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How to Write Great Blogs that People Actually Want to Read

Do you find yourself struggling to write blogs for your company, and do not know where to look for inspiration? Is your view count for your blog site 1 person, yourself? If so, don’t worry we’ve got your back. We have created a step-by-step guide in writing fun and exciting blogs.

how to write great blogs

First, figure out what your readers want. You should have a solid understanding of what they want to see, learn about, and indulge in. Like most, businesses in the linen, mat, and textile fields have to cater to their audience. Writing blogs which are dedicated towards a business that requires these products will produce a greater outcome. However, not all businesses want to read about towels all the time. Spice up your blogs by discussing topics, other than renting quality towels and linens, that business owners care about. For instance, if you are a mat rental service catering to businesses such as restaurants, ditch the kitchen mat blog topics. Some fun blogs that they may enjoy are how to design a menu, ways to increase restaurant profit, or waiter team building tips. They will enjoy reading your blogs that are geared towards their restaurants’ different and changing needs.

 

Another great way to write amazing blogs is to add visuals. Attach fun videos, pictographs, and art that your readers will enjoy. A blog doesn’t always have to be all words, words, words. This leads us to our next point…

 

It is vital to write an adequate amount of words in your blogs in order for Google to read it, determine there is substantial content and that it holds relevant information. Although there are other metrics Google uses to determine the relevance of the information for ranking, having enough quality content is the first step. We strive for at least 300 words per blog, which is not too long where readers lose interest, but it’s typically just long enough to get the point across. Having a nice balance of word count is very important for a blog.

 

Follow these three easy steps, and your blogs will receive a larger amount of views!

How to Follow Through with New Year Resolutions for Businesses

At the start of the year, everyone comes up with a few resolutions they would like to try and work on to better themselves for the upcoming year. Although resolutions are typically seen as more of a personal and individual tradition, businesses may make a list of resolutions as well. This list can consist of ideas that the team or company as a whole would like to implement or change in the upcoming year. This exercise functions as a way to see what employees and managers envision for the company. When top management goes to plan for the year, they are then able to see if what the employees are visualizing coincides with the company’s goals and strategies. Business’s New Year resolutions also indirectly serve as good team-building exercises. It often helps team members feel more included and important, and builds team morale by giving employees improvements and possibilities to look forward to achieving.

new year resolutions for businesses

Some examples of resolutions could be to improve communication within the business or to become more organized. Other resolutions may be more goal or discipline-specific. It is important for companies to not only come up with a list, but to also construct a platform, or to provide the right tools, for companies to successfully accomplish their resolutions throughout the year.

 

In addition to utilizing tools and techniques, in order for companies to follow through with these New Year’s Resolutions, employees individually need to put in effort just as they would for their personal resolutions. Employees must work toward these things in order for the resolution to be successful. Some ideas to help a business follow through would be to actively conduct more team-building exercises promoting collaboration and team spirit. These efforts often help employees feel happier at work.  Another way would be to openly communicate new ideas with staff throughout the year, not just during the month of January.  This can be achieved through weekly team meetings where the entire staff discusses progress on their resolutions and gives any advice on how it can be better achieved.

 

Linen Finder’s Tools and New Year Resolutions

At Linen Finder, we find it very helpful to hold weekly team meetings every Monday morning. This helps us stay up to date with everyone’s work and different projects. It provides us the opportunity to make sure we all know what is happening in the office, and gives us time to discuss any new updates going on.

Why Your Business Needs Linen Service

Many businesses can benefit from having a professional linen service. No matter what industry, there are guaranteed to be linen needs. The hospitality and food and beverage industries, including restaurants and hotels, have an obvious need for linen services. Sheets, towels, aprons, uniforms, floor mats, and facility services are necessary to keep those businesses running. Healthcare facilities also have an inherent need for linen services. Among other items, they need bed linens and towels for their patients as well as patient gowns, lab coats, and scrubs. However, other industries can benefit from these linen services as well. For instance, any business that needs uniforms for their staff or floor mats for their business can benefit from these services.

