1-800-SWEEPER Blog

Mar 20, 2015

Latasha Crenshaw Receives Entrepreneurship Award: 1-800-SWEEPER Partner News

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Latasha Crenshaw of AC Sweepers has been nominated by the Board of Directors of the Greater Atlanta Economic Alliance to receive a 2015 Entrepreneurship Award.  Founded in 2000, the Greater Atlanta Economic Alliance offers comprehensive outreach and education to increase the business capacity of small, female and minority-owned firms, and to disseminate information about the Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport’s multi-billion dollar capital improvement project. Latasha will receive her award on April 2, 2015 during the alliance’s annual conference.  The theme of this year’s conference is Transporting to Success: Managing Diversity & Inclusion 2020 Transportation and Construction Related Projects.

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Dec 4, 2014

Lessons Learned At Sweeper Summit 2014

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If you are like most in our group, you probably walked away from this year’s Sweeper Summit with at least one game-changing idea that will have a significant impact on your business in 2015.  For some, a new piece of the puzzle fell into place during the benchmarking session.  Others learned how to leverage the power of LinkedIn or land major accounts.  Still others hit the jackpot while talking with their colleagues from other parts of the country.  Although I learned much from each of the formal presentations, for me, the most interesting idea came in the form of a card exchange.  I was visiting with Lee Miller of Pacific Sweeping after a long day of “Sweeper University” as I call it, and he asked me to make some changes to his content on www.1800Sweeper.com.  The request was simple enough—Lee is rebranding his company and in the process, he changed his business name from Cannon Pacific to Pacific Sweeping to more effectively promote his company.  At the end of our conversation, Lee handed me his business card and proudly pointed out that he dedicated the entire back of the card to highlighting his involvement with 1-800-SWEEPER.  The idea seemed brilliant at the time, and maybe I just don’t collect enough business cards from other partners, but I have to imagine there aren’t many of us following suit.  I asked Lee to explain why he used the entire back side of his business card to promote 1-800-SWEEPER, and his response was so good I decided to share his thoughts with the rest of the group.

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Nov 28, 2012

The Keys to Developing A Successful Power Sweeping Business: Spotlight on Progressive Sweeping Contractors

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Priscilla Tsai’s recent Allied Pavement Equipment profile of Progressive Sweeping Contractors, Inc. not only offers President Mike Lucht’s formula for success; her story also provides readers with helpful hints that will ensure their experiences with sweeping contractors are positive.

Headquartered in the Toledo, Ohio area with an additional service center in Detroit, Michigan, Lucht’s Progressive Sweeping has offered parking lot and commercial sweeping services since 1978.  One of Mike’s guiding principles is training his staff to work quietly and efficiently.   “A sweeper gets noticed most when his machine is broken, when he is late, or not where he is needed, rather than when he is performing effectively,” says Lucht.

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