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  1. Spring Cleaning For the Outside of Your Home

    Winter is tough on us all. After months of harsh weather, we can’t wait for warmer temperatures and sunny days. A long winter can leave you feeling a little blue, but just imagine how it makes your house feel! After months of being blasted by winter weather, the outside of your house could definitely use…

  2. Unfulfilled and Burnt Out: How to Know It’s Time to Become Your Own Boss

    A few years ago, Dan Vrskovy’s life was a blur of traffic jams, overtime, and crunching numbers. He was busting his chops to make a living for his family — but his work left little spare time for home life. He was unfulfilled, burnt out and ready for a change. So Dan and his wife…

  3. A Guide to Gutter Maintenance

    Spring is officially here! Even if it’s not quite warm enough to shrug off the coats and sweaters just yet, it is a good time to start thinking about spring home maintenance. That probably has you thinking about cleaning your windows, and power washing your deck to get it ready for summer. While those are…

  4. How Student Works Painting Prepared This Man for Business Ownership with Shack Shine

    Of the 17 franchise partners in the Shack Shine network, more than a third have something in common: they got their start in business as students with College Pro Painting and Student Works Painting. Twenty-five year old Martin Baluch ran a Student Works Painting franchise throughout university and gained valuable hands-on experience running his own businesses…

  5. Maintaining Your Home’s Curb Appeal

    Curb appeal is a term you often hear in the real estate world. However, it’s not just important when you’re buying or selling. It’s something you need to maintain all year round, so if you ever do decide to sell your home, you won’t have tons of work to do. While most people think curb…

  6. Why This Millennial Refused to Settle and Chose Franchising

    Taylor Dunn doesn’t believe in settling. That’s why, after four years at a job he didn’t love, he turned away from the family business in pursuit of something more. He’d been following in his father’s footsteps — working to open an insurance office — because he saw the freedom his dad had from owning his…

  7. Why You Should Get Your Windows Professionally Cleaned

    It’s pretty obvious when your kitchen floor needs a good mopping or your bathroom needs a good scrub. But there are certain things we just don’t tend to clean all that often, like our windows. When you’ve got the blinds closed on chilly winter days, you likely don’t notice that your windows are getting dirty….

  8. What do poker and running a business have in common? Everything.

    Under the blinding glare of spotlights, the world watched on ESPN as Matt Jarvis concentrated on one thing: winning the World Series of Poker. For six years, he’d navigated the world’s elite poker circuits, winning sometimes and breaking even others. But he always loved the challenge. It was 2010. He’d beaten 7,000 hopefuls to become…

  9. Moonworks Expert Interview Series: Dave Notte

    Dave Notte is the managing director at Shack Shine, a house detailing services company, specializing in everything from window and house washing to gutter cleaning. We recently asked Dave for tips on keeping your home’s exterior sparkling. Here’s what he had to say: When and how often should we be washing our homes’ exteriors? This varies on…