Janet Killian, President and Founder of Gemini Janitorial Services named 2014 Entrepreneurial Woman of the Year

Janet Killian, President and Founder of Gemini Janitorial Services, will be presented with the Entrepreneur Woman of the Year award by Delaware’s New Castle County Chamber of Commerce. For the past twenty-four years, this award has been given to an outstanding business woman to honor and celebrate a woman who represents entrepreneurial success and spirit.

Janet Killian, President and Founder of Gemini Janitorial Services, will be presented with the Entrepreneur Woman of the Year award by Delaware’s New Castle County Chamber of Commerce at the 24th Annual Entrepreneurial & Business Women’s EXPO on November 13th. For the past twenty-four years, this award has been given to an outstanding business woman “to honor and celebrate a woman who represents entrepreneurial success and spirit, and who is an inspirational model for other entrepreneurial women,” according to the NCC Chamber of Commerce.

Being selected for the New Castle County Chamber’s Entrepreneur Women of the Year is a highly prestigious achievement. The selected business must be one hundred percent woman owned, have operating longevity, substantial organizational structure, and documented success. With over 90 employees at this point, Janet has grown her small business to be a highly sought after service in the state of Delaware. “It has taken hard work and perseverance,” exclaimed Janet, “but if you believe in yourself, you can achieve anything.”

Janet truly embodies the entrepreneurial spirit having started her successful home cleaning business from scratch 30 years ago. Sidelined with an injury, her departure from the cleaning business was not only temporary, but it was short. After only a few years working as an administrative assistant, Janet realized that while she personally could no longer do the cleaning, she could recruit and train people who could work for her. With renewed vigor, Janet started Gemini Janitorial Services and began once again to build her business. This time she focused on the commercial cleaning market, servicing business offices and completed construction projects.

Growing slowly initially helped Janet to establish a solid brand name and reputation for Gemini Janitorial Services. The commercial cleaning business is a very competitive market with over fifty thousand companies competing in this multi-billion dollar industry, according to U. S. Small Business Administration data.

Building a reputation for quality, responsiveness and long-lasting relationships has helped Janet develop strong roots in the Delaware commercial cleaning market and amass a loyal and long-standing clientele. “I think what makes us different is that we are a home based business. When a customer calls Gemini, they get Gemini,” said Killian. Janet is also an exceptional leader. She takes the time to hire the right people and then spends time getting to know each member of her team and their strengths and personality. She frequently spends time at work sites training new team members and learning from their first hand experiences. Listening to her employees is very important to Janet.

To learn more about Janet Killian, President and Owner, Gemini Janitorial Services, go to GeminiLLC.net.

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