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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….

JAR Cleaning graduates

11 individuals from JAR Cleaning in St. Cloud, FL just graduated as Accredited Carpet Care Experts after a day of engaging with the Academy of Cleaning Excellence. GEM Supply hosted the class where they were able to learn proactive measures in the healthy maintenance of carpeted flooring.

When will you be sending your staff to a professional development class at the Academy? Here is the class schedule:

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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Floor savers strike again!

True Health, a regional healthcare facility recently installed new VCT flooring and the typical wisdom was to put down chair mats for the rolling office chairs. It was quickly noted that the mats moved on the VCT and they were not the best solution.

After some consultation with the facility maintenance manager, it was suggested that the CasterTire Floor Savers from Expanded Technologies would be a ‘best practice’ approach. Here are some pics of them putting them on and how they fit on the chairs. We will update you later after they have had them in place for a while to see how they are doing for True Health.

Facilities Maintenance Technician, Mr. Thomas Vasquez installing the CasterTire Floor Savers
Mr. Glen Brathwaite installing CasterTire Floor Savers
CasterTire Savers will not mark the floor, so no need for a chair mat.
10 covers go on each chair.

Attend an Accredited Floor Care Expert class and you will learn about best practices to prevent issues.

streaming LIVe 3 podcasts this coming week

We will be streaming LIVE, 3 episodes of Beyond Clean this coming week, Monday, Thursday and Friday.

Jude Charles is a story-driven filmmaker, brand strategist & speaker. For over 13 years, Jude has traveled the world, crafting stories for world-class brands such as Google & Steve Harvey. Through his Dramatic Demonstration of Proof™ process, Jude helps purpose-driven entrepreneurs bring their story to life. He lives and breathes YOUR brand. He digs deep to find the compelling story that no one else knows & then leverages it for higher impact.

Jude Charles is first on Monday at 2 PM Eastern.

Dr. Buchko is a professor of Management at Bradley University and a regular contributor to the show. Aaron always has an interesting insight into people and behaviors and just published his second book, Performance Based Strategy. When it comes to insights, you have come to the right podcast!

Dr. Aaron Buchko will be LIVE with us again on Thursday afternoon, 2 PM Eastern:

Mr. Fellows will be a regular contributor in 2020 and will talk about safety and healthy cleaning. Be sure to have a few questions for Bill. He is currently an assessor for ISSA – CIMS & CIMS-GB certification, a verifier for CMI training courses and training centers, and a third-party custodial effectiveness auditor of buildings applying for or being re-certified in the LEED standard through USGBC.

On Friday at 11 AM Eastern, Bill Fellows will be with us LIVE: