Debbie Sardone, best known as “The Maid Coach” started residential cleaning to earn some pocket cash. She soon discovered, she could make more than just chump change and create financial freedom for her family. Debbie built her business, Buckets and Bows, into one of the top 1% of residential cleaning businesses in the nation, boasting $2.9 mil and more than fifty employees. Debbie has taken that knowledge and now spends every day guiding business owners toward becoming “mop free millionaires”.  In this episode, Debbie explains how to beat the number one problem faced by home service businesses: employee turnover. With decades of experience, she knows a thing or two about retaining her “VIP customers"aka her employees.

“We charge what we’re worth and we’re worth what we charge”

In this episode we discuss:

  • 13:13 What most people are missing in their business model
  • 19:45 Why do all the good ones quit?
  • 32:02 What NOT to do during a recession; be a buffalo not a cow

Resources from this episode:

Debbie's book recommendations:

The OG of books The E-Myth by Michael Gerber

Must reads by Dan Sullivan The Gap and the Gain and Who Not How

Think and Grow Rich by Napoleon Hill

Clockwork and Profit First by Mike Michalowicz

Traction by Gino Wickman

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