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William R. Griffin

William R. Griffin

President of Cleaning Consultant Services, Inc.

William Griffin is the president of Cleaning Consultant Services, Inc. He is an industry consultant, author, and trainer with more than 35 years of experience. Contact him at wgriffin@cleaningconsultants.com or visit www.cleaningconsultants.com.


Articles by William R. Griffin

person budgeting and using a calculator
February 2, 2018 William R. Griffin

How to Price a Deep-Cleaning Job

Business and Management

A deep-cleaning job can occur on a set schedule or on an as-needed basis. Do your homework regarding staffing and budgeting before you submit a bid.

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Writing Renewal Bids
October 2, 2017 William R. Griffin

Writing Renewal Bids

Business and Management

Here are three tips on how to win your client back when the organization wants to go out for bid.

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How Low Can You Go?
August 24, 2017 William R. Griffin

How Low Can You Go?

Business and Management

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Think Snow While the Summer Sun Shines
July 27, 2017 William R. Griffin

Think Snow While the Summer Sun Shines

Business and Management

If you service areas that are prone to wet and freezing temperatures, chances are you will be responsible for ice and snow removal. How should you bid these services?

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Pricing Exterior Maintenance Projects
July 5, 2017 William R. Griffin

Pricing Exterior Maintenance Projects

Business and Management

When we think of servicing building exteriors,we may think of dumping trash cans, picking up garbage and cigarette butts, and sweeping the sidewalk. However, those aren't enough.

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Restroom dispensers
May 30, 2017 William R. Griffin

Pricing Products for Dispensers

Business and Management

Pricing paper, plastic, and hand soap can be challenging and financially risky if you don’t have a formula for accurately estimating past or future usage.

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Bidding in the Age of Sustainability
April 3, 2017 William R. Griffin

Bidding in the Age of Sustainability

Business and Management

Companies and contractors are adopting sustainable cleaning as the new way of doing business, and have found it to be a good strategy.

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Production Rates and Costs for K–12
March 3, 2017 William R. Griffin

Production Rates and Costs for K–12

Business and Management

As with other types of cleaning, consider your staff, process, equipment, and budget when bidding on a school district.

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Bidding Stadiums and Sports Venues
January 30, 2017 William R. Griffin

Bidding Stadiums and Sports Venues

Business and Management

Facility sizes and attendance levels will affect the amount of cleaning staff you need.

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Reducing Costs with Technology
December 26, 2016 William R. Griffin

Reducing Costs with Technology

Technology and Trends

Before buying a piece of equipment, use in it on site for several weeks to make sure that it will really reduce your costs.

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Tackling the Condo and Apartment Market
December 2, 2016 William R. Griffin

Tackling the Condo and Apartment Market

Business and Management

This market has many sub-segments of service and specialization, such as turnover cleaning of vacant units, regular cleaning of common areas,cleanup of post-construction and remodeling, and removal of pet stains and odors.

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Transitioning from Worker to Supervisor
October 13, 2016 William R. Griffin

Transitioning from Worker to Supervisor

Training

One of the best ways to find a new supervisor or leader is to develop and promote an individual from within the ranks of your existing staff.

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