Jack Davenport of Jack Davenport Sweeping Services

Jack Davenport of Jack Davenport Sweeping Services

An interview with Eric Sunderland of Jack Davenport Sweeping Services in Bakersfield, CA. Being in business since 1979, Jack Davenport Sweeping Services has remained a powerful street sweeping force throughout California. They’ve provided quality day porter, power washing, parking lot sweeping, and street sweeping services for construction clients, property management companies, and counties. They offer [...]

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Late Summer Sweeping

Late Summer Sweeping

Late summer and early fall, when many of the sweeping contractors are out mowing and landscaping, there doesn’t seem to be a need to sweep streets except for after parades and festivals. But for preventing stormwater pollution, this could not be further from the case. Early in the year, we are all about spring cleaning. [...]

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Leveraging References for New Municipal Business

Leveraging References for New Municipal Business

Breaking into the market for whales [huge clients] for any professional service is difficult without an inside connection. Most of the business for consistently large volume clients is done through referral, and earning that business can be as much a game of politics as a game of skill. Here are a few ways you can [...]

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What is the Best Accounting Structure to Use for a Street Sweeping Company?

What is the Best Accounting Structure to Use for a Street Sweeping Company?

Outside of the actual bookkeeping that keep your revenues and expenses straight, you can also employ law and structure to save your street sweeping business money in taxes and expenses. Here are some of the ways to identify the best accounting structure for a street sweeping company. Understanding the Costing Method In order to give [...]

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Hush that sweeper!

Hush that sweeper!

Most of us don’t give much consideration to noise on a day-to-day basis, but you may find yourself on a job site in both business and residential areas that limit the decibel level permitted. Many cities have developed noise ordinances that restrict the allowable noise level(s) at certain times of day for different zoned areas [...]

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Sweeper Summit 2016 Announcement

Sweeper Summit 2016 Announcement

Sweeper Summit 2016 is excited to announce the first of many guest speakers, Eric Van Dam. Eric is currently a Vice President at Quarton International. Eric has over 10 years of investment banking, private equity, and hedge fund experience. Prior to joining Quarton, Eric was a hedge fund analyst at Kingdon Capital, a $2.5 billion [...]

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Public Waste Expo 2016

Public Waste Expo 2016

Where: Minneapolis Convention Center in Minneapolis, MN Dates: August 28-31st Exhibit Hall Hours: Sunday, Noon – 4 p.m. Monday,10 a.m. – 3 p.m. Tuesday, 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. About: The first ever PWX, APWA’s newly revised and newly branded annual conference! Although the APWA annual conference has been around for more than 120 years, [...]

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How to Save Thousands through Year End Planning.

How to Save Thousands through Year End Planning.

“HE WHO FAILS TO PLAN IS PLANNING TO FAIL”. – Winston Churchill This popular saying illustrates a life lesson worth learning over and over. For many small business owners, hard work is usually not the problem. Crises arise and push yearly planning down the list of priorities until before you know it, you’re scrambling to [...]

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Fleet Management Software: Top 4 Benefits for Your Sweeper Business

Fleet Management Software: Top 4 Benefits for Your Sweeper Business

Managing your fleet of street sweepers can take many forms. While some people might swear by the traditional method of paper and pen when scheduling and tracking their vehicles, this process can easily gobble up valuable time that could be spent better on other goals like increasing business or reaching out to customers. Fleet management [...]

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Hiring Profile

Hiring Profile

What is the secret to finding the best possible employees for operating parking lot and street sweeping equipment? For years employee turnover rates have plagued the power sweeping industry. For equally as long, owners and managers alike have struggled to define just what traits make the perfect employee for the sweeping industry. Many questions perplex [...]

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To the Dump, to the Dump, to the Dump…

To the Dump, to the Dump, to the Dump…

No, the title of this article is not the theme to the Lone Ranger; it’s what many sweepers face handling every hopper load of debris. If your sweeper has a low dump hopper, then you’re faced with dumping in a landfill, a transfer station or on the ground where the pile eventually has to be [...]

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1-800-SWEEPER Celebrates 5 Years Of Success!

1-800-SWEEPER Celebrates 5 Years Of Success!

As an independent small business owner, it is easy to feel isolated and without allies within the industry. For most of us, the largest asset that we have is the business that we have built through our hard work and dedication. It is everyone’s goal to see their business grow to become a thriving enterprise [...]

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Planning for Success

Planning for Success

Expanding your business will most likely involve significant investment of time and treasure. This is why it is necessary to take the time to think it through and develop a solid and doable business plan before anything else. There are numerous business action plan templates available over the Internet but one authoritative model, called SWOT, [...]

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