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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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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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Saving through Expansion: How Section 179 Can Save You Thousands on New Vehicle Purchases

Saving through Expansion: How Section 179 Can Save You Thousands on New Vehicle Purchases

According to the US Small Business Administration, small businesses contributed 65% of new job growth over the last two decades. The small business sector also accounted for 97.5% of all firms that export goods and services overseas (SBA.gov). With heavy influence on the US economy and in global markets, the federal government is unsurprisingly interested […]

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8 Key Growth Tips for Small Sweeper Business Owners

8 Key Growth Tips for Small Sweeper Business Owners

To grow a small pavement sweeping company usually requires little proactivity. Without a basic growth strategy, business owners can find themselves overworked while their businesses are underperforming. To improve sluggish growth rates, there are some low-cost and no-cost marketing solutions that can go a long way in helping hard-working entrepreneurs in highly competitive markets throughout […]

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