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Budgeting

Colleagues seated around a tablet analyzing data
March 19, 2019 Tim Poskin

Improve the Strength and Stability of Your Operation

Facility Management

If you fail to occasionally pan out to look at the big picture, you will miss opportunities to realize efficiencies and correct productivity drains within your organization.

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Dollar signs across a digital map
March 19, 2019 Erin Brereton

Managing Minimum Wage Increases Across State Lines

Business and Management

New hourly pay requirements across the United States have created daunting scenarios for cleaning providers with operations in more than one area

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top BSC challenges
December 18, 2018 Kelly Zimmerman

Wage Increases Won’t Stop BSC Expansions

Business and Management

CMM survey shows staffing is a top issue, but the market looks bright for contract cleaning companies

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October 16, 2018 Tim Poskin

​Making Tough Leadership Decisions for Your Cleaning Operation

Business and Management

Let’s face it, making tough decisions is what leadership is all about. Here are five ways to help ease the process.

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August 30, 2018 Kelly Zimmerman

Planning for Budget Contingencies in Your Cleaning Operation

Business and Management

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John Bernhards, Associate Vice President for APPA
August 22, 2018 Kelly Zimmerman

Budget for the Lifespan of Your Facility

Facility Management

Oversight of a facility’s total cost of ownership can cause problems for owners who aren’t prepared to care for the property in the long term.

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July 31, 2018 Brant Insero

Public School Cleaning: 5-Step Change Management Plan

Health and Safety

Among all the chaos and tragedy we’ve seen our children face this past year, it’s hard to draw focus to the more simple and easily preventable problems that also have an impact on our children’s health and safety.

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Jill Frey
July 25, 2018 Kathleen Misovic

Jill Frey: Born to Be an FSP

Business and Management

Although Frey started off in the cleaning industry by working for her family's company, she had to prove her worth to her clients and employees. Here's how she did it.

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A person laying on a floor after falling
June 22, 2018 Maureen Brogie

Protect Your Cleaning Business From Messy Liability Claims

Business and Management

Trips and falls are the most common claims made within the cleaning industry. For this reason, it's crucial to have cleaning and janitorial general liability insurance in place to cover any legal fees, as well as the compensation costs.

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June 6, 2018 Michael Schaffer

Maintenance of Cleaning Equipment

Hard Floors

One way BSCs can potentially cut expenses is to better maintain and even perform light repairs on the cleaning equipment they use every day.

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May 29, 2018 Judy Gillies

Change Management Is Key for New Contract Startups

Business and Management

When a building service contractor begins working on a new contract for a facility manager, these key factors will help develop a strong relationship between the two entities.

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May 10, 2018 Ron Segura

Pricing Bids for the Win

Business and Management

Cleaning contractors often believe that customers select janitorial services based on which contractor has the lowest bid. They are both right and wrong.

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