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November 21, 2016

The Internet of Things

The Internet of Things
In the past decade, we have witnessed a number of technological advances that have had direct influence on the professional cleaning industry. While many of these involved the cleaning tools and equipment we use, what I am referencing here are advances in technology that have impacted communication between our customers, cleaning contractors, and their staff. Technologies are now coming online that will allow the very buildings we clean and maintain to connect and communicate with us directly.
Published in Nov/Dec 2016
November 20, 2015

Find Your Fix

Find Your Fix

Keep it clean with the right software solution. TEAM: WinTeam is the core software solution featuring accounting human resources and benefits, insurance benefits management, payroll, work scheduling, work ticket tools, inventory, and compliance. WinTeam features a unique job-centric structure which allows BSCs to track profitability down to the job level.

Published in Nov/Dec 2015
Organization is the Key to Success

Gifts are innately given, and because we are all different, the world is more interesting and more productive. As a business owner, you are specialist in your field. And if you are still in business after one year, you have beat the odds. Keep doing what you’re doing, overtake the competition, and live the American Dream. As a smart business owner on the road to success, you know that improvement should be consistent in order to grow your business and be competitive.

Published in Nov/Dec 2015
UG2: The Next Generation Integrated Facility Service Provider Accountability and Profitability Reach New Heights

As society moves into the era of the internet of Things, with a heightened awareness of once ambiguous processes, there has been a recent explosion of connectivity at work, and more is certain to come. The commercial cleaning sector is not exempt from this transformation, and in fact, some Building Service Contractors (BSCs) are effectively pulling their customers into this integration process.

Published in Nov/Dec 2015
Chemical-Free Cleaning in the Spotlight - H2O-only machines offer a hot option for BSCs

About six years ago, the professional cleaning industry was introduced to automatic scrubbers that could clean and maintain floors by electrically converting regular tap water into a cleaning agent. While there was certainly some controversy about these systems when they were first introduced—mainly revolving around claims about their cleaning effectiveness— these days chemical-free floor machines appear to be quite popular and are now used around the world.

Published in Sep/Oct 2015
SEO Basics for Small Business Owners Maximize the marketing potential of your website

In today’s high-tech world, having a website is a necessity for any business—big or small—and building service contracting is no different. Outside of providing the relevant contact information for your business, a website’s primary value is as a marketing vehicle. Given this, it’s vital that you’re able to get as many people as possible to view— and engage with—your site.

Published in Jan/Feb 2015
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