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BCWG S4:E15 J. Darrel Hicks & Dave talk about COVID-19 and best practices.

J. Darrel Hicks presented a 2-hour class on COVID-19, risk assessment, processing of surface, what W.A.S.T.E. stands for and the value of being certified to handle the issue which comes with infection prevention in both the workplace and at home.

In today’s podcast, the guys talk about the use of hand sanitizer vs. hand washing, knowing your personal space and controlling your environment.  Did you know that you touch entrance points on your face over 19 times every hour?  These are the places (eyes, nose, mouth) where infectious agents gain entrance to your body and can cause infections and sometimes death.

Here are a few links to the information Darrel and Dave spoke about.

COVID-19 Infection Class:

John Hopkins COVID-19 map;

Accredited Infection Prevention Expert – LIVE Streaming Class:

Decontaming Student Transportation Vehicles;

You can reach Darrel Hicks at

Dave Thompson can be reached at

BCWG S4:E13 Amy Collins talks about writing books and publishing them. Do you have a story?

Collins is the founder of Bestseller Builders and president of New Shelves Books.  Collins is a trusted expert, speaker, and recommended sales consultant for some of the largest book and library retailers and wholesalers in the publishing industry. She is a USA TODAY and WALL STREET JOURNAL bestselling author and in the last 20 years, Amy and her team have sold over 40 Million books into the bookstore, library, and Chain store market for small and midsized publishers. She is a columnist for and a board member of several publishing organizations and a trusted teacher in the world of independent publishers.

When not in the office, her focus is on the working poor and poverty elimination, and she spends a great deal of time personally and professionally working with and training women from disadvantaged backgrounds.  A member of several charitable and political organizations, she donates not only her time but a portion of her company’s profits to grant-based charities that work to alleviate the cycle of poverty.

She is a singer in a Celtic blues band on the weekends and is saving for a faster motorcycle.




Skype: NewShelvesBooks


BCWG S4:E12 Sean & Dave talk about COVID-19 and chemistry on flooring surfaces.

Sean talks about what is most likely to happen when the wrong products are used on flooring surfaces over a period of time.

 What happens when the chemistry is left on flooring materials, not to say that it was too high in pH.

 The guys talk about residues in carpet, films on LVP and more.

Want to watch the recording of the COVID-19 class they are talking about, follow this link:

BCWG S4:E11 Jerry Pavlic is here talking equipment; small, conventional and robotics.

Jerry Pavlic is an Equipment Division Manager at Brady Industries.  His experience is as an equipment specialist over the last 5 years.

Jerry talks with Dave about service, parts, consulting and the advancement of robotics when it comes to equipment.

His advice is to ask questions, lots of them.  Especially when it comes to the batteries in your powered equipment.

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BCWG S4:E10 Bill and Dave talk about Coronavirus, PPE, chemical safety, process and outcomes.

Bill Fellows contributes each month and today we talked about proper PPE and procedures when using chemicals.  Proper gloves, goggles and the right type of mask are the hot items when using chemicals safely.

With coronavirus on everyone’s mind, Bill and Dave talked about procedures and measuring outcomes as well.

They both talked about the upcoming Clean Buildings Expo in Baltimore, March 16-18;


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Be sure to join Darrel Hicks as the Academy host a class on the web; Coronavirus and the P’s to Save LIFE….

BCWG S4:E8 Ryan Roghaar talks about the BREAD method in building quality business relationships. Oh, and Spain too!

Ryan Roghaar

Ryan Roghaar teaches those who work remotely and those who hire them how to better work together.

In this episode, we talk mainly about the BREAD method.  

  • Build
  • Research
  • Engage
  • Action
  • Delight

And don’t forget, UFC – Up Front Conversations

Listen and get the inside story on how to use this when building your professional business relationship.

Ryan’s Podcast is EGGS

Eggs is a podcast that centers around creativity in all forms. From building businesses, personal projects and constructing brands to crafting music empires, finding social fame, fortune and more—we discuss whatever, whenever, with whomever in search of patterns, expertise, shared experience, and knowledge.

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