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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.

Insightful Interviewing - 5 Strategies for Hiring the Right Candidate

Employees are the backbone of any business, and hiring quality staff is one of the most important tasks for small business owners. This is especially true in the commercial cleaning industry, where your labor force plays such a crucial role in the success of your operation. While large companies often have the luxury of a well-trained human resources department, small business owners are often left to deal with finding, interviewing, and hiring applicants largely on their own.

Preventing Slip-and-Fall Accidents - Assessing floors for safety

There are several factors cleaning professionals and property managers must consider when assessing the safety of their floors and their ability to help prevent a slip-and-fall accident. The fact is different floors have different needs when it comes to slip resistance, and what might be satisfactory for one type of floor in one setting, may prove quite dangerous and unsafe in another.

Here are several helpful tips designed to help small business owners better manage their finances and access capital.

Why It Can Be Difficult to Execute a Strategic Plan

A strategic plan may look good on paper, but there are many challenges to actually implementing the actions such plans require.

Why Good Leaders Fire People

Forcing an employee to resign, rather than firing them, may seem like a compassionate thing to do, but it actually does more harm than good.

Keep young workers challenged and engaged on the job, so they don’t jump ship after a brief stint with your company.

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