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Straight Talk: The Tyler Perry Influence on Cleaning for Cancer Patients New!
Jeff Cross | June 9, 2022

Build your brand promise around who you are and not what you do.

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Straight Talk: How Can the Cleaning Industry Help When Cancer Attacks? New!
Jeff Cross | May 26, 2022

Alicia Scheel, the owner of Eco Cleaning Ohio, discuses her organization’s support of Cleaning for a Reason. 

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Straight Talk: How BSCs Can Land More Jobs Using a Living Wage Program New!
Jeff Cross | May 19, 2022

A discussion on how cleaning contractors can land more jobs by offering employees a living wage. 

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Straight Talk: Floor Testing for Safety
Jeff Cross | May 13, 2022

Facility managers and cleaning professionals have a duty to protect the public from injuries from slips, trips, and falls and their clients...read more


The ISSA Impact: Daigle Cleaning Systems
Jeff Cross | May 4, 2022

The latest edition of the ISSA Impact, the fourth in a series, highlights Daigle Cleaning Systems (DCS),a full-service commercial and residential cleaning...read more


The ISSA Impact: SOAR365
Jeff Cross | April 21, 2022

The third episode of the ISSA Impact spotlights SOAR365, a Richmond, Virginia, nonprofit founded in 1954 by local families determined to find...read more


Straight Talk: Demystifying Litigation on Slip, Trip, and Fall Legal Issues
Jeff Cross | April 14, 2022

Anyone the cleans and maintains floors needs to be concerned about not only protecting building occupants from injuries but also their business’s...read more


The Inside Story: IICRC’s New Consumer Resources for Certified Techs and Firms
Jeff Cross | April 13, 2022

The Institute of Inspection, Cleaning, and Restoration Certification (IICRC) recently launched a new IICRC Consumer Resources hub. These free resources are the latest...read more


Straight Talk: The State of Schools
Jeff Cross | March 30, 2022

If we could designate one type of building or facility that deserves special attention from the cleaning industry, schools would be top...read more


Straight Talk: The Wet Look on Floors – Just How Expensive Is It?
Jeff Cross | March 10, 2022

Anyone who works with floor maintenance and cleaning wants the absolute best appearance, and for some floors, that’s to create what we...read more


Straight Talk: Avoiding a $150 Billion Litigation Nightmare
Jeff Cross | February 28, 2022

According to the 2018 Liberty Mutual Workplace Safety Index, slips, trips, and falls were the second leading cause of all workplace injuries,...read more