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Sanitation Zone Helps Empower Businesses, Facilities and Organizations to Instill Public Confidence as More Venues Begin To Open




Matthew Wiles recently sat down in a telephone interview with Sanitation Zone, to learn more about how they are helping empower businesses to instill public confidence in them. This interview is a BigTimeDaily exclusive.

Please tell us about yourself.

We are a group of entrepreneurs who believe, now more than ever, that it’s our shared responsibility to create a healthier world around us. 

What is SanitationZone?

SanitationZone believes that, in today’s world, what we do is now as important as what we say. Businesses, organizations and nonprofits should lead by example, empowering customers and members to make a difference, where they are.

That’s why we created SanitationZone stations: the world’s only, true all-in-one sanitizing station that allows you to offer sanitizer, wipes, disposable masks and more to customers and members, with a built-in trash box.

Who is the team behind the creation of the Sanitation Station?

Co-Founder Shaun Roberts has built and owned a number of e-commerce brands in the last several years. Shaun is a retired lawyer and politician.

Greg Swafford is a former agency owner who has strong expertise in marketing along with operational execution.

Can you tell us about what prompted the development of the Sanitation Stations?

Before COVID-19, a safe, clean and healthy environment seemed to be a bonus feature offered for many facilities. However, since COVID-19, it’s clear that going forward businesses and organizations will need to make the safety and health of its patrons a part of the brand.

We saw too many places taking a random sanitizer jug and placing it on racks, or pretty much whatever they could get their hands on, to make it work. These places would have beautifully designed physical spaces but then this eyesore of a “band-aid” fix to offer sanitizer.

We believed that a place could offer these newly needed sanitizing options to customers without sacrificing their brand. So we created SanitationZone to help.

The Sanitation Station’s response to the pandemic was quick. During the evolution of the product, did you face any challenges due to time constraints?

We believe that you move fast, and if there is collateral, fix it later. Every business must constantly adapt to ensure it meets the needs of its customers. SanitationZone is no different. 

One of the challenges we face is the constant battle between small retail and large entities (i.e. colleges) wanting SanitationZone but having different needs. A small retailer may only use a limited number of wipes but a college may need wipes by the gallons.

These two situations require totally different structures to SanitationZone. Accommodating both ends of the spectrum can be challenging, but we are committed to making it work for anyone.

What different options are available for your Sanitation Stations? How can customers customize their individual Stations?

On the website, we offer a few color variations and offer a branded logo for free.

With larger volume orders, we can customize more parts of SanitationZone to fit the organization’s needs.

What features of Sanitation Zone make it the top choice in comparison to other competitors in the industry?

We are the only true all-in-one sanitation station on the market. Our stations allow you to offer sanitizer, wipes, disposable masks and other PPE equipment, all with a built-in trash box.

What industries do you think will benefit the most from the Sanitation Zone Sanitation Stations? Who are your customers?

Anyone who has decision-making authority over a physical space and wants to ensure that space has a consistent brand message, including how they present and offer sanitizer and wipes.

Our customers vary from small businesses, facilities operations, colleges, churches, manufacturing plants, schools and more!

Your Sanitation Stations recently launched, can you tell us about the success you are seeing in the early stages, so far?

Our experience and expertise in terms of marketing is digital. We are able to launch and move very quickly in this space due to our exceptional marketing capabilities.

Rather than rely on traditional marketing, like this industry typically does, we are able to use cutting edge methods in unique ways to penetrate the market. Consequently, we’ve sold hundreds of units strictly using this digital marketing approach.

When we add our sales team and other traditional methods, we expect the growth to continue upwards in larger waves.

How is the Sanitation Zone helping empower people as they begin to return to life as “normal?”

We want to empower businesses and organizations to instill confidence in the public to return to a life they once knew. By having the right tools, such as SanitationZone stations, with all its capabilities, people can feel more comfortable and confident visiting places knowing businesses care about their health and are taking steps to protect it.

Are there any future expansion plans for the Sanitation Zone you would like to share with us?

Absolutely! We are looking to expand to some new fun and exciting avenues. More on this later!  As always, we will be able to penetrate them quickly with our digital marketing expertise in this domain.

Is there anything else you would like our readers to know?

Life has certainly changed, whether or not we wanted it to happen, or how we feel about it. Life is not about what happens to you, but how you respond. If you are trying to figure out how to best respond to this new normal, as long as you have the goal in mind of making people feel comfortable and confident to restore a life they once knew, you are doing your part to helping continue to build a better place around you.

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The Ultimate Guide to the Essential Social Skills in Business




Effective communication and strong relationships are essential for success in the workplace. One factor that can greatly influence these qualities is emotional intelligence, often abbreviated as EQ. EQ refers to the ability to identify, understand, and manage one’s own emotions, as well as the emotions of others. Research has shown that individuals with high levels of EQ are better equipped to handle stress, communicate effectively, and work collaboratively with others (Chamorro-Premuzic & Sanger, 2016).

