Running a Business: Take your own advice

When you just start your first business, you know - well, pretty much nothing!  You aren’t ashamed of that - generally, you are too busy trying to not go broke.  You are learning everything you can - like a sponge, soaking up all the advice you can and working as much as you can [...]

By |2020-05-22T14:11:03-05:00April 24th, 2020|Best Practices, Latest Articles, News, Operations, Staff Management|

Professional House Cleaning During a Pandemic

COVID-19 is in the news and many people have questions about how it will affect them and their families. By understanding the background and characteristics of the SARS-CoV-2 virus and reviewing cleaning processes through the lens of targeted hygiene, Residential Cleaning Professionals can confidently answer questions about what steps they are taking to keep themselves and their clients safe from infection.

By |2020-05-22T14:28:09-05:00March 4th, 2020|Cleaning Tips, Health, Latest Articles, News|

Your opinion counts!

CALLING ALL CLEANING BUSINESS OWNERS: Take the HCT2020 Survey! Take the Survey Smart cleaning business owners accept that a solid training program for cleaning technicians is a core element of success in our industry. And they tend to agree that systems and techniques founded on best practices, as deemed by industry experts, are [...]

By |2019-11-18T11:21:47-05:00November 18th, 2019|Latest Articles, News|

America’s largest janitorial company faces new allegations of sexual abuse

Workers say ABM still looking away, years after agreeing to make improvements The largest janitorial company in the United States, ABM Industries Inc., is facing new charges that it ignores sexual abuse in the workplace. The company settled three previous law suits by the federal government, promising each time to improve its approach to [...]

By |2020-06-08T12:54:04-05:00January 29th, 2018|News|

New Oregon law requires cleaning service providers to be licensed

Law targets sexual assault and sexual harassment in the workplace. Effective January 1, 2018, Oregon amended its labor contracting law to require those organizations that employ workers for the purpose of providing janitorial or cleaning services to other parties (i.e., building service contractors, residential cleaning service providers) to: Be licensed as a Property Services [...]

ISSA and RAI restructure their agreement to foster global expansion

ISSA and RAI to rebrand their family of shows Northbrook, IL, USA―December 20, 2017― ISSA, the worldwide cleaning industry association, and RAI Amsterdam, owner of “INTERCLEAN” the global independent trade show platform, announced today that they have restructured their agreement. The new agreement will allow both organizations to thrive in the global marketplace. ISSA [...]

By |2020-06-12T12:02:30-05:00December 20th, 2017|News, Press Release|

Update on tax reform: contact your Senators today!

S-Corporations and LLCs would be subject to a significantly higher effective tax rate than C-Corporations, placing them at a substantial competitive disadvantage.Republican leaders continue to court support among rank-and-file senators for their tax legislation, with the possibility of a vote on proceeding to the measure today. The Budget Committee yesterday approved the bill (S. 1) on [...]

By |2017-11-29T20:23:08-05:00November 29th, 2017|News, Press Release|

ISSA refutes RAI Amsterdam’s termination of alliance

ISSA is currently consulting with its legal team to resolve this dispute.Northbrook, IL, USA―November 7, 2017― ISSA, the worldwide cleaning industry association, unambiguously rejects RAI Amsterdam (RAI)’s claim that the long-standing alliance between ISSA and its “INTERCLEAN” trade show partner, RAI, is terminated. On Friday, November 3, 2017, RAI submitted a letter to ISSA indicating [...]

By |2017-11-09T23:24:19-05:00November 9th, 2017|News, Press Release|
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