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August 1, 2019 Tim Conn

Bidding a Medical Facility Part 3: Dialysis Centers

Knowing how to properly handle biohazardous waste is critical for any cleaning service considering making a bid to clean a dialysis center.

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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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July 23, 2019 Ariel Feldman

Advocating for the Cleaning Industry

ISSA tracks and addresses various legislative issues pertaining to the cleaning and maintenance industry to educate and engage its members, policymakers, and the public at large.

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July 17, 2019 Bruce DeLoatch

The Science of Leadership

Learn how to developing yourself as an effective leader can be the best way to develop and retain superstar employees.

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March 9, 2018 Richard Bodo

Learn the ROPES of Creating Compelling Adult Training

Adult learners have unique characteristics you should consider when constructing training courses.

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March 8, 2018 Isaac Johnson

Selling the Industry

By 2020 millennials are positioned to dominate the U.S. workforce. What is your organization doing to recruit millennial employees to the cleaning industry?

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March 6, 2018 Judy Gillies

Overcoming Cleaning Operation Challenges

Standardize, document, inspect, train, and implement. Follow these five steps to cleaner operations.

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March 1, 2018 Kelly Zimmerman

Certification: What’s the Payoff?

Training and certification is leading one BSC to reduce his insurance premiums by almost 15 percent this year. Can it do the same for you?

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February 23, 2018 Ron Segura

Market Your Cleaning Business With LinkedIn: Part 1

LinkedIn is an invaluable tool for finding new clients. In the first part of this 3-part series, learn how to set up a LinkedIn account, find connections, and contact with potential customers.

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February 21, 2018 Bryan Christiansen

Do You Need to Outsource Maintenance Operations?

Outsourcing is popular in the maintenance industry, especially in facilities that need specialized expertise or short-term or part-time services, and that are concerned about liability.

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February 15, 2018 Michael Wilson

​The 5 Steps in the Consultative Sales Process

Unlike soliciting, consulting implies advising, guiding, suggesting, and recommending strategies that can help a building manager operate a facility more efficiently, cost-effectively, and in a healthier, more sustainable manner.

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February 15, 2018 Stephen Ashkin

Rid Your Company of Risk

The jansan industry will not be immune to the effects of climate change. The only way we can protect our industry is to “de-risk” it.

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February 14, 2018 Julie McAdoo

Staffing Up With Service Members

If you can help make a veteran’s transition to civilian life easier by offering meaningful employment, you’ve earned a loyal and hardworking employee. Veterans have outstanding leadership abilities that are helpful as they move up the ladder and into different roles within the organization.

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February 2, 2018 William R. Griffin

How to Price a Deep-Cleaning Job

A deep-cleaning job can occur on a set schedule or on an as-needed basis. Do your homework regarding staffing and budgeting before you submit a bid.

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January 29, 2018 Magi Graziano

Seven Steps for Productive Teamwork

Leaders seeking to repair an absence of trust and inspire a high-performance work culture should follow seven steps: identify purpose, select a leader, establish rules, select players, set the level, plan, and check progress.

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January 2, 2018 Janice Janssen

Four Tips for Running Your Contract Cleaning Company With Confidence

About 50 percent of small businesses fail in the first four years. For business longevity, follow these four steps.

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