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ICAN/ATEX: Should I offer free floor services?

April 04, 2014
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Many cleaning professionals visit the International Custodial Advisers Network (ICAN) Ask the Experts page for insight and, every business day, we deliver advice to better help you perform your job.

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I am just starting my business in cleaning services, and I would like to know how much to charge and what to offer.

Should I offer free floor services like waxing and cleaning floors?

Friday’s Answer:

First, the answer to your question about offering free floor service is NO!

Second, the fact that you need to ask such a question (and use the term waxing, which hasn’t been done commonly in the industry for 60+ years) indicates a serious need to get some training immediately, before you invest time and energy into a failing venture.

I know there are many who see cleaning services as work for the disadvantaged and less educated who can find no other way of making a few dollars to cover living expenses.

These poor souls are doomed to spend their days pushing brooms and pulling mops, but, at least, it is simple work they can learn by trial and error, not intensive, demanding work such as being a college educated health-care provider, spreading  ... Lynn E. Krafft, ICAN/ATEX editor

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