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The Battle Against Germs - BSCs fight to prevent infectious disease

BSCs play a vital role in protecting the health of our indoor environments. As the primary stewards of a building’s cleanliness and safety, custodial workers are on the frontlines when it comes to battling the spread of infections. While in the past infection control was largely relegated to healthcare facilities, the much-publicized threat of illnesses, such as bird flu, swine flu, and MRSA, has caused an increased demand for more stringent cleaning practices.

Published in July/Aug 2014
Tuesday, 01 April 2014 11:39

To Franchise or Not to Franchise

To Franchise or Not to Franchise

Weighing the pros and cons of franchising for contract cleaners. In many ways, the employment situation in the United States has changed dramatically over the past five years. Companies that had to lay off employees during the recession have yet to hire people to replace them. Often these companies realized they could get by with fewer workers.

Published in Mar/Apr 2014
Tuesday, 01 April 2014 11:34

Take Control of Your Finances

Take Control of Your Finances

Tips for Hiring an Effective Accountant

Published in Mar/Apr 2014
Tips for Finding and Working with Bankers and Accountants

As a consultant, one of the major points I always cover with young and emerging companies is to establish a strong banking and accounting relationship early on to assist with the growth that is coming in the future.

Published in Jan/Feb 2014
Night and Day: The Ups and Downs of Day Cleaning

Day cleaning has become very popular in recent years, and the stereotypical image of the solitary janitor mopping down a long, dark hallway may soon be a thing of the past. Making the switch from a nightly cleaning service has many potential benefits, but as with any major change, there will be some bumps in the road that you should prepare for.

Published in Nov/Dec 2013
A Different Slant on Benchmarking: Don’t Forget to Examine Your Own Operations

In our industry today, we hear a lot about benchmarking. I have attended several conferences, where people asked me questions like, “Who are you benchmarking with?” and “What are you benchmarking?” My company performed benchmarking and learned a great deal from it.

Published in Nov/Dec 2013