Cleaning Up in a Dirty Business
In Cleaning Up in a Dirty Business, bookkeeper and entrepreneur Cora Schupp offers a straightforward solution for you to gain control of your career and increase your earnings. Cleaning companies can be very stable and profitable, and they require minimal start-up costs. Leaving no corner undusted, Schupp guides you through everything you need to know about starting your own cleaning company. More
In Cleaning Up in a Dirty Business, bookkeeper and entrepreneur Cora Schupp offers a straightforward solution for you to gain control of your career and increase your earnings. Cleaning companies can be very stable and profitable, and they require minimal start-up costs. Leaving no corner undusted, Schupp guides you through everything you need to know about starting your own cleaning company—from how to land your first big client to hiring the right staff and marketing.
Sparkling with wit and encouragement, Cleaning Up combines practical advice with fun cartoons and Schupp’s personal stories, including common problems you might face and how to over- come them. An easy-to-follow action plan helps you break the barrier between dreaming and action—and tidy up when you’re done. As a bonus, you will receive free downloads of all the tem- plates you need to start your small business, from budgets to cleaning checklists.
WITHIN YEARS of building both a janitorial service and janitorial supply company from scratch, Cora Schupp quickly found herself among the top five percent of female wage earners in Canada, holding competitive contracts with dozens of department and grocery store chains as well as managing a staff of more than 100 people. After selling both successful businesses in 2005, Schupp settled in New Westminster, BC, where she currently performs professional accounting and bookkeeping services for a variety of clients, including Learning Curve Series founders Curve Communications Group Ltd.
PRAISE FOR CLEANING UP IN A DIRTY BUSINESS
"Cora is an incredible author because she puts her best effort into everything she does. She is a hardworking, knowledgeable woman, the best mother, and a good wife. Her organization and business smarts always helped her stay ahead of the curve. The success of her company for over twenty years speaks volumes about her experience and personality. She is a helpful person who will go above and beyond her limits to help somebody."
Neena Jaura, The Janitor Room Supply House
"Easy read, practical advice. When we started our business I took the Self-Employment course at Douglas College. It would have been beneficial to have had this book as part of the curriculum to guide us. A must read – follow the steps for a successful start to any new business."
Mike and Shelley Trellert, Wet Whistle Corporation dba: Purified Water Store
"After reading Cora Schupp’s book, Cleaning Up in a Dirty Business, I can only agree with her helpful insights into this growing industry. As a food expert and entrepreneur with over forty years of experience, including sanitary guidelines within businesses, I can only agree with the knowledge available in this book. I strongly recommend this book to those in need of knowledge regarding organized sanitary guidelines. This book explains everything from the business and human resources side to the cleaning side of things. This is an easy read that will spread success to those who wish to use it."
Dieter Thiem, MD Veggie Foods Inc
"Cora works harder than anyone else I know to make sure her business succeeds. Her business advice has helped me tremendously with my own startup. I highly recommend Cleaning Up in a Dirty Business to anyone looking to start a successful janitorial business."
Chelsea Badr, Hidden Gem
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