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Tuesday, 12 April 2011 13:32

The Difference is in the Details

The Difference is in the Details

The difference between success and failure often comes down to the smallest details. For example, the 1986 World Series may have had an entirely different outcome if the ground ball that made its way under the glove of Bill Buckner in game six had been stopped.

Published in Business
Challenging Cleaning Projects: A Chat with Curtis McLemore

After more than four decades of experience providing day and evening janitorial and related-facility services, it’s probably safe to say that McLemore Building Maintenance has seen it all. Services magazine recently sat down with owner Curtis McLemore to discuss some of the more challenging—and unique—projects that the company has undertaken.

Published in Mar/Apr 2011
Weathering Tough Times Requires a Stronger Focus

Having had to weather the storms of recession several times in my business career, I learned some very useful lessons that may be beneficial reminders to all of us. Positioning for a possible financial crisis is very similar to preparation for a hurricane—watching latitude and longitude and mph until it “hits.”

Published in Jan/Feb 2011
Thriving or Surviving in a Post-Recession Economy

Since the so-called “pundits” have declared the recent recession long over, perhaps it’s as good a time as ever to take stock of its effects, past and current.

Published in Jan/Feb 2011
Stand-On Machines New Technology for Old Challenges

With all of the new developments in cleaning equipment over the past few years, one of the most exciting to emerge is stand-on equipment. Stand-on equipment offers a number of advantages in operational costs, safety and productivity that will help you get the job done faster than conventional walk-behind or rider units.

Published in Technology
Immigrants Find the American Dream with Commercial Cleaning Franchise

In today's economy, finding the "American Dream" can be about as likely as a million dollar Powerball win. However, for two commercial cleaning franchisees, it proved to be readily attainable.

Published in Business