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Coronavirus: 9 Things Small Business Owners Need to Do

Coronavirus: 9 Things Small Business Owners Need to Do

The coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic is a weird and unsettling odyssey, and business owners are setting the example — implementing the solutions on the ground that help mitigates the spread of the virus, reassure workers and families, and keep their communities safe. Of course, it’s also up to business owners to keep their companies financially and […]

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IDENTIFYING YOUR POSITION PLAYERS

IDENTIFYING YOUR POSITION PLAYERS

We wrote an article in the past titled, “Creating Your Team”. The short article focused on creating a team of competent contributors outside your business to help you identify ways to become more productive, identify growth strategies, and manage resources. Anyone, whether a sports fan or not, can identify with the “team” aspect. Putting your […]

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Strength in Adversity: How Your Business Can Come out of a Challenge Even Stronger

Strength in Adversity: How Your Business Can Come out of a Challenge Even Stronger

It’s no secret that many small businesses are struggling to cope with the consequences of the COVID-19 pandemic. The full economic impact of this virus will not be known for some time, but small businesses in the United States and abroad are going to feel strain in supply chains, customer demand, and in their workforces. […]

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Corona Virus – How to Manage Protections in Your Power Sweeping Business

Corona Virus – How to Manage Protections in Your Power Sweeping Business

The good news is that globally, Corona Virus cases are decreasing in some areas. Nationally, however, we are still approaching the peak of the curve, and therefore statistics on Corona Virus cases are still increasing daily in many areas of the US. Here’s some guidance on what leading public health experts, including OSHA, are recommending […]

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7 Ways to Avoid Serious Record-Keeping Problems

7 Ways to Avoid Serious Record-Keeping Problems

Here’s something they don’t tell you in the brochure for business school: There are hidden pitfalls in a part of doing business that seems relatively very easy — record-keeping. Research shows that there are basic questions about record keeping best practices that the majority of small business owners cannot accurately answer when tested! This is […]

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Helping Employees Find Meaning in the Workplace

Helping Employees Find Meaning in the Workplace

This year, a Pew Research survey found that people who find their job “meaningful” tend to be more satisfied with their lives, regardless of income or education level. It’s no secret to businesses that happy employees are often better employees, but data on life satisfaction gets at something deeper. Finding “meaning” in your job correlates […]

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4 Ways to Compete Effectively in 2020

4 Ways to Compete Effectively in 2020

In this first quarter of 2020, many commercial sweeping businesses throughout the industry are strategizing for growth. To that end, some savvy owners of growing sweeping services are looking toward making the kinds of upgrades and other improvements that have helped their biggest competitors succeed. Naturally, bringing your services up to the standards of companies […]

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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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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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