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March 22, 2012
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News and information for the building service contracting industry

  Industry Update 
  • How to calculate an estimate on a building services contract
    Building services contractors should consider a number of factors when calculating the price estimate for a contract bid, writes Bill Griffin. It's important to obtain blueprints and order a comprehensive, systematic survey of the building that will be bid on to determine potential problem areas. When presenting the bid, BSCs should provide paperwork outlining how they arrived at their price estimate, Griffin writes. Cleaning & Maintenance Management (3/2012) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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  • The tax advantages of offering fringe benefits
    Tax breaks are available for many fringe benefits, including health insurance, writes Bonnie Lee. "The premiums owners pay on behalf of employees are tax-free to them and a deduction for the business," she notes. Companies can also deduct the cost of benefits such as life insurance and commuting benefits, she writes. Fox Business Small Business Center (3/13) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • What you don't know about your employees might surprise you
    Your employees won't tell you this, but the truth is they might have embellished their resumes. Many employers have discovered untrue information on resumes, according to the Society for Human Resource Management. It's also important to understand that employees often value relationships more than money and that being in a bad mood can hurt their productivity. (3/20) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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  • BSCAI Marketplace Special
    Based on the 2010 fiscal year, the Financial and Operating Ratios Study 2011 provides a detailed, straightforward data analysis of the financial and operating characteristics of participating BSCAI firms. Results are presented through tables and graphs in order to provide a comprehensive guide for analyzing profitability. As an added bonus, all BSCAI members receive an additional discount when placing their order. Visit the BSCAI Marketplace to learn more about this and other featured specials! LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • Make the Most of Your Membership
    Take advantage of BSCAI member-only programs like the Purchase Advantage Program. Available to BSCAI members only, this program allows you to meet challenges that BSCs face today such as increasing demands for cleaner, healthier buildings alongside expectations to continually lower costs. The Purchase Advantage Program offers BSC members the best products and trusted brands at the best prices. Learn more, get started, and start saving. LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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