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- sm - July 2017
BSCAI Offers Designation For Jan/san Distributors
The RBSP designation is recognized with great respect by building service contractors

- sm - July 2017
Hand Dryers Can Offer Additional Hand Hygiene, Sustainability, Cost-saving Options


TAKE A HIKE - sm - July 2017
Freetime: Paul SerVaas Of Bar Keepers Friend Is Mountain Climber And Adventurer
Paul, president of Bar Keepers Friend, and his wife Marsha typically do two big hikes every year

A SLIPPERY SUBJECT - sm - July 2017
The Differences In Ice Melt Products


- sm - July 2017
Future IoT Applications In Dilution Control


CREATING THE IDEAL CUSTOMER - sm - July 2017
How Jan/san Distributors Can Groom Top-tier Customers


- sm - July 2017
Prioritize Ideal Customers, But Don’t Neglect Difficult Customers


- cp - June 2017
Most BSCs Buy From Jan/san Distributors — Member Content


A NEW WAY OF THINKING - cp - June 2017
Book Club: The Value of Right-Brain Thinking For BSCs
This is a great book to read and process with your teammates, as it challenges conventional thinking

- cp - June 2017
Green Seal, EPA’s Safer Choice, Help Improve Trust In Green


- cp - June 2017
Overcoming Skepticism Of Eco-friendly Cleaning Products


FLOOR CARE JOINS THE DATA AGE - cp - June 2017
The Benefits Of IoT On Floor Equipment
How Internet of Things–enabled floor machines solve a major problem for one BSC

WINDING ROAD - cp - June 2017
Matt Vonachen Finds A Home At Family’s Contract Cleaning Firm


- cp - June 2017
An Early Career In Jan/san Distribution


- cp - June 2017
Vonachen Services Is Born


FROM THE EDITOR’S DESK - cp - June 2017
Schools Still Tough Market For Contract Cleaners
The education market has been BSCs’ largest target for growth, but there has been minimal market gain

LAUNDRY BUSINESS GROWS THANKS TO REMOTE ACCESS TO DATA - sm - May 2017
Case Study: Laundry Business Turns To Chemical Dispensing System


DECODING THE BATTERY MARKET - sm - May 2017
What To Know About Sealed Lead Acid Batteries


- sm - May 2017
Defining VRLA Batteries, AGM Batteries And TPPL Batteries


- sm - May 2017
New Charger Necessary When Switching From Flooded Batteries


ADJUSTING TO JAN/SAN’S FUTURE - sm - May 2017
Buying Groups Assist Distributors In Changing Market


- sm - May 2017
The Future Of Commercial Janitorial Supplies


- sm - May 2017
Today’s Buying Groups Offer More Than Discounts On Cleaning Supplies


ARE YOU READY FOR A PRIVATE BRAND? - sm - May 2017
Can Your Business Handle A Private Brand?


- sm - May 2017
Secure Vendor Help Before Private Labeling


- sm - May 2017
The Advantages Of Selling Private Label Products


THE BEST 40 PRODUCTS AS SELECTED BY SM READERS - sm - May 2017
Jan/san Suppliers Pick Top Products For Distributor Choice Awards
Sanitary Maintenance is proud to present the winners of its fourth annual Distributor Choice Award

CREATING A SUPERIOR SERVICE CULTURE - cp - April 2017
Book Club: How BSCs Can Develop A Customer Service Culture
AffinEco's Paul Senecal reviews '212 Degree Service'

UTILIZING ATTENDANCE SOFTWARE TO AVOID OVERTIME - cp - April 2017
Case Study: Employee Time Tracking Software Helps BSC Service Baseball Park
BSC manages 50 employees at the Braves stadium with use of attendance software

BSCS GO DIGITAL IN BERLIN - cp - April 2017
WFBSC Congress To Coincide With CMS Berlin


- cp - April 2017
European Union’s Oettinger, WikiLeaks’ Domscheit-Berg Highlight Keynotes


- sm - April 2017
Only Sanitize, Disinfect High-touch Surfaces


- sm - April 2017
Provide Continuous Janitorial Training On Cleaning Chemicals


TEN TIPS FOR REDUCING INSURANCE COSTS - cp - April 2017
Ten Ways To Reduce Insurance Costs For Businesses


- cp - April 2017
Lower Premiums Through Workplace Safety, Janitor Training


- cp - April 2017
Think Twice Before Filing Business Insurance Claims


- cp - April 2017
Commercial Cleaning And Technology Collide


- cp - April 2017
Welcome To ‘Smart’ Floor Cleaning Machines


- sm - April 2017
Distributors Must Phase Out Products With Plastic Microbeads


- sm - April 2017
Properly Launder Flat Mop Systems To Keep Clean


- sm - April 2017
Pocket Mops And Other Velcro Alternatives


THE VALUE OF AN ORGANIZED JANITOR CART - cp - April 2017
Must-Have Tools, Products For Janitorial Carts
A well-stocked, properly set-up cart can increase productivity and reduce complaints

- cp - April 2017
Clean Deeper, Faster With Touchless Restroom Cleaning


- cp - April 2017
Touchless Cleaning Improves Employee Satisfaction, Reduces Workplace Injury


CHANGE THE CONVERSATION BY QUANTIFYING VALUE - sm - April 2017
The Strategic Sell: Selling Value, Not Price
Get customers to focus on service and product benefits rather than price

TOUCHLESS RESTROOM MACHINES BRING GROWTH - cp - April 2017
BSCs Discover Benefits Of A Restroom Cleaning Machine


FROM THE EDITOR’S DESK - cp - April 2017
The Benefits Of Events Such As The Cleaning Show, Clean Buildings Expo
Learn By Leaving The Office

DATA DEALERS - sm - April 2017
Evaluating The Jan/san Distributor’s Role Within IoT


- sm - April 2017
Finding Partners In The IoT Supply Chain


- sm - April 2017
Sharing IoT Data


- sm - April 2017
Building An Internet Of Things Market


MUSCLE MAN - sm - April 2017
Freetime: Asher Braaten,KB Commercial Products, Competitively Powerlifts


FROM THE EDITOR - sm - March 2017
Navigate The Global Cleaning Industry With SM’s Buyer’s Guide
Distributors need to be able to connect with suppliers both old and new

- cp - February 2017
Case Study: On-Site Generation At PPG Paints Arena
On-site generation helps the arena meet high-performance goals.

