The Dirty Truth

Answers to Your Hospital Housekeeping and Janitorial Service Questions.

Thankfulness in the Workplace

In the business world, we are not trained to be thankful but rather to give the majority of our attention to what is not going well. We obsess over our goals; what has failed in the past and what we need to change in the present.

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"Want to" or "Know how"... Which is more important?

I often tell my franchisees and staff that this industry, much like other very labor driven industries, is a “want to” business. In the early days of OctoClean (then known as Service Pros) my Dad and I knew very little about efficiencies and cleaning technique.

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OctoClean's 8 Tips to Stay at the Top of Your Game

Anyone that has created a successful business has had moments of basking in the glow of their accomplishments. Some however stay there too long and discover that the glow has a short memory. “What have you done for me lately?” and “You are only as good as your last service day?” are not just cliches, they are reality. The world does not tolerate laggards and it despises entitlement. No one has “arrived” we are only visiting for a short time while we recuperate for the next climb. Hard work, humility and love are key elements in successful leadership. Growing an amazing business that makes a difference takes something special. I live by the following rules and I encourage you to try some on for yourself.

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OctoClean Housekeeping Services...Day One.

This is my story of the first day at Parkview Community Hospital Medical Center as the leader of the .

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Lessons from Dad..."Do it yourself..."

My Dad has been an employer his entire adult life. As a child I watched him hire and fire many people. I recall a specific time when we all took a trip to Las Vegas. It was my first time and one I will never forget (now I am hooked). At the time he owned a local restaurant and he left someone else in charge while he was away.

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