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Kevin Barton
May 20, 2024 Jeff Cross

FTC’s Noncompete Clause Ban: Revolutionary Move, a Mere Clarification, or Just a Dud?

Business and Management

In this episode of Straight Talk!, Kevin Barton, president of Aviation and Janitorial Operations with Flagship Facility Services in Southlake, Texas, comments on noncomplete clauses.

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Scott Tackett
May 7, 2024 Jeff Cross

What the FTC Ban on Noncompete Clauses Could Mean For You

Business and Management

In this episode of Straight Talk!, Scott Tackett, a business development advisor with Violand Management Associates and an industry expert in human resources issues, shares his thoughts and concerns as they relate to the cleaning and restoration industries.

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Chuck Violand
April 26, 2024 Jeff Cross

The Strategic Role of Compensation in Today’s Workforce

Business and Management

In this episode of Straight Talk!, Chuck Violand, Violand Management Associates founder, outlines strategies all business owners must consider when developing a compensation strategy.

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Chuck Violand - Career advancement
February 16, 2024 Jeff Cross

Facilitating Career Path Development For Your People

Business and Management

In this episode of Straight Talk!, Chuck Violand, founder of Violand Management Associates and author of Forging Dynasty Businesses: The Competitive Edge of Enduring Teams, addresses how to best facilitate the advancement of your employees.

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Lysol Pro Straight Talk - respiratory viruses
January 19, 2024 Sponsored by Reckitt’s Lysol Pro Solutions

Respiratory Virus Preparedness: The Vital Role of Hygiene Programs in Helping Safeguard Workplaces

Facility Management

In this episode of Straight Talk!, sponsored by Reckitt’s Lysol Pro Solutions, Brian Leafblad, R&D Senior Manager, Global Business Solutions, discusses how to help protect workers and visitors in your facility against trending respiratory viruses.

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Dave Kahle - Commission Clawbacks
January 10, 2024 Jeff Cross

Do Commission Clawbacks Help or Hurt?

Business and Management

In this episode of Straight Talk!, Dave Kahle, owner of Kahle Way Sales Systems, discusses the commission clawback—the practice of reclaiming or reducing earned commissions if sales goals are not met. Does it really motivate your sales force to do better?

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Ed Marsh - Nearbound Marketing
December 21, 2023 Jeff Cross

Nearbound Marketing: A Solution for Ongoing Sales Challenges

Business and Management

On this episode of Straight Talk!, Ed Marsh, a growth and strategy consultant and the founder and principal of Consilium Global Business Advisors, discusses what he calls “nearbound marketing” and how this approach might help you get more convertible leads.

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Ed Marsh Lead Best Practices
December 8, 2023 Jeff Cross

Best Practices for Lead Management

Business and Management

On this episode of Straight Talk!, Ed Marsh, a growth and strategy consultant and the founder and principal of Consilium Global Business Advisors, discusses what a lead really is, how to get past any misconceptions about leads, and how to apply “lead scoring” to produce more projects and profits.

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Spartan Video
November 22, 2023 Sponsored by Spartan Chemical Company

Spartan Chemical Company: The Industry’s Premier Innovator With Plenty to Showcase

Facility Management

In this episode of Straight Talk!, sponsored by Spartan Chemical Company, Bryan Mangum, Spartan vice president of sales, discusses Spartan’s current innovations and its plans for the future.

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Q&A on Female Leadership in Facility Management
November 20, 2023 Shanna Graham & Isabel Wormington

Q&A on Female Leadership in Facility Management

Facility Management

Women with a passion for hands-on work who want to make a difference are breaking into facility management and proving themselves invaluable in the historically male-dominated industry.

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Ed Marsh
November 8, 2023 Jeff Cross

The Sales Process: Methodology, Pipeline Management, and Forecasts

Business and Management

On this episode of Straight Talk!, Ed Marsh, a growth and strategy consultant and the founder and principal of Consilium Global Business Advisors, talks about developing an effective sales process, including the components of methodology, pipeline management, and forecasts.

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TRUCE software
November 3, 2023 Sponsored by TRUCE Software

Safety: The Dirty Secret of the Cleaning & Maintenance Industries

Business and Management

In this episode of Straight Talk!, sponsored by TRUCE Software, Chad Howell, the company’s vice president of product management, joins TikTok influencer Amy Landers to discuss staying safer while on the job.

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