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Finding The Best Cleaning Apps

Tablet and phone applications made for today’s mobile cleaning managers.
February 24, 2014

For cleaning professionals, there are numerous apps available that can make portable electronics potent tools of productivity.


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January 2014 A Clean Sweep

Honoring High-rise Cleaning Efforts

The effort that staffs put forward to keep large properties up and running is often overlooked.
January 6, 2014

They’re one of the awe-inspiring parts of any major city: Skyscrapers and other large buildings that see people going in and out at all hours of the day.


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January 2014 Cover Story

Battling Budget Pressures

Training proves imperative when cleaning budgets plummet.
January 3, 2014

As the cleaning and maintenance industry enters a new year, it is faced with a number of intimidating market challenges.


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Employee Fraud: What To Look For

January 2, 2014

Managers and owners should be alert for unsettling warning signs and the basic components of unethical behavior.


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Cleaning With Colors

January 1, 2014

Nearly all industries benefit from using colors to clean, including medical centers, hotels, restaurants, schools, daycares and nursing homes.


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December 2013 Raising Standards

Supply Chain Management

Following standardized steps can help cleaning organizations create efficiencies.
December 10, 2013

It’s not uncommon to see building service contractors and in-house cleaning managers juggling the procurement of products, tools and equipment from multiple suppliers and multiple locations.


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Software Systems And Cleaning Operations

Expanding offerings and organizing scheduling using technological tools.
December 6, 2013
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The Business Owner's Dirty Dozen, Part 2

Even more not-so-obvious tips to help operations put clients first.
November 14, 2013

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


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November 2013 Contractor Success

A System To Become Self-employed

How franchising can help entrepreneurs tap into the cleaning industry.
November 12, 2013

Starting your own business can certainly be a daunting task. In fact, many people never take that leap because the idea of leaving their full-time job to join the ranks of the self-employed can be overwhelming.


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The Business Owner's Dirty Dozen, Part 1

Not-so-obvious tips to help small operations put clients first.
November 8, 2013

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


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