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The Fixx – October Edition 2014

Interesting opportunities, news and updates for Fixxbook and ServiceChannel Contractors
October 2014
 

Business Activity in the past 30 Days


                          The numbers are growing…

          • 1,559 invitations were sent by national restaurant and retail brands to new contractors on Fixxbook inviting them join their private supplier networks.
          • 402 contractors completed the client compliance requirements and were approved to receive work orders.
          • 1,373 existing contractor companies were invited into client PrivateNetworks.
          •  

          • 251,333 contractor company search results came up in Fixxbook

 

 

Events



See you at the PRSM Canadian Conference in Mississauga, ON

Title: PRSM Canadian Conference
Where: International Centre, Mississauga, ON
Date: October 23, 2014

More info on the Conference can be found here.

See you at the CoreNet Global North America Summit, in Washington D.C.

Title: CoreNet Global Summit
Where: National Harbour , MD, United States
Date: October 26 – 29, 2014

More info on the Conference can be found here.


 

 

Webinars



• Ever wonder how your clients see you?

• Want to get into their heads and know how they view you as a partner?

• Or as a prospective partner?

SAVE THE DATE:
On Wednesday, October 22nd we’ll show you!

Take a sneak peek into what your clients see when they view and evaluate your business on ServiceChannel.

For Contractors only!

We’ll give you a glimpse behind the curtain of PrivateNetwork, ServiceChannel’s contractor management dashboard.

You’ll Learn:

  • How your clients are using PrivateNetwork to find their network of service providers
  • How your clients are using PrivateNetwork to manage their network of service providers
  • What our clients are looking for in a prospective partner so you can get found more and get more work!

Speakers:

Eric Schechter, President, Fixxbook

Siddarth Shetty, President of Consulting Services, ServiceChannel

Title: What Your Clients See: PrivateNetwork
Date: Wednesday, October 22, 2014
Time: 2:00 PM – 2:30 PM EST
           1:00 PM – 1:30 PM CT
           Noon – 12:30 PM MT
           11:00 AM – 11:30 PM PT

register here

You’ll become a better, and more prosperous business partner, by seeing what your client sees.

After registering you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the Webinar.

Miss the August 27th Contractor Webinar?
No worries, you can watch it anytime.

You can watch the Contractor Webinar or share it with a colleague, any time here.


PRSM Webinars

PRSM offers online webinars that are relevant to your work without having the need to step out of your office. PRSM webinars are an excellent way to keep up to date with changes and learn valuable insights that can boost performance.

A full listing of PRSM’s upcoming webinars can be found here.


NACS Webinars

NACS webinars are high-content, educational web-events addressing the topics you need to make the most of your exhibit. With live expert presentations, downloadable workbooks, interactive polls and Q&A sessions, webinars are FREE for current and prospective exhibitors.

A listing of NACS’ past webinars can be found here.

 

 

ServiceChannel Contractors


Supplied DiversityGet Introduced to ServiceChannel UK

As our brand expands globally, we’ve tailored our platform to accommodate the needs of our clients who are doing business with a diverse network of contractor partners across multiple locations in many countries.

UK Contractors: Make sure you complete your Fixxbook profile today so that you will be visible to possible clients.

Find out more here.

Supplied DiversityServiceClick’s New Look & Feel

To help speed things along, you’ll soon be navigating ServiceClick with greater ease than ever before as a result of our ongoing user interface improvements. With this new interface, you’ll find the information you need from the system faster, get your updates done quicker and improve your overall workflow.

Find out more here.

Supplied DiversityDiverse Businesses: Make sure to get your Diverse Supplier badge

Facilities managers are looking for verified diverse suppliers. This badge indicates that your business has been verified as one of the following:

          • Minority-and-Women-Owned Enterprise (M/WBE)
          • Veteran and Disabled Veteran Business Enterprise (V/DVBE)
          • Small Business Enterprises (SBE)
          • Disadvantaged Business Enterprises (DBE)
          • Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and/or Transgender Business Enterprises (LGBTBE)

And helps FMs meet the objectives of their respective supplier diversity programs…Read More.

