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April 18, 2019 CMM Staff

Prove ROI on Sustainability Efforts

This Q & A with an industry consultant will help you track your facility's return on investment in implementing sustainability efforts.

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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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April 17, 2019 Stephen Ashkin

Invest in Sustainability for Growth and Stability

Businesses that take steps to protect their facilities against climate change can pour as much as US$26 billion into the world's economy and create as many as 65 million "low carbon" jobs by 2030.

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April 15, 2019 Sponsored by 3M

2019 In-House Survey Shows FMs Reign Over Budgets

Gain insight into how your fellow FMs are making their purchasing decisions; read our report on CMM's 2019 In-House/Facility Management Benchmarking Survey, sponsored by 3M.

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Reorganizing Custodial Departments in Higher Education
April 30, 2015 Rex Morrison

Reorganizing Custodial Departments in Higher Education

To successfully organize (or reorganize) a higher education custodial department, one must first answer the question: What is the purpose or mission of our custodial department?

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Nilfisk to Move Americas Headquarters to Brooklyn Park, MN
April 6, 2015

Nilfisk to Move Americas Headquarters to Brooklyn Park, MN

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Four Ways to Get on Track as a Small Business Owner
April 6, 2015 Sam Meenasian

Four Ways to Get on Track as a Small Business Owner

f you have entrepreneurial vision, a good work ethic, and are marketing savvy, you can make the cut. Here are four ways you can get on track as a small cleaning company and beat the odds.

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Maximize Your Work Vehicle
April 5, 2015 Todd Goldmeyer

Maximize Your Work Vehicle

Whether you’re a self-employed cleaning professional or an owner of a larger cleaning contractor, there are steps you can take to get the most out of your work vehicle.

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Creating a Strong Foundation for High-Performance Cleaning
April 3, 2015 Jim Harris Sr. & Jeff Merrihew

Creating a Strong Foundation for High-Performance Cleaning

The cleaning industry faces ever-increasing pressures as a result of escalations in requirements, budget reductions, wage increases, and rising health care costs. Routinely these productivity increases lack sustainability because the proper foundation has not been established.

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The Return of Industrial Floors
April 3, 2015 Doug Berjer

The Return of Industrial Floors

While many cleaning professionals are well versed on caring for floors in schools, commercial office buildings, and similar facilities, floor care in an industrial location can be an entirely different ball of wax.

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Creating Your Cleaning Team
April 1, 2015 Kevin Keeler

Creating Your Cleaning Team

When companies are not running well, it is often because the rules are not clear, or they have not been properly implemented.

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The Business of Hard Floor Care
March 31, 2015 William R. Griffin

The Business of Hard Floor Care

Hard floor care is one of the most profitable service specialties and is often an automatic add-on for janitorial and residential cleaning services if they ask for the work.

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Where Did I Put That?
March 12, 2015 Jim Harris Sr. & Jeff Merrihew

Where Did I Put That?

The proper selection, storage, and placement of tools and materials are often overlooked or taken for granted. By standardizing process and making the selection, storage, and placement of supplies a fundamental part of the service delivery system, increased efficiencies can be realized.

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Training for Sales and Estimating
March 12, 2015 William R. Griffin

Training for Sales and Estimating

Two of the more difficult positions to fill and conduct training for in a cleaning business or any type of service operation are the salesperson and estimator.

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Three Myths About Cleaning Management Software
March 12, 2015 Kevin Keeler

Three Myths About Cleaning Management Software

Most of us have probably seen a cleaning software demo, or at least know the software is out there. Yet, most cleaning operations either don’t purchase the software or allow the software they do purchase to gather dust on the shelf.

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Save More Than the Planet With Green Cleaning Technology
March 12, 2015 Kylie Ora Lobell

Save More Than the Planet With Green Cleaning Technology

Purchasing green cleaning technology and equipment and combining it with green cleaning products not only helps the planet, but also a company’s bottom line.

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