information regarding a janitorial business plan for my startup company using two employees. Any sample business plans would be greatly appreciated.
- Rhonda Williams
[Thursday, September 03, 2009]
I am looking at a firm called "The Janitorial Agency" for help with marketing. Is anyone familiar with their program? They want money up front and then 20% of any new contracts they acquire. I know there was a similar company that was a scam. Do you know any firms that generate leads for cleaning contractors?
- keith riddle
[Tuesday, August 12, 2008]
Does anyone know where I can find an industry report listing certain recent trends such as economic growth or franchise growth for janitorial services over the past few years? I am looking to present some solid statistical data to a group of investors concerning the industryís recent and anticipated growth.
- Adam McCloud
[Monday, April 21, 2008]
Anyone have marketing letters for commercial and residential carpet cleaning or some reference books? Spring is here! I appreciate your help.
- David Perez
[Sunday, February 17, 2008]
I am based in India and run a sizable business in my country with 4000 skilled staff. I am looking for businss opportunities in other countries.
- debtosh chatterjee
[Sunday, December 02, 2007]
I am researching growth, trends and the employment outlook for the carpet cleaning industry. I want to know how fast it's growing or shrinking and what is the forecast for the future? Any resources you can provide would be appreciated.
- Anne Ferguson
[Sunday, May 27, 2007]
I just started a commercial cleaning business. The papers are done, but I didnít get any offers yet. I applied to become a subcontractor, but still there is silence. What else should I do? Keep advertising?
- Diane Russel
[Sunday, November 05, 2006]
I have heard that it may take a customer seven times learning of your service through marketing before they make a decision. Have you heard this? If it is true, would it be smart to run my marketing schemes around this fact? For example, maybe I should send out several postcards over a period of time, then call, and then go see them? Sorry if it sounds elementary; I am new to selling my service.
- Brian Moser
[Thursday, September 07, 2006]
All of my accounts consist of smaller, free standing offices. How do I go after medium sized office buildings where I can clean all the offices as well as common areas in the building?
- JASON KRELLIN
[Saturday, January 14, 2006]
How I can find building cleaning accounts?
- Erika Cardenas
[Monday, November 07, 2005]
Our company focuses on distributing innovative cleaning technology to the Jan/San industry. We have developed an integrated microfiber/spray mop system that has technical and competitive advantages over existing floor care systems. We are seeking an experienced and objective marketing consultant who has a broad understanding of distribution channels in all levels of the industry. Can you suggest how we may connect with marketing consultants with experience in launching new products in all channels of the cleaning industry?
- Art Pouchet
[Monday, October 17, 2005]
I'm looking for some 2005 statistics on Jan/San Industry. specifically the gross market (I've seen the number range from $100-200B annually, but that's too broad a range) and growth rate. I'd prefer it be broken down into some segments like industrial supplies, commercial, residential, instituional or something similar... cleaning, sanitation, equipment, etc. etc. I was not able to find this at GOV web sites... thanks in advance for your help.
- Gene Goldstein
[Wednesday, March 30, 2005]
I have found several marketing packages for carpet cleaners but little marketing packages for commercial janitorial services i would like to compete more agressively against the MMM's and would like to know how they do it. thanks
- ELLIOT GARCIA
[Thursday, May 27, 2004]
I'm looking for some information on a device in public restrooms that can be activated to inform building management that the restroom needs servicing. Basically, it's just a simple switch installed on the restroom wall, and it provides an alert to management. What do you know about this innovation? Can this be an effective security measure for bathroom safety? Do you see this type of technology growing in the industry?
- Jeff Cross
[Monday, April 19, 2004]
What tips can you offer to help us break into print with our PR?
- Frank Morgan
[Wednesday, March 17, 2004]
How do I keep my name in front of customers?
- James Ralston
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