 

 

Blog


Stay on top of the Facilities Management Industry

If you’d like to stay current with some of the latest trends, news and insights in the facilities sector, we invite you to check out some of our recent posts on the ServiceChannel blog. From best practices and business intelligence to case studies, contractor management and technology, we’ve got you covered. Please share any posts you find interesting and let us know what you think…Read More

 

 

Industry News


Restaurant Industry: Raising Cane’s Caniac Invasion to Hit Nine Locations
Chicken finger and Texas toast merchants Raising Cane’s will add two more locations to their local portfolio, making nine spots where you can dip into their secret recipe Cane’s Sauce…. Read More

Source: Eater

 

Retail Industry: Amazon to Open First Brick-and-Mortar Site
Amazon.com Inc. plans to open a store in the middle of New York City, according to people familiar with the plans, the first brick-and-mortar outlet in its 20-year history and an experiment to provide the type of face-to-face experience found at traditional retailers…. Read More

Source: Wall Street Journal

 

 

 

Upgrade to Blue+



Enjoy the benefits of being a Select Contractor!

(For contractors currently servicing ServiceChannel clients)

Blue level contractors can now join the Select Contractor Program by upgrading to the Blue+ level. Blue+ contractors enjoy some of the same benefits and “power tools” previously reserved for certain Select Contractors* – high-volume companies who are transacting thousands of work orders per month on ServiceChannel.

Blue+ Contractors will be able to:

register here

                                                                     Log in to Fixxbook
                                                                  before clicking button

 

For more questions regarding the Select Contractor Program please contact scp@servicechannel.com.

 

 

ServiceChannel Contractors



Become an Integrated Contractor

Eliminate redundancy, duplicate entry and human error by connecting your internal work order management system directly to ServiceChannel…Read More.

 

 

Spread the Word



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The Fixx – September 2014

 

Interesting opportunities, news and updates for Fixxbook and ServiceChannel Contractors
September 2014
 

Business Activity in the past 30 Days


                          The numbers are growing…

          • 10,013 invitations were sent by national restaurant and retail brands to new contractors on Fixxbook inviting them join their private supplier networks.
          • 405 contractors completed the client compliance requirements and were approved to receive work orders.
          • 890 existing contractor companies were invited into client PrivateNetworks.
          •  

          • 243,661 contractor company search results came up in Fixxbook

 

 

Events



See you at the PRSM Canadian Conference in Mississauga, ON

Title: PRSM Canadian Conference
Where: International Centre, Mississauga, ON
Date: October 23, 2014

More info on the Conference can be found here.


 

 

Webinars



• Ever wonder how your clients see you?

• Want to get into their heads and know how they view you as a partner?

• Or as a prospective partner?

SAVE THE DATE:
On Wednesday, October 22nd we’ll show you!

Take a sneak peek into what your clients see when they view and evaluate your business on ServiceChannel.

For Contractors only!

We’ll give you a glimpse behind the curtain of PrivateNetwork, ServiceChannel’s contractor management dashboard.

You’ll Learn:

  • How your clients are using PrivateNetwork to find their network of service providers
  • How your clients are using PrivateNetwork to manage their network of service providers
  • What our clients are looking for in a prospective partner so you can get found more and get more work!

register here

You’ll become a better, and more prosperous business partner, by seeing what your client sees.

After registering you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the Webinar.

Miss the August 27th Contractor Webinar?
No worries, you can watch it anytime.

You can watch the Contractor Webinar or share it with a colleague, any time here.


PRSM Webinars

PRSM offers online webinars that are relevant to your work without having the need to step out of your office. PRSM webinars are an excellent way to keep up to date with changes and learn valuable insights that can boost performance.

A full listing of PRSM’s upcoming webinars can be found here.


NACS Webinars

NACS webinars are high-content, educational web-events addressing the topics you need to make the most of your exhibit. With live expert presentations, downloadable workbooks, interactive polls and Q&A sessions, webinars are FREE for current and prospective exhibitors.

A listing of NACS’ past webinars can be found here.

 

 

ServiceChannel Features + Functions


Supplied DiversityServiceClick’s New Look & Feel

To help speed things along, you’ll soon be navigating ServiceClick with greater ease than ever before as a result of our ongoing user interface improvements. With this new interface, you’ll find the information you need from the system faster, get your updates done quicker and improve your overall workflow.

Find out more here.

