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The Business Owner's Dirty Dozen, Part 2

Even more not-so-obvious tips to help operations put clients first.

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


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November 2013 Contractor Success

Small Businesses And Crowdfunding

Changing legislation could create new sources of capital for startup operations.

Sustainability is all about social, economic and eco innovation, but where will the capital for future enterprise innovation come from?


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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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October 2013 A Clean Sweep

Putting It In Writing

Boston Logan International Airport is making the commitment to the health and safety of its occupants contractual.

It is no longer acceptable to consider making a change to products that have less of an impact on the environment — it is practically a requirement.


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August 2013 A Clean Sweep

Get Swept Away

The cleaning industry, a recession proof job market, will allow one soon-to-be graduate a way to make a living immediately.

The task of searching for a job, especially one in the field the student has been studying for throughout the past two to four years, can seem like a job in and of itself. But one soon-to-be graduate is bypassing the arduous process of job searching and creating one of his very own.


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July 2013 Clean Sweep

It's Not Rocket Science

Ken Speece shows how his unconventional background was the perfect fit for the cleaning industry.
July 2013 Cover Story

Training Advances And Evolves

Today’s most effective training techniques often work best outside of the typical classroom environment.

Figuring out the proper response to employee training needs has been a challenge for facility managers and business service contractors (BSCs) for many decades.


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June 2013 A Clean Sweep

24 Hours A Day, 365 Days A Year

The CMM staff visits Environmental Services at Turning Stone Resort and Casino in Verona, NY.
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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