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The Wild West
A look at recent BSC news and industry hot topics from America's most diverse region
Utilizing Technology to Your Best Advantage

The contract services industry has changed vastly over the last decade as business owners and managers within organizations strive to stay on top of the current workload, as well as look for ways to obtain new sources of revenue. One of the biggest changes to this “not-so-technology-oriented industry” is the need to embrace technology in order to keep the focus on serving customers with exceptional service.

Downsize Your Information

Statistics and experience demonstrate that 80 percent of what we have we never use. In a time when businesses desperately need to reduce costs and increase productivity, keeping “information clutter” makes no sense.

Why is it that relatively few general managers can work—and succeed—in the same company for a long period of time, while the majority cannot and do not?

Hospital-acquired infections are a complex problem and facility maintenance personnel often find themselves right in the middle of it. This article breaks the problem of hospital infections into its two main components—one of which is a problem that must be solved by doctors and nurses—then provides outsourced environmental services personnel with clear, simple steps to do their part.

Acquiring A Building Service Company

Whether a strategic or investor buyer, acquiring a company engaged in providing cleaning and other services for commercial buildings can be a good way to supplement a strategic group’s growth effort, or if an investor group, a good addition to the investor’s portfolio. The industry is solid, is recession resistant, and has recurring monthly revenue.

You have heard people say this over and over again: “I don’t have time.” The fact is that we all have the same number of hours in each day, and we choose what to do with those hours.

Renting offers you the widest variety of equipment for added job versatility without the added headaches associated with the by-products of ownership.

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