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I Know We Just Met, But Would You Like to Get Married?

One of the most common mistakes I see small business owners make in regards to their marketing efforts is that they expect their prospects to buy from them almost immediately after their first introduction to the business.

Assessing the True Cost of Cleaning Equipment

When selecting professional cleaning devices, it is vital for building service contractors to not only consider the upfront cost of purchasing such equipment, but also to be aware of all of the additional costs involved with owning the device over its lifetime.

The Growth of Standards and Certification in Commercial Cleaning

A couple decades ago, my brother, who is a teacher in Europe, was offered a six-month teaching position in Russia. He gladly accepted the position, but soon he realized that living in Russia in the late 1990s had its problems, and one of the most significant issues was eating.

What’s in the Bag?

Most Building Service Contractors (BSCs)are aware that as a result of new technologies and more effective filtration systems, today’s commercial vacuum cleaners are much healthier for both the operator and building users than ever before.

How the Increase in Unisex Restrooms Affects BSCs

A frequent writer for the professional cleaning industry told me he had a bit of a shock the first time he encountered a unisex restroom.

Avoid Legal Risks When Interviewing New Hires

From a legal compliance standpoint, interviewing and screening applicants is a time of high risk for your company. Many seemingly benign questions, either on the employment application or in the interview, can lead a candidate (or court of law) to conclude that you are doing just that—discriminating against a protected class.

Open Floor Plans and the Contract Cleaner

If you have been in the Contract Cleaning business for more than 10 years, you have probably witnessed a big shift in the way your clients’ office space is laid out.

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