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The Exclusive Magazine for the Building Service Contracting Industry Since 1981

Why is it that relatively few general managers can work—and succeed—in the same company for a long period of time, while the majority cannot and do not?

Hospital-acquired infections are a complex problem and facility maintenance personnel often find themselves right in the middle of it. This article breaks the problem of hospital infections into its two main components—one of which is a problem that must be solved by doctors and nurses—then provides outsourced environmental services personnel with clear, simple steps to do their part.

Acquiring A Building Service Company

Whether a strategic or investor buyer, acquiring a company engaged in providing cleaning and other services for commercial buildings can be a good way to supplement a strategic group’s growth effort, or if an investor group, a good addition to the investor’s portfolio. The industry is solid, is recession resistant, and has recurring monthly revenue.

You have heard people say this over and over again: “I don’t have time.” The fact is that we all have the same number of hours in each day, and we choose what to do with those hours.

Renting offers you the widest variety of equipment for added job versatility without the added headaches associated with the by-products of ownership.

Business Ethics: Do What’s Right or What’s Right Now?

Business ethics is a tricky area because the point of business, to produce a profit, often conflicts with what might be termed ethical. Ethicists rarely have a strong grasp of business or life outside of idealized environments.

As anyone who works in the cleaning industry knows, clean and disinfected surfaces are crucial to preventing the spread of infectious diseases. Recent outbreaks of virulent microorganisms such as swine flu, MRSA, and C. difficile highlight this fact.

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