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Budgeting

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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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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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May 8, 2018

Scoring Exterior Maintenance Plan Buy-in

Facility Management

Many clients don’t realize that neglecting regular exterior maintenance can hit them in the pocketbook later with expensive facility repairs and serious tenant injuries.

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March 6, 2018 Jeff Smith

Build Your Exterior Maintenance Budget

Facility Management

Last month we prioritized outdoor maintenance tasks; this month we’re teaching you how to budget for them.

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March 2, 2018 Jonathan Adkins

Floor Report Reveals Market Trends

Hard Floors

ISSA & AACEM have developed a report to help industry professionals stay current with commercial construction and renovation activity and projections, flooring materials trends, and key U.S. economic indicators.

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February 21, 2018 Bryan Christiansen

Do You Need to Outsource Maintenance Operations?

Facility Management

Outsourcing is popular in the maintenance industry, especially in facilities that need specialized expertise or short-term or part-time services, and that are concerned about liability.

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