Solo Cleaning School

Solo Cleaning School

www.smartcleaningbiz.com/solocleaningschool
Solo Cleaning School is a hands-on, strategic journey to owning a profitable solo house cleaning business. Ken Carfagno is an expert on the topic and has personally run a solo cleaning business for 14 years. He is the architect of the ISO Model and has…


Broken Record
Feb 27 • 21 min
A broken record is when something undesirable happens over and over. This sums up this episode perfectly.
An Old Unkept House
Feb 24 • 20 min
Listen to the story of Betty and her unkept home. Are you allowing your mind and relationships to fall into disrepair. This episode is a great reminder.
Outside the Box
Feb 20 • 18 min
This episode may offend some, but the message is powerful. Let’s train our kids to lead and think critically to solve interesting problems. If they do, we will see another great boom of creative innovation in 10-20 years.
Apologize With Action
Feb 17 • 20 min
Apologizing is an action. Saying you’re sorry is one way, but showing it sets you apart. In this episode, I share how a miscommunication lead to an opportunity to build trust with a new client.
Never In A Million Years
Feb 13 • 18 min
Do you realize that your solo cleaning business has the potential to become your family business down the road? I never thought in a million years that I’d have two of my kids working side-by-side with me, learning the family trade.
I Don’t Want to Do This Anymore
Feb 10 • 20 min
Everything is NOT all flowers and sunshine in a solo cleaning business. I have shared solid mindset to grow and so many pros to this amazing business as I’ve grown my own solo business a second time. But it’s not always great. There are Cons of Solo Cle…
Kill Parkinson
Feb 6 • 21 min
This final lesson on goal-setting is necessary as it’s not purely mechanical. We are all human and, therefore, subject to human behavior. We dive into Parkinson’s Law and how to kill it so we can achieve the SMART goals we’ve set!
18 Gutter Balls
Feb 3 • 20 min
For 30 years, my Pop-Pop has harassed me with the memory of my low-game in bowling. This story shows the damage that ego and stubbornness can have on your game of life. “Have you changed yet? This is a great question we must all answer.
If You Have a Gold Mine with Dionne Austin
Jan 30 • 18 min
This interview with Dionne is a powerful example of what a solo cleaning business could do for you if you treat it like a business.
Get A Name For Doing
Jan 27 • 14 min
How do you make the most of your Chamber of Commerce? Find out in this episode.
The Accountability Roadmap
Jan 23 • 21 min
It’s time to put all of your training into practice. Are you ready to start? Make your map and practice these 5 steps toward hitting your goals and dreams!
You’re A Cleaning Guy
Jan 20 • 19 min
Ken’s various marketing efforts are starting to pay off. See if you can figure out all 6 channels that Ken is marketing on before you read the answers at the end of this podcast and notes!
Make Your Goals SMART
Jan 16 • 20 min
Goal-setting is a science and an art. We covered some of the art and the emotion of why to set goals. Now it’s time to dive into some science. The S.M.A.R.T. Framework is a methodology of setting goals that allows you to measure and track your progress.…
I Meant to Call You
Jan 13 • 15 min
Ken’s new cleaning business is up and running with two new house cleaning clients. His networking efforts are starting to take root, both on and offline. Check out this episode to learn why emotional intelligence is key to interacting with people.
Why Set Goals?
Jan 9 • 16 min
Would you like to separate yourself to the 1% that accomplish goals and succeed at stratospheric rates? You need to do way more than just setting goals.
Sure, I Can Do That!
Jan 6 • 18 min
After months of networking, Ken gets his first breakthrough with 3 estimates and 2 new clients! Great week!
What is Your Why
Jan 2 • 17 min
Why does the Why matter so much? Without the Why, the How and the What doesn’t matter. We will learn how to peel back the onion of your dream until you can light your own pilot light. This is the most important and first step to lasting goals in 2020!
Because You’re a Business Person that Cleans
Dec 30, 2019 • 18 min
This is the last business update on Ken’s new solo cleaning business for 2019. What a way to go out! Andrea assures Ken that he is not a cleaner who happens to do business. He is a business person that happens to clean. This is a big difference.
Think Week
Dec 26, 2019 • 22 min
How do you track and analyze your year to prepare for a powerful 2020? Check out this episode where we dive into the John Maxwell Think Week Strategy!
Honor Your Gift
Dec 23, 2019 • 12 min
Every action you take will leave a ripple in the pond of your community. Which ripple are you making… one toward good will or bad?
I’m the Only Cleaner
Dec 19, 2019 • 14 min
