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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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WellNest in the News!

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Smart Growth Cleaning Company Keeps Winning! 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 a celebration for 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. Why WellNest?…

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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: 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: Episode 3 – Weathering the Ups and Downs

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Building a Family and a Company With parenting and entrepreneurship, some days are great, some days are good, and some days are just brutal. This past Sunday we decided to get out for lunch and then to a friend’s house for drinks and barbecue. Here’s the timeline of events. All parents out there can relate to this. 12:00 PM — Little man slept the whole way to lunch then calmly drank his bottle while we had…

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Dadpreneur Series: Episode 2 – Know the Limits

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Growing Babies and Growing WellNest I enjoy giving the little man his bottle in the morning and at night. This gives me a chance to have some bonding time with him and makes my wife’s life easier since she can pump in a much more relaxed manner. I learned a valuable lesson in daddy-ing the other night that really relates to life as a whole and as the owner of a home cleaning service…know the…

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Dadpreneur Series, Episode 1: Launch of a Newborn and a Business

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Owning and Operating – A Family and Business Life Parenting a newborn and owning a cleaning service is actually surprisingly similar. Little man is eight weeks old, WellNest is three weeks old, and the combination of the two had us laughing pretty hard last night. The other night I got home late and asked my wife how she and little man were (“good”) then started blabbering about my day until she was looking at me…

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