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  • Linen services can benefit your business by increasing the efficiency of the business, providing convenience, and making sure that your items are cleaned properly.
  • Linen services increase the efficiency of your business by making sure your employees can focus on more important things. The time it takes to maintain all of the linen at your business can take up a large chunk of time from an employee’s day, with a linen service you can make sure this time is spent in a better way. A linen service would also cut back on the amount of equipment you would need to maintain at your business.
  • Linen services provide convenience with pickup and delivery services. When you outsource your linen, the process is simplified for your business.
  • Quality Linen services make sure your items are properly cleaned every time. They have the proper equipment and materials necessary to clean all different types of fabrics and linens.

 

Linen Finder can match your business with the right professional quality linen service provider. Whether your business is small or large, our providers’ services will meet your needs. They offer linen services for the hospitality and healthcare industries, as well as uniforms and mat programs for any business. Feel free to contact us today by calling us at 888-770-2489.

Kiara’s First Commercial Laundry Tour and Experience.

2016-11-16As part of Linen Finder’s tradition, each new employee has the pleasure of touring a commercial laundry facility, better known as a Textile Rental Facility according to the laundry owner.  This morning I drove up to a plant and one of the first things he said to me as we walked into the huge warehouse where the linens were sorted and washed was, “Do you smell that? That’s the smell of money” – It was actually the smell of soiled linens. He continued, “One of the first things my father did to me when I visited his plant was stick a handful of soiled linens in my face,” Luckily, he spared me that experience.

We started off by checking out the sorting area. I was pleasantly surprised to learn how organized the counting process is due to the automation of the systems that are in place. Workers sort through the tagged laundry bags that are delivered while a powerful vacuum counts and deposits the linens into large bin. The owner then took me over to see the massive washers and dryers. I was in total awe! I didn’t think equipment that immense even existed! He then followed by showing me the pressing machines and how the linens are packaged and prepared to be sent back out.

This was my first time ever in an industrial plant so I had never seen an assembly line prior to this. This eye-opening experience was one to remember, and the owners’ stories about his experience with sales and working with people were extremely fascinating. Among many things, I learned how organization and efficiency are major keys to this operation. Thank you textile laundry owner and staff for being so friendly and taking the time to show me the ropes!

Lastly, I’d like to end this with some inspirational food for thought that the owner passed over to me: Imagine this, for 8 hours you are happily alone on a beautiful tropical island. Imagine there is plenty of food and you have your favorite drink in hand. You are free of all physical, social, and emotional connections to the world. For those 8 hours you no longer have your routine, your job, your friends, or your family. On a numeric scale from one to ten, what would you consider yourself?  I know what my # is, do you?

Thanksgiving Menu Items for your Restaurant

It is November, and you know what that means! THANSKGIVING! Gobble, gobble, gobble! How are you preparing for this Thanksgiving? Many restaurants are offering specials and discounts on drinks and menu items. There are many ways for your restaurant to participate in the holiday season specials.

Restaurant autumn thanksgiving place setting

Here are some ideas for menu items for your restaurant:

  • Many restaurants are beginning to offer 3-course meal selections on their menus which offer an appetizer, entrée, and dessert for one base price. There is usually a small limited menu for these type of specials, such as a choice between only 3 appetizers, 4 entrees, and 2 desserts. Although the selection is limited, the guests will love saving money on a high-quality and elegant 3-course meal. You can also offer these during the slower hours of the day, which will assist with increasing the number of customers.
  • Provide some traditional Thanksgiving menu items WITH A TWIST! For instance, if you own a sushi restaurant, maybe try offering turkey sushi rolls, or green bean casserole rolls. Mexican restaurants can feature turkey and gravy tacos. Tapas spots can feature small tapa items with Thanksgiving foods like chips and sweet potato casserole dip or small egg rolls filled with stuffing.
  • How can we forget the dessert! Offer special dessert menu items and coffee flavors that are only for the season, such as pumpkin, pecan, or maple.

Linen Finder can help match your restaurant with a linen provider to take care of your restaurant’s needs! Contact us today to speak to a professional and discover how you can get started with a high-quality service. Give us a call at 888-770-2489 to get matched up with a high-quality sales professional.