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Rejuvenation is Key to Effective Leadership - Schedule regular time to recharge and reenergize

My company, Management Services Northwest, has been a member of BSCAI for more than 10 years. Each January, the BSCAI holds their annual CEO Seminar in a warm and beautiful destination. As a longtime member, I’ve had the privilege of attending many of these conferences, and I find that January is a great time of year to take a respite from the winter in the U.S. Northwest.

Published in Sep/Oct 2014
Not Your Father’s Market - Selling a business today is quite different than it was a generation ago

Many, many years ago, selling a business was much like selling a home. You struck an economic agreement, the buyer did some due diligence review work to make sure that the numbers were as represented, a final agreement was signed, and then keys and cash were exchanged. The seller...

Published in July/Aug 2014
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
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
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
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