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Standards and Processes to Help BSCs Reduce Supply Costs

Some building services contractors may not be aware of the many ways in which large contract cleaning companies reduce supply costs—not only for themselves, but for their clients as well.

Published in Jul/Aug 2015
I Know We Just Met, But Would You Like to Get Married?

One of the most common mistakes I see small business owners make in regards to their marketing efforts is that they expect their prospects to buy from them almost immediately after their first introduction to the business.

Published in Jul/Aug 2015
Assessing the True Cost of Cleaning Equipment

When selecting professional cleaning devices, it is vital for building service contractors to not only consider the upfront cost of purchasing such equipment, but also to be aware of all of the additional costs involved with owning the device over its lifetime.

Published in Jul/Aug 2015
The Growth of Standards and Certification in Commercial Cleaning

A couple decades ago, my brother, who is a teacher in Europe, was offered a six-month teaching position in Russia. He gladly accepted the position, but soon he realized that living in Russia in the late 1990s had its problems, and one of the most significant issues was eating.

Published in Jul/Aug 2015
Open Floor Plans and the Contract Cleaner

If you have been in the Contract Cleaning business for more than 10 years, you have probably witnessed a big shift in the way your clients’ office space is laid out.

Published in May/Jun 2015
Establishing PEST CONTROL Thresholds - When is Enough Enough?

In a survey released by Orkin and the building Owners and Managers Association (BOMA), 50 percent of office tenants reported that recurring pest issues would prompt them to look for new office space.

Published in May/Jun 2015