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Great Lakes  Striping & Sealing  Uses Common-Sense  and Expertise to  Stay on Top

Great Lakes Striping & Sealing Uses Common-Sense and Expertise to Stay on Top

Every business has issues or obstacles to overcome: employee skill, motivation and knowledge; equipment; weather. The list is endless, but Nik Biddinger, executive manager of Great Lakes Striping & Sealing in Traverse City, Mich., takes a common sense approach to these problems. Biddinger buys state-of-the-art equipment to provide his customers with state-of-the-art service. “Our sweepers [...]

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Technology Gives Sweepers a Boost

Technology Gives Sweepers a Boost

Recently, several Schwarze managers participated in a discussion about the evolution of sweeping, and new technology and trends, including Vice President of Sales, Marketing, Customer Service and Product Management Greg Heyer, Regional Sales Manager Raymond Massey, Sales Operations Manager Joe Hendrickson, Product Manager Jim Adair, Product Manager Brian Giles and Warranty and Training Administrator Costas [...]

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Learn from Experts at Sweeper Summit 2014

Learn from Experts at Sweeper Summit 2014

1-800-SWEEPER will host their next Sweeper Summit November 10-12, 2014 at the Embassy Suites Lakefront in beautiful downtown Chicago. The Sweeper Summit is the premier executive level workshop retreat in the power sweeping industry. Enjoy two and a half days of fellowship with 1-800-SWEEPER partners, vendors and invited guests. “The Sweeper Summit was one of [...]

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Sweeping Divided by Thirds

Sweeping Divided by Thirds

Whether you believe you can work successfully with third party providers or not is your opinion. There are however, some basic business realities sweeping contractors need to think about when making the decision to participate or not participate in third-party business. The first economic reality is the profit margin is not controlled by the two [...]

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Knowing Your Landscape Best Management Practices

Knowing Your Landscape Best Management Practices

When sweeping for a property management company or commercial property owner, contractors can best position themselves as indispensable by not only pointing out problems with the property, but also by offering solutions. Knowing best management landscaping practices can help you offer those solutions: Broward County in Florida offers guidelines to keep landscapes visually appealing while [...]

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Changing the Business Landscape

Changing the Business Landscape

In her article on Entrepreneur.com, Sabrina Parsons, CEO of Palo Alto Software explains how she used emerging technology to beat the odds and position the family business for the future. While keeping the core values of the company, Parsons transitioned the company’s main software offering–a Windows-based tool which helped small businesses put together business plans–to [...]

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Drives Immaculate Sweeping to the Top

Drives Immaculate Sweeping to the Top

Every small business owner wants to know the secret to building a successful business. Drive and passion are two top qualities among successful CEOs and Derek Grieco, owner of Immaculate Power Sweeping has them and knows how to reenergize. Grieco’s dad, Angelo, started Immaculate Power Sweeping in New Hampshire in 1992 after selling his 10-year-old [...]

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Maintaining Porous Pavement

Maintaining Porous Pavement

Over the last five years, pervious pavement, also known as porous asphalt and porous concrete has increased its share of preferred material for municipals and others looking to reduce pollutants in groundwater runoff. It has also become a solution for those with limited land by freeing up space that would otherwise be used for stormwater [...]

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Purchasing Power

Purchasing Power

In a recent Forbes article, Laurie McCabe, cofounder and partner in research firm SMB Group, said “green technology creates a virtuous cycle that provides small businesses cost savings, market differentiation and a chance to help the environment. We all want to consume more and more technology because it makes our lives easier. But we have [...]

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FORMER BANKER CLEANS UP OREGON

FORMER BANKER CLEANS UP OREGON

Michael Wagoner bought Cantel Sweeping in 1993 thinking “how tough can it be?” Twenty-one years later, the company has grown from six to 17 sweeper trucks and from seven to 28 employees while becoming one of the top stewards of the environment. STEWARDSHIP Wagoner’s company primarily sweeps parking lots, which can see a lot of [...]

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