Tag Archives: Featured
Bill’s Sweeping Service’s Brilliance

Bill’s Sweeping Service’s Brilliance

With 60 years under their belt, Bill’s Sweeping Service in California shines like a diamond with three generations actively involved in the business. Bob and Deanna Carter purchased Bill’s Sweeping Service in 1962. With their sons Mark and Mike growing up at the company, the sons were well trained when Bob and Deanna retired 20 [...]

Read more
Call for Nominations

Call for Nominations

The U.S. Small Business Administration is looking for the next small business success story. If you think you have a compelling story, then send it to the SBA by January 17, 2014. Winners will be announced during National Small Business Week May 12-16, 2014. National Small Business Week award categories include: • Small Business Person [...]

Read more
Making a List and Checking it Twice

Making a List and Checking it Twice

As we approach one of the biggest retail holidays of the year, many are finalizing wish lists for ourselves and family members. Our businesses are also in need of things. Simply by making a list, you can help prioritize those needs and wants. Most manufacturers don’t have a Black Friday, so to get those great [...]

Read more
Positive Growth Highlighted at the 2nd Annual Sweeper Summit

Positive Growth Highlighted at the 2nd Annual Sweeper Summit

This year, various partners in the 1-800-SWEEPER Nationwide Service Alliance gathered in Detroit, Michigan for the Second Annual Sweeper Summit. A total of thirty-seven partners came from all over the United States to benchmark, network and collaborate about the future of their businesses and the industry. Partners such as Cannon Pacific Services traveled from as [...]

Read more
TYMCO Announces Full Availability of Interim Tier 4 Model 500x

TYMCO Announces Full Availability of Interim Tier 4 Model 500x

Offers Improved Service Technician and Operator Experience WACO, Texas. October 14, 2013—TYMCO® today announces full availability of Interim Tier 4 (iT4) auxiliary engines for the Model 500x High Side Dump Regenerative Air Street Sweeper. For the past several years, the Model 500x has been powered by a John Deere Tier 3 auxiliary engine. John Deere [...]

Read more
Maintenance Tips for the Off-Season and Beyond…

Maintenance Tips for the Off-Season and Beyond…

Successful sweeping companies tend to employ a good maintenance program for their sweepers although each maintenance program looks different from company to company. Some companies want their drivers to know how to perform basic maintenance on the sweeper so that they can fix something small out in the field, while others have a full team [...]

Read more
Managing Your Greatest Resource

Managing Your Greatest Resource

Roman Albert got into the sweeping business in the late 70s, launching Lot Maintenance in Tulsa, OK. He has diversified his business in innovative ways that have kept his company and employees going even in a soft economy. In addition to diversity and staying debt-free Albert says the secret to success is in your employees. [...]

Read more
How to Brand Your Asphalt Business Better and on a Budget

How to Brand Your Asphalt Business Better and on a Budget

Whether you’ve been in business a few months or a few decades, there’s one thing that will never change—the need to keep a steady stream of customers. When most business owners hear the words “advertising” or “marketing,” they cringe at the thought of spending thousands of dollars on an agency or graphic designer. The good [...]

Read more
Choosing the Right Tools

Choosing the Right Tools

Communities rely on city government and contractors to keep our parking lots and streets clean—raising air and water quality. Vacuum, regenerative air and mechanical sweepers remain the backbone of that cleaning effort. Brian Giles, Elgin Sweeper products manager, shares his insight into choosing the right sweeper for the right conditions while Schwarze’s Maxx Hendricks talks [...]

Read more
Decoding the Mystical Art of Sales

Decoding the Mystical Art of Sales

Nowadays you hear and read a great deal about “scientific salesmanship.” Though the term may sound complicated and scholarly, or even mystical, don’t be frightened by it. There is nothing mystical about selling. We salespeople don’t have to be magicians and pull a rabbit out of a hat to sell our products and services. To [...]

Read more