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October 18, 2018
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Bob's Janitorial Services lands $96K in contracts with Calif. county
The Plumas County Board of Supervisors in California has awarded Bob's Janitorial Services three one-year cleaning contracts totaling $96,000. The contracts cover the county's courthouse, museum, library and permit center.
Plumas County News (Quincy, Calif.) (10/12) 
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Noncompete case could limit janitor mobility
Cushman & Wakefield won an injunction against a janitor in New Hampshire who left to work for UG2 after Cushman & Wakefield filed to enforce a noncompete clause.
Financial Times (subscription required) (10/16) 
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Dust Sheets Remove 8x More Dirt & Debris
3M™ Easy Trap™ Sweep and Dust Sheets are designed to trap and hold up to 8X more dust, dirt and sand than conventional flat fringed cotton dust mops. Who knew cleaning could be so easy? Learn more.
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Government Affairs
A closer look at the NLRB's joint-employer proposal
A proposed rule issued by the National Labor Relations Board would significantly limit the scope of relationships that could create joint-employer liability, writes Alden Parker of the law firm Fisher Phillips. As it stands, "the proposal would almost certainly mean that fewer businesses would be found to be a joint employer by a court or agency," Parker writes.
QSR (10/2018) 
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White paper: Improve profits with the right equipment
NSS's customer, a prominent BSC, found their machine maintenance costs plummeted when they switched to NSS. Read about it in our white paper… How One BSC Spiked Operating Costs and How They Fixed It
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Business Best Practices
Study highlights words that B2B marketing prospects hate
Eighty-eight percent of US business-to-business buyers said they think less of a vendor if they use promotional cliches, according to Propeller Insights and Bospar. The marketing jargon that irritates prospects most are "disruptive," "bleeding-edge," "world-class," "cutting edge" and "best-in-class."
MediaPost Communications (10/14) 
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Want a better customer experience? Focus on employees
Given the importance of the customer experience, Tracy Maylett, CEO of DecisionWise, explains why small-business owners need to focus on their employees. Recognize that employees are in the best position to delight customers, and remember that your staff will deliver an experience that matches their own within a business.
Entrepreneur online (10/12) 
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Understand the fundamentals to secure a business loan
Securing a business loan is a critical step for an entrepreneur, and there are three steps to follow for success in this area, writes Saige Driver. It's important to do your research when choosing a bank, learn the relevant terminology and get your paperwork in order.
Business News Daily (10/15) 
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Floor Care in the Internet Age
We live in a connected world, and the facilities maintenance industry reflects that more and more. Companies are collecting and using data from their cleaning equipment fleets to make smart decisions about how equipment is deployed and how staff members are trained and scheduled. Learn more about how you can leverage data to make smarter decisions.
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BSCAI News
Learning about bidding and estimating made easy
Learning about bidding and estimating made easy
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For many BSCs, learning about bidding and estimating can enhance their business. BSCAI is now offering an online course you can take from the comfort of your own home. Hear from two of the course's educators on how it works and why you should consider it.
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Join us Jan. 24-26 at The Westin Grand Cayman Seven Mile Beach Resort & Spa for the BSCAI CEO Seminar. The CEO Seminar is your opportunity to connect with fellow building service industry leaders for three days in an intimate, laid-back setting. The CEO Seminar provides you with success-driven education, designed to meet your needs and help you succeed regardless of whether you run a small, medium or large organization. Reserve your housing at The Westin Grand Cayman Seven Mile Beach Resort & Spa for the discounted rate of $389/night plus tax; event registration will open soon.
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