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ANAGO CLEANING SYSTEMS

Making adjustMents
Anago has adjusted to a 2015 decision by the National Labor
Relations Board (NLRB) that revised its standard for determining joint-employer status. In the decision, the board
said that its previous standard was not up-to-date with
workplace and economic changes.
Now, when the NLRB evaluates if an employer has enough
control over employees to qualify as a joint employer, it will
consider if that employer has exercised control through an
intermediary or has reserved the authority to do so. "It's
having ripples in the franchise community," Povlitz says.
"The laws could be potentially changed so franchisees
ultimately become employees of the franchisor," he continues. "Literally, all the franchisors are up in arms about
what's going on and what's going to happen next.
"It gave us an opportunity to do a sanity check on our
manuals and operating procedures," he says, noting that
Anago looked at its regulations and models. "We've been
very proactive about it as well as very thorough."

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Anago recently grew its footprint by expanding its location in Fort Lauderdale, Povlitz says. "We went from a
6,000-square-foot building to 11,000 square feet," he reports. "We are planning to add additional support staff,
especially in our business development department. This
new space gives us the room to expand as we add additional
Masters. In addition, our original Master Franchise, Anago
of South Florida, is now located in the same building. It's
our model city and gives us a good testing ground for new
programs we develop at corporate."
He sees more growth for the company, since the cleaning business never seems to go out of style. "It's one of
those businesses that's been around since Socrates," he
says. "It's not going to get exported to some other country
around the world.
"It's a very stable [business]," he says. "Most people
don't know who cleans their office right now. But if someone took a look at it, they'd realize it requires that local and
human element.
"I think someone can really use it to generate wealth," he
says, noting that some franchisees bring members of their
family into the business. "Most of our master franchises
buy with their spouses or they bring a son or daughter into
their business.
"That's happening more often than not," he says. "Seventy-five percent of the master owners have one family member or more involved in their business."
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