The Solo Cleaning School draws on the lessons I learned in my first solo cleaning company, which I shared in my "Introduction to the Solo Cleaning School" episode. I hope you had a chance to listen and understand my heart for starting this podcast. If you want the short version, here it is. We started Carfagno Cleaning in 2005 in Upstate New York and sold it in 2018 to move back to Philly. During this 14-year run, I gained national recognition as the solo cleaning expert, having optimized a company to $55,000 annual profit on 2 days per week of cleaning by myself. I invite you to join me as I rebuild a new solo cleaning company in the Philly Area. Over the next two episodes, I will share my new business from the June 2018 sale to Sept 2019. I hope to inspire you by proving that what worked for me in one area, works in another. Therefore, I will be updating you on a regular basis with the my progress & lessons learned from the trenches as I build my new cleaning network and solo cleaning company.
Part 1 of "Building My New Cleaning Network" covers our first full year in the Philly Area. I was tired of cleaning and did not pursue much. However, I did enough to build a $2,000/month part-time solo cleaning income. You'll hear how I used the Kevin LaCombe strategy for small offices and how this discipline gained 3 small office clients. I'll also share how my entire marketing mindset was challenged and changed after befriending my 3rd new client, Dennis Gehman of Gehman Design Remodeling. This marketing shift took shape, thanks to a mentor and friend in my industry, Steve Hanson of the Janitorial Store. Lastly, I would like to recognize the contribution of my mastermind buddy, Gustavo Fernandez, who taught me how to separate my business in a busy world.