Ken doesn’t have any new clients yet, but you will absolutely start to see the seeds being planted and Ken’s expectation of future harvest. Follow along on Ken’s personal journey in his brand new solo cleaning business.
I Felt Limited with Ronita Jefferson
Dec 16, 2019 • 10 min
One of the reasons Ronita wanted to change the direction of her solo cleaning business in early 2019 is that she felt limited. Check out this interview to see how getting too comfortable can keep you trapped.
Free Donuts
Dec 12, 2019 • 22 min
In this episode, Ken returns to his own brand new solo cleaning business and brings you behind the veil as Ken encounters each small failure and victory.
It Was Hard to Leave
Dec 9, 2019 • 23 min
Join Ken on his emotional roller coaster as he takes you back to when he sold his first solo cleaning company. It was hard to leave!
My Secret Weapon with Roland Downs
Dec 5, 2019 • 18 min
In this interview, Roland shares how powerful his secret weapon is to his business.
The Funny Papers
Dec 2, 2019 • 13 min
I have decided to add an element of the Sunday “funnies” to many of my episodes and in this one, I am making the entire show to entertain you! That’s it. Life is short. Laugh a little!
The Jeans Don’t Fit
Nov 28, 2019 • 14 min
Have you ever shopped at the discount racks? This episode is a companion the Blueberry Pie in helping you to understand pricing. Study this and apply it!
Blueberry Pie
Nov 25, 2019 • 13 min
Blueberry Pie answers so many pricing questions that I get in such a simple way. In this episode, you will add a critical mindset you need to start earning great income as a solo cleaner.
I Try to Do the Best with Marcia Davidson
Nov 21, 2019 • 11 min
My first solo cleaning consultation with Marcy was 2 years ago. She has been scraping and clawing her way as a single mom, trying to make this cleaning dream work. In this interview, you will hear what happens when persistent people are rewarded.
The Road Not Taken
Nov 18, 2019 • 18 min
Have you ever come to a fork in the road and you chose the road less taken? This episode dives deeper into my decision to stay solo and how meeting one new friend made all the difference in helping my family create the life we wanted.
It’s the Trust Factor, Ken
Nov 14, 2019 • 15 min
This episode highlights how important trust is to your clients. I connected in-person with each of my former NY house cleaning clients before selling my business. I am still amazed at their feedback and by far, the biggest take away was how critical the…
Trust is Everything with Beth Lane
Nov 11, 2019 • 20 min
Beth has been solo cleaning for 21 years and gives so much value in this interview, especially her insights into the trust factor. You will learn that solo cleaning is not all mechanical. It’s an emotional business that has it’s foundation built on trust…
How to Start Your Solo Cleaning Business
Nov 7, 2019 • 23 min
I was interviewed by Whitney Bonds of the Tried and True Mom Jobs Blog on how to start a cleaning business. I’ve taken my answers and created a special podcast episode for the moms out there looking for an opportunity like this.
Building My New Cleaning Network II
Nov 4, 2019 • 15 min
In this episode, you will learn how Ken changed gears in his local marketing to build his new solo cleaning business in the Philly Area. You will learn the power of trust & referrals. This is part 2 of the series.
Building My New Cleaning Network I
Oct 31, 2019 • 14 min
In this 2-part series, you’ll start to see how a solo cleaning business is built as Ken is in the trenches once again.
Hi, My Name is Kevin LaCombe
Oct 28, 2019 • 9 min
Kevin LaCombe shared a simple marketing strategy, “Hi, My Name Is…”. It worked big time for Kevin & Cherie in their first month in business.
Cons of Solo Cleaning
Oct 24, 2019 • 14 min
We explore the cons of solo cleaning in this episode so you know it’s not all rainbows and unicorns. If you truly evaluate this business with the pros and cons in proper perspective, you can make an informed decision whether this is the right business for…
Pros of Solo Cleaning
Oct 21, 2019 • 19 min
Solo Cleaning has amazing potential for any mom looking for a business. In this episode, we examine the pros that make solo cleaning stand out.
My Goal is to Create Peace for My Family with Andrea McCoy
Oct 17, 2019 • 10 min
This is my first solo cleaning spotlight with Andrea McCoy, where we discuss why she started her business and how she increased prices from $25 to $65 per hour.
Moms Helping Moms Helping Moms
Oct 14, 2019 • 18 min
We dive deep into Ken’s vision for the Solo Cleaning School of moms helping moms helping moms, followed by an explanation of each mom group.
Introduction to the Solo Cleaning School
Oct 8, 2019 • 31 min
Ken introduces the Solo Cleaning School and the vision of moms helping moms helping moms through this amazing business vehicle.