Archive | Business RSS feed for this section
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 […]

Read more

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 […]

Read more
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 […]

Read more
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 […]

Read more
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 […]

Read more
Phases of Crisis Communication: How Businesses Must Adapt

Phases of Crisis Communication: How Businesses Must Adapt

“Effective communication during a crisis is not an attempt at mass mental therapy, nor is it a magic potion that fixes all problems…The public should feel empowered to take actions that will reduce their risk of harm.” – Psychology of a Crisis, CDC As we continue to navigate the challenges created by coronavirus, some businesses […]

Read more
7 Tips for Managing Workplace Stress

7 Tips for Managing Workplace Stress

The need to manage employees’ stress is too often entirely unnoticed or disregarded. The consequences of that leadership error for businesses are often very costly. Too much stress can damage workers’ health and can lead to serious losses for a company. If one or more employees in your workplace are exhibiting signs of stress, it’s […]

Read more
Mind over Matter: Creating Resilience through Positive Thinking

Mind over Matter: Creating Resilience through Positive Thinking

In the Oscar-nominated film Shawshank Redemption, main character Andy is sentenced to life in prison for a crime he did not commit. Andy befriends another inmate named Red, and together they make the most out of life behind bars. Red observes Andy with curiosity and admiration; he notices that although his situation is dire, Andy […]

Read more
Street Sweeping Broom: Strip Brooms

Street Sweeping Broom: Strip Brooms

The strip broom was designed as an alternative to the traditional tube broom. With interchangeable rows of bristle, the strip broom provides efficient sweeping, simple storage, ease of disposal, and simplified broom changeovers. The tube broom has been the staple in the sweeping industry for decades. The only problem is, they’re bulky and very heavy, […]

Read more
8 Ways to Manage Difficult Workplace Discussions in 2020

8 Ways to Manage Difficult Workplace Discussions in 2020

Even in the best of times, problems in any business are inevitable. In the unique case of 2020, the challenges for small to medium-sized service companies across the business sector seem to be multiplying daily. So, as in all other industries, power sweeping businesses need owners and managers who are equipped with the necessary leadership […]

Read more