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Attention Janitorial Sales Reps
August 22, 2018 Sponsored by Tampa Bay Janitorial

Attention Janitorial Sales Reps

Want to own your own business? A turnkey janitorial business is for sale in the Tampa Bay, FL, region.

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Shiny new cars at a dealership
September 13, 2018 Tim Conn

Pricing High-End Retail Facilities: Car Dealerships

​Pricing a contract for a retail facility can be tricky business. There are many variables to keep in mind before putting together your quote, from the merchandise display areas to the restrooms and carpet to the landscaping. Here are some tips to consider when creating a scope of work for a car dealership.

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group business people sales pitch
September 11, 2018 Tim Poskin

Pitching Company Policies

How do you empower your cleaning team to carry out company policies? If it’s in the employee handbook, certainly they’ll follow it, right? Well, not necessarily.

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buzzwords
September 10, 2018 Lance Witschen

Employee Engagement Involves More Than Buzzwords

A company in Portland, OR, allows workers to give feedback on job site challenges and their ideas to overcome these roadblocks. This process conveys to employees that the organization cares about their health and welfare and realizes the important role they play in customer satisfaction.

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Jeff Gardner, President of Maximum Performance Group, LLC
August 30, 2018 Kelly Zimmerman

How to Target Your Most Likely Contracts (and Close the Deal)

How much better would your bottom line look if you knew how to put all your eggs in the right baskets? This sales performance consultant is ready to help building service contractors build their revenue quickly.

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Life raft full of money
August 30, 2018 Kelly Zimmerman

Planning for Budget Contingencies in Your Cleaning Operation

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

Budget for the Lifespan of Your Facility

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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Lucy Kalkman
August 2, 2018 Kathleen Misovic

Facilities VP Customizes Approach to Each Client

Sodexo's Lucy Kalkman discusses how a one-size-fits-all approach is not the way to go for optimum client satisfaction.

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Communication bubbles showing communication and training among housekeeping professionals
August 1, 2018

How Communication and Training Builds Housekeeping Professionals

For a team to be successful they must work well together, develop exceptional chemistry, and be led in an effective manner. All this is accomplished through communication and by finding a connection to those you are leading.

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​Nadine Palombo
July 31, 2018 Kathleen Misovic

Mentoring Is a Job Perk for PepsiCo Senior Manager

Nadine Palombo talks about how facility management is much more than cleaning. From fire codes to food service, she is leading in all areas of facility operations.

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A woman whose a leader in facility management
July 30, 2018 Jenean Merkel Perelstein

How Women Leaders in Facility Management Can Break Down Barriers

Female facility director Stephanie Poskin answers tough questions on perseverance and professional growth for women in the industry.

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Women in the workplace
July 27, 2018 Kelly Zimmerman

On Behalf of Women in the Workplace

Managing Editor for CMM shares her inside opinion on being a woman in the workplace.

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Jill Frey
July 25, 2018 Kathleen Misovic

Jill Frey: Born to Be an FSP

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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