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Great business advice can be industry specific, but there are some good tips for every business – no matter your target market.

Does your business consider child safety in design, landscaping and all other elements? Take care that fences and railings are in good condition, and that debris is never left lying around. Do you schedule HVAC maintenance twice per year? Many things can go wrong with your HVAC if left unchecked! What about the wrath of winter’s dry air? Make sure you have humidifiers in crucial places to mitigate it’s effect. Does your business have any landscaping our outdoor space? Be sure that your equipment is properly maintained and properly cared for in fall and spring so it’s ready for the busy summer season. Any business can be more sustainable and go green, no matter what your product may be. Small steps include reduce, reuse and recycle, as well as getting energy efficient lightbulbs. Larger steps include upgrading appliances, toilets and installing a green roof!

Wondering how to help your kitchen staff avoid mental burnout? Here’s how to maintain work life balance in the restaurant industry.

5 Tips for Promoting Work Life Balance in the Restaurant Industry

Running a restaurant is tough and burnout amongst staff is common.

Restaurant jobs aren’t for the faint of heart. Kitchens bring on the heat and pressure and not only for the food. Staff burnout and mental health issues are rampant in the hospitality world. Restaurant owners and managers must form a tight bond with their crew to foster a healthy (and sane) work environment. If you want to protect yourself and your staff, you need to help everyone maintain a work life balance in the restaurant industry.

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Apartments & Property Management, Industry News & Tips

Managing a Child-Safe Property: Attract Families to Your Rentals

Attract renters by ensuring your properties are kid-friendly and child-safe!

Property owners know, every apartment must be safe for every age (and the Fair Housing Act protects all families who wish to rent). Rather than looking at child-safety as another task on your to-do list, savvy landlords know that appealing to families is important. Families with kids are often stable, responsible renters—here’s how to create a child-safe property to attract great tenants.

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Energy Savings & Money Savings, Water Heater Damage, Water Softeners

Battling Winter’s Wrath: How to Manage Dry Air Indoors

Understanding how to manage dry air ensures you, your guests and tenants remain healthy and happy.

As beautiful as winter months in the Midwest are, there are a few seasonal pitfalls.  Of course, we all think of frightful frigid weather outdoors, but the warm and cozy indoors offer drawbacks as well – primarily dry air.

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Energy Savings & Money Savings, Water Heater Damage

How To Winterize Outdoor Machines & Equipment


Spend a few hours winterizing your expensive outdoor equipment to make it last longer and perform better. Save money and avoid costly repairs with these maintenance tips.

Does your business have green space to maintain? Whether it’s a simple front lawn or a complex landscape design, there’s a good chance you are using some type of machinery to keep the grass and other vegetation looking trimmed and tidy. When winter approaches, don’t forget that those outdoor machines require extra attention before storing them for the season. A little preventative maintenance goes a long way in ensuring they are working properly when you need them again in spring!

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Water Heater Damage, Water Heater Safety

You NEED Regularly Scheduled HVAC Maintenance!

HVAC maintenance is NOT a job for the amateur handyman, that’s for certain.

You’ve probably seen plenty of billboards, fleet vehicles and other advertisements with the word HVAC on it. Heating, Ventilation, Air Conditioning. It’s just one of those things that everyone takes for granted, but as soon as it’s gone, we seek immediate aid. In fact, modern living would be impossible without it.

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Energy Savings & Money Savings, Hot Water, Water Heater Repairs

Proactive Plumbing Maintenance Tips To Prevent Common Commercial Plumbing Issues

Preventative plumbing maintenance is the first step to avoiding the worst problems.

Plumbing problems are a fact of life—they’re going to happen, no matter what. You have one of two options: wait for problems to manifest and try to deal with the unexpected expenses (and headache), or you can be proactive about your plumbing.

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Energy Savings & Money Savings

Soundproofing: Be the Architect of Your Soundscape

No matter what the cause, it goes without saying that people are happier when other people aren’t disrupting their world with noise pollution.

Let’s face it: there are a lot of musicians out there—but they aren’t the only ones making noise in apartment building and hotel rooms. Kids scream and stomp, teenagers do everything at full volume, gamers blast away at their war games, and grandma watches her stories. (Not to mention that couple that rented a room to “celebrate their love.”)—the list goes on and on.

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