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Social Media and Your Sweeping Business

Social Media and Your Sweeping Business

Even if all of your new customers are finding your sweeper services business by word-of-mouth, there are many important benefits you can gain by using social media. Strong long-term professional relationships are the stuff of a business’s brand, reputation and potential for stability of its customer base. There are abundant online social resources that offer […]

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1-800-SWEEPER: Eight Years Later and Still Going Strong!

1-800-SWEEPER: Eight Years Later and Still Going Strong!

It’s been nearly 8 years since the official launch of 1-800-SWEEPER in the power sweeping industry and boy is there a story to tell! 1-800-SWEEPER had been in the development stages for several years prior to its introduction in 2011. Mike Lucht, President of the organization and owner of Progressive Sweeping in Detroit/Toledo, had a […]

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The new Xtreme Vac by ODB

The new Xtreme Vac by ODB

The new Xtreme Vac by ODB debris collection machine, DCL800SM, with a three axis hydraulic boom was introduced at the ODB Spring Equipment Show held in Raleigh, NC on April 24th. This value added street maintenance equipment provides advancements in debris collection requested by our customers. ODB president, Greg Heyer, said, “ODB is very excited […]

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Louisiana Power Sweep Services

Louisiana Power Sweep Services

Before 2007, David Powell was just a hard-working guy, an unassuming industrial plant services worker. His job was putting up scaffolding, sometimes up to 400-500 feet high, so that would seem to make him a relatively daring type, as far as plant services workers go. But, he was looking for another kind of excitement. He […]

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Managing Team  Conflict Part I: Building Trust and Integrity

Managing Team Conflict Part I: Building Trust and Integrity

Although most people do not enjoy conflict, experienced managers know that some level of disagreement is inevitable, and can even be beneficial, in the workplace. Groups make better decisions when they consider differing points of view rather than agreeing on everything. Employees need to be able to express discontent and concern, or they may become […]

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A Road Well Traveled – The CMAX Story

A Road Well Traveled – The CMAX Story

Frank Gutierrez bought his first parking lot sweeping truck in 2012 and established a DBA named FJG Property Services. FJG are his initials. He says he lacked creativity, so he decided to go with that name while he was waiting in line with his registration paperwork. Gutierrez later changed the name when he incorporated the […]

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Project Management  Basics II: Leading a Successful Project Team

Project Management Basics II: Leading a Successful Project Team

In last month’s article, we discussed some of the key components of project management. Perhaps nobody in your organization has the official title of “project manager,” but it is nonetheless an important part of running a business. From time to time, we need to divert resources from daily operations to address short-term issues, develop new […]

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Purchasing a Used Sweeper (a two part series)

Purchasing a Used Sweeper (a two part series)

This is the second part of a two part series on buying used sweepers. Part one in the last issue of North American Sweeper educated the reader on what to look for when buying used. In this month’s edition part two will discuss other factors to consider including the original manufacturer, access to OEM parts, […]

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Best Parking lot cleaning, inc.

Best Parking lot cleaning, inc.

Best Parking Lot Cleaning, Inc. (BPLCI) is a Seattle street sweeping company that offers a unique range of additional services. The owners, Rebecca Craig and Richard Hamilton, brother and sister, have been on an epic journey together since their teenaged years, facing the daunting challenge of building the family-owned business that had operated in Washington […]

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Purchasing a Used Sweeper (a two part series)

Purchasing a Used Sweeper (a two part series)

This two part series will offer experience from industry experts on buying used sweepers. Part one educates the reader on what to look for when buying a used sweeper. Part two in next month’s edition will discuss other factors to consider including the original manufacturer, access to OEM parts, typical deal killers, and tips on […]

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