THE YEAR AHEAD FOR BSCAI - cp - February 2017
Q&A With New BSCAI President Tom Kruse
Kruse shares his vision for the association

FIVE KEYS TO GROWING A BUSINESS - cp - February 2017
Book Club: How To Scale Up Your Business
“Scaling Up: How a Few Companies Make It...and Why the Rest Don’t,” by Verne Harnish, is a 360-degree tutorial on how to grow a business

THE CHANGING LAW FOR CHANGING TABLES - sm - February 2017
New Baby Changing Table Law Presents Sales Opportunities
A new federal law requiring baby changing stations presents a sales opportunity

- sm - February 2017
BABIES Act Gives Distributors A Chance To Show Value


- sm - February 2017
What Baby Changing Station Law Means For ADA Compliance


- cp - February 2017
Understanding The Value Of Happy Employees


- cp - February 2017
Improve Employee Productivity, Efficiency Through Engagement


WHEN TO REPAIR OR REPLACE EQUIPMENT - cp - February 2017
Knowing The Right Time To Buy New Carpet Equipment
When is it better to repair a machine and when is it more cost-effective to simply replace it?

THE DO’S AND DON’TS OF FLOOR CARE EDUCATION - sm - February 2017
Best Practices For Floor Care Training
Jan/san distributors can educate their customers on the do's and don'ts of floor care to achieve optimum results

- cp - February 2017
Work With Distributors, Customers To Save On Paper Towels


FROM THE EDITOR’S DESK - cp - February 2017
Attracting Millennials To The Cleaning Industry
It’s no secret that the cleaning industry is aging, so building service contractors have no choice but to tap into Millennials

NOTHING STANDS IN THEIR WAY - sm - February 2017
Five Jan/san Distributor Sales Reps Who Broke Through In 2016
The five 2016 Sanitary Maintenance Sales Leaders are willing to do whatever it takes to help their customers

- sm - February 2017
2016 Sales Leader: Ross Hiller, Jersey Paper Plus


- sm - February 2017
2016 Sales Leader: Wilfred ‘Zip’ Zipperer, Baker Paper Company


- sm - February 2017
2016 Sales Leader: Shirley Coleman, Dutch Hollow Supplies


- sm - February 2017
2016 Sales Leader: Jack Loughrey, Dalco Enterprises


- sm - February 2017
2016 Sales Leader: Lisa Nichols, Industrial Soap Company


A HAUNTING IN IOWA - sm - February 2017
Freetime: Mike Ossian, Ossian Inc., Produces Indie Horror Films Starring His Wife
Mike Ossian, Director of operations for Ossian, Inc., a Davenport, Iowa-based ice melt manufacturer, wants to make you scream

ACHIEVING MAXIMUM POTENTIAL - sm - February 2017
ISSA/INTERCLEAN Sees Strong Distributor, Exhibitor Turnout
The North America show lived up to its theme of “unleashing the industry’s untamed potential” during this one week when key leaders and decision makers in the commercial cleaning industry come together

- sm - February 2017
Show Highlights Include Steve Wozniak, Dennis Miller, Soldier Field Tour


- cp - November 2016
BSCAI Recognizes Top Employee, New Member


FIVE THOUSAND BIKES FOR CHRISTMAS - sm - November 2016
Freetime: Dave Wood, Nilfisk, Helps Launch Free Bikes For Kids
Some call Dave Wood the “bike whisperer”

COACHING THE ‘COACH’ - sm - November 2016
The Strategic Sell: Three Areas Of Focus For Sales Management Training
Coaching is the single most important activity that sales managers can do to increase sales

- sm - November 2016
Make Sure Customers Have A Hard Surface Tool


KEYS TO SELLING YOUR BUSINESS - cp - November 2016
What To Consider Before Selling Your Small Business
Whether BSCs are planning to sell now, or years down the line, they must first take a good, hard look inside their own operations

- cp - November 2016
Are You Emotionally Ready To Sell Your Business?


HAI PREVENTION - sm - November 2016
How Jan/san Distributors Can Help Combat Healthcare-associated Infections
Distributors play a key role in reducing the 1.7 million HAIs occurring annually

- sm - November 2016
Understanding Sanitizers, Cleaners And Disinfectants


- sm - November 2016
Train End Users On Infection Control


- sm - November 2016
Wholesale Distributors Assist With Specialty Products, Private Labels


- sm - November 2016
Sustainability In Business


- sm - November 2016
The Importance Of Corporate Sustainability From Vendors


SUSTAINABLE TRACTION - sm - November 2016
Roundtable: Green Cleaning Product Skepticism
Green products are expected, but sustainability initiatives are gaining momentum at the distributor level

- sm - November 2016
Evaluating Environmentally Friendly Product Claims


- sm - November 2016
Selling And Promoting Green Cleaning Supplies


FROM THE EDITOR - sm - November 2016
Will The Internet Of Things Leave Jan/San Distributors Behind?
Distributors are in a tough position with Internet of Things technology

SALES COMPENSATION SURVEY - sm - October 2016
The Top Sales Compensation Plans Of 2016 - Member Content


- sm - October 2016
Sales Incentive Ideas - Member Content


- sm - October 2016
Janitor Training Is Key For Polished Concrete Care


- sm - October 2016
Disinfect High-touch Areas, Measure With ATP Meter


TAKING THE VERTICAL APPROACH - sm - October 2016
The Strategic Sell: Understanding Vertical Markets In Jan/san


SLOW SALES? IT’S THE LEADER’S FAULT - cp - September 2016
Book Club: Sales Results Follow The Sales Manager


SOFTWARE HELPS BSC ACHIEVE SUSTAINABLE SUCCESS - cp - September 2016
Case Study: Growing BSCs Depend On Employee Management Software


- cp - September 2016
Customers Want Quiet, Inconspicuous Cleaning Carts


FROM THE EDITOR - sm - October 2016
Seeking Sales Leaders


- sm - September 2016
Gym Mats Can Protect Floors During Non-athletic Events


DO YOU CARRY THESE AWARD-WINNING PRODUCTS? - sm - September 2016
Top Commercial Cleaning Products Win Distributor Choice Awards


IT’S EASY TO ADD WINDOW CLEANING - cp - September 2016
Down And Dirty: Diversify Services With Professional Window Cleaning


WOMEN IN THE INDUSTRY - cp - September 2016
The Five Top Challenges Facing Female Entrepreneurs