 

 

Blog


Contractors, Retailers Work Together to Boost Workflow Efficiencies

At the recent PRSM Mid Year Conference and following the ServiceChannel User Group, a number of retailers met with the Contractor Advisory Board for the first time. It proved to be a highly productive session, with all parties not only getting a good sense of the issues each group faces but jointly brainstorming a number of useful ideas and product suggestions to improve workflow for everyone on ServiceChannel…Read More

Interested in Learning More About Facilities Management?

If you’d like to stay current with some of the latest trends, news and insights in the facilities sector, we invite you to check out some of our recent posts on the ServiceChannel blog. From best practices and business intelligence to case studies, supplier management and technology, we’ve got you covered. Please share any posts you find interesting and let us know what you think…Read More

 

 

Facilities Managers are Looking for Verified Diverse Suppliers


Supplied DiversityDiverse Businesses: Make sure to get your Diverse Supplier badge

Facilities managers are looking for verified diverse suppliers. This badge indicates that your business has been verified as one of the following:

          • Minority-and-Women-Owned Enterprise (M/WBE)
          • Veteran and Disabled Veteran Business Enterprise (V/DVBE)
          • Small Business Enterprises (SBE)
          • Disadvantaged Business Enterprises (DBE)
          • Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and/or Transgender Business Enterprises (LGBTBE)

And helps FMs meet the objectives of their respective supplier diversity programs…Read More.

 

 

Industry News


Restaurant Industry: Uncommon Ground
Operators are finding ways to squeeze their brands into every nook and cranny this country has to offer, from schools and hospitals to markets, festivals, and casinos… Read More

Source: Quick Service Restaurant Magazine

 

Retail Industry: Nike manages data to provide more opportunities for strategic thinking
Facility managers struggling with tight budgets may be reluctant to add another position to their payrolls. But the FM team at Nike has found that bringing an analyst into their… Read More

Source: PRSM

 

 

 

Upgrade to Blue+



Enjoy the benefits of being a Select Contractor!

(For contractors currently servicing ServiceChannel clients)

Blue level contractors can now join the Select Contractor Program by upgrading to the Blue+ level. Blue+ contractors enjoy some of the same benefits and “power tools” previously reserved for certain Select Contractors* – high-volume companies who are transacting thousands of work orders per month on ServiceChannel.

Blue+ Contractors will be able to:

register here

                                                                     Log in to Fixxbook
                                                                  before clicking button

 

For more questions regarding the Select Contractor Program please contact scp@servicechannel.com.

 

 

ServiceChannel Contractors



Become an Integrated Contractor

Eliminate redundancy, duplicate entry and human error by connecting your internal work order management system directly to ServiceChannel…Read More.

 

 

Spread the Word



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The Fixx – July 2014

Interesting opportunities, news and updates for Fixxbook and ServiceChannel Contractors
July 2014
 

Business Activity in the past 30 Days


                          The numbers are growing…

          • 866 invitations were sent by national restaurant and retail brands to new contractors on Fixxbook inviting them join their private supplier networks.
          • 380 contractors completed the client compliance requirements and were approved to receive work orders.
          • 568 existing contractor companies were invited into client Private Networks.
          •  

          • 134,672 contractor companies came up in Fixxbook search results.

 

 

Webinars



Register for our August 27 webinar on GPS – App

Proposed Topics:

  • How to best use ServiceChannel’s GPS check-in app
  • Make sure your Diverse business gets more business with Supplier Diversity Services
  • How Web Integrations Services can save you time and money

Speakers:

Eric Schechter, President, Fixxbook

Igall Buzilo, Client Success Manager, ServiceChannel

Title: GPS – App Webinar
Date: Wednesday, August 27, 2014
Time: 2:00 PM – 2:30 PM ET
           1:00 PM – 1:30 PM CT
           Noon – 12:30 PM MT
           11:00 AM – 11:30 AM PT

Reserve your Webinar seat now at:

register here

After registering you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the Webinar.

Miss the June 25 Contractor Webinar?
No worries, you can watch it anytime.

You can watch the Contractor Webinar or share it with a colleague, any time here.


PRSM Webinars

PRSM offers online webinars that are relevant to your work without having the need to step out of your office. PRSM webinars are an excellent way to keep up to date with changes and learn valuable insights that can boost performance.

