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If I tell you that it’s Global Handwashing Day today and that it’s important to spread the word about proper hand washing tell me, what is your first response? If you’re anything like me, your first reaction might be to yawn and tell me that you mastered handwashing in preschool or kindergarten, right around the time you got your ABC’s down pat. Well, handwashing, like many things...

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I recently made a purchase of a large ticket item for our hospital’s Environmental Services Department. A brand new 20" battery burnisher sold by a major manufacturer. Although the procurement process went smoothly there have been a few hiccups in obtaining warranty support from the manufacturer. Though the vendor I purchased the burnisher from has been very supportive, this experience reminded me of the importance...

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Let me tell you a story of the hardest, slowest and costliest floor job in my cleaning history. . . My girlfriend and future wife was away at school in London and I needed to make some quick money doing extra work. I had stripped floors from time to time with my Dad in our family janitorial business so I figured I would take a floor...

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Hospitals, like everyone else, have taken a hit during the economic downturn. The good news? Here are a few easy ways to save on housekeeping operational costs without sacrificing patient care: 1. Use fewer trash liners. A small but important practice to change is placing extra trash can liners at the bottom of bins. Though in other types of facilities this can serve as a time-saving...

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Anyone that has created a successful business has had moments of basking in the glow of their accomplishments. Some however stay there too long and discover that the glow has a short memory. “What have you done for me lately?” and “You are only as good as your last service day?” are not just cliches, they are reality. The world does not tolerate laggards and...

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If you search the internet for business nurturing, you often find programs designed to nurture prospective customers or your “top” customers. You will less often encounter nurturing to your existing customers and rarely do you hear about nurturing to your employees or in our case to our OctoClean Franchise Owners. Nurturing, in terms of marketing, dominates the web.There is no point to hide the fact...

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We recently relaunched our website and began an inbound marketing program using Hubspot All-in-One Marketing Software. We have a very small presence on Facebook and Twitter and are just beginning to get our LinkedIn company page up and going. Like many other companies out there, OctoClean has been stuck in the old-world, pre-technology mindset of door-to-door canvassing and print advertising. For over 15 years this...

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