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Drying Out The South
How to deal with cleaning up after a major hurricane
Eight Key Budgeting Tips

Most companies don’t use budgets to help them meet profit goals. Why? Well, most owners and CEOs reason that the effort required to learn how to build and use workable budgets is just too much.

Managing and Maintaining Inventory: Focus On Flexibility, Functionality, and Costs

 Keeping track of the inventory it takes to support a successful business is no easy task. But today’s progressive technology can make the job easier by providing automated ways to track the different products used and sold in your business.

Selling Your Company - Preparing Yourself for the Sale

Selling one’s company is a very personal matter. Even when all of the signs indicate that now is the time, it can be a very difficult thing to deal with. The company, especially if the owner is the founder and the prime developer over many years, is the owner’s identity, at least in part.

Results-Oriented Financial  Management

For any business executive—and particularly for building service contractors—true success is contingent on a detailed, disciplined approach of focusing on the overall mission of the company. Long-term sustainable growth is the objective, along with optimum valuation.

Our Greatest Asset is  Our Employees

Did you know that the average turnover rate in the janitorial industry is approximately 250 percent? Turnover is not only very costly, but it creates inconsistency that can translate to loss of clients. There are several ways that you can attract good employees and, most importantly, keep them.

User-Friendly Manual on Green Building Operations and Maintenance

This fall, Siemens Industry, Inc., announced that the Green Building Operations and Maintenance Manual: A Guide for Public Housing Authorities, developed in collaboration with Green Seal, Inc.

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.

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