Tag Archives: Cleaning Budget

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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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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31 May

Effectively Branding Your Business – Regardless of Your Budget

This is the third article in our series on small business marketing for the web. In the first article, we talked about the need for small businesses to have an effective online presence and provided a quick start guide to get them going. In the second we covered the process of creating a practical marketing

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25 May

Shining Light on Day Cleaning

Traditionally, janitorial work has been done after dark. In recent years, however, an increasing number of facilities are eliminating nighttime cleaning in favor of day cleaning. Advocates of day cleaning cite many benefits to the method, and expect it will continue to gain steam in the coming decade. Building owners and facility managers often choose

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19 Apr

Helpful or Hype: How to Evaluate High-Tech Equipment

Every year, automakers introduce new lines. Sometimes the differences in models are minor, but every few years the cars are totally reimagined with all the latest bells and whistles. Janitorial equipment manufacturers also release souped-up versions of their machines on a regular basis. With new products frequently flooding the crowded marketplace, buyers can feel overwhelmed.

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12 Apr

Recoup Medicare Reimbursements by Cleaning for Health

Last week, we discussed how the Affordable Care Act (ACA) made sweeping changes to Medicare payments by tying them to outcomes. The new reimbursement policies are comprehensive and touch all aspects of patient care, including housekeeping. The Takeaway Learn more about the affordable care act and how it affects the janitorial industry. Now that you

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05 Apr

Linking Medicare Payments to Outcomes, and Why You Should Care

Unless you’ve been living under a rock, you’ve heard plenty about the Affordable Care Act (ACA) and how the sweeping reform affects U.S. health insurance. What you may not know, however, is that the law also has major ramifications on the cleaning industry. In an effort to improve patient care, the ACA rewards hospitals that

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