It has been way too long between blog posts and there is plenty going on, so let’s dive straight in!
January got off to a slow start with most of my commercial clients closed for the Christmas / New year period; however, the domestic work kept me plodding along. I managed to have four days off over the break, and hit the water a few times for a paddle and a fish. I even hooked a PB Yellow Belly in one of the local lakes.
I rounded out the break by completing and submitting the final assessment for a business course I’ve been taking as a part of my goal to continuously improve CBR Cleaning Services’ business operations.
“Don’t try to be the “next”. Instead, try to be the other, the changer, the new.” – Seth Godin
I often receive requests for end of lease cleans and although it’s not my usual market, I’ll occasionally take them on. Such was the case earlier this month when I took on a job in Yarralumla, which turned out to be a lot of fun.
Too many of these beautiful old Canberran homes are being knocked down and replaced by giant cubes with plenty of ostentation and no character. It’s nice to see a few of these gems still exist in their original condition. This one even had original Canberra red brick floors under the timber!
End of lease clean in Yarralumla
I had two new domestic clients come on board this month and successfully quoted another two to start in early February. I have my current clients to thank as most new domestic jobs come through referrals. There are only four domestic slots available before I’m booked out for 2018!
From mid to late February, my focus will shift to growing the commercial side of CBR Cleaning Services.
“Focus on being productive instead of busy” – Tim Ferriss
In mid-January I was sitting in my car waiting to be let into the BASC showroom for its regular clean when I was approached by some big, bald bloke asking if I was a cleaner. Turns out he was the regional manager for multi-national gas distribution company, ENGIE, and wanted a quote for his Mitchell office. Fifteen minutes later, I had the job. Talk about timing!
Right place, right time
My old Suzuki Ignis finally gave up the ghost. Luckily, I found a replacement work van at the right price and it was delivered a couple of days later. There will be some CBR Cleaning Services signage coming soon!
They see me rollin’, they hatin’
I finished January with a once-off domestic spring clean and window clean in Gordon. All in all, a very eventful month. Bring on February!