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The Psychological Side of Entrepreneurship: Are You Ready?

Outside of the business acumen needed to successful run your company, are you psychologically ready?

Thursday, 18 September 2014 00:00

How Not to Manage People

Sometimes you can learn a lot from having a really bad boss.
Thursday, 18 September 2014 00:00

5 Rules for Designing a Great Logo

5 Rules for Designing a Great Logo

Looking to spiff up your cleaning company’s logo? Follow these five strategies to make your logo one that customers won’t forget.

Maximize the Value of Your Business

Be deliberate and calculating to enhance your business’ value.

Rejuvenation is Key to Effective Leadership - Schedule regular time to recharge and reenergize

My company, Management Services Northwest, has been a member of BSCAI for more than 10 years. Each January, the BSCAI holds their annual CEO Seminar in a warm and beautiful destination. As a longtime member, I’ve had the privilege of attending many of these conferences, and I find that January is a great time of year to take a respite from the winter in the U.S. Northwest.

Bugs Without Borders - Understanding bed bugs and what BSCs can do about them

In April 2013, the National Pest Management Association (NPMA) and the University of Kentucky compiled a comprehensive report on bed bugs titled 2013 Bugs Without Borders Survey. While the bed bug problem in North America is not necessarily a seasonal problem, the study did find that nearly half of all infestations occur during the spring and summer months.

Putting Heat in the Hot Seat - Comparing cold- and hot-water extractors

Not everyone may be aware of a controversy that has been brewing in the professional carpet cleaning industry for nearly a decade. But as more and more BSCs begin offering carpet-cleaning services to their clients, this argument will likely involve them as well. The gist of the debate surrounds whether to use hot- or cold-water carpet extractors.

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