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How NiteHawk Continues to Change the Sweeping Game

How NiteHawk Continues to Change the Sweeping Game

The global company and sweeping industry leader known as NiteHawk came from creative yet humble beginnings. The late inventor and manufacturer Jack Rodgers envisioned a lighter, more powerful sweeping machine, and in 1985 Rodgers patented the first hydraulic sweeper. Over the next ten years, he worked tirelessly to refine the prototype, a machine that would […]

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Benefits of Attending a Tradeshow

Benefits of Attending a Tradeshow

Tradeshows provide a unique opportunity for you to immerse yourself in the industry. There are many benefits of attending a tradeshow but here are some of the highlights. It’s a Great Hands-On Experience Few other events can give you such a variety of “hands-on” experiences in one area than a trade show. The opportunity to […]

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Maximize Your Sweeper’s Life

Maximize Your Sweeper’s Life

Being proactive in sweeper routine maintenance helps you identify problems before they become serious and end up costing you valuable time and money. For the most success in lengthening your equipment’s lifespan, you must follow these three steps: • Be committed. Preventative maintenance is more involved than lubricating and changing filters. These services can include […]

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Sweeping Streets and Cleaning Catch Basins

Sweeping Streets and Cleaning Catch Basins

Street sweeping and catch basins cleaning removes accumulated sediments, trash, and debris and reduces the amount of pollutants entering our waterbodies. Catch basin cleaning also reduces local flooding. Best Management Practices (BMPs) for street sweeping is a necessary part of the stormwater management plan required by the General Permit for the Discharge of Stormwater from […]

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Corporate Social Responsibility

Corporate Social Responsibility

Perhaps you’ve heard or read about corporate social responsibility, a relatively recent trend among for-profit businesses of engaging in humanitarian or charity work. Far from a passing fad, this development in the business world is increasingly becoming an expectation among successful firms. Here we discuss how your firm can grow and benefit from such activities […]

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Brief History of the Vacuum Sweeper

Brief History of the Vacuum Sweeper

Vacuum sweepers were first used in the 1920s to remove fine dust left behind mechanical sweepers. A primary advantage of early vacuum sweepers was that they could operate in freezing weather without water use. A disadvantage of these machines was that they were noisy and unreliable. In the early 1970s, several sweeper manufacturers reintroduced vacuum […]

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Choosing a Fuel Card for Your Business

Choosing a Fuel Card for Your Business

Whether you’re a sweeper start-up or growing business, a fuel card could provide you with benefits. If you’ve never used or set one up, here is some information to think about. Many owners buy fuel with credit cards because it’s quick, convenient, and accepted everywhere. But if they’re using a credit card, you might be […]

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Saving on New Equipment Purchases through Section 179

Saving on New Equipment Purchases through Section 179

With strong increases in jobs, wages, and output, small businesses deserve much of the credit for America’s economic growth in 2018. Small business productivity accounts for over half our nation’s private gross domestic product (GDP), so it’s no wonder the government is interested in keeping this sector strong. Every year, the IRS updates policies pertaining […]

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How to Save Thousands through Year End Planning

How to Save Thousands through Year End Planning

President Eisenhower understood that while life is unpredictable, mental and physical preparation will benefit us no matter what comes our way. On the small business battlefield, things are certainly unpredictable. New challenges arise all the time, and the occasional crisis can throw an entire year out of line. Before you know it, your annual goals […]

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Quarterly Business Reviews

Quarterly Business Reviews

Customer communications are an ongoing challenge for small businesses. How frequent should your contact be, and how can you make sure you’re not wasting your time or the customer’s? We invite you to consider one type of client communication that will keep you in regular, but not too frequent, contact. It’s a process that can […]

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