BETTER LIFE FOUNDER’S RECEIVE INVESTMENT OFFER ON ABC’S HIT SHOW SHARK TANK

03 Nov 2013

This weekend was very special. Our co-branded retail partner and friends at Better Life (the maker of the line of all natural household cleaning products that we use at Better Life Maids) hosted a watch party to celebrate their appearance on ABC’s hit show Shark Tank. Tim and Kevin braved the shark-infested waters, and they… Read more »

Great Businesses Are Not Managed They Are Led: Small Business Leadership

22 Jul 2013

I recently wrote an article titled Business Should Always Be Personal. I wrote that we need to maintain our humanity in business. To maintain our personal relationships with your team members, clients, and vendors. Another small business owner, let’s call him “Steve”, challenged this idea. It was his assertion that businesses are nothing more than… Read more »

AVIATE, NAVIGATE, COMMUNICATE: BUSINESS CRISIS MANAGEMENT FROM A PILOT’S PERSPECTIVE

09 Jul 2013

Aviate, Navigate, Communicate. To a pilot in trouble, following this simple phrase can mean the difference between life or death. Early on in a pilots training they are taught this phrase. It is so basic, yet so critical that it comes to mind throughout a flying career whenever trouble arises. While a I realize that… Read more »

Business Should Always Be Personal

26 Jun 2013

“It’s not personal. It’s just business.” No phrase has been so abused by people doing business (except perhaps synergy). When in fact nothing could be farther from the truth. Business should always be personal. Business is about people. You sell your goods and services to real people, your co-workers, and team members are real people,… Read more »

THE 10 HUMAN REGRETS: AVOID THEM TO LIVE AN EXTRAORDINARY LIFE

09 May 2013

  Better Life Maids is a company not just dedicated to hiring and training employees, but building great leaders. One of the philosophies we have adopted is the Lead Without a Title system created by Robin Sharma and expressed in his 2010 bestselling book The Leader Who Had No Title. In the book, Sharma crafts… Read more »

10 Things We Look For When Hiring New Team Members

11 Mar 2013

  You always here the saying that “good help is hard to find”. And to some degree it is true. We literally screen nearly 100 applicants for each new Better Life Maid that we hire. We actually use our CORE values to look for great traits when hiring new team members. It is amazing when… Read more »

SMALL BUSINESS SOCIAL MEDIA STRATEGY

20 Jan 2013

Tuesday January 22nd I will be speaking on the topic of Social Media Strategy for ARCSI the Association of Residential Cleaning Services International. Small Business Social Media Strategy is a pretty hot topic right now, and many small businesses are struggling to find the time, and return on investment that engaging in social media promises…. Read more »

5 Healthy Habits To Unleash Amazing Results For Life And Business

06 Jan 2013

By Matthew Ricketts Amazing business results don’t happen by chance. Healthy habits, just like our business habits take hard work, focus, and dedication. In creating a great business many small business owners say they just don’t have time to work out, or time to eat right. And I have been there as well. Too much… Read more »

SMALL BUSINESS GOAL SETTING IS THE KEY TO 2013 SUCCESS

30 Dec 2012

You will hear it time and time again from successful people. Setting goals is important, maybe the most important thing you can do to ensure your success. Well they are pretty successful, so perhaps you should start heeding their advice. Small business goal setting is no different than setting personal goals. What gets measured, gets… Read more »

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