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Tobi Colbert

Director of Business Development and Member Services at the National Service Alliance (NSA)

Tobi Colbert is director of business development and member services at the National Service Alliance (NSA), a leading group purchasing organization for larger building service contractors and related businesses in the United States. She can be reached at tobi@nansa.org.


Articles by Tobi Colbert

Combating “Improvement Blindness”
July 26, 2016 Tobi Colbert

Combating “Improvement Blindness”

Business and Management

The term “change blindness” essentially refers to a person not noticing a change—or set of changes—in his or her environment.

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Paving the Way for Product Mapping
June 6, 2016 Tobi Colbert

Paving the Way for Product Mapping

Business and Management

For the small mom-and-pop cleaning contractor, cleaning supply costs may be a minor concern. Of course, everyone wants to get the best product at the best price, but in many cases, supplies may be a small cost compared to the overall business operation.

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Infection Prevention in the Modern Office
March 8, 2016 Tobi Colbert

Infection Prevention in the Modern Office

Infection Control

We’ve witnessed a number of changes in how people work; or possibly, we should say in where people work.

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Handling the Walk-through
October 1, 2015 Tobi Colbert

Handling the Walk-through

Facility Management

Whenever building service contractors (BSCs) get together, the topics they are most likely to discuss are bids and bidding. However, one of the most important issues—and some might say the most important issue—often overlooked during the bidding process is making the most of the walk-through.

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