- cp - September 2016
Balancing Life And Work As A Woman Business Owner


GOLF WITH A PURPOSE - sm - September 2016
Freetime: David Sikes, Sikes Paper Company, Volunteers At Golf’s Tour Championship


TEACHING A CAT TO FETCH - sm - September 2016
The Strategic Sell: Focus Training On Motivated Workers


- sm - September 2016
The Debate About Amazon In The B2B Marketplace


ELEVATING BUSINESSES TO NEW HEIGHTS - cp - September 2016
BSCAI Prepares For Annual Convention In Chicago


- cp - September 2016
Four-Day Seminar Schedule At Annual Convention


ACHIEVE EVEN GREATER POTENTIAL - cp - September 2016
Chicago Is Set To Draw Building Service Contractors For ISSA/INTERCLEAN 2016


- cp - September 2016
Star-studded Speaker Lineup Features Dennis Miller, Steve Wozniak


- cp - September 2016
BSCs Can Network At Poker Tournament, Soldier Field Tour


- sm - September 2016
Stick To Essential Sales Tools With Veteran Sales Reps


THE GREEN DEFENDER - sm - September 2016
How Charles Moody Came To Believe In Green Cleaning Products


- cp - August 2016
BSCs Receive Data On Proposal Tracking, Clicks


CEOS NEED A GREAT SECOND IN COMMAND - cp - August 2016
Book Club: Redefining Executive Job Descriptions


HOW TO ATTRACT AND KEEP MILLENNIALS - sm - August 2016
The Strategic Sell: What To Expect When Hiring Millennials


PREDICTING ICE MELT SALES AFTER A MILD WINTER - sm - August 2016
Distributors Need Long Memories When Ordering Ice Melt


- sm - August 2016
Consider Hidden Costs Of Cheap Ice Melt Products


- sm - August 2016
Don’t Get Caught No Ice Melt For Sale


CASE STUDY: AWARD-WINNING CLEANING SERVICE TRUSTS BACKPACK VACUUMS - cp - August 2016
Cleaning Service Employees Prefer Backpack Vacuum Cleaners


THE COST OF SICK TENANTS - cp - August 2016
BSCs Can Help Reduce Employee Absenteeism


- cp - August 2016
How Much Do Workplace Illnesses Cost Facilities?


SURFING THE NEW JERSEY SHORE - sm - August 2016
Freetime: Riding The Waves With Sean Wolfson of South Jersey Paper Products


CURTAIN CALL - sm - August 2016
Cleaning And Disinfecting Soft Surfaces


- sm - August 2016
Using Chemicals For Furniture Cleaning In Healthcare


THE KING OF CORNHOLE - sm - June 2016
Freetime: Matt Guy, Stigler Supply Company, Is The King Of Cornhole


- sm - June 2016
Water Pressure Affects Chemical Dilution Accuracy


- sm - June 2016
Distributors Should Know Local Plumbing Codes


ASSESS FOR SUCCESS - sm - June 2016
The Strategic Sell: Hiring Sales Reps Who Excel


LEAD BY LISTENING - cp - June 2016
Book Club: Improve Leadership Skills By Asking Questions


ROUNDTABLE: THE TRUE BENEFITS OF MEMBERSHIP - sm - June 2016
A Closer Look At Buying Groups


- sm - June 2016
Surprising Benefits Of Buying Group Membership


- sm - June 2016
Keys To Better Battery Maintenance


‘PIONEERING’ GREEN - cp - June 2016
Building A LEED-compliant, Green Seal-certified Program


- cp - June 2016
Why Janitors Support Sustainability Programs


- cp - June 2016
Connected Restroom Dispensers Save Time


- cp - June 2016
Improve Efficiencies By Analyzing Data From Restrooms


DISTRIBUTOR’S ADVICE REAPS SOAP SAVINGS - sm - June 2016
Case Study: Foam Soap Can Save Customers Money


ROUNDTABLE: ANSWERS TO THE STAFF SHORTAGES - cp - June 2016
Staff Retention In Today’s Labor Market


- cp - June 2016
How To Hire Loyal Employees


- cp - June 2016
Finding Workers And The Role Of Minimum Wage Increases


THERE’S A CART FOR THAT - hs - June 2016
Maximizing Space On Custodial Carts


BACK FROM ISSA/INTERCLEAN AMSTERDAM - sm - June 2016
Robotic Cleaning Takes Center Stage At Industry’s Largest Trade Show


- sm - June 2016
Internet Of Things Products Capture Attention


- sm - June 2016
Future Cleaning Industry Trends Include Improving Productivity


- sm - June 2016
ISSA/INTERCLEAN Innovation Award Winners


FROM THE EDITOR - sm - June 2016
Sanitary Maintenance Reports From ISSA/INTERCLEAN Amsterdam


NOT HIS FIRST RODEO - sm - May 2016
Freetime: Ray Quinn, Carpenter Paper Company, Excels In Second Career As Rodeo Announcer


START BY SELLING JUST A FEW PRIVATE LABEL PRODUCTS - sm - May 2016
Start By Selling Just A Few Private Label Products


- sm - May 2016
Rely On Manufacturers When Private Branding


- sm - May 2016
Consider The Name When Private Labeling


IMPROVING PROFESSIONALISM AMONG SALES REPS - sm - May 2016
The Strategic Sell: What It Takes To Be A True Sales Professional


- sm - May 2016
Planning And Marketing Trade Shows


- sm - May 2016
Are Distributor Trade Shows Worth The Effort?