A full listing of PRSM’s upcoming webinars can be found here.


NACS Webinars

NACS webinars are high-content, educational web-events addressing the topics you need to make the most of your exhibit. With live expert presentations, downloadable workbooks, interactive polls and Q&A sessions, webinars are FREE for current and prospective exhibitors.

A listing of NACS’ past webinars can be found here.

 

 

Events



See you at the PRSM Mid-Year Conference in Columbus, Ohio

Title: PRSM Mid-Year Conference
Where: Columbus Convention Center, Columbus, OH
Date: September 9th-11th, 2014

More info on the Mid-Year Conference can be found here.

 

 

Industry News


Primark Plans US Expansion, But Will They Succeed?
Discount fashion chain Primark has made its mark in Europe by offering fast-changing fashion at rock-bottom prices. The secret of its success: placing huge orders for top-selling items like socks, tops and jeans and passing on the savings to shoppers. That is the formula it hopes will help it crack the $200 billion U.S. market next year.
Read More.

Source: The Business of Fashion

 

Moe’s Inks 120 New Franchise Deals in First Half of 2014
Moe’s Southwest Grill signed 120 new franchise deals in the first six months of 2014, a record-breaking high for the brand. Moe’s continues its aggressive expansion this year with new restaurants being developed in significant markets, such as Baltimore, Boston, Chicago, Cincinnati, Houston, Pittsburgh, and Salt Lake City.
Read More.

Source: Quick Service Restaurant Magazine

 

 

 

ServiceChannel Features + Functions



Supplied DiversityActions from Contractor Profile

You will be able to apply actions to a PN contractor from their profile, via an actions drop down. Previously you could only apply actions from the PN contractor listing

Supplied DiversityDiverse Businesses: Make sure to get your Diverse Supplier badge

Facilities managers are looking for verified diverse suppliers. This badge indicates that your business has been verified as one of the following:

          • Minority-and-Women-Owned Enterprise (M/WBE)
          • Veteran and Disabled Veteran Business Enterprise (V/DVBE)
          • Small Business Enterprises (SBE)
          • Disadvantaged Business Enterprises (DBE)
          • Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and/or Transgender Business Enterprises (LGBTBE)

And helps FMs meet the objectives of their respective supplier diversity programs…Read More.

 

 

ServiceChannel Contractors



Become an Integrated Contractor

Eliminate redundancy, duplicate entry and human error by connecting your internal work order management system directly to ServiceChannel…Read More.

 

 

Spread the Word



Newsletter for Commercial ContractorsShare This Newsletter

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The Fixx – June 2014

Interesting opportunities, news and updates for Fixxbook and ServiceChannel Contractors
FB by the Numbers


In the Past 30 Days…

            • 1,221 invitations were sent by national restaurant and retail brands to new contractors on Fixxbook inviting them join their private supplier networks.

 

            • 612 contractors completed the client compliance requirements and were approved to receive work orders.

 

            • 1,422 existing contractor companies were invited into client Private Networks.

 

            • 188,502 contractor companies came up in Fixxbook search results.
ServiceChannel Features + Functions


Supplied DiversityPN Mobile

Private Network (PN) is now available as a mobile app for iOS and Android. This app allows contractors to find and manage subs:

          • Public search without login (sorted by profile score)
          • Search PN by Trade (sorted by profile score)
          • Invite contractors to PN
Filter by # of Technicians
FMs can now filter their contractor search results by the # of technicians employed by their contractor. Please make sure your profile is updated to reflect the correct number of technicians employed by your company… How to Add Techs.
Contractor Match Report
The Contractor Match Report helps FMs who are on-boarding contractors to see those who already have a profile in Fixxbook and who are knowledgable with ServiceChannel software. Your Fixxbook admin’s email address is now included in this report so please check that this content info is correct… Here’s How.
ServiceChannel Contractors


Become an Integrated Contractor

 

Eliminate redundancy, duplicate entry and human error by connecting your internal work order management system directly to ServiceChannel…Read More.

