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                         How to Find a Mentor for Your Foreclosure Cleanup Business

       By Foreclosure Cleanup LLC / Foreclosure Cleanup Blog
       Dated: Feb 05, 2010

       The best allies for foreclosure cleanup businesses lie in like companies.

       The foreclosure cleanup industry has been around for a long time, but it has been cloaked under more
       formal labels of larger companies. Familiar titles for this burgeoning, seemingly new, industry are "risk
       management," "property preservation," "mortgage field services," etc.

        While these larger, more formalized companies (such as property preservation companies) tend to handle
       everything from assisting banks and mortgage companies with the formal foreclosure process, to conveying
       properties back to HUD after a loan has gone into default, a foreclosure maintenance and cleaning business
       handles the frontline of property maintenance and cleanup.

        A foreclosure maintenance and cleanup business handles everything from debris removal, to yard
       maintenance, to lock changing and window boarding, to gutter cleaning and pressure washing, cleaning,
       carpet removal and installation, to minor repairs and painting.

        Networking with Like Industries for Growth

        Though the phenomena of this business has really been around for a long time as divisions of larger
       companies, this new term, "foreclosure cleanup," may leave new business owners feeling like there is no
       outlet for formal networking with businesses like theirs.

        And history has proven new businesses need hub-type environments in which they can network
       comfortably and learn from each other; networking environments with like colleagues, where they won't
       always feel they have to be "on" and poised to pitch their services to clients in the audience. (http://
       foreclosurecleanupbusiness.blogspot.com)

        Where to Swamp Industry Ideas

        Formal gatherings like chamber of commerce meetings are ideal for pitching services. But for new
       foreclosure cleanup businesses, ideal places to swap industry ideas about growth and challenges lie in
       industry gatherings that house small businesses similar to theirs.

        For example, joining a carpet association, or a hauling or landscaping association, can provide a perfect
       outlet to learn from professionals who are targeting the same client base cleanup businesses are targeting.

        Cleaning Associations

        Formal organizations like cleaning associations are another such outlet for education and learned
       networking for cleanup business owners. New business owners should visit organizations like the ISSA
       Worldwide Cleaning Industry Association or the International Janitorial Cleaning Services Association to
       check into membership options.

        Business owners can join these organizations as associate- or affiliate-type members to take advantage of
       the meetings, networking, mentoring and business training events.



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Virtual Networking

 Another virtual networking option is to sign up with industry forums. Forums and chat rooms are places
new foreclosure cleanup business owners can ask pertinent industry questions in an effort to learn how to
effectively work with real estate industry clients that existing participants are also likely targeting (larger
property preservation companies, realtors, mortgage companies and banks).

 Some of the best allies for foreclosure cleanup businesses will be the owners of businesses that already
offer some of the services that new foreclosure cleanup businesses offer.

Best Business Allies

 Below are some industry organizations and associations new foreclosure cleaning business owners should
considering joining in an effort to learn how to successfully navigate their business in the real estate
industry -- and to foster valuable industry contacts that will, ironically, eventually refer them business.

--Cleaning and Janitorial Associations
--Painting Contractor Associations
--Builder Associations
--Plumbing Associations
--Lawn Care Organizations
--Winterization Associations
--Pressure Washing & Gutter Cleaning Organizations
--Handyman Associations
--Carpenter Associations

 One of the keys to a profitable enterprise is to surround yourself with like businesses in effort to share and
learn from challenges and successes alike.

Good luck with your new business!

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Foreclosure Cleanup, LLC, authoring company of How to Start a Foreclosure Cleanup Business: FREE
Articles & Advice, http://foreclosurecleanupbusiness.blogspot.com, & How to Start a Foreclosure Cleanup
Business, http://www.ForeclosureCleaningBusiness.com.

Category         Business, Real estate, Home business
Tags             foreclosure cleanup business, foreclosure cleaning business, cleaning foreclosures, business
networking, business mentor
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City/Town        Atlanta
State/Province Georgia
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