Quiet Sweep LTD – Maryland’s Premier Pavement Cleaning Company

Quiet Sweep LTD – Maryland’s Premier Pavement Cleaning Company

The story of Quiet Sweep, Ltd., in Rockville, Maryland is one of steady growth in the highly dynamic Mid-Atlantic competitive market over the past 14 years of the company’s operation by owners, Steve & Robin Dekelbaum. Quiet Sweep serves the Maryland, Washington, D.C. and Northern Virginia region. Steve Dekelbaum’s progress in growing his business offers […]

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Are the Contracts You’re Signing with Your Customers Putting Your Company at Risk?

Are the Contracts You’re Signing with Your Customers Putting Your Company at Risk?

National Pavement Expo 2020 and Conference Saturday, February 1st, 2019 – 10:00AM – 11:30AM Contractual Liability/Risk Transfer Are the Contracts You’re Signing with Your Customers Putting Your Company at Risk? The purpose of this session is to explain and clarify the various terms and conditions of contractual language that customers are asking their contract service […]

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Sweeper Summit 2019 – Success in Stone Mountain, GA

Sweeper Summit 2019 – Success in Stone Mountain, GA

The 8th Annual Sweeper Summit & Equipment Expo was another sweeping success! Held at the beautiful Evergreen Marriott Resort & Conference Center in Stone Mountain, GA, this year’s Summit focused on educational sessions and round table discussions on how to make our businesses better by learning from each other. The sessions were led by the […]

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Defending Street Sweepers from Distracted Drivers

Defending Street Sweepers from Distracted Drivers

Distracted drivers are a top safety threat to street sweeping organizations. Ask any sweeping professional for first-hand accounts of crashes or near misses and you’re sure to hear some horrific stories. Incorporating highly-visible advanced warning equipment (flashing lights, arrow boards, etc.) and a physical barrier to provide protection from distracted drivers for those working on […]

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17 Things You Need to Know About Running a Family Business

17 Things You Need to Know About Running a Family Business

Many of the usual challenges that confront small to medium-sized commercial pavement sweeping business owners are compounded in multi-generation family businesses. On the other hand, many typical business management difficulties have less effect on family-owned businesses. To fully appreciate the realities of operating a family-owned business, it helps to be aware of some common circumstances […]

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Boosting Employee Morale: Advice for a Happy Winter Workplace

Boosting Employee Morale: Advice for a Happy Winter Workplace

It can be difficult for employees to keep their spirits up during winter. It is estimated that around 70 million Americans experience mild to severe seasonal affective disorder, or depressive symptoms most commonly correlated with winter (Psychology Today, 2019). There is also evidence that brain levels of serotonin, a chemical that contributes to happiness, decrease […]

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J.W. Fleming Inc

J.W. Fleming Inc

Like most companies that provide street sweeping and pavement clearing and cleaning services, the story of J.W. Fleming Inc. is one of humble beginnings, beginning with a solitary machine and a single service- building up into a fleet of machines, a host of services- and a reputation in its service area as a local leader […]

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Parking Lot Striping as an Add On Service or Stand-Alone Business

Parking Lot Striping as an Add On Service or Stand-Alone Business

My name is Dan Zurcher and I own The American Striping Company. I’ve been striping parking lots for (28) years, full time. I’ve striped everything from banks to schools, playgrounds, restaurants, small airports, mall after mall and miles of roadway. At the (16) year mark, I wrote my book; How I Stripe a Parking Lot. […]

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Build Your Brand with the 800 SWEEPING Network

Build Your Brand with the 800 SWEEPING Network

Build Your Brand with the 800 SWEEPING Network When you think about business growth, one of the most overlooked branding tools are your very own vanity phone numbers that have the power of generating leads for your sweeping business! That’s the hidden value within your fleet. The 800 SWEEPING Network is a network of sweeping […]

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Sweeping Business Tech for 2020

Sweeping Business Tech for 2020

Technology innovations facilitated just about everything entrepreneurs needed to do in the commercial pavement sweeping industry during 2019. Try to think of any sales, service, quality assurance, or administrative function that is part of modern sweeping service operations that is not now supported by some technology that’s been either created or innovated within recent years. […]

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Getting the Most out of Interviews: Tips for Employers

Getting the Most out of Interviews: Tips for Employers

On both sides of the table, a prospective hire interview can be one of the most challenging aspects of business. The hurdles for the interviewee seeking the job are obvious, but what about for the employer? An interview can be a pivotal moment where you identify that new employee who will take your business to […]

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5 Game Changers for Commercial Sweeping Businesses

5 Game Changers for Commercial Sweeping Businesses

There are countless challenges for small business owners. All agree, it’s a complex proposition to start and grow a business, especially in the ever-more complicated modern business environment. We can’t take on all the difficulties facing today’s commercial sweeping business operator in this article, but here are five major points of advice for overcoming the […]

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Studying Sully: Lessons in Leadership from the Miracle on the Hudson

Studying Sully: Lessons in Leadership from the Miracle on the Hudson

Next month will be the 11th anniversary of Captain Chelsey “Sully” Sullenberger’s heroic emergency landing on the Hudson River. On an icy January day in New York City, Sully’s plane struck a flock of birds shortly after takeoff, causing power failure in both engines and rapid loss of altitude. In just over three harrowing minutes, […]

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