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ESL Employees
October 9, 2019 Nan Hallock

Managing ESL Employees

Thoughtful supervisors can help ensure the success of individual employees who speak English as a second language and teams by building bridges of understanding.

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October 7, 2019 Mili Washington

IICRC Standards

Following industry standards helps your firm streamline processes, trim costs, build credibility, and earn customer loyalty, which ultimately boosts your bottom line.

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September 30, 2019 Sponsored by SunBelt Rentals

2019 BSC/Contract Cleaning Benchmarking Survey Report

Find the latest business outlook from fellow building service contractors (BSCs), broken down by business type, size, revenue, geographical location, and more.

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September 20, 2019 Mariah Bliss

6 Tips for Starting Your Own Commercial Cleaning Company

Check out these six tips on how to start a cleaning business, with advice on everything from picking out your cleaning territory to getting your first customer.

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Strength in Numbers
July 6, 2017 Dave Frank

Strength in Numbers

Understanding the fundamentals of workloading and using the right tools to implement the process will help you identify improvement opportunities and get the most out of your workforce.

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Pricing Exterior Maintenance Projects
July 5, 2017 William R. Griffin

Pricing Exterior Maintenance Projects

When we think of servicing building exteriors,we may think of dumping trash cans, picking up garbage and cigarette butts, and sweeping the sidewalk. However, those aren't enough.

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How $1 Billion May Impact the Industry
July 4, 2017 Stephen Ashkin

How $1 Billion May Impact the Industry

The investment in clean energy might lead to lower energy costs for facilities and businesses.

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Data-Driven Decisions
July 3, 2017 Michael Jenkins

Data-Driven Decisions

Most of the time, cleaning companies don’t even know where to begin when it comes to tracking certain types of data for their businesses.

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Mixing Up Management Styles
June 5, 2017 Kevin Keeler

Mixing Up Management Styles

While many of us in the cleaning and facilities management industries may aspire to be in a supervisory position, once we reach our goal, we may find ourselves pulled in too many directions.

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The Benefits of Long-Term Contracts
May 31, 2017 Ron Segura

The Benefits of Long-Term Contracts

There are five ways long-term contracts can benefit both you and your customers.

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Restroom dispensers
May 30, 2017 William R. Griffin

Pricing Products for Dispensers

Pricing paper, plastic, and hand soap can be challenging and financially risky if you don’t have a formula for accurately estimating past or future usage.

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Norovirus Outbreak Strikes Florida School
May 12, 2017

Norovirus Outbreak Strikes Florida School

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Preparing for Disaster: Creating a Business Continuity Plan
May 1, 2017

Preparing for Disaster: Creating a Business Continuity Plan

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How to Restore Your Floors
April 26, 2017 Larry Cooper

How to Restore Your Floors

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#TVTuesday: Greening the Industry
April 24, 2017

#TVTuesday: Greening the Industry

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Addressing Facility Theft
April 7, 2017 Ron Segura

Addressing Facility Theft

Managers of custodial crews must be prepared to deal with personnel and security issues, such as building theft.

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