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The Exclusive Magazine for the Building Service Contracting Industry Since 1981
INDUSTRY REVIEW: Where We’ve Been and Where We’re Headed

It was the kind of year in which BSCs see great promise for the years to come. The industry has endured the recession well and has even used it to its advantage, as budget challenges force more facilities—from school districts to hospitals—to switch from in-house cleaning and maintenance to contracting.

Published in Mar/Apr 2012
KEY POINTS TO REMEMBER When Buying a Cleaning Franchise

After spending nearly 50 years in the contract cleaning business as an owner and as an advisor, I have had the opportunity to observe, as well as to answer questions about the role franchising plays in the industry. In recent years, franchising of cleaning has become a major part of the industry.

Published in Mar/Apr 2012
President’s Profile Taylor Bruce, CBSE, Isn’t Afraid of Change

It’s a rare occurrence that the first experience someone gets in an industry is as president of a company—but this was the case for 2012 BSCAI President Taylor Bruce, CBSE. After 27 years in the manufacturing sector, he decided to make a change and move to the building service contracting industry, where he has been for 15 years.

Published in Jan/Feb 2012
February 10, 2012

The Acquisition Process

The Acquisition Process

Reviewing some of the more technical parts of buying a cleaning business, including some of the softer issues associated with those necessary technical aspects.

Published in Jan/Feb 2012
Eight Key Budgeting Tips

Most companies don’t use budgets to help them meet profit goals. Why? Well, most owners and CEOs reason that the effort required to learn how to build and use workable budgets is just too much.

Published in Jun/Jul 2010
Managing and Maintaining Inventory: Focus On Flexibility, Functionality, and Costs

 Keeping track of the inventory it takes to support a successful business is no easy task. But today’s progressive technology can make the job easier by providing automated ways to track the different products used and sold in your business.

Published in Jun/Jul 2010
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