Assume the Best in People
I alluded to this story in "There is a Huge Difference". If you'd like to hear this full story, listen to the episode. The quick version is this. I was working from home and noticed a car in our driveway. They were upset and waiting for something. After a half hour, I knew action needed to happen. But what would I do? I chose to assume the best in this person and it paid off big time. The stranded motorist was the owner of a local chocolate factory. Six months later, they remembered me when they needed cleaning. This week, I was able to get the estimate done for Asher's Chocolate. It was a blast! The best part was meeting the 4th, 5th, and 6th generation owners. Great people. Great culture.
There were several other interesting things that happened this week. Lead #3 Monique from Erika's recommendation on Facebook reached back out to me. We set up a phone call to discuss cleaning. I completed and closed my books for 2019 using Quickbooks! This was a huge burden lifted. I sent the packet to my CPA! I also had to file W2's, pay sales tax, and payroll. I mention this in the episode. We are a S-Corporation, which provides incredible tax benefits. If you're just starting out, I recommend a DBA. It's simple and very inexpensive. As your business grows, you may want to consider the entity upgrade.
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The Smart Cleaning School Podcast helps cleaning business owners from start-up to the struggling solo to the striving seven-figure get SMARTER in their businesses, reshape their mindset, increase productivity, clear the overwhelm, and get clarity through SMART goal-setting & personal accountability. Ken Carfagno is a lifetime learner and teacher. His mission is to help visionaries make the impact they were meant to make.