Events


Register today for our June 25 webinar on Contractor Scorecarding

 

Proposed Topics:

  • What is the Contractor Scorecard and who uses it
  • Understanding the features of the Contractor Scorecard
  • How to score well and promote your business with the Contractor Scorecard

                                        Speakers:

Eric Schechter, President, Fixxbook

Sid Shetty, President of Consulting Services, ServiceChannel

Title: ServiceChannel Contractor Webinar
Date: Wednesday, June 25, 2014

Time: 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM ET

1:00 PM – 2:00 PM CT

Noon – 1:00 PM MT

11:00 AM – Noon PT

Reserve your Webinar seat now at:

 

register here

After registering you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the Webinar.

Miss the April 30 Contractor Webinar?

No worries, you can watch it anytime.

You can watch the Contractor Webinar or share it with a colleague, any time here.

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Industry News


In-Store vs Online: Not Quite the Battle You Might Think

Brick & Mortar is the dominant format. 78% of consumers prefer to shop in-store…Read more.

Source: ICSC: International Council of Shopping Centers

This Week’s Top Stories in Nation’s Restaurant News

Read More.

Source: Nation’s Restaurant News

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The Fixx – May 2014

Interesting opportunities, news and updates for Fixxbook and ServiceChannel Contractors
May 2014
What’s New


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FB by the Numbers


In the Past 30 Days…

  • 1,132 invitations were sent by national restaurant and retail brands to contractors on Fixxbook inviting them join their private supplier networks.
  • 523 contractors completed the client compliance requirements and were approved to receive work orders.
  • 1,302 contractor companies were invited into client Private Networks.
  • 198,532 contractor companies came up in Fixxbook search results.
Tips of the Trade


Help ServiceChannel FMs find you and invite you to their PN

Add this handy tip on the back of your business card or on your email footer:

 


How to find us on Fixxbook

Login to your Private Network

    1. Select the [magnifying glass] Icon on the upper right.
    2. Select the radio button in the [Search in] section.
    3. Enter ___Company name___ in the [enter name of contractor] field
    4. Select search
    5. Select [view full Fixxbook profile] icon for ___Company Name___
    6. Select the [invite] icon
    7. Select [submit invite]

ServiceChannel Features + Functions


Supplied DiversityDiverse Businesses: Make sure to get your Diverse Supplier badge

Facilities managers are looking for verified diverse suppliers. This badge indicates that your business has been verified as one of the following:

  • Minority-and-Women-Owned Enterprise (M/WBE)
  • Veteran and Disabled Veteran Business Enterprise (V/DVBE)
  • Small Business Enterprises (SBE)
  • Disadvantaged Business Enterprises (DBE)
  • Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and/or Transgender Business Enterprises (LGBTBE)

And helps FMs meet the objectives of their respective supplier diversity programs…Read More.

Remittance Address Updates Made EasyGoing forward, when you update your remittance address, your clients will be notified and prompted to approve the change. This will prevent payments from being sent to your old financial system.
ServiceChannel Contractors


Become an Integrated Contractor

Eliminate redundancy, duplicate entry and human error by connecting your internal work order management system directly to ServiceChannel…Read More.

Toolbox


Private Network for Contractors

ServiceChannel Private Network (PN) for contractors simplifies the process of collecting, exchanging and keeping current business information about your subcontractors including W-9’s, insurance information, rates, licenses, and direct deposit…Read More.

Events


Register today for our June 25 webinar on Contractor Scorecarding

Proposed Topics:

    • What is the Contractor Scorecard and who uses it
    • Understanding the features of the Contractor Scorecard
    • How to score well and promote your business with the Contractor Scorecard

Speakers:

Eric Schechter, President, Fixxbook
Sid Shetty, President of Consulting Services, ServiceChannel

Title: ServiceChannel Contractor Webinar

Date: Wednesday, April 30, 2014
Time: 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM ET
1:00 PM – 2:00 PM CT
Noon – 1:00 PM MT
11:00 AM – Noon PT

Reserve your Webinar seat now at:

register here

After registering you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the Webinar.

Miss the April 30 Contractor Webinar?

No worries, you can watch it anytime.

You can watch the Contractor Webinar or share it with a colleague, any time here.

Industry News


Retail Industry: Publix Quietly Working on Smaller Prototype Store

Publix Super Markets Inc. reportedly has a new concept cooking — one that may help the grocery chain muscle its way into the smaller-space retail arena…Read more.