HELP FOR HOTELS - sm - May 2016
Amenities Dispensers Make Hospitality Market More Appealing To Distributors


- sm - May 2016
Customer Benefits To Wall-mounted Shampoo Dispensers, Soap Dispensers


- sm - May 2016
Marketing Hotel Soap Dispensers, Shampoo Dispensers To Customers


THE POWER OF PICKING - sm - May 2016
How Technology Is Changing Warehouse Picking


- sm - May 2016
When To Upgrade Warehouse Technology


- sm - May 2016
Barcode Scanners Improve Warehouse Employee On-boarding


INDUSTRY’S BEST - sm - May 2016
Distributors Select The Year’s Top Janitorial Products


- cp - April 2016
Professional Cleaning Necessitates Heavy-duty Vacuums


SHEDDING LIGHT ON UV TECHNOLOGY - hs - May 2016
Training And Compliance Of Disinfection Equipment


FROM THE EDITOR - sm - May 2016
Distributor Choice Awards Reveal Jan/san Industry Trends


2016 REPORT ON THE BSC MARKET - cp - April 2016
Building Service Contractors Maintains Optimism In Market - Member Content


HIRE BETTER SALES REPS IN SIX STEPS - sm - April 2016
Secrets To Recruiting, Interviewing, Hiring Salespeople


DOWNSIZING HAND SANITIZER DISPENSERS - cp - April 2016
Fill A Need With Small Hand Sanitizer Dispensers


- cp - April 2016
New Dispenser Design Fits More Places Than Traditional Wall-mounted Hand Sanitizer


GETTING A KICK OUT OF COACHING - sm - April 2016
Freetime: Joney Wong, Golden Star, Inc., Serves As Taekwondo Instructor


A HEATED DEBATE ON HAND DRYERS - sm - April 2016
Determining The Value Of Heat In Commercial Hand Dryers


- sm - April 2016
B2B E-commerce Is No Longer Optional For Jan/san Distributors


FROM THE EDITOR - sm - April 2016
Final Globally Harmonized System Deadline Is Near


CASE STUDY: HIGH-PERFORMANCE GREEN CLEANING WITH ENGINEERED WATER - cp - April 2016
PathoSans Delivers Engineered Water To Park City, Utah


STARTING ANEW - cp - April 2016
Jason Lee Has Big Plans For His New Company, Lee Building Maintenance


- cp - April 2016
From Small Cleaning Business Owner To Entrepreneur


BUILDING A GREEN TEAM - hs - April 2016
Tips For Managers Launching Green Cleaning Programs


NJSSA 2016 SHOW GUIDE - sm - April 2016
Get Ready For NJSSA’s Supply Line 2016


- sm - April 2016
Plan Your Trip To The East Coast’s Largest Trade Show For Cleaning Professionals


- sm - April 2016
NJSSA Sets Up At Harrah’s Waterfront Conference Center And Harbor Pines Golf Club


ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACTS OF A TOUCH-FREE RESTROOM - hs - April 2016
When To Convert To Touch-Free Restrooms


- cp - February 2016
Contract Cleaning Meets Internet Of Things


- cp - February 2016
Accumulating And Analyzing Data From Commercial Cleaning


BOOK CLUB: BE PREPARED TO EXIT YOUR BUSINESS AT ANYTIME - cp - February 2016
Tips For Selling A Cleaning Business


A WORKPLACE OF ART - sm - February 2016
Freetime: Warren Weisberg, Consolidated Chemical Works, Share The Art Of Cleaning


DOWN AND DIRTY: THE ADVANTAGES OF PREPORTIONED CHEMICAL PACKETS - cp - February 2016
Taking A Closer Look At Preportioned Chemicals For Dilution Control


- sm - February 2016
Understanding Costs Of ADA Compliance


FIRST AID KITS HAVE NEW REQUIREMENTS - sm - February 2016
Know The New First Aid Kit Standards


- sm - February 2016
High-risk Work Environments Have Unique First Aid Kit Requirements


THE STRATEGIC SELL: SEVEN STEPS TO EMPLOYEE ENGAGEMENT - sm - February 2016
How Distributors Can Improve Staff Engagement


- cp - February 2016
The Advantages of Robotic Cleaning


A SCORCHING SUCCESS - sm - February 2016
Jay Leno, Kevin O'Leary Highlight Sold-out ISSA/INTERCLEAN 2015


SALES LEADERS - sm - February 2016
Sanitary Maintenance Honors Five Sales Leaders That Hit The Mark In 2015


- sm - February 2016
2015 Sales Leader: Bradley Payne, Kenway Distributors Inc.


- sm - February 2016
2015 Sales Leader: Curt Rimann, WAXIE Sanitary Supply


- sm - February 2016
2015 Sales Leader: Rick Storjohann, Capital Sanitary


- sm - February 2016
2015 Sales Leader: Mike Clothier, Philip Rosenau Co. Inc.


- sm - February 2016
2015 Sales Leader: Ryan Schultz, C&C Janitorial Supplies


EDUCATE CUSTOMERS ON THE RIGHT TOWEL AND TISSUE PRODUCTS - cp - November 2015
Show Expertise By Recommending Towel And Tissue Solutions


SKI BUM WITH A CAUSE - sm - November 2015
Freetime: Ed Meltzer, Basic Marketing Services, teaches mono skiing


BOOK CLUB: PROVIDING WIDESPREAD, CONSISTENT SERVICE - cp - November 2015
Learn The Franchise Model From 'The E Myth Revisited'


WAGE LEGISLATION AND ITS IMPACT ON CONTRACT CLEANING - cp - November 2015
What Overtime, Minimum Wage Changes Mean For Contract Cleaners


- cp - November 2015
How Will Facility Execs React To Minimum Wage Legislation?


STEADY AS SHE GOES - sm - November 2015
Janitorial Sales Continue Slow Climb Despite Market Competition


- sm - November 2015
A Focus On Growing Markets, Stable Janitorial Products


- sm - November 2015
What Lies Ahead For Janitorial Distributors


- cp - November 2015
New Disinfectants Boast Faster Kill Claims For C. diff Spores, Rotavirus, Norovirus


- cp - November 2015
Should Cleaners Spray Disinfectants Onto Surfaces?


- cp - November 2015
Pros And Cons Of Multipurpose Floor Equipment


CARPETS ARE ONLY THE BEGINNING - sm - November 2015
Vacuuming Hard Floors, Vertical Surfaces Works


- sm - November 2015
Improve IAQ, Productivity By Using A Vacuum On Hard Floors


STUDYING GREEN - sm - November 2015
Five Challenges To Green Cleaning In Schools


- sm - November 2015
Implementing And Improving Green Cleaning Programs For Schools


THE STRATEGIC SELL: TRAINING IS A NECESSITY - sm - October 2015
Providing The Janitorial Industry With Professional Development Opportunities


FROM SALES EXEC TO FRENCH KNIGHT - sm - October 2015
Freetime: Edwin Parker, S. Freedman & Sons, Receives French Legion of Honor


EFFECTIVE E-MARKETING - sm - October 2015
Distributors Can Improve E-commerce Sales With Relevant Emails


- sm - October 2015
Maintain A Personal Touch With Targeted Email Marketing


FLOOR PADS ARE GOING GREEN - sm - October 2015
Floor Pads Join The Ranks Of Environmentally Friendly Cleaning Products


- sm - October 2015
Are Natural Fiber Floor Pads Biodegradable Cleaning Products?


