Note of telephone change 613 447-3870
Working for a small business? Newsflash, people: it’s not easy but like anything you either have what it takes or you don’t.
I know that every job requires training or experience and willingness to learn new things and do what it takes, you work twice as hard as anyone else, its not easy. You see, there’s a misconception that being a Small Business owner is an easy, glamorous job… that all you have to do is hire employees put some ads out and watch the money roll in. Ha HA ha
Sure, it can be fun (and you can make awesome money at times), but every client or job is different and many will suck your time away and make you no money. Every Small Business owner out there will attest to this – so you have to take the good with the bad, like all things in life. If you don't have customers or the customers don't pay there is a domino effect in a small business because the money doesn't fall from the sky. This prevents the small business owner from paying bills or paying them later rather than on time and sometimes not taking a pay cause they have to pay the employees. If the employees don't help the small business owner gain customers or clients soon the employees will have to be let go cause as we said earlier the money doesn't fall from the sky. Sometimes even the customer wonders why a service or product costs so much.... most of the time it's to be able to pay employee wages.
I hope this will accomplish two things: 1) Offer clarity to anyone considering starting a small business, and 2) Give more credit to small business owners out there who are working their butts off !
Support your small business out there !
March is here and spring is only 16 days away they say.
Hopefully the snow doesn't melt to fast to cause flooding around the city. Spring cleaning is around the corner so call us to clean your carpets 613 614-1978 I will be waiting for your call ! :)
I was in the carpet cleaning business 15 yrs ago and here we are 15 yrs later and the carpet cleaning prices seemed to have gone down not up while everything else has gone up. I know we are not making any money at these prices let alone trying to get by to pay our bills. I just shake my head why anyone would even bother getting into this business.
Seems to amaze me looking at the ads for carpet cleaning how anyone in this business is making any money at all. I ask that question to myself everyday. I look at the coupon booklets and seems every company is trying to race to the BOTTOM makes me laugh. We don't want to work for free we are already doing that at our prices. Ottawa People must just be CHEAP. As we get calls for our advertised price of 2 Rooms for $88.00 and people say they are just calling around ..... Calling around for what ?????
You can't spend $ 100 to have two grown men with equipment come to your home to clean two rooms for under a $ 100 what is there to think about or call around about ?
I know most of you reading this wouldn't even get out of bed in the morning for less than $ 100 dollars a day. So don't be quick to judge.
Winter is here and you are going to spend more time inside. You want to breath clean air have your carpets cleaned.
Fresh Clean Carpets is a good thing !
To the lady who called us yesterday to squeeze her in for a cleaning appointment tomorrow, boy was it a hot day, we drove from Barrhaven all the way to Orleans took about half hour. We showed up for the appointment she scheduled last minute and we arrived not just on time but a little early. We waited for half hour, we also tried calling her but no answer directly to voice mail, we told her we would arrive between 12 and 1 and we did. Most times if you call other companies they tell you they will come between 8am and 6pm and you have to wait all day !!!! We lost 1 1/2 hours of our time between driving to and from her location in Orleans plus waiting at the location for half hour.
NOT NICE !
If clients want work done today, sure we can do it but we charge for it! I don't mind invoicing and waiting for 60 or 90 days with signature, after 90 days off to collections it is sent. Yes Life is too short to clean for crazy and cheap people, just not worth it! We run a business here not a Charity! True, not paid enough for restaurant cleaning period. If you want to grow your business then you have to charge for your services, or you will be 75 and still be in the truck pushing that wand. Just some advice for the cleaning companies out there that are going out to work and coming home at the end of the day not realizing they worked all day but made no money.
To clean the carpet thoroughly from top to bottom so that it looks new, you need to use a deep cleaning method. One such method is hot water extraction. This is also referred to as steam cleaning, although no steam is actually used. This is the safest and the most effective professional carpet cleaning method.
In this method, the carpet is exposed to a jet that expels a highly pressurized, hot water cleaning solution that is immediately vacuumed out into a recovery tank. The process is continued until all of the dust, dirt and microorganisms are eliminated. Most professional carpet cleaners use a portable commercial systems that is self-contained to provide hotter water and higher pressure for the deep cleaning you need.
Deep cleaning is the only professional carpet cleaning method that consistently leaves your carpet free of dust, dirt, stains and germs. Getting your carpet cleaned once a year leaves your carpet looking fresh, extends its life and improves the overall appearance of your office.
Wishing all our clients a safe and happy Christmas and best wishes for the new year 2015 ! Enjoy your families and be thankful for the life you have !
Merry Christmas :)
The Carpet Cleaning Guy
Helping you keep your home clean and fresh !