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Retail estate trends and changes to look for


Retail market space is starting to find new footing in a landscape that’s quickly changing and shifting according to the dictates of online shopping. Some categories are finding firmer, higher ground, while others are slowly but surely getting pushed aside altogether. The Washington D.C.-based National Retail Federation tells us retail sales grew 4% in November […]

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Hygiene Matters on World Health Day and beyond


Each April, World Health Day celebrates the founding of the World Health Organization (WHO) and renews the call to action for governments and non-governmental organizations (NGOs) to work together to raise public health standards around the world. It is also a chance to focus on and elevate the most pressing health issues facing global citizens, […]

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The Dirt on Starting a Composting Program at your Facility


Starting a composting program at your facility can save money, decrease your environmental footprint, improve employee job satisfaction and fulfill customer demands for sustainable business practices. The EPA states that almost 95 percent of the food we throw away ends up in landfills or combustion facilities. According to ReFed.com, each year, 52.4 million tons of […]

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Creating the Offices of Tomorrow, Today


From traditional office spaces to the modern, open-office concept, workplaces are constantly undergoing change. Not only are working environments shifting, the way people work is also evolving, making it imperative that the janitorial and sanitation industry stay ahead of the curve in an effort to meet the evolved demands of building occupants. That is why […]

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How to Choose the Right Soap for Your Business


With the arrival of spring comes a new challenge for business owners across the country. While it’s easy to assume cold and flu season disappears with the snow, employees and building guests are still susceptible – and carriers! – for bacteria, allergens and viruses. Studies show that the flu doesn’t just affect those left coughing […]

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Square Expands Its Reach Into Small-Business Services: Office Round-Up


Square Expands Its Reach Into Small-Business Services. What is Square? The six-year-old payments start-up began by offering small, square-shaped credit card readers that plug into smartphones or tablets. The device helps small businesses easily accept credit card payments. Read more at www.nytimes.com How Do You Create a Culture of Service? In December, Points of Light […]

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Is That an Office In Your Pocket? Office Round-Up


Is That an Office In Your Pocket? Earlier this month, IBM launched their first batch of enterprise apps, designed in partnership with Apple. The apps bring IBM’s big data and analytics software to Apple devices, so employees can tackle complex projects on their phones and tablets. If a storied company like IBM is embracing mobile […]

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Mobile Apps Improving Guest Services in the Hospitality Industry


The travel industry has been on the forefront of using mobile technology to enhance the customer experience – impacting how consumers plan and book vacations, track flight itineraries, navigate tourist destinations, and more. In turn, the neighboring hospitality industry is also making changes. Hotels in particular are now offering apps to reach a new level […]

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5 Ways to Stay Productive as an Entrepreneur: Office Round-Up


5 Ways to Stay Productive as an Entrepreneur. Sometimes it feels like it’s impossible to feel productive, but the reality is you are in complete control of how much work you can get done. It may require prioritization, delegation or a number of other strategies to make it work for you, but as an entrepreneur […]

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