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A dentist exam room
June 26, 2019 Tim Conn

Bidding a Medical Facility Part 2: Doctor and Dentist Offices and Labs

Knowing specific tasks you are required to perform, such as wiping down exam tables and cleaning waiting room toys, will help you prepare a bid for specific medical facilities.

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High Dusting Kits from ProTeam
February 6, 2019 Sponsored by ProTeam

High Dusting Kits from ProTeam

ProTeam® offers High Dusting Kits that bring many above-the-floor areas within the cleaner’s reach for safe and efficient cleaning.

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June 15, 2019 Ricardo Regalado

Four Steps for Hiring Future Trainers

Creating a process is key for developing top employees and future leaders

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charts and graphs with magnifying glass and calculator
June 4, 2019 Siddarth Shetty

Analyzing the 4 Types of FM Analytics Correctly

Utilizing descriptive, diagnostic, predictive, and prescriptive analytics can help your business improve operations, save costs, and stand out from the competition.

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The Care and Cleaning of Health Care Facilities
August 23, 2016 William R. Griffin

The Care and Cleaning of Health Care Facilities

Health care facilities, by their very nature, pose a number of challenges to building service contractors, including how they should be cleaned and the risks that workers will face.

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On Track and On Time
August 10, 2016 Jim Harris Sr. & Jeff Merrihew

On Track and On Time

The major challenge building service contractors (BSCs) face when it comes to retaining accounts and earning a profit is keeping front-line personnel on track and on time as it relates to delivering quality services that have been stated in the service agreement.

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Buy-ins and Visions
August 9, 2016 Ron Segura

Buy-ins and Visions

It’s hard enough to ask cleaning professionals to make changes in their cleaning routines, procedures, and the products they use to perform their cleaning tasks, but when management purchases a piece of equipment (a cleaning solution or tool)without their advanced “buy-in,” you can expect additional resistance.

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Proper Performance Review Protocol
July 29, 2016 Octavia Perez

Proper Performance Review Protocol

Through performance reviews, you can work as a team to identify any barriers that the employee may be experiencing.

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Face-to-Face Networking
July 26, 2016 Ron Segura

Face-to-Face Networking

Instead of relying on 21st-Century marketing techniques, he used one of the oldest tools in the business handbook: face-to-face networking.

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Combating “Improvement Blindness”
July 26, 2016 Tobi Colbert

Combating “Improvement Blindness”

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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Acing Spacing Inventories
July 21, 2016 Lance Witschen

Acing Spacing Inventories

Maximizing cleaning budgets is a major goal of any cleaning operation. Above all, this means assigning the right number of cleaners to cover a certain area.

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Bidding on Schools and Universities
July 13, 2016 William R. Griffin

Bidding on Schools and Universities

Educational facilities are a growing market that contractors are penetrating. This includes day and evening cleaning in public and private schools of all types and sizes.

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

Paving the Way for Product Mapping

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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Disrupt Your Janitorial Business
June 1, 2016 Judy Gillies

Disrupt Your Janitorial Business

There are already disruptions happening in the janitorial industry, and if you aren’t aware of them, much less using them to your advantage, you will be left behind.

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The Steps of Progressive Discipline
May 27, 2016 Brant Insero

The Steps of Progressive Discipline

The goal of progressive discipline is to provide guidance, coaching, and learning opportunities for both the employee and supervisor.

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Pitching a Rate Increase
May 25, 2016 Ron Segura

Pitching a Rate Increase

Raising rates on a customer can be very difficult. In the mind of the cleaning contractor, there is the fear that by sending the client a proposal for a rate increase, there is a risk of losing the account.

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