CUSTOMIZED COMMERCE - sm - October 2015
Jan/san Distributors Turn To Wholesalers For Unique Catalogs


- sm - October 2015
Janitorial Supply Wholesalers Can Serve As Marketing Arm


DOWN AND DIRTY: BUY DIRECT OR THROUGH DISTRIBUTION? - cp - September 2015
Deciding When BSCs Should Buy From Janitorial Supply Distributors


- cp - September 2015
Consider Restroom Size, Traffic When Choosing Odor Remover


- sm - September 2015
Give Customers Brand Exposure With Custom Matting


- sm - September 2015
How To Properly Use Quaternary Ammonium Products


CASE STUDY: CENTRAL VALLEY FRANCHISES RELY ON BACKPACK VACUUMS FOR HEALTHY IAQ - cp - September 2015
Improving Indoor Air Quality With Backpack Vacuums


- sm - September 2015
A Flare For Jan/san Sales


- sm - September 2015
Early Days Of Janitorial Distribution


- sm - September 2015
Avoiding Family Business Issues


MAKING HIS OWN NAME - cp - September 2015
Janitronics Makes Challenging Transition From Jim Harris Sr. To Jim Harris Jr.


- cp - September 2015
Choosing The Cleaning Industry


- cp - September 2015
More Than A Building Service Contractor


- cp - September 2015
Making The Best Of Business Succession Planning


IDEAS FOR GREEN CLEANING - hs - October 2015
Green Cleaning Supports University Goals


- cp - September 2015
Activated Water And On-site Chemical Generation


ISSA/INTERCLEAN RETURNS TO SIN CITY - cp - September 2015
Las Vegas Welcomes Building Service Contractors for ISSA/INTERCLEAN 2015


- cp - September 2015
Cleaning Contractors To Hear From 'Shark Tank,' 'Tonight Show' Stars


- cp - September 2015
Building Service Contractors Welcome Bill Rancic, Eric Chester As Keynote Speakers


ENGINEERED WATER RE-ENGINEERED - sm - September 2015
Cleaning Industry Embraces Activated Water


- sm - September 2015
Using Hypochlorous Acid, Ozonated Water For Cleaning


- sm - September 2015
How Engineered Water Fits With Chemical Sales


CASE STUDY: COUNTER MOUNT SOAP DISPENSER SAVES TIME AND MONEY - cp - August 2015
Counter-Mounted Soap Dispenser Is Easier For Customers, Workers


BOOK CLUB: DITCH THE SWOT ANALYSIS - cp - August 2015
Deconstructing Janitorial Business Strategies


DOWN AND DIRTY: MISUSING EQUIPMENT WASTES MONEY AND ADDS LABOR TIME - cp - August 2015
Proper Janitorial Equipment Maintenance Procedures


50 YEARS OF HISTORY - cp - August 2015
1960s: National Association Of Building Service Contractors Gets Its Start


- cp - August 2015
1970s: Cleaning Contractors Create World Congress


- cp - August 2015
1990s: BSCAI Celebrates 25th Anniversary, Growth


- cp - August 2015
2000s: BSCs Co-locate With ISSA/INTERCLEAN


HOW DO YOUR CLEANING FREQUENCIES STACK UP? - cp - August 2015
What Facility Executives Expect From Cleaning Contractors - Member Content


CATCHER COACH - sm - August 2015
Freetime: Marc George, T&G Chemical & Supply Company, Teaches Kids America's Pastime


- cp - August 2015
Restroom Cleaning Machines Can Improve Level Of Cleanliness


- sm - August 2015
New Portable Chemical Dispensers Make Dilution Control Easy


COLOR MEANS CLEAN - sm - August 2015
Guarantee Healthier Facilities With Color-coded Commercial Cleaning Supplies


- sm - August 2015
Color-coding Prevents Cross Contamination, Breaks Language Barrier


- sm - August 2015
The Cost Of A Color-coding System


- sm - August 2015
What Is VMI And How Does It Benefit Distributors?


INDUSTRIAL REVOLUTION - cp - August 2015
BSCs Are Finding New Customers By Offering Industrial Cleaning Services


- cp - August 2015
Dirtier Jobs Can Necessitate Special Industrial Cleaning Equipment


- cp - August 2015
Industrial Work May Require OSHA, PPE Training


- cp - August 2015
Hiring Practices May Differ For Industrial Cleaning


- cp - August 2015
Maintain Carpets With Bonnet Cleaning, Encapsulation And Dry Foam Carpet Cleaning


- cp - August 2015
Low-moisture Carpet Cleaning Proves Environmentally Friendly, Reduces Downtime


THE STRATEGIC SELL: DATA DRIVES SMART SALES - sm - August 2015
Jan/san Distributors Should Rely On Sales Analytics, Not Instincts


DON'T LEAVE CUSTOMERS OUT IN THE COLD - sm - August 2015
Tips For Avoiding An Ice Melt Shortage


ISSA/INTERCLEAN RETURNS TO SIN CITY - sm - August 2015
Cleaning Industry Members Hit The Strip For ISSA/INTERCLEAN 2015


- sm - August 2015
Jay Leno, Kevin O'Leary Headline Keynote Speeches


- sm - August 2015
Attendees Find New Cleaning Products, Networking Opportunities On ISSA Show Floor


CRIME SCENE CLEANUP CAN BE COMPLEX, BUT PROFITABLE - cp - June 2015
How BSCs Can Add Crime Scene Cleaning Services


- cp - June 2015
Pricing And Marketing Crime Scene Cleanup


HOG WILD - sm - June 2015
Freetime: Karri Klein, J.J. Shearer Company, Hits The Open Road On Her Harley Motorcycle


- cp - June 2015
Autoscrubber, Buffer and Battery Maintenance Tips


- cp - June 2015
Avoid Costly Vacuum Repairs With Cord, Filter Upkeep


- cp - June 2015
Three Generations Of A Family Owned Business


- cp - June 2015
The Future Of A Commercial Cleaning Company


STOPPING SCHOOL OUTBREAKS - sm - June 2015
How School Cleaning Affects Attendance


- sm - June 2015
Teaching Proper Cleaning Techniques For Schools


LEAD DON'T FOLLOW - sm - June 2015
How To Make Your Business Stand Out


- sm - June 2015
Competing With Big Box Stores And Online Sellers


- sm - June 2015
How Buying Groups Handle Distributor Service Areas


BUYING GROUP LEADERS SPEAK UP - sm - June 2015
Bringing National Accounts To Buying Groups


- sm - June 2015
Why Join A Buying Group?


