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The Wild West
A look at recent BSC news and industry hot topics from America's most diverse region
Clorox Helps Businesses Improve the Workplace

The Clorox Company has leveraged its expertise in household cleaning to develop four new natural cleaning products for building service contractors called Green Works® Concentrates.

How many times have you purchased a product, set it up without directions, failed and then reverted to the manual? We can then work by trial and error or get the instructions and save ourselves much grief.

Hiring and Training in Today’s Market

Even though it’s an employer’s market in today’s tough economy, hiring and training the right person for a position within your company is still a tough job. It’s easy to end up hiring the wrong person. After all, hindsight is 20/20, but it’s an error that can be quite costly, so persistence and patience can help one’s efforts pay off.

Why You Should Create a Business Plan

We all nod knowingly when anyone talks about the importance of vision, mission and business planning—and then most of us go back to what we were doing before the interruption. The same is true when developing business plans: Most people believe such plans are important but few actual create them.

How the Recession Changed Your Customers

There is no doubt customers coming out of the recent recession are fundamentally different than they were before. Even customers not directly impacted financially were emotionally shaken by the uncertainty, anxiety and adverse impact on family and friends.

Challenging Cleaning Projects: A Chat with Curtis McLemore

After more than four decades of experience providing day and evening janitorial and related-facility services, it’s probably safe to say that McLemore Building Maintenance has seen it all. Services magazine recently sat down with owner Curtis McLemore to discuss some of the more challenging—and unique—projects that the company has undertaken.

Green Seal Releases Revised Standard for Sanitary Paper Products

Green Seal has announced the release of its revised Standard for Sanitary Paper Products, GS‑1. This standard establishes environmental, health, and social requirements for a wide array of paper products, and sets a much higher bar for leadership in the industry.

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