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Stretch Your Performance

Carolyn Cauthen, former small business owner and yoga instructor applies the principles of inner strength and peace taught in yoga to business management. Is yoga part of your business plan? Maybe it should be! Our expert shares how gaining the competitive edge can be done through introspection and ethical and sustainable business planning.

The Key Differences Between Green and Sustainable

Green focuses on broad environmental impacts, but typically limits social considerations to direct human health impacts. For instance, green does not consider wages, working conditions, hiring practices, or philanthropy.

Know the Difference Between Green and Sustainable

There’s no doubt that green practices save money, are better for workers and the employees who work in the buildings. Embracing green is better for environment, improves waste streams, prevents air pollution, and reduces carbon output.

Dust Mites, Allergens, and Your Company’s Value Proposition

Dust mites are the invisible culprits keeping millions sick and from coming to work. The American Academy of Asthma and Immunology estimates that up to thirty percent of people in the US suffer from allergic rhinitis, and that allergies are one of the top three reasons people miss work.

Change Blindness and Floors

Going back a good one hundred years, early filmmakers had a lot of trouble controlling lighting, largely because the movies were shot outside, so there would be times in the day, such as around noon, when it would be very bright outside. But then by three or four in the afternoon the sun would go down affecting the lighting of the film.

Fear on the Night Shift

No one should have to worry about their personal safety while at work. The standards for a safe work environment for commercial cleaning crews differs greatly depending on worksite and the scope of the job, and includes a plethora of Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) standards that employers must follow to protect their employees.

Commercial Janitorial Service: Analyzing Carpet Soils

Commercial janitorial service professionals must first identify carpet soils. Then they can choose the right method and carpet cleaning equipment for the job

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