- sm - June 2015
Buying Groups Vs. Trade Associations


- cp - June 2015
Planning, Communication Aid Pandemic Preparedness


DISTRIBUTOR CHOICE AWARDS TOP 40 - sm - June 2015
Jan/San Distributors Vote On The Cleaning Industry's Best Products


- sm - June 2015
Be Proactive With Concrete Floor Care


- sm - June 2015
Avoiding Slips And Falls On Concrete Floors


THE STRATEGIC SELL: TRUST IS WORTH MORE THAN LIKABILITY - sm - May 2015
Build Trust Through Company Transparency


FACT MEETS FICTION - sm - May 2015
Freetime: Gary DeSantis, DeSantis Solutions, Writes A Novel About The Kennedy Assassination


PROFITING FROM CHEMICAL PROPORTIONERS - sm - May 2015
Chemical Proportioners Give Distributors Edge Over Online Sellers


- sm - May 2015
Chemical Dispensers Offer A Variety Of Options For Customers


- sm - May 2015
Is It Better To Repair Or Replace A Chemical Proportioner?


- sm - May 2015
Pros And Cons Of Private Label Products


- sm - May 2015
Pay The Restocking Fee And Move On


- sm - May 2015
Creative Inventory Liquidation Methods


- sm - May 2015
Green Soap Reduces Irritation, Environmental Impact


THE CASE FOR COMPOSTING - sm - May 2015
How The Cleaning Industry Can Help Customers Compost


- sm - May 2015
What's In The Waste Stream?


- sm - May 2015
The Jan/San Distributor's Role In Composting


TIPS FOR CLEANING RESTROOMS DURING THE DAY - cp - April 2015
Day Cleaning Restrooms Requires Different Processes, Equipment, Schedules


- cp - April 2015
Restroom Cleaning With A Day Porter


- cp - April 2015
Network With Community Leaders, School Administrators


- cp - April 2015
Start Cleaning Charter And Private Schools


- cp - April 2015
Meeting School Janitor Expectations


TAPPING INTO A NEW CUSTOMER BASE - sm - April 2015
New Distribution Software Opens Up B2C Jan/San Market


- sm - April 2015
Distributors Can Find Both Business-To-Consumer And Business-To-Business Sales


- sm - April 2015
Don't Ignore Website User Experience


BATTERY BACKPACK VACUUMS SAVE TIME, LABOR COSTS - cp - April 2015
New Batteries Make Backpack Vacuums Lighter, Longer Lasting


- cp - April 2015
Battery-Powered Vacuums Improve Safety, Productivity, Maneuverability


- sm - April 2015
Alternative Solutions And ADA Guideline Exceptions


- cp - April 2015
Best Facilities For Preportioned Chemical Dispenser Packets


- cp - April 2015
Diluting With Personal Protective Equipment


- cp - April 2015
Why To Use Preportioned Chemical Packs


- cp - April 2015
The Importance Of Labeling, Color Coding In Chemical Dilution


- cp - April 2015
Understanding Preportioned Chemical Dilution Systems


- sm - April 2015
Closing The Deal With University Of Phoenix Stadium


- sm - April 2015
GHS Pictograms, Signal Words Improve Hazard Communication


- sm - April 2015
GHS Compliance Often Beyond Distributors' Control


WINDOW BLINDS CLEANING CAN SEPARATE BSCS FROM THE COMPETITION - cp - February 2015
Demand Is High For Window Treatment Cleaning


- cp - February 2015
Customers Want Specialty Cleaning Services from BSCs


- cp - February 2015
Know The Different Types Of Window Blinds


- cp - February 2015
Offering Ultrasonic Blinds Cleaning


- cp - February 2015
Survey: Hiring And Retention For Commercial Cleaning Jobs – Member Content


ISSA/INTERCLEAN SHINES BRIGHT - sm - February 2015
Thousands Visit Orlando For ISSA/INTERCLEAN 2014


- sm - February 2015
Honoring Jan/San Innovation Award Winners


- cp - February 2015
Status Of Government Cleaning Contracts


- cp - November 2014
How To Clean A Computer Screen


- sm - September 2014
ISSA/INTERCLEAN 2014 Offers Plenty Of Networking


SIMPLIFY FLOOR CARE WITH PREPORTIONED CHEMICALS FOR AUTOSCRUBBERS - cp - June 2014
Chemical Packets Provide Convenience and Dilution Control


BATTLE SUPERBUGS WITH SHORTER DWELL TIMES - sm - June 2014
Types of Disinfectants Used in Healthcare Facilities


HEALTHCARE CLEANING - cp - June 2014
BSCs Fill In Medical Cleaning Staff Gaps


HEALTHCARE CLEANING - cp - June 2014
Infection Control Training Is Key To Success


HOW WELL DO YOU KNOW YOUR CUSTOMERS? - sm - June 2014
Avoiding ‘Service-drain’: Measuring Customer Profitability


HOW WELL DO YOU KNOW YOUR CUSTOMERS? - sm - June 2014
Discover The Power of Market Data Analysis


FLOOR EQUIPMENT PURCHASING - cp - June 2014
BSCs Weigh In On One of Their Biggest Investments — Floor Equipment


FLOOR EQUIPMENT PURCHASING - cp - April 2014
Should BSCs Rent or Lease Floor Care Machines?


