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Wednesday's Ask the Experts: Company startup

September 16, 2009
Wednesday''s Ask the Experts question from a cleaning professional on the International Custodial Advisors Network (ICAN) "Ask the Experts" page: How can I start my commercial cleaning company?
The answer:
First, go to the ISSA website ( and download the Cleaning Industry Management Standard (CIMS) material.
You will have to register, but that will be something you will want to do anyway. This is the business management end of the cleaning service industry and you will not last long without knowing and applying these essentials.
Next, start searching for startup guides ... — Lynn E. Krafft, ICAN/ATEX associate editor
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