ISSA Show Sneak Peek: Boundaries for Business Owners

As a small business owner, especially as a solopreneur or an owner/operator, it is easy to feel pressure to be on 24/7. On the phone, on social media, chatting it up at Chamber events, on top of every facet of your business, and constantly available to your clients and team members. This, however, can [...]

By |2023-09-12T12:02:08-05:00September 12th, 2023|Business Strategy, Latest Articles|

Part 1: Green Cleaning – It’s Your Business

Anyone can say they clean green. But what does that mean? Many shades of green exist within the spectrum of green cleaning. How green is green? The varied scenarios include businesses that mix their own natural cleaning products (with or without essential oils), contract production of proprietary and custom blends, buy manufactured green formulas, [...]

Derek Christian and Alonzo Adams on becoming a better CEO

Time is running out to register for the 2018 ISSA Leadership Summit Becoming a Better CEO On April 19-21, 2018, ARCSI will host the 2018 ISSA Leadership Summit in Tucson, AZ. The event will feature three high-level business leaders, including international speaker Marcus Sheridan. Marcus’ ground-breaking book They Ask, You Answer was named the [...]

By |2018-08-12T12:59:11-05:00April 2nd, 2018|Business Strategy, Leadership, Leadership Habits|

Marcus Sheridan to speak at 2018 ISSA Leadership Summit

Ghostwriter, speaker, LinkedIn Influencer, contributing editor to Inc., and the author of The Motivation Myth to shake things up in Tuscon this April In 2001 and fresh out of college, Marcus Sheridan stumbled across his first business with two friends and began installing swimming pools out of the back of a beat-up pickup truck. [...]

By |2018-08-12T13:29:29-05:00February 15th, 2018|Business Strategy, Leadership, Leadership Habits, Time Management|

Permission to Screw Up – by Kristen Hadeed

Founder and CEO of Student Maid releases ground-breaking book; read an excerpt here on CBT. When Kristen Hadeed posted an ad on Craigslist offering to clean houses her junior year of college, conveniently for the same price as a pair of jeans she fancied, she didn’t think it would lead to starting and growing [...]

Janitorial workers graduate from English classes taught at Google offices

Classes are part of a program set up for Spanish-speaking cleaning workers. San Mateo, CA - Fifty-two cleaning workers, all employees of Brilliant General Maintenance Company of San Jose, California, have recently graduated from English classes conducted by Google staff in classrooms provided by the search engine giant. The classes are once per week [...]

By |2020-07-30T11:29:57-05:00June 12th, 2017|Business Strategy, Leadership|

Registration is open for 2017 ISSA/INTERCLEAN North America

Attendees of the 2017 event will have even more options to customize their experience Northbrook, IL, USA―May 12, 2017― Registration is officially open for ISSA/INTERCLEAN® North America and ISSA Convention, September 11-14, 2017, Las Vegas, NV, USA. This is the worldwide cleaning industry’s largest event, where more than 16,000 cleaning and facility solutions professionals [...]

By |2020-07-30T13:28:22-05:00May 19th, 2017|Business Strategy, Leadership|

Key steps to get a corporate social responsibility program going

CSR primarily involves developing ways to give back to a community. Bloomington, ID - As more organizations embrace the bigger picture of sustainability – people, planet, and profits – what is called Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) begins to play a larger role in their sustainability efforts. CSR primarily involves developing ways to give back to [...]

By |2020-07-30T13:35:26-05:00May 17th, 2017|Business Strategy, Leadership|

Why I support the ISSA/ARCSI merger

A dedicated sales force will attract more vendors and more members and will enable us to provide more training and education. - by Derek Christian For those who may not know me, I am a former member of the board of directors for ARCSI and was co-chair of a convention committee. In both instances I [...]

The ultimate networking event

Convention veterans who attend year after year say they can’t afford not to attend. - by Ernie HartongWe’re just a few short weeks away from our 14th Annual Convention and Education Conference Oct 24-28 in Chicago. Again this year our Convention will be part of the ISSA InterClean trade show, the largest show in the [...]

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