Source: The Orlando Business Journal

Restaurant Industry: BurgerFuel targets 1000 new stores with Subway deal

Over the next eight years, BugerFuel plans to utilise existing franchisees within the Subway sandwich chain’s worldwide network as it expands into the United States and other potential markets like China, Britain, India and Latin America…Read More.

Source: The New Zealand Herald

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The Fixx – April 2014

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FB by the Numbers


In the Past 30 Days…

            • 422 invitations to join Private Networks went out to new Fixxbook contractors from ServiceChannel Clients
            • 329 contractors completed the client compliance requirements and were approved to receive work orders
            • 831 contractor companies were invited into client Private Networks
            • 188,529 contractor companies came up in Fixxbook search results
 
Tips of the Trade


Add More Users to Your Account

 

Do you have multiple employees logging into the Contractor Console through one username? Do you have to change your password each time you have a staffing change? Learn how to create and add multiple users to your Fixxbook and ServiceChannel accounts….  Read More.

 
ServiceChannel Contractors


See Who’s Been Searching For You!

Now Select Contractor Program contractors can see who has been viewing their profile. See what retailer/restaurant company has looked at your profile, whether they searched you by name or by trade. If you were searched for by trade, it will say which trade was searched.

 
ServiceChannel Features + Functions


New Integrated Contractor Badge Now Available

Now Integrated Contractors get the recognition they deserve. If your business’ database is integrated directly with the ServiceChannel platform, your Fixxbook profile will automatically display our newly designed Integrated Contractor badge. This distinguishes your business from others as having taken additional steps to reduce data entry duplication, streamline your customer communications and increase your level of customer service. Learn more about Integration.

 
Events


Join us for the latest ServiceChannel Contractor Webinar

Get information, insights and inspiration on how the ServiceChannel toolset can make you a better business partner to your clients.

Proposed Topics:

  • ServiceChannel Secrets – How it’s good for your business and why it’s different than all other platforms
  • WTF? (What’s that Fixxbook?) – What is it and why it’s better than advertising. (Live Demo)
  • ServiceClick for Contractors – Understanding the Contractor Console, Report Card, GPS Check-In, uploading attachments, invoice template, and other important features your clients are using.
  • SC Integrations – How they make your business “stickier” with your clients
  • Help us Help You – How to simplify your life and protect all of your business relationships

Speaker:

Eric Schechter, President, Fixxbook
Stacy Brown, Executive Vice President of Solutions, ServiceChannel

Join us for this Webinar on Wednesday April 30th

Reserve your Webinar seat now at:

register here

Title: ServiceChannel Contractor Webinar

Date: Wednesday, April 30, 2014
Time: 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM ET
1:00 PM – 2:00 PM CT
Noon – 1:00 PM MT
11:00 AM – Noon PT

After registering you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the Webinar.

 
Industry News


Retail Industry: U.S. Retail Sales Surge 1.1%

Retail sales advanced 1.1% in March from the prior month, the best gain in a year and a half, the Commerce Department said Monday. The improvement, along with an upward revision of February’s sales to a 0.7% gain, served as confirmation of shoppers shaking off the winter blues that led sales to plunge in December and January…Read more.

Source: The Wall Street Journal

Restaurant Industry: Restaurant Chain Growth Report 04/08/14

Growing Concepts of Multi Unit Operators Concepts that have grown by at least 5% (if less than 50 units)…Read More.

Source: Restaurant News

 
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Preventive Landscape Maintenance: A Long-Term Management Strategy for Efficiency and Cost Savings

By Michael D’Aversa of Cherry Logistics

Cherry Logistics Corporation, headquartered in North Aurora, Illinois, was founded in 2003 as a snow removal service. Since that time, the company has become a premier provider of consolidated facilities maintenance, commercial construction and emergency asset response services. Cherry Logistics is currently operating in 42 states.”

Cherry Logistics

The pressure to drive down prices, for example during a competitive landscape maintenance bidding event, may cause providers to consider cutting corners to make their bid seem more enticing. The immediate effects of such cuts may be negligible, if apparent at all, but the long-term consequences are fundamental and, unfortunately, quite common. If a bid seems too good to be true, it probably is. Preventive landscape maintenance services are not cheap, let alone free. They do, however, provide the best long-term value. Let’s explore these key areas individually. Read more.