Interested in starting your own entrepreneurial journey in general services but unsure what to expect? Then read up on our interview with Brian Harris, President of Toronto Clear View Window Cleaning Inc., located in Toronto, ON, Canada.

What's your business, and who are your customers?

Toronto Clear View Window Cleaning Inc. specializes in high-end window and eavestrough cleaning services. We cater to customers who want a job done right and who are willing to pay more for such a service. We've built a client base numbering upwards of 10,000 who repeatedly request repeat visits.

Tell us about yourself

I've been involved in volunteer work since my early 20's and thus have always been doing what I can to help others. The service industry was a natural fit considering it also involved the fundamentals of helping others. Window and eavestrough cleaning were the start of what has evolved over 30 years later to be a major operation with many additional services that people need.

What's your biggest accomplishment as a business owner?

Toronto Clear View Window Cleaning Inc. is one of the most awarded cleaning companies in the industry. We've earned prestigious awards and have been recognized by every reputable agency around for the type of work we proudly do.

What's one of the hardest things that come with being a business owner?

The biggest challenge or struggle is when misunderstandings happen. Whether a person is right or wrong, I've come to realize that when a person is convinced of something, there is no changing their mind. In the end, knowing that we’ve done the best work possible, it will be noticed by the masses, and the rewards, like many referrals, will occur naturally.

What are the top tips you'd give to anyone looking to start, run and grow a business today?

Do the best job possible. Put yourself in the other person's shoes and what they would expect from you if they are going to be happy. Go above and beyond whenever possible, and don't necessarily charge for such acts of kindness. You'll be rewarded with a successful growing business.

Where can people find you and your business?


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