Monthly Archives: June 2016

29 Jun

Back to Basics: 10 Essentials of a Janitorial Closet

For the last several months, we’ve discussed important trends affecting the janitorial industry, from the Affordable Care Act to automation. Today we thought it might be useful to go back to the basics. Are you a BSC or housekeeping manager who prefers not to be first to invest in a shiny new (untested) product? Your

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29 Jun

How Automation is Changing the Cleaning Industry

Self-checkout lanes. Video bank tellers. Driverless cars. Delivery drones. As technology advances and machines become more sophisticated, many industries fear the worst, but will robots and artificial intelligence actually lead to the extinction of millions of American jobs? It depends on who you ask. Some predictions from “futurists,” or experts who study technology trends, are

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27 Jun

Tornado Pac-Vac 6 Roam Lithium Battery Technology

With the Pac-Vac 6 Roam we are able to offer cleaning professionals something they have been looking for, a battery operated back pack vacuum with unrivaled comfort. No longer tied to a power cord, team members can clean larger spaces quicker and more efficiently than traditional back-pack vacuums. Why the Pac-Vac Roam? Tornado’s backpack vacuum

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24 Jun

How to Hire Subcontractors

Your BSC business is growing. You’ve landed some new contracts, expanded your territory, and are ready to reach for the next level. As you enjoy the warm glow of success, it hits you — how will you actually handle all of this new work? Congratulations! You’ve reached a milestone that most flourishing BSCs reach sooner

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22 Jun

Safety Basics: Tips for Keeping Your Building Accident Free

Janitors are supposed to make a building safer. If not carefully performed, however, cleaning work has the potential to create hazards. That’s why facility and housekeeping managers spend so much time thinking about protecting custodians and building occupants. Five industries account for 20 percent of all occupational accidents and injuries in this country, according to

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15 Jun

7 Steps to Hiring the Top 7%

Hire better…sell more. By: Jim Peduto, Esq., CBSE If you are like most companies, your hiring process looks like this: Place an advertisement (online or print) Review resumes Interview Hire The process is prefect…unless your goal is to hire “A” players…the 7% of sales reps that are elite. If your ramp up time is long,

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13 Jun

How to Market to the Healthcare Industry

The aging population and expanded benefits under the Affordable Care Act (ACA) are creating a tsunami of opportunity for BSCs and jan/san distributors. The $20-plus billion health industry is America’s largest, and it’s expected to grow more in the next decade than any other sector. Healthcare spending accounts for 17.5 percent of the national economy,

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