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Been crickets for a couple of weeks now..

Pretty good first two months averaging 2 jobs per week but last couple weeks nothing. Maybe its summer time and people have better things to do? thoughts?
 

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Summer is usually my busy time. Are you running any advertising? I would be worried if it slowed down in the summer here.
 

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Summer is usually my busy time. Are you running any advertising? I would be worried if it slowed down in the summer here.
Google my Business listing and a Google Ad at the moment.

Where region of the country are you in?
 

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It’s back to school shopping and last minute family vacations. Normal for a little slow down
 

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agree on the normal slow down. We usually see a 2-3 weeks of a bit slower from now until after labor day. Then its balls to the wall until mid Jan or whenever harsh sub 20 degree winter sets in.
 
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We’ve been slammed but with minimal cleaning lol

Last 12wks booked solid next 10 we’re booked
 

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Use the time to sharpen your tools.

Something I definitely need too stay on top of. I’m horrible at keeping things or my mind organized well.
 

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We’ve been slammed but with minimal cleaning lol

Last 12wks booked solid next 10 we’re booked
if not cleaning then what are you booked for?
 

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Use the time to sharpen your tools.

Something I definitely need too stay on top of. I’m horrible at keeping things or my mind organized well.
Good advice. There is no shortage of things to be done or worked on.
 

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Residential has slowed down for us in the dog days of summer right before school starts like clockwork for years. If I could give you one bit of advice it would be diversify your job sources. A little residential, a little commercial and some rental properties will provide you a steadier income stream all year.

In 08 I watched a lot of competitors that only did residential go under. Our residential fell off a cliff for at least a year, but commercial and rental properties kept us going strong. Just food for thought.
 

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if not cleaning then what are you booked for?
Diversified like @Jim said. We have floor cleaning commercial, janitorial and commercial window cleaning up too 5 floors.

I have staff that is handling those and we have flooring and floor/restoration work
 
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Guess its prob different up here in Canada, second spring starts its solid till late fall, then winter sets in and its dead lol
 

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Guess its prob different up here in Canada, second spring starts its solid till late fall, then winter sets in and its dead lol
Hmm, I would of imagined the northeast where Im at might resemble something like that as well.
 

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dont worry about sharpening any tools they havent seen enough work yet. hit the pavement man. i have virtually zero web presence. make contacts, network and develop relationships. all this also depends on what kind of business our after and the demographics youre working in
 
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dont worry about sharpening any tools they havent seen enough work yet. hit the pavement man. i have virtually zero web presence. make contacts, network and develop relationships. all this also depends on what kind of business our after and the demographics youre working in
..Hitting the nail on the head.
 

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Usually the couple weeks before kids go back to school and the week or two after slow down a bit for me. Mid September to mid December are my 3 busiest months of the year.