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How Online Universities are Changing the Game for BSCs

One of the greatest benefits of continual technological innovation is the amount of information and the ease of access to it. For BSCs, working in an industry with high turnover means that we continually have to find ways to provide employees access to essential training and educational materials. This is one of the key ways to keep a multitude of employees up to date and in tip-top shape.

Published in Nov/Dec 2016
Getting To Know the ISSA Tradeshow

1. Plan before you go: Discuss with your team what products are needed to complement the arsenal of items that you have to combat dirt. 2. Prioritize the list of items before you go: This will help you stay focused during the show. You may wish to develop a top ten list of the most important products that you wish to see.

Published in Sep/Oct 2016
September 09, 2016

Tradeshow Triumphs

Tradeshow Triumphs

Back in 1923, Alfred Richter, who founded what was then known as the National Sanitary Supply Association, said the reason he formed the organization was to provide a meeting place of successful distributors, drawn from various metropolitan cities, [which allows them to] exchange ideas that would be beneficial to all. Now known as ISSA, the International Sanitary and Supply Association continues to provide an annual gathering place for JanSan distributors.

Published in Sep/Oct 2016
September 09, 2016

A Checkmate in Marketing

A Checkmate in Marketing

No strategy = no plan. No plan = burning precious marketing dollars. So what is missing in the equation? You guessed it: a marketing strategy. Think of a marketing strategy like a game of chess. Sure, you could just move the pieces randomly, but in order to be competitive you need to be thinking two or three steps ahead, if not more. In other words, you need a plan of attack.

Published in Sep/Oct 2016
Reclaiming Detroit’s Playgrounds

These business owners found a unique way to give back to their community. By using power equipment to clear abandoned parks, the Detroit Mower Gang has made a real difference for area children and inspired the city to fill in the gaps where their goverment can no longer afford to.

Published in May/Jun 2016
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