What began as a part-time custodial job while attending college, has matured into a lifelong vocation for Matthew Dunbar, Manager of Custodial and Grounds for the Cedar Rapids Community School District, (CRCSD). In this role, Dunbar directs custodian janitor operations for the second largest school district in Iowa; overseeing one hundred-fifteen building engineers and custodians spread out amongst thirty-three facilities.
As the saying goes, "There is no business like show business.” And as every building maintenance contractor can and will testify, that is especially true for the seasonal vagaries of snow removal. When the weather is your master you have the toughest boss in the world. Seasons can be mild and gross sales even milder. But, you never know when Mother Nature will throw in the statistically unlikely and literally bury you in work.
One of the biggest decisions for individuals with a relentless entrepreneurial itch is deciding what business opportunity to pursue. There are a great deal of industries and sub industries to choose from. For some individuals, after deciding what industry or business venture to pursue, the next decision is whether to start a business from scratch or use a proven system designed for potential franchise owners.
Whether you are an established business owner or just starting out as a new Building Service Contractor (BSC), growing your business is probably one of your New Year’s Resolutions. While you attend to the daily grind of running your business and running it well, don’t forget to look up. Be a part of the community that supports your company and give back to a cause that is important to your employees and to you.