Research has consistently shown that emotional intelligence (EQ) is an important predictor of job performance and success in the workplace. EQ is comprised of a set of skills that allow individuals to recognize, understand, and regulate their own emotions, as well as the emotions of others. In addition, individuals with high EQ are better able to communicate effectively, build relationships, and navigate complex social situations. As a result, they are often viewed as effective leaders and collaborators, and are more likely to achieve their personal and professional goals.

In fact, a number of studies have demonstrated the significant impact that EQ has on job performance and success. For example, one study of 85 upper-level managers found that those with higher EQ scores were rated as more effective leaders by their subordinates (Law, Wong, & Song, 2004). Another study of 151 employees found that those with higher EQ were more likely to be promoted within their organization over a five-year period (Carmeli, Brueller, & Dutton, 2009). These findings highlight the importance of EQ in the workplace and suggest that developing these skills can lead to significant benefits for both individuals and organizations.

According to a study conducted by TalentSmart, a leading provider of EQ assessments, EQ is responsible for 58% of success in all job types (Bradberry & Greaves, 2009). In contrast, IQ only accounts for about 4% of success in the workplace. This suggests that EQ is a crucial skill set for individuals in any professional field. Fortunately, EQ is a skill that can be developed and honed over time with practice and awareness.

There are several key components of EQ that are particularly important for success in the workplace. These include: 

Self-Regulation: This refers to your capacity to recognize and control your emotions. Sometimes treating them when they arise may be necessary. Understanding how to manage your anger is essential. However, it can also cover how to control the feelings you’ll experience.

Self-Awareness: This implies recognizing and understanding your own feelings. Do noisy places make you nervous? Do other people talking over you make you angry? Knowing these truths about yourself shows that you are working on your self-awareness. Being conscious of yourself is necessary for this phase, which can be more complex than it sounds.

Socialization: This category focuses on your capacity to manage social interactions and direct relationships. It doesn’t entail dominating others but knowing how to work with others to achieve your goals. This could entail presenting your ideas to coworkers, leading a team, or resolving a personal disagreement.

Motivation: Strong motivators include external forces like money, status, or suffering. Internal motivation, however, plays a significant role in Goleman’s concept. By doing so, you demonstrate your ability to control your cause and initiate or continue initiatives of your own volition rather than in response to external demands.

Empathy: It’s equally critical to be sensitive to others’ feelings. This may entail learning to identify different emotional states in individuals — for example, can you tell the difference between someone at ease and someone anxious? — but it also requires comprehension of how other people may react to their current situation. Empathy is one of the essential traits in business and business leadership.

A thought leader in this space, Michael Ventura has built a career advising organizations on the importance of emotional intelligence in the workplace. In his book, Applied Empathy, Ventura highlights the value of empathy in business and provides strategies for developing and applying this skill set. With two decades of experience as a leader, facilitator, and educator, Ventura’s work has made impact in with prestigious institutions such as Princeton University and the United Nations as well as corporate clients such as Google and Nike.

Through his work, Ventura advises leaders to focus on the development of EQ in order to help individuals improve their communication, collaboration, and leadership skills, ultimately leading to greater success in the workplace. Experts like Ventura continue to support the growing body of research on the value of EQ in business, and the evidence that organizations who invest in the EQ of their teams help to create a more empathetic and successful professional environment.

And it’s worth noting that EQ isn’t just important for individual success in the workplace, but also for overall organizational success. A study by the Center for Creative Leadership found that EQ was a better predictor of success than IQ or technical skills in the workplace, and that teams with higher levels of EQ tend to be more effective and productive (Boyatzis, Goleman, & Rhee, 1999). By cultivating a culture of empathy and emotional intelligence, organizations can improve their overall performance and create a more positive work environment for their employees.

In conclusion, emotional intelligence is a crucial component of success in the workplace, and individuals and organizations alike should prioritize the development of these skills. The ones that do not only develop a leading edge in their category, but also become a meaningful place to work for their teams. And in today’s rapidly changing talent landscape, the retention of highly capable, emotionally intelligent leaders is one of the greatest keys to unlocking success.


Boyatzis, R. E., Goleman, D., & Rhee, K. S. (1999). Clustering competence in emotional intelligence: Insights from the emotional competence inventory (ECI). In R. Bar-On & J. D. A. Parker (Eds.), Handbook of emotional intelligence (pp. 343-362). Jossey-Bass.

Bradberry, T., & Greaves, J. (2009). Emotional intelligence 2.0. TalentSmart.

Chamorro-Premuzic, T., & Sanger, M. N. (2016). Does employee happiness matter? Journal of Organizational Effectiveness: People and Performance, 3(2), 168-191.

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