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April 2013 A Clean Sweep

Success In A Man’s World

In a business largely dominated by men, Donna Alm found a place of her own and dominated it.
April 8, 2013

I feel it is most important to participate with content – not just words. On the other hand, it is important to stand firm in a discussion if you are convinced your principles are being challenged.


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April 2013 Feature 2

Change Is On The Floor

You may think you know a lot about cleaning and maintaining hard floors, but you haven't seen anything yet.
April 6, 2013

When it comes to excitement in the cleaning industry, floor care is center stage for cutting-edge innovation and technology.


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April 2013 Contractor Success

Assessing And Optimizing The Value Of Your Business

When preparing to sell your business or ready it for acquisition, it is important that you evaluate your assets and optimize the entity's worth.
April 5, 2013

Every business owner should get an official business valuation early in their company’s growth stage, and follow that with the development of a business optimization plan well in advance of considering a sale.


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April 2013 Tackling Trouble Areas

The Procurement Conflict

Weighing the importance of cost savings through outsourcing against the value a good or service provides.
April 5, 2013

The outsourcing question has grown from a discussion solely about cost savings to the idea of how outsourcing can support my performance goals and the strategic vision of a company for growth.


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CMM Online Exclusive

Cleaning For Appearance Is The Problem

A treatise against the superficial nature of perceived cleanliness.
March 18, 2013

Our society’s love affair with cleaning based primarily on “surface” or “superficial” aspects might lead to short-term, unhappy and even “cheap” relationships between cleaners and customers.


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March 2013 Let's Talk Shop

Knowledge Is Power

Without knowledge, we place control in others' hands and lose our power to influence situational outcomes.
March 18, 2013

There is a shift taking place in the industry; increasingly, building operators see clean facilities as an investment that both attracts and protects occupants and customers.


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March 2013 Feature 4

Profit As A Function Of Sustainable Operation

Using sound environmental principals and business strategies to bridge the gap between sustainability and profitability.
March 18, 2013

The truly successful business model is one which views sustainability as the bridge to profit, functioning to safeguard people and the planet in order to maximize earnings.


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March 2013 Raising Standards

Resuscitating The Reality Of Revision

Assessing the impacts of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act on your business.
March 18, 2013

Whatever strategy an entity decides to take will have a long-term impact on the business, either greatly affecting costs, productivity or both.


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March 2013 Clean Sweep

Enabling The Next Generation

When looking for the future of the facilities landscape, education will continue to play an important role.
March 17, 2013

Things are changing when it comes to chemicals, equipment and procedures and the facilitation of education surrounding these changes has become a mission of Staples Advantage, part of the business to business arm of Staples Inc.


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Ask The Experts

ICAN/ATEX: How can I find the best subcontractors?

March 12, 2013