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Setting Cleaning Staff Levels to Ensure Business Success
July 17, 2024 Allen P. Rathey

Setting Cleaning Staff Levels to Ensure Business Success

The number of workers and hours required to staff your cleaning business depends on the scope of work, which can be modified over time based on needs.

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Beyond Generative Text: The Endless Capabilities of AI
July 8, 2024 Jeff Cross

Beyond Generative Text: The Endless Capabilities of AI

In this episode of Straight Talk!, business coach Dean Mercado shares insights on options many may need to learn about — beyond generative text.

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Putting Data-Driven Cleaning Into Practice
July 8, 2024 Dr. Gavin Macgregor-Skinner

Putting Data-Driven Cleaning Into Practice

Data-driven cleaning involves collecting, analyzing, and using data to make informed decisions about cleaning activities.

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Onboarding: The First Step to New Employee Success
June 26, 2024 Jeff Cross

Onboarding: The First Step to New Employee Success

In this episode of Straight Talk!, Violand Management Associates founder Chuck Violand outlines what business owners should consider when creating and using a company onboarding process.

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How AI and IoT are Transforming the Commercial Cleaning Industry
June 26, 2024 Jeff Cross

How AI and IoT are Transforming the Commercial Cleaning Industry

In this episode of Straight Talk!, Todd Jones, owner/operator and area developer in Virginia for Office Pride Commercial Cleaning Services, describes what his company is doing and how the industry can embrace similar strategies to increase productivity, save costs, and enhance cleaning quality.

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Crafting Content for Effective Client Engagement
June 26, 2024 Jeff Cross

Crafting Content for Effective Client Engagement

In this episode of Straight Talk, Ed Marsh, the founder and principal of Consilium Global Business Advisors, digs into the types of content and how to manage it all for maximum sales success.

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Employers Face Major Changes with New Overtime Pay Requirements
June 24, 2024 Jeff Cross

Employers Face Major Changes with New Overtime Pay Requirements

The U.S. Department of Labor recently released its final rule, updating the Fair Labor Standards Act's overtime pay requirements. Scott Tackett, a business development advisor with Violand Management Associates, explains the impact and path forward for businesses.

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Did Video Kill the Radio Star … Again?
June 24, 2024 Jeff Cross

Did Video Kill the Radio Star … Again?

In this interview with Dean Mercado, Online Marketing Muscle ,CEO and founder, we analyze how AI tools might pose a threat to Google, Bing, Yahoo, and other traditional search engines. We explore the nuances of AI-driven information retrieval, its implications for search engine optimization, and the future of digital advertising.

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How to Organize and Conduct Effective Cleaning Audits
June 22, 2024 Kendall Kunz

How to Organize and Conduct Effective Cleaning Audits

The primary purpose of a cleaning audit is to ensure that the facility’s cleaning standards meet or exceed the required industry benchmarks for hygiene and safety. 

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Managing Employee Turnover and Staff Retention
June 20, 2024 Jeff Cross

Managing Employee Turnover and Staff Retention

In this episode of Straight Talk!, join Jeff Carmon, Frantz Building Services director of business development and a consultant with Elite Business Coaching, as he explores the primary reasons behind employee turnover, the impact of various retention initiatives, and the innovative practices organizations are adopting to keep their best talent engaged and committed.

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June 20, 2024

Leveraging AI for Smarter Selling: Transforming Your Distribution Sales Team for Success

Sales teams who embrace artificial intelligence today have a clear competitive advantage that will grow exponentially in the coming years.

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Concerns Surround the Latest Version of LEED-EB
June 5, 2024 Stephen P. Ashkin

Concerns Surround the Latest Version of LEED-EB

Overall, the fifth version of the U.S. Green Building Council’s Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED v5) for Existing Buildings Rating System (LEED-EB) v5 has improved LEEDEB’s impacts on energy and the environment. However, several changes are seen as cleaning industry setbacks.

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Chuck Violand
May 30, 2024 Jeff Cross

How to Craft a Winning Benefits Package to Attract Top Talent

In this episode of Straight Talk!, Chuck Violand, Violand Management Associates founder, outlines what business owners should consider when building their benefits package to attract top talent.

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Dean Mercado
May 30, 2024 Jeff Cross

Automate to Elevate: Four Business Strategies to Boost Productivity

Dean Mercado shares several automation strategies, all with the goal of empowering cleaning and restoration companies to boost productivity.

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Boost Your Brand Through Social Media
May 28, 2024 Jonathan Alonso

Boost Your Brand Through Social Media

Social media posts can help your business attract new clients, strengthen ties with current customers, and create a positive brand image. It allows direct communication with your audience for quick interaction and feedback.

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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?

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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