Summit Sweeping and Services, Inc., Fort Wayne IN

Summit Sweeping and Services, Inc., Fort Wayne IN

Nearly 30 years ago, with no experience in the industry, Mike Oetting was motivated to start a construction power sweeping business. His challenges back then were unique from those we’ve heard about from other great entrepreneurs who each, like Oetting, have grown a thriving company starting with only a guy and a truck. From zero […]

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West Michigan Sweeper, Investment in People Pays Off Big

West Michigan Sweeper, Investment in People Pays Off Big

One of the most interesting and inspiring interviews featured in the Spotlight is this one, with Mathew Andrew, owner-operator of West Michigan Sweeper (WMS), based in Rockford Michigan, and serving the greater Grand Rapids area. NAS featured WMS in the Spotlight back in 2018 and was eager to have Matt Andrew share more about his […]

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Pacific Sweeping, Industry Leader in Southern California

Pacific Sweeping, Industry Leader in Southern California

Pacific Sweeping provides power sweeping and power washing for more than 30 cities across five counties in southern California. The service cleans a staggering 350,000 miles of roadways and 15,000 parking lots per year. The company’s clients include Cal Trans, counties, utility companies, service providers for public events, and various government construction projects, and government […]

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Looking Back at 2020 and Forward to 2021

Looking Back at 2020 and Forward to 2021

This has been a year of rapid changes, to grossly understate the events of 2020. By the end of the first quarter, the emergent coronavirus pandemic had triggered a global economic shutdown, which devastated consumer markets and much of the B2B services subsector. The national health and economic disaster has impacted small, medium-sized, and larger […]

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1-800-SWEEPER Partners with Veterans Matter to Raise Money to House Homeless Veterans

1-800-SWEEPER Partners with Veterans Matter to Raise Money to House Homeless Veterans

Covid-19 has impacted all of us but the ones who it has impacted the most are homeless people – the people living on the streets who do not have access to healthcare, a roof over their heads, or food on their tables. What is particularly sad, is the number of our military veterans that are […]

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The Ones That Get Away: How to Avoid Losing Good Employees

The Ones That Get Away: How to Avoid Losing Good Employees

As the economy gradually recovers from a difficult year, small businesses are working hard to bounce back. One challenge is rebuilding our workforce with solid new employees. Although many people are looking for work, the changing realities of schooling, childcare, remote work, and unemployment benefits may make it difficult for both employers and candidates to […]

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7 Steps to Manage a Power Sweeping Business Through a Crisis

7 Steps to Manage a Power Sweeping Business Through a Crisis

There’s too much to do. Taking on a big project that does not immediately contribute to revenue generation doesn’t seem to make sense, and possibly never will. Creating a crisis management plan may appear to be one of those wish list projects. After all, it’s a plan you hope will never be realized. But, it’s […]

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Keystone Plastics Partners with 1-800-SWEEPER to Supply Replacement Street Sweeping Brooms

South Plainfield, NJ – Keystone Plastics, a leading manufacturer of street sweeping brooms and brushes, has partnered with 1-800-SWEEPER to supply their North American sweeping partners with replacement street sweeping brooms. Keystone manufacturers OEM quality replacement brooms for all model street sweepers and will be the exclusive supplier of brooms to 1-800-SWEEPER. 1-800-SWEEPER is a […]

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5 Ways to Increase Powersweeping Service Sales in Q4 2020

5 Ways to Increase Powersweeping Service Sales in Q4 2020

At first look, it may seem like a naïve notion that sales can be somehow pumped up while COVID-19 continues to ravage all of the best-laid plans for 2020 revenue generation. But, it’s not an uninformed idea that’s not at all out-of-touch with current realities on the ground for many power sweeping companies. Some savvy […]

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Economic Recovery and Section 179: An Important Tool for Your Business

It is hard to understate how difficult this year has been for small businesses. According to a recent study, 31% of small and medium-sized firms are currently not operating due to a lack of demand and disruptions in cash flow. But the most current economic forecasts do give us some reason for hope. Following a […]

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Finnish Trombia Technologies unveils the world’s first high power autonomous street sweeper

Finnish Trombia Technologies unveils the world’s first high power autonomous street sweeper

Finnish Trombia Technologies unveils the world’s first high power autonomous street sweeper and seeks to cut 3 Million CO2 metric tons annually Finnish street maintenance technology developer Trombia Technologies launches the world’s first full-power autonomous street sweeper. The company’s Trombia Free cleaning devices use less than 15% of the power required by currently available heavy […]

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Oakmont Capital Services Expands Operations and Sales Teams

Oakmont Capital Services Expands Operations and Sales Teams

WEST CHESTER, PA, OCTOBER 2020 — Oakmont Capital Services (OCS) has expanded its Minnesota-based team by adding three equipment finance specialists in operations and sales. As an independent direct lender, Oakmont is committed to offering customers the best equipment financing rates via a virtual process. Amanda Bialka, CLFP, joined Oakmont as a Credit Analyst. Bringing […]

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Why Quality Brooms Matter

Why Quality Brooms Matter

Why do OEMs typically use the best quality products for their new equipment? The answer is simple. They want the equipment to perform at its optimal condition when you decide to purchase their product. No one wants to replace the burners in their new Weber grill a couple of weeks after bringing it home. Especially […]

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