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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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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.
October 9, 2013

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.
October 8, 2013

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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ICAN/ATEX: What is the best way to go about changing hours of operation?

September 30, 2013
September 2013 Contractor Success

Healthcare Reform Adds Up

The new legislation will not only increase costs; it will create administrative burdens as well.
September 10, 2013

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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September 2013 Feature 3

Workloading Creates Accountable Cleaning

Accurate and scientific calculations prove imperative when dealing with larger locations.
September 9, 2013

When it comes to smaller commercial facilities such as offices, building service contractors (BSCs) and facility managers (FMs) typically can estimate their cleaning needs, the amount of time it should take, how many workers will be needed, and with this information, an idea of how much the work will cost.


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