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The Wild West
A look at recent BSC news and industry hot topics from America's most diverse region
Business Ethics: Do What’s Right or What’s Right Now?

Business ethics is a tricky area because the point of business, to produce a profit, often conflicts with what might be termed ethical. Ethicists rarely have a strong grasp of business or life outside of idealized environments.

As anyone who works in the cleaning industry knows, clean and disinfected surfaces are crucial to preventing the spread of infectious diseases. Recent outbreaks of virulent microorganisms such as swine flu, MRSA, and C. difficile highlight this fact.

2011 Annual Green Report


No longer a buzzword, "green" cleaning is now a way of life. For too long, we have heard how an increasingly poor indoor environmental quality has had a major impact on business and our daily lives.

Vacuuming Tips for Health and Safety

Not long ago, a reader asked for practical tips on vacuuming, noting flooring retailers need to better understand practical, useful vacuuming tips to be able to share with their customers. This situation is equally true for carpet and rug cleaners.

Following the Green Paper Trail

In today ’s marketplace , many consumers of towel and tissue products incorporate environmental considerations in their buying decisions. However, because of the sheer number of paper products and manufacturers now claiming to offer green products in the away-from-home market, many consumers and buyers of these products are confused about which ones are best.

Five Small Business Mistakes to Avoid

As you make plans for growing your business in the years ahead, first make sure you aren’t carrying any old baggage along with you. Here are five common mistakes that were made by many small business owners during the economic downturn.

Are the Markets Back or Not?

Confusion and ambiguity reign supreme in assessing current state of M&A markets. So are the markets really back? As can be imagined, this is amongst the most frequently debated topics in times like these. The root questions at issue for most BSCs are twofold: one, are buyers buying again? And two, are buyers paying higher prices for companies?

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