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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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New Year – New Insights From Minnesota

New Year – New Insights From Minnesota

In the search for a Minneapolis area sweeping businesses that stands out from the rest, we notice the name Dakota Sweeping & Maintenance Company. After all, Minneapolis is in Minnesota, not in the Dakotas, of course. But, the Dakotans and Minnesotans share the same spellbinding countryside, so we were naturally curious about the motivation for […]

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Hurricane Sweeping LLC

Hurricane Sweeping LLC

Hurricane in the Desert Here’s one for the ages. Man’s talent is recognized in construction. Man becomes Superintendent on the world’s most massive kinds of construction projects; we’re talking hospitals, bridges, malls, freeways and other gargantuan, jaw-dropping undertakings. After a long and exceptionally successful career, man turns to a simpler life, still makes a great […]

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Problem-Solving through Negotiating: Lessons from “Getting to Yes”

Problem-Solving through Negotiating: Lessons from “Getting to Yes”

As a small business owner you participate in negotiations every day. When you discuss your services with a potential client; when you correct problem behavior in a difficult employee; and when you and your managers strategize next year’s goals, you are negotiating. Building better negotiation skills is one way to improve management abilities and become […]

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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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Fall Sweeping

Fall Sweeping

While spring cleanup removes tons of stone, salt, sand and cinders, fall’s primary concern is the leaves. Leaves, if not swept, will flow to streams, rivers, and lakes causing an excessive increase in nutrients that promote bad aquatic plant life and algae that can be detrimental to the fish and other wildlife. The unswept leaves […]

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When Two Forces of Nature Collide—Hurricane vs. Houma Entrepreneur

When Two Forces of Nature Collide—Hurricane vs. Houma Entrepreneur

Jerome Boykin is famous. He became a media darling back in 2007, when he started his sweeping company in the wake of Hurricane Katrina. The young man lifting himself up from the ruins that the catastrophe had left of his plans for the future had already made himself a great American success story within his […]

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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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Midwest Business Visionary Shares Insights

Midwest Business Visionary Shares Insights

Jason Barnes, business broker and owner of A-VAC Sweeping, in Knoxville TN, has taken one of the sweeping industry’s most challenging and exciting business models to yet a new level—the definitive one-stop shop for property maintenance services. And, he has implemented an intensive quality control model, a superbly simple proactive customer service model, and an […]

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