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Buying Strategies and Best Practices in Today's Tough Market

When it comes to best practices and buying strategies for your cleaning company, a big step toward profitable growth is “knowing what you don’t know.” This is why guidance or outside help is so necessary.

Of all the things that you can do for your carpet, none is more important for the life and appearance of the carpet than vacuuming. Your carpet is under constant assault from soils that are tracked into your facility, which cause permanent damage to the carpet that cannot be removed through cleaning.

Sustainable Solutions for Challenging Building Issues

Sustainability can be simply described as utilizing resources today without compromising the future generation’s ability to do the same. The sustainable building concept is becoming more popular with owners and managers as they realize that buildings are not just potentially healthier and safer, but that often these practices have a financial benefit as well.

Growing Your Business From the Inside

We always think of growing our business with outside sales staff. When we recruit, hire and train sales staff, it can take three to six months or more. After that, it usually takes up to one year before a sales employee starts to be productive and understand the business. Why not hire from within?

Kevin S. Rohan, CBSE, Takes the Reins for 2013

Kevin S. Rohan, CBSE, decided early on that he didn’t want a career that consisted of sitting at a desk all day. So after he graduated from college, when a relative asked him to join his small building service contracting business in 1974, he took the opportunity and hasn’t looked back since.

The Evolution of Green Cleaning

When the concept of green cleaning began to gain momentum in the 1990s, many people considered it to be a joke. Its proponents were part of a larger cultural wave that sought to curb the hedonistic consumerism of the 1980s with a shift towards more environmentally-conscious consumption.

People are the Heart of Our Business: The Priceless Value of Choosing the Right People

What is the most highly ranked skill for a successful executive, according to the latest Harvard Business School study? “Personnel selection” by far leads the way over persistence, knowledge, focus, etc. In my experience, I have found this to be true—people are the heart of our business.

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