Tag Archives: Free Downloads

01 Apr

Throw Out Your Mop and Save Money With A Floor Scrubber!

When you made up this year’s budget, how much did you calculate saving on labor? For cleaning businesses, labor costs account for approximately 80% of expenses. Here’s one idea to save, while maintaining productivity. Upgrade your machines to a faster, more efficient arsenal of commercial cleaning equipment. Did you know that it takes a worker 14

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23 Mar

Making Social Media Work For You

Your Company is on Social Media, Now What? Social media can help keep your company top-of-mind for current customers and attract new business. Without a full marketing department or unlimited resources for a contractor, however, all of those social sites just feel overwhelming. Picking Your Battles “It’s impossible to write every story, for every audience,

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01 Mar

Leasing vs. Buying: What is Right for Your Equipment Needs?

Although more than 80 percent of U.S. businesses lease equipment, according to the Small Business Administration, it remains a relatively uncommon practice in the cleaning industry. That means when it comes to choosing between buying or leasing, many facility managers and BSCs feel dazed and confused. In short, a lease allows users to make payments

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23 Feb

Green is the New Black: Six Steps to a Successful Recycling Program

Corporate recycling programs are commonplace these days. If you you or your clients are late to the eco-friendly party, it’s time start doing your part. Starting a recycling program for your facility (or helping a client start one for theirs) may sound overwhelming, but it’s actually inexpensive and painless. In the average workplace, about 80

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19 Feb

Succession Planning is Key to Survival for BSCs

You might be surprised to find the topic of succession planning on the blog of a floor care equipment company. However, recent events at our own company reminded us of the importance of this topic for all businesses. Tacony Corporation, our parent company, recently went through a leadership transition that was announced this January. Tacony’s

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10 Feb

Are Battery Backpack Vacs Right For You?

The vacuum cleaner is a key weapon in a janitor’s arsenal. There have been a lot of changes to this key piece of equipment since its invention about 100 years ago, and technological advances continue to improve ease of use, efficiency, and effectiveness. Lately, there has been a lot of talk in the jan/san industry about

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02 Feb

Five Steps to Improve Winter Floor Care

by Tornado Industries, Inc. In many parts of the country, the winter months present special floor-care challenges. Snow and the products used to keep it off pavement tracked into and around buildings, and the increased moisture creates mud that can be carried on the soles of shoes. A proper winter-floor care program requires a lot

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03 Dec

Winter-Proof Your Business: 5 Tips for Beating a Slow Season

by Sean Martschinke, Marketing Manager, Tornado Industries It’s December and that means the holiday season is nearly here. Many BSCs say sales during the period between Thanksgiving and New Year’s Day become sluggish or, for some, completely stalled. The phones stop ringing, employees go on vacation, and the office gets eerily silent. Although the winter slump

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06 Oct

Take the Guesswork Out of Estimating Cleaning Budgets

By Michael Schaffer Estimating by Eyeballing: A Thing of the Past With studies suggesting that cleaning consumes 20 to 35 percent of an average facilities total maintenance and operations budget, it is amazing that many industry veterans still believe it is okay to eyeball a building and proclaim how many hours it will take to

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