MANUFACTURER ROUNDTABLE: TURNING WATER INTO A POWERFUL CLEANER - cp - April 2014
Independent Tests Back Activated Water Claims


MANUFACTURER ROUNDTABLE: TURNING WATER INTO A POWERFUL CLEANER - cp - April 2014
Weighing The Cleaning Efficiency of E-water Solutions


WET, DRIPPING HANDS CREATE UNSANITARY RESTROOMS - sm - May 2014
New Hand Dryer Accessories Divert Water From Restroom Walls and Floors


MAKING THE SWITCH TO GHS - sm - May 2014
OSHA Compliance Stalled By Chemical Manufacturers


MAKING THE SWITCH TO GHS - sm - May 2014
Here's What You Need To Know About GHS' New Labeling Requirements


MAKING THE SWITCH TO GHS - sm - May 2014
Distributors Begin The Private Label Redesign Process


MAKING THE SWITCH TO GHS - sm - May 2014
First In, First Out: Private Brands Phase Out Old Product Labels


BOOST HAND WASHING COMPLIANCE - sm - May 2014
Engage Staff To Increase Handwashing Compliance Rates


COVER STORY: MOBILE COMMERCE - sm - May 2014
M-commerce Has Landed


COVER STORY: MOBILE COMMERCE - sm - May 2014
Understanding Mobile Optimization


COVER STORY: MOBILE COMMERCE - sm - May 2014
Choosing Mobile Optimization Methods


BSCS CAN HELP PREVENT OCCUPATIONAL DERMATITIS - cp - April 2014
Avoid Dry, Cracked Hands With Moisturizing Hand Sanitizer


BSCS CAN HELP PREVENT OCCUPATIONAL DERMATITIS - cp - April 2014
Matching Hand Soap To The Industry Setting


CAPITOL GAINS, DISTRIBUTOR LOSSES - sm - May 2014
What Is The Federal Strategic Sourcing Initiative?


MANAGE EMPLOYEES WITH TIMEKEEPING SOFTWARE - cp - April 2014
Preventing Time Theft In The Janitorial Industry


MANAGE EMPLOYEES WITH TIMEKEEPING SOFTWARE - cp - April 2014
Staying On Top Of Employment Laws


PROVIDING VALUE: THE PROOF IS IN THE NUMBERS - sm - April 2014
Drilling Down Cleaning Customer Needs


PROTECTING PASSENGERS - cp - April 2014
Using Teams To Clean Busy Transit Hubs


PROTECTING PASSENGERS - cp - April 2014
Transit Restrooms Need 'Round-the-clock Disinfection


DIY MAINTENANCE FOR CHEMICAL PROPORTIONERS - cp - April 2014
Tips For Removing Build-up In Chemical Dispensers


DIY MAINTENANCE FOR CHEMICAL PROPORTIONERS - cp - April 2014
Signs A Chemical Dilution Unit Is Malfunctioning


UPCLOSE: CREATING A CHEMICAL CENTRAL COMMAND - sm - April 2014
Locating A Water Source For Chemical Proportioning


UPCLOSE: CREATING A CHEMICAL CENTRAL COMMAND - sm - April 2014
Chemical Stations Appearing in New Construction


MANUFACTURER ROUNDTABLE: GETTING CUSTOMERS ON BOARD WITH PROPER CARPET CLEANING - cp - April 2014
Cleaning Carpets for Occupant Health


MANUFACTURER ROUNDTABLE: GETTING CUSTOMERS ON BOARD WITH PROPER CARPET CLEANING - cp - April 2014
Hard Floors Vs. Carpet Debate


MANUFACTURER ROUNDTABLE: GETTING CUSTOMERS ON BOARD WITH PROPER CARPET CLEANING - cp - April 2014
Spot Cleaning Tips


- sm - April 2014
Supply Line 2014 Education Sessions


- sm - April 2014
Special Events At Supply Line 2014


UPCLOSE: DAY CLEANING INFLUENCING EQUIPMENT MANUFACTURERS - sm - April 2014
Energy, Sustainability Initiatives Drive Day Cleaning


IN THE FIELD: WINDOW CARE - cp - February 2014
Clean Glass Faster With Self-climbing Window Washer Tools


K-12 SCHOOLS: IDEAL FACILITIES FOR GREEN CLEANING - cp - February 2014
Commercial Cleaning Corp. Shares Green School Cleaning Guidelines


UPCLOSE: RIDE ALONG - sm - February 2014
Sit or Stand: Choosing Floor Equipment Fit For The Facility


UPCLOSE: RIDE ALONG - sm - February 2014
Taking A Shine To Ride-on Burnishers


COVER STORY: ARE FACILITY MANAGEMENT COMPANIES TAKING OVER THE WORLD? - cp - February 2014
Avoiding Third-party Cleaning Contracts


COVER STORY: ARE FACILITY MANAGEMENT COMPANIES TAKING OVER THE WORLD? - cp - February 2014
BSCs Join Forces With Facility Management Firms


UPCLOSE: A PERSONAL TOUCH - sm - February 2014
Spreading The Message With Dispenser Ads


UPCLOSE: A PERSONAL TOUCH - sm - February 2014
Benefits of Restroom Branding


UPCLOSE: A PERSONAL TOUCH - sm - February 2014
Restroom Advertising In Action


IN THE FIELD: PROLONGING BATTERY LIFE IN FLOOR EQUIPMENT - cp - February 2014
Flooded Batteries Top AGM, Gel Types


IN THE FIELD: PROLONGING BATTERY LIFE IN FLOOR EQUIPMENT - cp - February 2014
Cleaning Battery Terminals


IN THE FIELD: PROLONGING BATTERY LIFE IN FLOOR EQUIPMENT - cp - February 2014
Don't Forget To Water Your Batteries


IN THE FIELD: PROLONGING BATTERY LIFE IN FLOOR EQUIPMENT - cp - February 2014
Charging Lead Acid Batteries


IN THE FIELD: PROLONGING BATTERY LIFE IN FLOOR EQUIPMENT - cp - February 2014
Additional Battery Maintenance Tips


UPCLOSE: WIPE AWAY HOSPITAL ACQUIRED INFECTIONS - sm - February 2014
Training Hospital Cleaners To Use Wet Wipes


WHAT TO CONSIDER BEFORE PURCHASING - hs - February 2014
Choosing Vacuums Based On Size And Accessories


NONPROFIT PROFILE: CLEANING FOR A (GOOD) REASON - cp - November 2013
Maid Business Owner Debbie Sardone Makes Generosity A Company Policy


NONPROFIT PROFILE: CLEANING FOR A (GOOD) REASON - cp - November 2013
Give A Little Bit: JanSan Professionals Join Forces With Cleaning For A Reason


IN THE FIELD: WINTERTIME PRESENTS FLOOR CLEANING CHALLENGES - cp - November 2013
Maintain Floors By Increasing Cleaning Frequency


IN THE FIELD: WINTERTIME PRESENTS FLOOR CLEANING CHALLENGES - cp - November 2013
Scrubbing And Stripping: Sprucing Up Floors For Spring


UPCLOSE: BUILDING A COMPLETE CARPET CARE PROGRAM - sm - November 2013
What's The Difference Between A Spot and A Stain?


