Tips and Takeaways from the January Issue

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Tips and Takeaways from the January Issue

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I read a lot of magazines every month, and I don’t recall ever picking up a magazine and not learning at least one thing when I read it. This month’s issue of Portable Restroom Operator is no exception.

Here are some great articles you can learn from in the January issue.

6 Easy Ways to Get More Value From Your Tires
Tires are expensive to replace. Changing a flat on the side of the road keeps your driver from his route and costs you wasted wages and wasted time. So getting the most out of your tires is important. Proper inflation is the most important factor, but there are six other ways to extend the life of your tires.

Pro Baseball and Portable Sanitation Both Require Self-Confidence and Drive to Succeed
A former pro baseball player may be the last person you would expect to embrace a career in portable sanitation, but Doug Gredvig explains how the traits that make a good baseball player also helped him start up his own restroom business. The profile on Gredvig and his company, Area Restroom Solutions, outlines his drive to build his business and maintain steady growth. Gredvig is proof that persistence pays off. His best piece of advice: Know your costs.

5 Tips to Win the Sale Without Losing on Price
What do you do when a potential customer wants to bargain with you over the price of your rentals and services? If you give in and lower your price to make the sale, you’re also shrinking your profits and your services are losing value. That’s no way to do business. Instead, try these five simple strategies to help you explain the value of what you offer. Something as simple as rephrasing the way you talk about your services can make a huge difference in the way customers view the value of what you are providing.

Follow the 3 C’s When Planning Workplace Fun
“Workplace fun” may seem counterproductive, but by now it’s clear that employees who are engaged and feel appreciated do better work. Employees who are given the chance to communicate and interact with each other in a relaxing environment are more likely to work successfully as a team when they’re on the job. If you’re not sure how to accomplish that, this article outlines three important things to remember when planning company activities. 


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