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Playing Against the A-Team:
How you can help alleviate seasonal allergies for your clients
Take the Sting Out of Tax Time

An often overlooked way to offset some of the financial burdens that come with starting any business is to reduce your company’s taxable income by deducting expenses from top-line revenue.

Making Bidding and Estimating Work for You

Bidding and Estimating are not foreign terms to Building Service Contractors in the janitorial industry. Contracts come, contracts go, and, ideally, contracts grow. But winning and maintaining contracts may be easier said than done. Bidding and estimating plays an important part in that process.

Turning the Corner

The year 2012 marked an important turning point for the BSC industry, and fortunately the shift was in a largely positive direction. The economy steadily picked up steam over the past year, with unemployment dropping to its lowest levels since the onset of the recession and a majority of BSCs seeing an increase in their gross annual sales. By the end of 2012, it finally seemed like we could see light at the end of what has been a long dark tunnel.

Some businesses are thriving by marketing themselves only on the web. Here's how you can take advantage of this unique strategy to "localize" your business.

You might believe that because you have a small company most employment laws aren’t relevant to your business. But even small businesses are subject to employment laws that were designed to cover much larger companies.

When running a small business, there are countless ways to fail. However, thinking about—and planning around—failure is one of the best ways to avoid it.

Don’t Let Bed Bugs Bite Back

Bed bugs have made a big comeback over the past decade. After being nearly eradicated from American society by the early 1960s, this nighttime stalker has resurfaced and found its way into a wide range of residential and commercial properties from apartments and hotels to offices and nursing homes.

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