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    What about SIGN HERE

    #1223824
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    Marketing is the way to let everyone know you have products or services that they may need.
    It also depends where you want to sell your products or services.
    Start small, start local then expand your area as you grow your business.
    Trying to take on the worlk can be a little bit expensive, but taking on local via community groups, because the local newspaper no longer exists.
    Are you developing your customers to become a group that raves to others of your fantastic products or services you have. Are you encouraging them to do so.
    Do you talk to strangers in the street or at the shops
    Can you tell someone what your business does in less than two minutes
    Advertising is a necessity as is a website, but you will be amased how much local business you can generate by just talking to local strangers.

    #1223122
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    Probably the best thing that has come out of lockdown is that my grandson has learnt how to wash his hands correctly.
    I’ve also found an old friend that I lost touch with over 50 years ago.
    We were in a Music group for several year he played drums and I played Clarinet. We went to the UK same times the Seekers but we were more into jazz
    Have also spent time helping cleaners. Many wanted to discount their prices but I have advised not too

    #1223649
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    One of the nicest things that have come out of lockdown that those in the Cleaning industry the small or Soloist business are actually helping each other.
    We introduced this idea back in 2008, but only the carpet cleaners took it up.
    Now I’m seeing commercial cleaners doing the same thing especially when it comes to decontamination of offices.
    I’m hoping this will remain after Covid

    #1223776
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    Paul – FS Concierge, post: 270483, member: 78928 wrote:
    Applied to business, I like the question, If you were a customer of the Best (insert your type of business here) Commercial Cleaning Company in the world, what would that be like?

    How would you interact?
    How would you be treated?
    How would issues be resolved?
    What would the results be? and on it goes.

    Within this context, it is not a luxury to ask this but almost a duty.

    Cheers,
    Paule
    My answer to that, it would be awesome, as there would be no issues to be resolved and you would be treated with respect and you could interact any time you felt like it.
    There is a small commercial cleaning company in Bendigo that is gradually building to this level.
    A few of the older guys in the industry have been guiding the owner with suggestions and moral support for a couple of years now..

    #1221594
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    I was cleaning a carpet in a three bedroom unit. The Tennant wasn’t happy as there was this grey area on a beige carpet. To please her I scrubbed and scrubbed trying not to over wet the carpet. Then it dawned on me I closed the blind and turned the light on. Bingo the grey area disappeared.
    It was a shadow from the window.
    I hadn’t been cleaning carpets very long at that time and there were no courses, that has now changed

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    Yes well it’s been a while since I last posted about 12 months then I was involved with the Sydney Cancer Survivorship Centre trying to raise much needed funds funds, but it appears that I have friends in the most unlikely places as I sent out a few emails to people that I know that funds appeared from SDH saving a couple of people’s jobs and got extra space for the exercise gym for cancer survivors. To this day I have no idea who it was that arranged this but I did appreciate the help.
    Actually the Sydney Cancer Survivorship Centre is always looking for donations small or large. This centre is located at Concord Hospital..
    I’ll see what I can do to pass on some of my knowledge and experience

    #1219996
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    I’ve done both pay Ltd and sole trader.
    You mentioned a subbie is he working for you more than 80% of his time or just casual when you need him.
    For me I enjoyed the freedom of being a sole trader.

    #1219806
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    Unless things have changed dramatically, I used my local newspaper to get local jobs. I had a Web site but it didn’t pull in the customers. Many of my colleagues use Facebook and another thing to look into is joining an association, get a bit of training, then increase your prices. Because you may be too cheap.

    #1219852
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    That’s a difficult question
    My first business was a Fashion Agent that was 42 years ago
    My second business I started in 1987. Which was a Cleaning business
    My third business I started 11 years ago when I retired which was a Cleaning Association.
    I am back into cleaning at the age of 76 and can’t see me retiring in the bear future.
    When you find something you love it no longer becomes work it’s something you look forward to doing.
    So would 42 years be ok.

    #1217390
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    How time flys when your having fun. And a big thank you to those that have donated to the Sydney Cancer Survivorship Centre.
    Sydney Health has made a considerable contribution and Bendigo Bank also donated $ 20,000 dollars and to top it of Concord Golf Club a. further $ 5300.
    Things are looking very positive but we still have a long way to go.
    We are currently organising some fund raising events for later on this year and hopefully I’ll be able to post here soon with the dates and what they will be.
    I’ve been watching the forum but haven’t posted for a while but that is about to change.
    See you soon
    Burgo

    #1217389
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    Friends of the Sydney Cancer Survivorship Centre is our new Facebook page
    Have a look and like if you please

    #1217388
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    February already, where has this year gone.
    I trust you all had a great Christmas and New Year and that your so busy you don’t have time to do those mundane things that don’t bring in an income.
    Also thank to all of you that have donated to the Sydney Survivorship Foundation.
    During the last week of January I was told there wasn’t enough funding to keep the facility open five days a week and they were reducing it to three days a week.
    This week was a totally different storey and that funding had been found to keep the facility open five days a week. Where the funding has comefrom I have no idea but I intend to find out.
    Last week when I heard about the proposed closure I sent emails to members of OMNi (the Older Mens Network incorporated) asking for help and the following week Funding was available, but whoever found this additional funding for the Sydney Survivorship Foundation I thank you
    However should you still wish to donate the link is https://www.slhd.nsw.gov.au/concord/donation.html
    scroll down to where do you wish to donate and click on Survivorship Centre.
    All donations are tax deductable and you have my thanks and appreciation.
    Burgo

    #1217386
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    I thought I was busy when I worked but 11 years into retirement and Im busier than Ive ever been.
    So take a little YOU time off this Christmas and New Year, try not to think about 2019, just let it happen.
    So to all my valued friends here on Flying Solo, just go and have a Wonderful Happy Christmas and let 2019 work itself out for you.
    Im more than positive its going to be a great year.

    #1217385
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    https://www.slhd.nsw.gov.au/concord/donation.html scroll down to where it says please direct my donation to “Sydney Survivorship Centre”
    This is the best I can do at this point.
    We are working on a Logo that will have a link direct to the survivorship centre
    but were dealing with Public Servants here and they don’t seem to think out side the square.
    Ive also suggested a training facility to help Eps (Exercise Physiologists ) gain the knowledge to be able to help Cancer Survivors obtain the right exercises for them should their hospital not have a gym.
    I have received a very enthusiastic response so im hoping we can set this up early in the new year.
    Has anyone ever heard of ‘FOOTGOLF “
    apparently we have a team of Aussie player heading over to Marocco to compete in the world Championship which starts on December 9th.
    News to me but sounds interesting.
    Yes and im still cleaning two half days a week.
    Peter retirement is boring, I would much rather be working, doing something, now that weve done all the overseas trips we had planed. A few days in Kurnell is like a holiday to me.
    Ill keep you posted

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