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Top 10 Things You Should Know Before Getting Into the Portable Restroom Rental Industry

The portable restroom rental industry is a small niche catering to a wide customer base, so there is quite a bit of information you should take down before making the commitment to start your small or large business venture.
Read the full article at https://www.johntalk.com/top-10-things-you-should-know-before-getting-into-the-portable-restroom-rental-industry/

Sick of Cleaning Tip-overs? Try These Tips…

As anybody who has ever had to clean up after one can tell you, tip-overs are a nasty part of the portable restroom industry and a pain to deal with.
Read the full article at https://www.johntalk.com/sick-of-cleaning-tip-overs-try-these-tips/

INFOGRAPHIC: 8 Weird, Dirty, Bizarre, Awful & NSFW Things Found in a Porta-Potty

Lots of things are found in porta-potties, and some of them can be very strange and very gross.
Read the full article at https://www.johntalk.com/8-weird-dirty-bizarre-awful-nsfw-things-found-in-a-porta-potty/

#PortaPottyChallenge: How Many People Can Fit Into a Porta-Potty?

How would you react if you opened one of your units to service it, and 40 people walked out?
Read the full article at https://www.johntalk.com/portapottychallenge-many-people-can-fit-porta-potty/

Should You Hide Your Branding at the Request of a Customer?

While this is not a common issue you’ll encounter, it does occasionally happen that customers request PROs hide the branding on their portable restrooms.
Read the full article at https://www.johntalk.com/should-you-hide-your-branding-at-the-request-of-a-customer/

The Unexpected Delights of a Portable Sanitation Career

You’ve heard the comments and assumptions about owning a portable sanitation business. Gross. Disgusting. Who in the world would want that job? But when you walk a mile in the boots of many portable sanitation small business owners, a different perspective emerges.
Read the full article at https://www.johntalk.com/the-unexpected-delights-of-a-portable-sanitation-career/

How to Respond to a Customer Who Doesn’t Think You Cleaned Units as Scheduled

Customers consider clean and sanitary portable restroom units a priority, which is why maintaining your service schedule is essential.
Read the full article at https://www.johntalk.com/how-to-respond-to-a-customer-who-doesnt-think-you-cleaned-units-as-scheduled/

Spreading the Truth About the Portable Restroom Industry

This will not come as news to anyone working in the portable restroom industry, but there is a stigma often associated with it.
Read the full article at https://www.johntalk.com/spreading-the-truth-about-the-portable-restroom-industry/

Analysis of the Different Kinds of Pumper Trucks

Pumper and flatbed trucks are essential to running a reliable and profitable business in the portable restroom rental industry.
Read the full article at https://www.johntalk.com/analysis-of-the-different-kinds-of-pumper-trucks/

How to Properly Clean Portable Sinks

This is an area that stumps many portable restroom operators – cleaning their portable sinks. If you’ve ever tried it, you know how difficult it can be.
Read the full article at https://www.johntalk.com/how-to-properly-clean-portable-sinks/

How to Properly Load, Ship & Unload Toilets

Reduce your company’s risk by inspecting deliveries and knowing how to properly load, ship, and unload toilets.
Read the full article at https://www.johntalk.com/how-to-properly-load-ship-unload-toilets/

Ways to Track Your Inventory

If you’re a PRO relying on your memory to stock essentials or check sheets to track assets, then ask yourself if other options, both free and paid services, low-tech and modern, could add value to your portable restroom operation.
Read the full article at https://www.johntalk.com/ways-to-track-your-inventory/

How to Properly Price Rentals

Pricing portable restroom rental units doesn’t come with a consensus in the industry. Some companies will upsell their services while others are dirt cheap.
Read the full article at https://www.johntalk.com/how-to-properly-price-rentals/

How Many Toilets Do You Need to Start?

The question we most often get about starting points is the number of toilets needed to launch a one-person portable sanitation company. How many is enough?
Read the full article at https://www.johntalk.com/how-many-toilets-do-you-need-to-start/

Buying, Selling or Keeping Your Business? Show Me Your EBITDA!

EBITDA is an acronym that stands for “Earnings Before Interest, Taxation, Depreciation and Amortization.” It’s an accounting method that measures your company’s fiscal condition and its ability to create income.
Read the full article at https://www.johntalk.com/buying-selling-or-keeping-your-business-show-me-your-ebitda/

Best Businesses to Add Portable Toilet Rentals

Adding porta-potties to your service offerings is a smart way to expand your business and gain a completely new revenue stream.
Read the full article at https://www.johntalk.com/best-businesses-to-add-portable-toilet-rentals/

INFOGRAPHIC: Never Defend Price. Always Explain Value.

It’s common for customers to say that your prices are too high, but they do this simply to get you to cut them. Don’t do it.
Read the full article at https://www.johntalk.com/never-defend-price-always-explain-value/

Protect Your Investment: Proper Storage, Security and Handling

How you maintain your units and other portable sanitation products when you’re not using them is just as important as how you care for your units when you’re using them.
Read the full article at https://www.johntalk.com/protect-your-investment-proper-storage-security-and-handling/

Consolidation in the Market: What Does It Mean for You?

You might have noticed that there has been a trend of increased consolidation in the portable sanitation market.
Read the full article at https://www.johntalk.com/consolidation-in-the-market-what-does-it-mean-for-you/

Winterization: Preparing for the Big Chill

Anyone who has been in the portable restroom business above North America’s frost line has had to find a way to prevent liquid waste from freezing in order to do their job.
Read the full article at https://www.johntalk.com/winterization-preparing-for-the-big-chill/

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