The Business of Cleaning
A cleaning industry podcast focused on helping connect you to other professionals in the industry as well as provide educational recourses for you to better manage your cleaning operations.
About The Business of Cleaning
Co-Owner - iPro Building Services
Edwin and his wife started iPro Building Services in 2013 in Wenatchee, Washington. His 21-year-old son is majoring in business and helps his dad out regularly. He and his 11-year-old daughter have developed a bond over sports card collecting and run a store together on eBay. He is a huge Seattle Seahawks fan. Edwin also supports his alma mater, The University of Washington.
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Season 1: Change Management
Episode 1: Change How You React and It Will Change Your Business
Amanda Villarreal – Co-founder & Managing Member at PLEX Capital
Episode 2: Changing Internal Processes and Documentation For Your Cleaning Operation
Trent Peterson – Sales Team Lead at Janitorial Manager
Episode 5: How To Manage School Custodial Care In A Changing Environment?
Mervin Brewer – Assistant Custodial Manager at Salt Lake City School District
Episode 6: How to Increase Employee Retention Through Your Hiring Process
Troy Hopkins – Area Developer & Coach at Office Pride
Episode 7: How Distributors Shift Their Marketing Strategy to Meet New Demand
Tina Saunders – Director of Marketing and eCommerce at Nichols Paper
Episode 8: Pandemic Pivot: Trade Show Events to Health and Safety Protection
Aaron Churchill – President at 2-Scale
Episode 10: How to Utilize the Change Cycle to Elevate Your Cleaning Operations
Brandon Baswell – Campus Services Manager at Michigan State University
Episode 11: How Changing Your Leadership Approach Can Help You Work Smarter Not Harder
Kathy Riley – Vice President of Professional Maintenance
Episode 12: 5 Steps To Provide Max Defense Protection To Your Clients Facilities
Guy Harris – Certified Maintenance Services, Creative and Executive Director at Max Defense
Episode 13: Virtual or In-Person: How To Find Value In Trade Shows
Episode 14: Implementing Technology: The Real Way To Elevate the Craft of Cleaning
Episode 15: The Key Ingredients to an Inclusive Work Environment
Eva Kretschmar – Owner of RBG Janitorial
Season 2: Continuous Connections
Episode 2: How to Improve Your Remote Hiring Process
Jamie Rofkar, SHRM-CP – HR Generalist for Double A Solutions
Episode 5: Make Facebook Groups a Resource for Your Business
Episode 6: 5 Ways to Generate New Business
Episode 9: Why You Should Keep Networking as a Business Owner
Amanda Villarreal – Co-Founder & Managing Member at PLEX Capital
Episode 10: Is Your Business Volunteering? Benefits of Giving Back
Jill Kellermeyer-Kegler – Director of Business Development for Janitorial Manager.
Episode 12: Make Your Business Known with a Good Marketing Strategy
Sam Riegsecker – Marketing Operations Manager at Janitorial Manager
Season 2.5: Building Great Leadership
Episode 1: Building Great Leadership: Establishing Your Purpose
Episode 2: Building Great Leadership: They’re Made, Not Born
Episode 3: Building Great Leadership: Using Delegation to Create Growth
Episode 4: Building Great Leadership: Using Change as an Opportunity
The Business of Cleaning Podcast
Episode 40: Improve Your Employee Retention with Jason Morris
Jason Morris – Executive Director of HR at Owens Community College
Episode 41: Rethink Your Cleaning Solutions with Dan Schmidt and Zac Miner
Dan Schmidt is Co-Founder of Ageless Global, the company that created the EZ Safer Surface Cleaner and Zac Miner is their VP of Sales
Episode 42: Make Great Company Culture a Part of Your Strategy
Jenean Perelstein – CEO of Alchemie Academy
An additional resource for our listeners and readers is called 10 Productivity Traps.
Episode 43: Continuous Process Improvements Help Meet Increasing Cleaning Standards at the University of Toledo
Maggie Garcia, the Director of Central Services at the University of Toledo, and Candace Huner, a Custodial Manager in charge of quality assurance at UT, joined us to talk about their process improvement efforts on Campus.
Episode 44: Improve Customer Retention Through Effective Communication
Corinne Zudonyi is the Editor-in-Chief of CleanLink.com, Contracting Profits magazine, Facility Cleaning Decisions magazine, and Sanitary Maintenance magazine
Episode 45: Purchasing Groups: NSA Breaks Down Why You Should Join a GPO
NSA President, Michael Conrad, with input from Debbie Wakefield, the Director of Member Services, and Ryan LeMire, the Director of Business Development.
Episode 49: Educate, Train, and Certify Cleaning Excellence
Mark Warner – National Sales Manager for the Bullen Companies, Education Manager for ISSA’s Cleaning Management Institute.
Episode 52: Easy to Implement Habits for Data Security
Oliver Greive – Experience Designer and Research Strategy
Episode 57: Inside the Kennedy Collective: Creating Opportunities in the Commercial Cleaning Industry
Valerie Reyher – VP of Workforce Development and Social Enterprise, The Kennedy Collective.