The Dirty Truth

Answers to Your Hospital Housekeeping and Janitorial Service Questions.

"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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Being the Best in Your Industry

By Greg Stowe |

There is always a question in business: “How can we be the best at what we do?”

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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 and Pinterest: An Unlikely Match

Yes, OctoClean has a Pinterest page. “What ever for?” you might ask, just as I did initially. Before I really understood what Pinterest was, it seemed absurd to me that OctoClean, a company that provides janitorial and hospital housekeeping services, would be “pinning” photos online. What could we possibly have to pin that would be worth noting? Well, it turns out, a lot more than I would have thought. In fact, the possibilities for us on Pinterest seem nearly endless.

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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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