ToiletTalk is ServiceCore’s conversation series where we sit down and talk with leaders from our industry about topics that help Portable Restroom Operators increase productivity in their businesses. These conversations will help you get more done, and stress less.


October 11, 2023 32 mins

In this episode of ToiletTalk, we sit down with John Saenz from Southpoint Rentals and Damon Powell from FMC Advisors. John shares his experience of adding product lines to their business, and Damon shares how diversifying your business can make it more valuable to potential buyers.

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In this episode, we discuss a topic no PRO wants to deal with—unexpectedly losing a key player at your company. Our guest hosts are Tim and Becky Peltzer, Owners of Waste Solutions of Iowa.

We cover strategies for hiring and retaining critical roles. We also discuss the importance of documenting processes, succession planning, and developing internal t...

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Wouldn’t it be nice if every customer promptly paid their invoice? Of course it would, but we know that’s not always the case. In fact, sometimes you have to chase down customers to get paid. In this episode we explore actionable strategies to help your customers pay their invoices on time, and tackle outstanding invoices head-on when they don’t.

Our guest is Scott Fisher from A.R.M. Solutions. Scott shares tips on encouraging time...

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PROs have mixed feelings when it comes to working with a broker. Some love it and others don’t. In this episode, we explore the misconceptions and benefits of working with a broker. Our guest is Chad Farley, President of ZTERS. They are one of the largest brokers in the sanitation industry. Learn more about how to join ZTERS’ network here.

Key topics in this episode:

  • Brokers and the portable sanitation industry.
  • Why some comme...
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In this episode of ToiletTalk, we sit down with the owner of Shep Boys, Russell Shepard. Russel left the NFL to start a portable toilet business at the height of the pandemic. And today, it’s the fastest-growing porta potty business in Houston, TX. Russell shares important tips on starting a portable restroom business like:

  • Writing a business plan
  • Financing your sanitation business
  • Motivating staff
  • The importance of marketing
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For far too long, portable sanitation operators have been lacking access to objective benchmarking data. So, ServiceCore decided to do something about that. We’ve collected feedback from hundreds of operators across America, and in this episode we sit down with an operator like you to discuss the findings from our inaugural report.

Our guest is Curtis Ingalls. He is the CEO of NexGen P-Pod of Denver, and P-Pod Manufacturing. If you...

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This episode of ToiletTalk is all about turning your sales team into a well-oiled machine. Our guest is Kelly Luf, Senior Vice President at A Royal Flush. She’s built a winning sales team at ARF, and in this video, she shares tips that you can use to take your sales team to the next level.

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December 7, 2022 15 mins

In this episode of ToiletTalk we sit down with Jonathan Langley, a CPA that helps portable sanitation businesses with their taxes. Our conversation focuses on the Section 179 tax deduction. It allows business owners to deduct over $1mm per year for things like trucks, office equipment, and software (like ServiceCore). If you’re not taking advantage of ...

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In this episode of ToiletTalk, we sit down with Damon Powell, from FMC Advisors. They help sanitation companies maximize the value of their business when it’s time to sell.

In this conversation, Damon shares what you need to know if you’re thinking about buying or selling a portable sanitation business.

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In this episode, we met with J Bar's co-owner, Tanis Jamar, to talk about how to improve your digital presence.

We'll cover things like:

  • How to improve your website
  • How to get more Google reviews
  • And lots of tips to improve your social media
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In this episode of ToiletTalk, we sit down with Tim, a digital marketing expert. He has spent the past 20 years helping service businesses improve their online reputation and digital marketing. Key topics covered are:

  • Why your website should be your best salesperson.
  • What is SEO and why does it matter.
  • How to get more 5-star Google reviews.
  • And Tim’s secret for crushing your competition online.

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ServiceCore sat down with Veronica, the Executive Director of the PSAI to chat about the many ways they help Portable Restroom Operators grow their businesses and network with other PROs from around the world.

We also discuss how ServiceCore is sponsoring the first year of PSAI membership for up to 10 customers per quarter.

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