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Why It’s More Important Than Ever To Support Local Businesses

Summer is often considered to be a patriotic season. From Memorial Day to the Fourth of July to Labor Day, Americans happily take breaks from work to picnic, play and celebrate their country and all of those who make this a wonderful place to live. We already know that this year is going to feel different. Largely because of the challenges posed by the ongoing pandemic, vacations are being rescheduled or canceled, and businesses – especially small businesses – are… Read More

Office Pride Listed Among Top 50 Recession-Proof Franchises

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Office Pride Commercial Cleaning Services has been named one of the Top 50 Recession-Proof Franchises in a new special report from Franchise Business Review. Cleaning franchises are among the sectors that Franchise Business Review anticipates to perform well as the economy begins to rebound, along with automotive repair, business services and staffing, child services and education, financial services, fitness, food, home repair and maintenance, personal services, real estate, senior services and home care, specialty retail and resale, and specialty services.… Read More

How Do You Clean an Urgent Care Facility?

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The importance of keeping an urgent care facility sanitized goes without saying. People who are ill bring with them a host of bacteria, germs and viruses, all of which can spread to patients, caregivers and staff. Fortunately, there are many things you can do to properly clean your urgent care facility.  Determine high-traffic areas.  Certain areas will need to be cleaned more often than others and in different ways. Consider your office’s hours and which areas receive the most traffic. Entryways, waiting rooms, reception areas, restrooms and… Read More

Office Pride Ranks Among Top 100 Low-Cost Franchises And Top 50 Best Second Career Franchises

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Franchise Business Review Recognizes Office Pride’s High Satisfaction Ratings in Spring Report Office Pride Commercial Cleaning Services has been named one of the Top 100 Low-Cost Franchises and Top 50 Best Second Career Franchise Opportunities by Franchise Business Review™ in its new quarterly report. “We are pleased to be considered among the top low-cost franchises and a top choice for people who are seeking a second career in franchising,” said Todd Hopkins, Office Pride’s founder and CEO. “Franchise Business Review’s… Read More

Why Core Values Matter

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Core values, when properly incorporated into the day-to-day culture and operations of a business, can make a significant difference to employees and clients. Core values are what an organization believes and stands for. These guiding principles are often used as part of the hiring process and in training programs, and during evaluations and reviews. They also guide the daily interactions between staff members, and between staff members and clients.  Office Pride is fortunate to be built on a set of core values that are woven into all aspects of the business.… Read More

Reducing Risk of Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19) and other Respiratory Illnesses

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Coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) causes respiratory illness and can spread between people in close contact with one another (within about 6 feet) through respiratory droplets produced when an infected person coughs or sneezes. COVID-19 may also spread by touching contaminated surfaces or objects and then touching your mouth, nose or eyes. Following are simple ways to keep yourself and others healthy. For complete information, visit www.cdc.gov. Recommended Measures: CLEAN HANDS Wash hands often, with soap and water for at least… Read More

Commercial Cleaning Industry Best Practices

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Reputable commercial cleaning companies employ excellent staff, have outstanding communication, and use proven processes and products. Does your commercial cleaner utilize these best practices to deliver exceptional results?  Provide an Excellent Contact  Your contact should be well versed in the details of your contract and in onboarding you as a new client, paying special attention to specific areas or topics of concern you have about your particular workspace. They should also be readily available by phone, text or email and respond quickly to any issues or concerns that arise during… Read More

Protecting Yourself and Your Office From the Coronavirus and Other Diseases 

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The rapid spread of the coronavirus first identified in China in December is leading every newscast these days, causing some alarm among people who wonder how they can keep themselves, their families and co-workers healthy.   Like the flu, coronavirus is a respiratory virus that can cause serious infection. For most people living in the U.S., the same precautions recommended to protect against the flu are recommended for coronavirus – with the exception of getting a vaccine.  Additionally, the good news about coronaviruses – this new strain is part… Read More