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Know Your Fabric - Effectively Cleaning Upholstered Furniture

With more contract cleaners now cleaning carpets for their clients, it should come as no surprise that they are also asked to clean upholstery and partitions as well.

Published in Mar/Apr 2015
Starting the New Year Off Right Assessing your business for 2015

Several years ago, a cleaning contractor in Northern California took some time off in December to evaluate his business. The business had grown during the course of the year, but he became concerned about the types of accounts that he seemed to be adding to his client roster. The bulk of the new clients were small accounts, usually serviced once or twice per week at most. Only two new clients—both fairly large facilities—were being serviced five nights per week.

Published in Jan/Feb 2015
Wednesday, 11 February 2015 00:00

Workplace Hot Topics for 2015

Workplace Hot Topics for 2015

Each new year brings with it new business opportunities and challenges. As you start making plans for 2015, you should consider several employment regulation issues that could impact your workplace.

Published in Jan/Feb 2015
Tuesday, 10 February 2015 00:00

Post-Mortem: Autopsy of a Lost Account

Post-Mortem: Autopsy of a Lost Account

Improve client retention by analyzing the reasons why customers leave.

Published in Jan/Feb 2015
Tuesday, 10 February 2015 00:00

8 Strategies for Effectively Managing a Budget

8 Strategies for Effectively Managing a Budget

Take control of your finances before they take control of you. It’s vital for any business owner to develop a budget in order to manage the company’s financial affairs.

Published in Jan/Feb 2015
Warning: Overthinking Can be Hazardous to Your (Financial) Health

Don’t be your own worst enemy when selling your business

Published in Nov/Dec 2014