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My Company Survived Year 1 — Here’s What I Learned

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Exactly one year ago we began servicing customers as a residential cleaning company. We had a team of three part-time employees, my wife, and myself. I am personally stoked to say that in just 12 months we are now the same size as an average brand name M___ Maids franchise with five crews. We also won the award for the Sun-Gazette’s 2017 Best House Cleaning Service in Arlington. I’ve noticed that, because of Shark Tank and…

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What I’ve Learned As A First-Time Entrepreneur

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Hello! WellNest Home Services is 7 months old. With over 100 subscribed customers and a retention rate that remains over 90%, we are knocking on the door of having a scalable, sustainable business. It’s been challenging, rewarding, frustrating, miserable, all the feelings. I was recently asked by a former colleague, “so what have you learned so far since you left corporate America and became an entrepreneur?” Here goes… 1 – Don’t force the idea. Adapt…

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The Reasoning Behind Our Bonus for Performance Program

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We recently implemented our Bonus for Performance Program to help incentivize, motivate, and retain our teams. The program is simple and straight-forward. For every 25 new recurring customers, each member of our team receives a bonus. The two most popular incentive programs amongst cleaning companies include: “Pay for Performance” — Teams are rated by the customer after each cleaning, similar to Uber. Ratings are averaged for each pay cycle. A higher rating means higher pay but…

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WellNest in the News!

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We just published a blog post on the importance of celebrating all the wins in business, both small and large. Read it here! There’s one particular area that leads to celebration for a small business… media coverage. Media coverage validates the business concept, spreads brand awareness, and gives credibility to your business. In just four months since we’ve launched, check out the press coverage written about us. People are quickly seeing the need for a cleaning…

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Dadpreneur Series — Celebrate More

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My wife and I are focusing on celebrating more. It’s something I’ve always struggled with as I tend to get so ingrained in “the next thing.” Celebrations build bonds, but all too often bad times overtake the good. Some simple examples where we’ve consciously focused on celebrating: Acid reflux in babies sucks. After weeks of “figuring it out,” little man is finally eating what he should be. Instead of focusing on how tough that was for…

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Dadpreneur Series: 10% What Happens, 90% Reactions

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It’s been awhile since my last post. We’re busy, real busy. The word is getting out about WellNest Home Cleaning. It’s not just quality — it’s also the ease of our technology, our pricing, and lastly, our commitment to top-notch customer service. Our approach to customer service is quite similar to a life lesson my wife and I are hope to teach our son. Life is 10% what happens to you and 90% how you react to…

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Meet Our Crew! Yansi, Operations Manager

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It’s pretty common for us to get the question, “So how did you learn how to clean?” Our answer is always the same — “We have an amazing team led by Yansi.” Yansi is our Operations Manager. When the idea for WellNest Home Cleaning came about, we went to Yansi. With years of management experience in the cleaning industry, she has been instrumental in developing our service, establishing quality control, and above all else, ensuring we…

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Dadpreneur Series: The Problem with Perfectionism

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I keep finding myself coming across the same struggle the past couple weeks with both taking care of little man and building WellNest Home Cleaning — perfectionism. Perfectionism will kill a start-up before it even launches. Whether it’s tech, a residential cleaning service, a new granola bar, regardless of what it is..build to the absolute minimum, get it out to market, and iterate in public. It’s easy to talk about doing but much harder to actually…

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Dadpreneur Series: Importance of Support

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Today is my wife’s birthday — Happy Birthday Better Half! To celebrate we went to The Band Perry concert at Wolf Trap last night. Not only was it her birthday but it was actually our first night out since little man was born. Between being new parents and launching WellNest, we needed time to re-connect, even if we were simply listening to music and watching a show. We are fortunate to have little man’s Grammy…

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