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Scandinavian Building Services - Defining Sustainability

Scandinavian Building Services has been chosen as our SERVICES 2016 green cleaning experts. Their focus on continuous improvement has earned them one of Canada's Best Managed Companies for the past three years. This family owned commercial cleanng company has not only embraced green products but grown substantially because of their sustainable practices and ethical treatment of employees.

Published in May/Jun 2016
Shifting Paradigms: Cedar Rapids Schools’ CleaningCulture

What began as a part-time custodial job while attending college, has matured into a lifelong vocation for Matthew Dunbar, Manager of Custodial and Grounds for the Cedar Rapids Community School District, (CRCSD). In this role, Dunbar directs custodian janitor operations for the second largest school district in Iowa; overseeing one hundred-fifteen building engineers and custodians spread out amongst thirty-three facilities.

Published in Mar/Apr 2016
Tuesday, 26 January 2016 12:07

Why a Franchise Worked for Me

Why a Franchise Worked for Me

One of the biggest decisions for individuals with a relentless entrepreneurial itch is deciding what business opportunity to pursue. There are a great deal of industries and sub industries to choose from. For some individuals, after deciding what industry or business venture to pursue, the next decision is whether to start a business from scratch or use a proven system designed for potential franchise owners.

Published in Jan/Feb 2016
Friday, 20 November 2015 14:27

Quality Labor and Increasing Minimum Wage

Quality Labor and Increasing Minimum Wage

With recent mandates in minimum wage increases across the US, hiring a quality staff has become a challenge for BSCs. Hiring professional, dependable, and motivated employees, while keeping rates low enough to win bids is a real challenge. As the President and CEO of The Kleane Kare Team, I have learned by trial and error how to run a successful business.

Published in Nov/Dec 2015