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The Wild West
A look at recent BSC news and industry hot topics from America's most diverse region
Managing Your Business Costs Through Leasing

Due to changes in today’s economic climate, cleaning professionals must become familiar with financial tools like leasing. Leasing offers the flexibility of handling possible budget constraints through monthly payments, instead of allocating a large portion of a company’s budget up front.

In managing the multitude of day-to-day details running a business requires, it’s all too easy for businesses to lose sight of the big picture. As your business gains traction in its market and sales start accelerating,

The NLRB has taken issue with some “at-will” clauses recently. Though they are standard features of employee handbooks, you may need to examine yours more carefully in light of recent rulings.
Pressure on big banks to be more active in lending to small businesses seems to have had an effect. They’re finally lending again, which is good news for small businesses. Loan approval rates by big banks in June were up 2.2% year-over-year, and...
Tuesday, 10 July 2012 10:14

7 Tips to Improve Performance

How do you know everything is being accomplished? Is it being done correctly? The simple answer is reporting. Thomas Monson said, “When performance is measured, performance improves. When performance is measured and reported, the rate of improvement accelerates.”
Tuesday, 10 July 2012 09:48

Why Your Cold Calls Aren't Working

The truth is that many businesses still rely on cold calling as a means of generating sales leads and growing their accounts. But cold calling requires that you believe in its effectiveness. If you don’t, it probably won’t.
The past year has seen a growing trend in jurisdictions across the country exploring the possibility of giving private sector employees access to state-run pension plans. A handful of states—California, Connecticut, and Massachusetts, so far...
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