Cleaning Business Fundamentals
Why you’re here — bookkeeping help
Huge, exclusive bookkeeping offer for Cleaning Business Fundamentals customers
Free chart of accounts and yearly calendar of finance to do’s — a $450 value! Downloads available below
We can start you off with the daunting basics of bookkeeping. Yes, the hardest part about bookkeeping is just getting started, so let’s get you a Chart of Accounts template.
If you’re comfortable using it yourself, that’s great! But if you’ve been wanting to start getting your books setup but have trouble getting started, we’re here for you.
Doing bookkeeping is one of those tasks that are easy to avoid. And, it’s understandable. If you’ve been dragging your feet and not doing what you should be doing on the bookkeeping side, then we have the services for you.
Fill out the form to get your free Chart of Accounts & Finance to do’s template — a $450 value — for free
Why we’re here
Welcome to Blue Skies Admin Services! You may have heard of our very own window washing and cleaning business, Blue Skies Services, which has four locations in three states. We are still operating those businesses today through an efficient administrative team and sound operations.
Let us quickly explain how we can provide solid administrative services so you can focus on your operations. From our window washing and maid service success, we organically grew this administrative business to help other cleaning companies with their recruiting, bookkeeping and marketing.
Why we started bookkeeping services specifically for service companies
So you know we owned our own cleaning businesses, but why do we start bookkeeping service specifically for other service-based companies?
Because the CEO of our cleaning companies, Dan Platta, was a finance triple-major in college who became an accountant after graduation, then he was promoted to risk management while studying for and then passing the CFA exams (not a simple feat). When he left the corporate world, he applied all of that financial gusto as CEO of Blue Skies Services, a $3 million cleaning company in four locations.
These experiences were the perfect mix to create a bookkeeping system specifically geared toward service businesses who serve clients in their homes or offices.
Here’s why we say our admin business was “organically grown”
After years in the service industry, we have come to know several other cleaning business like ours. We started helping each other out in various ways. One way we helped was with recruiting. And, it worked for them!
“That’s great,” We’d say after helping another company find some reliable employees. “Thanks for your help, fellow cleaner, on finding the right equipment to clean those slippery cedar roofs.”
(I mean, this was not verbatim, just an example of how companies help each other out — you know how it goes!)
Well, pretty soon, our friends told their friends about our recruiting assistance. Soon, other companies who we didn’t know were trying to get ahold of us. Before we knew it, the demand for recruiting, well — demanded that we start a new business!
We love doing this stuff – we had a recruiting system that took years to develop, and other companies found it helpful for themselves, too. What more could you ask from life than finding something you enjoy doing that happens to benefit other people? We consider ourselves lucky, and that’s why we love helping other companies grow.
Our Recruiting Services
The key to stable operations and growth is a constant flow of qualified applications. It’s also one of the toughest tasks as a small business owner.
Our recruiting service is based on nearly 20 years of service industry experience, and our recruiting packages give you the impact of a part-time or full-time recruiter for a fraction of the cost.
Our Recruiting Packages and Your Savings
Quality employees are your biggest asset because they stabilize your operations, accelerate your growth and most of all — save you time as a business owner. Anything that saves you time is gold in a small business. Anything that gets the ticky-tacky tactics off your plate is precious. Your day should be spent on things that give you a return on your time investment. The rest can be outsourced to a value-added resource.
With our Guaranteed Hire package, you get ads written and posted for you, based on your specific business and needs, and you get applications flowing into your inbox.
With our All-In and Seasonal Packages, you not only get ads written and applications sent to your inbox, but we also help screen candidates for interviews and help with onboarding paperwork after you hire someone.
You guessed it, you’ll save on registration fees for marketing, too …
Marketing should not be complicated. Anywhere you look, you’ll find different marketing advice. Magic bullets. Fads. Sure-wins. Lots and lots of software, media, advice and services to buy.
The trick? Focus on the fundamentals, and test what works for your home services business.
In all of the digital and traditional marketing channels a home service company can choose from, there are three essential marketing channels that attract leads, convert them to clients and then maintain a long-term customer relationship (assuming you don’t break their stuff and you’re nice.)
- Copywriting (applicable in all marketing/advertising)
- Google Ads/PPC advertising
- Email marketing or email nurturing
We can handle these three marketing fundamentals for your service business, just like we did for ours.