UPCLOSE: BUILDING A COMPLETE CARPET CARE PROGRAM - sm - November 2013
Minimize Downtime With Effective Carpet Extractor Machines


UPCLOSE: BUILDING A COMPLETE CARPET CARE PROGRAM - sm - November 2013
Carpet Drying Tools Reduce Resoiling


COVER STORY: GIANT COMPETITION - sm - November 2013
AmazonSupply Is Changing Customer Expectations


COVER STORY: GIANT COMPETITION - sm - November 2013
Keeping The ‘Human Touch’ Alive During The Sales Process


BSC PROFILE: LEADING BY EXAMPLE - cp - November 2013
Aetna Reinvents Itself As A Facility Maintenance Organization


IN THE FIELD: BEST PRACTICES FOR GROUT CLEANING - cp - November 2013
Grout Cleaning Tips


IN THE FIELD: BEST PRACTICES FOR GROUT CLEANING - cp - November 2013
Grout Cleaning Tools


SUSTAINABILITY: LEED V4 - cp - November 2013
Green Cleaning Loses LEED EBOM Credit


SUSTAINABILITY: LEED V4 - cp - November 2013
LEED EBOM v4 Expands Green Cleaning Prerequisite


SUSTAINABILITY: LEED V4 - cp - November 2013
75 Percent of LEED Cleaning Product Purchases Must Be Green


SUSTAINABILITY: LEED V4 - cp - November 2013
Additional LEED EBOM v4 Updates


MANUFACTURER ROUNDTABLE: VACUUMS - cp - November 2013
Increase Cleaning Efficiency With Backpack Vacuums


MANUFACTURER ROUNDTABLE: VACUUMS - cp - November 2013
Foot Traffic, Floor Surface Dictate Vacuum Cleaning Frequencies


MANUFACTURER ROUNDTABLE: VACUUMS - cp - November 2013
Are Extra Vacuum Features Worth The Cost?


IN THE FIELD: UPHOLSTERY CARE - cp - October 2013
Know Your Fibers Before Launching Commercial Upholstery Business


IN THE FIELD: UPHOLSTERY CARE - cp - October 2013
Hot-water Extraction Popular Method For Upholstery Cleaning


IN THE FIELD: UPHOLSTERY CARE - cp - October 2013
Upholstery Care Includes Cubicles, Office Furniture


UPCLOSE: DECODING DUST MOPS - sm - October 2013
Industry Moves Toward Microfiber Dust Mops


UPCLOSE: DECODING DUST MOPS - sm - October 2013
Synthetic Dust Mops Last Longer and Are More Durable


UPCLOSE: DECODING DUST MOPS - sm - October 2013
Velcro Mop Backings Expected To Stick Around


SM SALES SURVEY: SLOW GROWTH - sm - October 2013
Successful Distributors Sell Solutions, Not Products


SM SALES SURVEY: SLOW GROWTH - sm - October 2013
Jan/San Professionals Optimistic About The Future


TECHNOLOGY: TOP 10 REASONS TO USE CRM SOFTWARE - sm - October 2013
Manage The Sales Pipeline With CRM Software


BUYING GROUPS: MEMBER BENEFITS - sm - October 2013
Taking Advantage Of Buying Group Services: Networking And Tech 


MARKETING: BE SOCIAL - sm - September 2013
Grow Your Company With LinkedIn Groups


MARKETING: BE SOCIAL - sm - September 2013
Using B2B Social Media Marketing To Build Your Brand


MARKETING: BE SOCIAL - sm - September 2013
#Networking On Twitter


MARKETING: BE SOCIAL - sm - September 2013
Create A Successful Social Media Campaign


THE HYGIENIC BENEFITS OF PAPER TOWELS - sm - September 2013
Mayo Experts Recommend Paper Towels


GHS COUNTDOWN - sm - September 2013
HazCom History: The “Right To Know” Act


GHS COUNTDOWN - sm - September 2013
Learning The GHS Glossary


GHS COUNTDOWN - sm - September 2013
Manufacturers Make The Switch To GHS Labels, SDS Sheets


GHS COUNTDOWN - sm - September 2013
Help Employers Meet The GHS Training Deadline


UPCLOSE: FLOOR CARE WISE BUYS - sm - September 2013
Floor Equipment Training Matters


UPCLOSE: FLOOR CARE WISE BUYS - sm - September 2013
Floor Care Equipment Buyers Place Ease-of-use Over Price


UPCLOSE: FLOOR CARE WISE BUYS - sm - September 2013
Finding Floor Machines Built To Last


SUSTAINABILITY STANDS OUT - cp - August 2013
Seal The Deal With Cleaning Case Studies


SUSTAINABILITY: THE NEW LEED BRINGS CHANGE - sm - August 2013
New LEED v4 Green Cleaning Points and Requirements


SUSTAINABILITY: THE NEW LEED BRINGS CHANGE - sm - August 2013
Distributors Important Role in LEED v4 Certification


WATCH OUT FOR WARNING SIGNS - hs - August 2013
Training Workers On GHS Requirements


SUPPLY & COMMAND - sm - August 2013
FSSI JanSan Could Devastate Small Suppliers


SUPPLY & COMMAND - sm - August 2013
Defining Small Business In FSSI Purchasing Programs


SUPPLY & COMMAND - sm - August 2013
Distributors Search For Strategic Sourcing Solutions


LABOR AND THE LAW - cp - August 2013
What Not To Ask During A Job Interview


CARPET CARE - cp - September 2009
Bonnet Cleaning Remains A Controversial Issue For BSCs


NEWSBRIEFS - cp - October 2008
Hurricane Ike: How BSCs Weathered The Storm


OPERATIONSLOG: FLOOR CARE - cp - October 2008
Batteries: Determining The Best Power Source For Equipment
The gelled battery also offers more stability. It can withstand extreme temperatures, shock and vibration

TECH CENTRAL - sm - August 2007
Tools That Help Businesses Prosper


- news - 5/22/2007
Service Master To Complete Relocation


- news - 5/17/2007
MISCO Rebuilds


- sm - January 2006
PRODUCTS & SOLUTIONS