Small Market, Big Success

Small Market, Big Success

This is a classic—the American success story of a local boy. Jim Camp founded his sweeper business in Little Rock in 1979. He had graduated in 1970, and after his years of military service, he had gone to work for his oldest brother, who had started a sweeping business. Jim bought a little sweeper of […]

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SMB Financial Planning for Multi-Generational Business

SMB Financial Planning for Multi-Generational Business

Certain financial challenges confront all growing businesses. For family business owners strategizing to scale, while maintaining family control of their companies over future generations, added issues in planning must be successfully managed. The usual conflicts of opinion on a wide range of business and family matters, including power succession, asset disposition, family hiring practices, and […]

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Sweeper Graphics Do’s, Don’ts

Sweeper Graphics Do’s, Don’ts

Sweeper graphics are a great way to advertise a business or create an identity for your business. The sides of the sweeper can be a moving billboard so why not take advantage of the space. Here are some helpful ideas on steps you can take to determine what kind of graphics to place on your […]

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How to Save Thousands through Year End Planning

How to Save Thousands through Year End Planning

President Eisenhower understood that while life is unpredictable, mental and physical preparation will benefit us no matter what comes our way. On the small business battlefield, things are certainly unpredictable. New challenges arise all the time, and the occasional crisis can throw an entire year out of line. Before you know it, your annual goals […]

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Sweeper Backing Accidents

We sweep thousands of miles each year, and most of these miles are swept going forward. Although the majority of accidents occur while sweepers are going forward, about 30 percent of accidents occur when the sweeper is moving in reverse. The fact that most backing accidents are preventable, emphasis must be placed on safe backing […]

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Elite Sweeping Company

Elite Sweeping Company

Consistent Strategy, Service and Branding Yield Steady Growth The Elite Sweeping Company, Inc., in Kansas City KS represents the American success story of a business that established itself and has sustained its long-term success on the same principles—a rare record of consistency over time in an industry in which trial and error down various experimental […]

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Quarterly Business Reviews

Quarterly Business Reviews

Customer communications are an ongoing challenge for small businesses. How frequent should your contact be, and how can you make sure you’re not wasting your time or the customer’s? We invite you to consider one type of client communication that will keep you in regular, but not too frequent, contact. It’s a process that can […]

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Molding a Successful Sweeper Operator

Molding a Successful Sweeper Operator

Being a sweeper operator isn’t the most glamorous job out there. It’s hard work, and it’s a dirty job, with odd hours. It’s not for everyone and finding just the right person often times takes several attempts. Not only are you tasked with finding someone that’s not allergic to hard work, but often times the […]

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7 Apps That Can Help Paving Contractors Streamline Their Operations

7 Apps That Can Help Paving Contractors Streamline Their Operations

To effectively plan and complete your upcoming paving projects, you must streamline your operations to best maintain the level of oversight and organization needed for your company’s growth. Thankfully, you only have to look as far as your trusty cellphone to find the support you need to achieve this goal. With the download of a […]

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Stearns Bank Named #1 Top Performing Bank in the Nation

Central Minnesota-based bank receives top designation for the second year in a row American Banker magazine has once again named Stearns Bank the top performing bank in the nation among banks with $2 to $10 billion in assets. The ranking is based on a three-year average return on equity. Stearns Bank earned the top spot […]

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Uncharted Territory: Exploring New Revenue Streams

Uncharted Territory: Exploring New Revenue Streams

In 1989, Pepsi Co. introduced a new product which they believed would change the soft drink game forever. The so-called “breakfast cola drink” was “Pepsi AM,” and it completely failed within the first year. It turned out people didn’t want to drink cola first thing in the morning, and the gamble cost Pepsi millions. More […]

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Top 10  Sweeper Safety Tips for Incident Prevention

Top 10 Sweeper Safety Tips for Incident Prevention

It is a must that all operators have identifiable and verifiable training on the equipment before operating. Accidents can happen to both the newly trained and seasoned veterans. Tips to Avoid Equipment Accidents For everyone’s safety especially those of the operators, here are ten important heavy equipment safety tips. 1. Blind spots Sweeper operators have […]

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Staying Informed: Anticipating and Preparing for Economic Challenges

Staying Informed: Anticipating and Preparing for Economic Challenges

With recent tax cuts, low interest rates, and productive spending, the US economy is currently in a strong position. Yet in recent months, financial experts have been warning of a possible economic downturn. Cyclical upturns and downturns are a normal part of a free market economy, but those low points can still have consequences for […]

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