Chattanooga, Tenn., reconsiders outsourcing of janitorial services | Minimum wage hikes passed in Chicago, Denver | Is your first aid plan compliant with OSHA rules?
December 5, 2019
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Chattanooga, Tenn., reconsiders outsourcing of janitorial services
Chattanooga, Tenn., has received four bids from custodial companies for cleaning a city wellness center, but objections from some council members are leading the city to reconsider outsourcing the work.
The Chattanoogan (Tenn.) (12/4) 
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Improve Operational Efficiencies with Rental Equipment
To remain nimble and control costs, many Business Service Companies are turning to rental equipment. Rental equipment can improve efficiency with less planning and downtime, greater operational flexibility, cost control and more. Get the white paper to learn more.
Government Affairs
Minimum wage hikes passed in Chicago, Denver
Lawmakers in two major cities have approved minimum-wage increases. Chicago's minimum wage will be raised to $15 in the coming years, and Denver's will be $15.87 by 2022. However, both provisions preserve the tip credit.
Nation's Restaurant News (free registration) (11/27) 
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Is your first aid plan compliant with OSHA rules?
Rules set down by OSHA mandate that first aid be available quickly in all work settings, and failure to ensure workplace plans meet these criteria can put employers at risk of liability when injuries occur. Analyzing hazards at each worksite and creating written guidelines for first aid procedures can help shield employers from liability while creating safer workplaces.
EHS Today (11/29) 
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Improve Efficiency for your Building Service Company
Running a building service contracting company requires precise coordination between the field and office. Using holistic software can revolutionize business management through efficiency. Learn how to improve the management of finances, workforce, and operations. Read the whitepaper.
Business Best Practices
Avoiding workplace conflict isn't good for you
Unaddressed conflict at work can lead to hard feelings and even becoming enemies with the other person, writes Marlene Chism. Self-awareness helps, as you can recognize your feelings and address the situation rather than sink into your biases.
SmartBrief/Leadership (12/2) 
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Revenue-boosting strategies for your business
Pushing through a plateau in sales is critical to ensure the continued growth of your business. Howard Goldstein of Priceless Funding Group recommends spending time on refining your sales strategy, re-evaluating your business model and optimizing your payments infrastructure.
Business (11/24) 
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Does your business need a line of credit?
Before applying for a business line of credit, Ben Luthi explains everything you need to know about this financing option. He discusses the requirements from different lenders and notes that lenders with more lenient standards may also have higher interest rates.
Nav Small Business Blog (11/29) 
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Thank you for joining us at BSCAI's Contracting Success Conference 2019
Thank you for joining us at BSCAI's Contracting Success Conference 2019
Thank you to everyone who joined us at BSCAI's Contracting Success Conference this year, held from Nov. 20-22 in Las Vegas. The event was a rousing success, with attendance the highest it's been in a decade.
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Don't miss out on these exclusive cyber week deals! Save on the Bidding and Estimating Online Course on all purchases made today, no discount code is needed. Tomorrow, Friday, Dec. 6, is buy one registration, get one free for the 2020 BSCAI Executive Management Conference.
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