West Michigan Sweeper, Investment in People Pays Off Big

West Michigan Sweeper, Investment in People Pays Off Big

One of the most interesting and inspiring interviews featured in the Spotlight is this one, with Mathew Andrew, owner-operator of West Michigan Sweeper (WMS), based in Rockford Michigan, and serving the greater Grand Rapids area. NAS featured WMS in the Spotlight back in 2018 and was eager to have Matt Andrew share more about his […]

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Pacific Sweeping, Industry Leader in Southern California

Pacific Sweeping, Industry Leader in Southern California

Pacific Sweeping provides power sweeping and power washing for more than 30 cities across five counties in southern California. The service cleans a staggering 350,000 miles of roadways and 15,000 parking lots per year. The company’s clients include Cal Trans, counties, utility companies, service providers for public events, and various government construction projects, and government […]

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Cutting Edge Innovation – Louisville Pavement Sweep

Cutting Edge Innovation – Louisville Pavement Sweep

Readers who’ve been in the business for a long time may finally start to assume you’ve already seen and heard it all. Then, unexpectedly, here comes someone truly operating on the cutting-edge! On a rare day, you may even discover someone innovating in multiple areas of their sales and service processes. This is one of […]

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5 Ways to Increase Powersweeping Service Sales in Q4 2020

5 Ways to Increase Powersweeping Service Sales in Q4 2020

At first look, it may seem like a naïve notion that sales can be somehow pumped up while COVID-19 continues to ravage all of the best-laid plans for 2020 revenue generation. But, it’s not an uninformed idea that’s not at all out-of-touch with current realities on the ground for many power sweeping companies. Some savvy […]

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Economic Recovery and Section 179: An Important Tool for Your Business

It is hard to understate how difficult this year has been for small businesses. According to a recent study, 31% of small and medium-sized firms are currently not operating due to a lack of demand and disruptions in cash flow. But the most current economic forecasts do give us some reason for hope. Following a […]

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Finnish Trombia Technologies unveils the world’s first high power autonomous street sweeper

Finnish Trombia Technologies unveils the world’s first high power autonomous street sweeper

Finnish Trombia Technologies unveils the world’s first high power autonomous street sweeper and seeks to cut 3 Million CO2 metric tons annually Finnish street maintenance technology developer Trombia Technologies launches the world’s first full-power autonomous street sweeper. The company’s Trombia Free cleaning devices use less than 15% of the power required by currently available heavy […]

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Oakmont Capital Services Expands Operations and Sales Teams

Oakmont Capital Services Expands Operations and Sales Teams

WEST CHESTER, PA, OCTOBER 2020 — Oakmont Capital Services (OCS) has expanded its Minnesota-based team by adding three equipment finance specialists in operations and sales. As an independent direct lender, Oakmont is committed to offering customers the best equipment financing rates via a virtual process. Amanda Bialka, CLFP, joined Oakmont as a Credit Analyst. Bringing […]

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Why Quality Brooms Matter

Why Quality Brooms Matter

Why do OEMs typically use the best quality products for their new equipment? The answer is simple. They want the equipment to perform at its optimal condition when you decide to purchase their product. No one wants to replace the burners in their new Weber grill a couple of weeks after bringing it home. Especially […]

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Fixing the Leaks: Patching Little Problems Can Make a Big Difference to Your Company

Fixing the Leaks: Patching Little Problems Can Make a Big Difference to Your Company

According to the EPA, 1 trillion gallons of water are lost every year due to household leaks; that’s enough water to supply over 11 million homes for an entire year (EPA 2020). Apart from (hopefully) infrequent plumbing disasters, most of this lost water is caused by small, almost imperceptible leaks, like a dripping faucet or […]

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Street Sweeping Broom: Tube Broom

Street Sweeping Broom: Tube Broom

Since the early 1900s tube brooms have been the gold standard for street sweeping. Today most OEM sweeper manufacturers use the tube broom as the default option on their new sweepers. The tube broom is made by wrapping bristle around a steel tube. The broom is then mounted to the sweeper and rotates to either […]

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3 Steps Business Owners Should Take Prior to Succession Planning

3 Steps Business Owners Should Take Prior to Succession Planning

By Mark Leyden, CLU®, CEO & Founder, Mark Leyden & Associate This is the second in a series of four articles discussing considerations around succession and continuity planning for family businesses leading to how life insurance strategies are utilized to achieve many of the goals for such planning. This article discusses the first 3 steps […]

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17 Essentials for Building Strong Business Relationships

17 Essentials for Building Strong Business Relationships

Having a network of strong business relationships is essential for a healthy, agile enterprise. Every business needs to build relationships with people across the whole range of prospective business contacts, including customers, workers, investors, vendors, peer operators, other kinds of companies in the community, government representatives, and others. Fortunately, for business leaders looking to build […]

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Street Sweeping Broom: Gutter Broom

Street Sweeping Broom: Gutter Broom

Gutter brooms, or also known as side brooms, are the brooms on the side of street sweepers, usually pick-up sweepers or vacuum sweeper. There are also a few sweeper attachments that have an option for a gutter broom. Gutter brooms are round in shape and rotate to pull debris from the curb line into the […]

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