When running any type of business, the problems are inevitable. It is how you deal with these problems which makes or breaks you. You have to find solutions as soon as possible or else you will hate the process of running a business. What helped me the most is when I changed the question I asked from:

- Why does this always happen to me?
- How can I find any good cleaners? No one is reliable?
- Why can’t cleaners work properly?

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- How can we fix this problem so that it does not happen again?
- How can…


Pros and Cons of Starting a Cleaning Business

The cleaning industry is worth billions of dollars and is continued to grow exponentially during the foreseeable future. If you ask the majority of the people, cleaning is something we hate to do. We wish if there was someone else who would take care of the cleaning for us. And if we have the money, we would rather pay someone than do it ourselves. …


Success does not happen overnight. You have to work hard to be successful

Whichever social media platforms you look at, people boast about their success. What we see is their success but we never see the number of years that they had to struggle to get to where they are at now. No one posts about the struggle that he or she had to go through to get to where he/she is. The sleepless nights, the loneliness, the financial stress, the responsibility of providing regular work for your workers, etc. ⁠

When we see the successful lives of the hardest working people, we want what they have, but we do not want to put…


Provide value first before you ask for a customer’s business

Before you ask for a customer’s business, you need to initially provide a lot of value. Once you provide a lot of value, there is a greater chance that your product or service will be chosen. Trying to get a client before providing value is like trying to hit on a woman at a bar who you just met. There is a 99.9% chance that you will get shot down 😂 ⁠

When a potential client first sees the service/product that you offer, the chances are, they don’t really know you. People feel comfortable buying products or service from people they…


How to market a cleaning business. This is an insight to what I have done to achieve my success.

Starting a cleaning company is one of the easiest businesses to get into. The barriers to entry are so low that so many people decide to start a cleaning company. In a matter of days, if you get all the registration, marketing material, equipment, etc, you can start a cleaning business.

As it is such an easy business to start, there will be loads and loads of competition. …


Understand your customer lifetime value. The customer lifetime value is the amount of money they spend in your business.

Customer lifetime value (CLV) is the amount of money a customer is expected to spend in your business throughout his/her lifetime. ⁠

Understanding this number helped me the most to grow at such an exponential level. When you understand how much a customer would spend in your business, it does not matter if you spend hundreds of dollars to acquire a customer as long as the customer spends more in your business.⁠

A regular office/commercial cleaning client would spend thousands of dollars per year in my business. This means that even if it costs me $100–500 to acquire a client, it does…


Progress in yourself motivates you. You need progress to feel fulfilled.

When my business was really picking up, I was too busy with work that I did not really look at the numbers to see how much I was progressing. The business was progressing at such a pace that I was too busy working in it that I didn’t take the time to enjoy the progress.⁠

I did not have goals set up but I did know that I continuously wanted to grow the business with more contracts. Whenever we got new cleaning contracts I was excited at that moment but after a while it felt like it was another day. ⁠

Even…


Ideas without execution do not matter

You may have all the ideas in the world, but if you do not execute your idea it does not matter at all. ⁠

Most people are great at ideas: “I came up with the idea of Uber before Travis did”, “I don’t have the money, or else I would have made a better smartphone than Apple”, these are things I hear all the time. ⁠

Your idea means shit if you do not execute it. It takes years of hard & smart work to make sure an idea becomes successful. If ideas were all that mattered, all the venture funds will…


Be accountable

One of the most important traits of a great leader is being accountable. If you want to be a great managing director or CEO of a cleaning company, you have to be accountable to every single thing that happens in the company, whatever it is. Take responsibility and don’t blame anyone else in your business.

- If the cleaners do not show up for work, you are accountable
- If the equipment does not work, you are accountable
- If there are issues with the cleaning, you are accountable. …


Always remember, NOT EVERYONE HAS WHAT IT TAKES TO RUN A BUSINESS. This is something I learnt from @garyvee which I did not think about before.⁠

Running a business requires the ability to handle enormous pressure and stress every single day and deal with it positively. The more you grow, the more problems you have to deal with because there are many variables you cannot totally control as you grow.⁠

From the time I wake up, I am solving problems one after another; A cleaner not feeling well and having to find a replacement at the last minute, the equipment broke while…

Max Shiyaz

Hi there, I am Max Shiyaz. I run a cleaning company that generates $100k+ in revenue per month. I want to coach other cleaning companies to replicate my process

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