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5 Tips for Maintaining A Clean Home, Even With Young Kids!

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Keeping a Clean House with Children Hi friends! So here’s a typical scenario for life with a toddler on “cleaning day.” We will call the toddler Little One. You can exchange a toddler for any age child(ren). Cleaning Day Routine 6 PM: You walk in your front door, it’s clean! It smells fresh. The dust is gone, the beds are made, and the floors are shiny. You breathe in and savor it. 6:15 PM: Little…

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

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WellNest House Cleaners at One 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. Understanding the Marketplace!…

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What I’ve Learned As A First-Time Entrepreneur

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House Cleaning Service – Managers Perspective 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…

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The Reasoning Behind Our Bonus for Performance Program

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House Cleaning Service – Bonus for Performance 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! House Cleaning Incentives 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…

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Dadpreneur Series — Celebrate More

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Small Business Hurdles – WellNest Story Continues! 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…

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Dadpreneur Series: 10% What Happens, 90% Reactions

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Embracing Technology and House Cleaning It’s been a while since my last post. We’re busy, really 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 hope to teach our son. Life is 10% what happens to…

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Dadpreneur Series: The Problem with Perfectionism

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Good, Better and Best – Learning with WellNest I keep finding myself coming across the same struggle the past couple weeks with both taking care of the 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…

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Dadpreneur Series: Importance of Support

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What Makes WellNest Tick 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…

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Dadpreneur Series: Episode 4 — Going Against the Grain

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Vacuums and The WellNest Way In building WellNest, we have had to make a couple of decisions that are definitely unexpected for a residential cleaning company. One particular decision — we are a residential cleaning company yet we use our customers’ vacuums. Rationale below. Vacuums: The cleaning companies we used to hire always brought a vacuum. Had they not, we probably would’ve wondered why we were paying them. But the same vacuum used to clean other homes…

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