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The Business Owner's Dirty Dozen, Part 1

Not-so-obvious tips to help small operations put clients first.

Anything that takes the focus off the customer can put fledgling businesses in harm’s way.


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October 2013 Let's Talk Shop

Proper Staffing Includes More Than Just Cleaning

In calculating or justifying staffing needs, you must account for both cleaning and non-cleaning time.

As cleaning professionals, one of the most difficult tasks we face is staffing our facilities, especially in a tough economy where every dollar counts.


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September 2013 Feature 4

Managing A Mobile Workforce

Management concepts that can increase the productivity and efficiency of mobile workers.

Mobile workers in a broad array of industries, including building and property maintenance, are increasingly relying on smartphones and tablets with mobile apps to help them work smarter and faster in the field.


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September 2013 Contractor Success

Healthcare Reform Adds Up

The new legislation will not only increase costs; it will create administrative burdens as well.

The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA), also known as Healthcare Reform, was created to ensure that healthcare is available to all Americans, but the execution of the Act is creating challenges for businesses in many industries — and the cleaning and maintenance industry is no exception.


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August 2013 Let's Talk Shop

When Hiring New Cleaners, Consider Those With Special Needs

Hiring disabled employees benefits the individual, the organization and the community.

While training students with special needs for jobs in the cleaning industry took a little longer and required more effort, what they brought to the workplace made that time both productive and worthwhile.


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August 2013 Contractor Success

Putting A Premium On Safety

A safer work environment can lower your workers’ compensation premiums.

Since the inception of the U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) in the 1970s, workplace fatalities have dropped by more than 65 percent, and job-related injuries and illnesses have been reduced by over 67 percent, yet these numbers could decline significantly by taking simple precautions.


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July 2013 Feature 6

Surviving A Reduction Environment

Sound management strategies that managers can use to accomplish more with fewer resources.

In today’s cleaning environment, K-12s are making some drastic changes to their cleaning programs. Many of these changes, aimed at reducing the bottom line, simply lower the level of cleaning.


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June 2013 Contractor Success

The Affordable Care Act and Cleaning Businesses

ObamaCare is a reality; knowing how it will affect your business is imperative.

Cleaning industries are particularly affected by the Affordable Heathcare Act because there must be enough employees to service and clean accounts — this makes many businesses responsible for providing their employees with full healthcare.


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June 2013 Contractor Success

Increase Sales By Offering Bundled Services

When you choose to offer your customers services that your competition does not, it automatically puts you a cut above the rest.

There is a way for you to make your company stand heads above all of the other cleaning companies in your hometown market.


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May 2013 A Clean Sweep

Taking The Necessary Steps

View ongoing training and education as an investment and your employees will continue to develop the skills they need to exceed.

Dedication to employee development is a clear sign that an organization is taking the right steps in preparing individuals for success and advancement.


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