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Credit Card Fraud and the New Chip Technology

Credit Card Fraud and the New Chip Technology

Introduction A major shift in who is liable for credit card fraud took place October 1, 2015. In order to provide incentives for businesses to transform their credit card processing technology from the old black stripe swipe method to the new square “chip” technology, major credit card companies have shifted the onus of responsibility for [...]

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Offseason for the Power Sweeping Industry

Offseason for the Power Sweeping Industry

As the welcoming climates across the United States and Canada start to wane, and for many the busy season has past, and all of the parking lots, construction sites, industrial properties, home owner associations, commercial properties, malls, retail shopping centers, municipal roads and highways, property management and maintenance, and commercial landscaping have already been taken [...]

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Sweeper Summit 2015

Sweeper Summit 2015

Sweeper Summit 2015 proved once again to be the power sweeping industry’s central hub of innovation and networking. From all over the nation 1-800-SWEEPER partners and industry vendors assembled in Phoenix, AZ on October 12-14 to listen to world class speakers, engage in extensive benchmarking and round table discussions followed by quality networking and social [...]

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Power Sweeping the Canadian Way

Power Sweeping the Canadian Way

Located across the waterways from Seattle, Washington is Vancouver Island, British Columbia, Canada, Canada’s third largest island, with a population of approximately 770,000, nearly half of which live in and around Greater Victoria; Victoria being the capital of British Columbia. It is in Victoria that you can find the main office of South Island Power [...]

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The Importance of Developing a “Brand” for your Company

The Importance of Developing a “Brand” for your Company

What is a Brand? The history of the words “brand” and “branding” are derived from the Old Norse word brandr, “to burn,” from which we get the “branding” of livestock. This was the word’s original meaning, but it has developed in meaning and now the use of the word “brand” eventually came to mean a [...]

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Sweeping It Forward With a Vision

Sweeping It Forward With a Vision

Curbco’s Vision Some times when you decide to go into business you ought to think big. Have a huge vision and the energy and gumption to carry it out. This is how the story of Curbco, from Swartz Creek, Michigan, whose appropriate slogan is “curb to curb” service, began. At present, Curbco is one of [...]

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The Benefits of Using Fleet Management Systems for Your Power Sweeping Business

The Benefits of Using Fleet Management Systems for Your Power Sweeping Business

Fleet management software is directly related to fleet management. It originated on mainframe computers in the 1970s and shifted to the personal computers in the 1980s when it became practical. Fleet management software is a fairly broad term. It can be as simple as tracking your fleet assets from an accounting standpoint or as complex [...]

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Practicing Sustainable, Green, Eco-Friendly Landscaping: Best Practices/Principles for the Landscaping/Property Management Industry

Practicing Sustainable, Green, Eco-Friendly Landscaping: Best Practices/Principles for the Landscaping/Property Management Industry

The Environmental Protection Agency reports that in 2011, the number of landscape contractors in the U.S. was between 35,000 to 38,000; and this statistic took into account the estimated loss of a remarkable loss of 12% of landscape contractors during the economic downturn that started in 2008. In 2011 there were an estimated 3, 500 [...]

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The Benefits of Using a Recruitment Agency for Finding High-Quality Workers

The Benefits of Using a Recruitment Agency for Finding High-Quality Workers

In taking with numerous contractors and owners of sweeping companies and paving companies month after month, I always ask them what their biggest challenges are and how they overcome them. Time and time again the answer is that their biggest challenge is finding and keeping qualified workers and technicians. In fact, a testament to this [...]

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A Clean Sweep for El Paso

A Clean Sweep for El Paso

Being the largest power sweeping company in the city of El Paso, Texas, which has a population of about 680,000 and is the sixth largest city in the biggest state in the United States, Sweep It Clean Inc has established itself as the sweeping service local businesses turn to when they want the job done [...]

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