ISSA has launched its Excellent Idea Contest—a competition that seeks the best solutions to common business challenges.

“Whether cleaning professionals have executed the solution or want to propose it to top management, this is their chance to have a well-known business leader back their best idea and earn them the title of Solution Guru,” said Rosie Rangel, ISSA's director of industry outreach. “Solutions can range from staffing issues to customer challenge—and everything in between. We want to hear from cleaning industry professionals from all levels who have applied their entrepreneurial spirit to overcome a challenge.”

The winner will be chosen by "Shark Tank" host Kevin O’Leary and announced during his ISSA keynote address on Friday, Oct. 23 at ISSA/Interclean North America and the ISSA Convention Seminars, which takes place Oct. 20 to 23 in Las Vegas.

The contest is open to building service contractors, distributors, and in-house service providers who are registered for ISSA/Interclean North America, and the deadline for entries is Monday, Aug. 10.

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