Articles Tagged with ''carpet cleaning''

Industry Veteran Bill Bane Passes Away

February 26, 2014

 William F. Bane, Chairman, Bane-Clene, passed away Thursday, February 20, 2014 after a brief, yet courageous battle with cancer, according to a memorial post on the Bane-Clene blog. 


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Ask Steve: How Should I Manage an Outside Salesperson?

On commission structures, sales systems and holding salespeople accountable.
February 13, 2014

Your sales system should include scripts, audio and video sales aids, a proposal template, paperwork for setting up the account and, of course, a pricing guide so your salesperson can write the proposal profitably


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Yelp vs. Hadeed Carpet Cleaning: Yelp Appeals Court's Decision to Reveal Anonymous Users

February 11, 2014

We told you on the blog recently about how a Virginia carpet cleaner took Yelp to court, asking it to reveal several anonymous users that had posted negative reviews about his business.


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Ask Steve: What’s the Best Way to Handle Back-Stabbing Contractors?

I formed a strategic partnership with a quality structural contractor in my area
February 6, 2014

Here are some things to look for in a structural contractor strategic partner:


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Two More Carpet Cleaners Die from Carbon Monoxide Poisoning

It’s important for cleaners to take necessary precaution to make sure that ventilation is not being sacrificed for cleaning comfort or convenience
February 3, 2014

With the cold snap impacting a good portion of the country, more carpet cleaners are pulling their vans into garages, when applicable, to do the cleaning. But this isn’t always the safest way to go about getting the job done.


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Ask Steve: Should I “Follow Up” on my Commercial Bids?

Never leave your prospect without determining your next action
January 30, 2014

You've already made the big investment in an on-site inspection and have already worked up the proposal.


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PACR Update

January 30, 2014

The Professional Association of Cleaning & Restoration (PACR) is excited for 2014 and the new opportunities available for PACR and ICRA Members!


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CFI: January 2014 Update

January 30, 2014

The Inland-Empire Chapter held its Annual Give Back Event at the Ronald McDonald House in Loma Linda, CA on Jan 25th.


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Just Git’er Done! Part I: On Website Development and SEO

“Above all, don’t lie to yourself…” Fyodor Dostoyevsky
January 30, 2014

No one is a better (or more prolific) procrastinator that me. And it is no secret that putting things off in business can be bad. But there is a much more insidious danger out there than procrastination!


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Many Names, One Purpose: Faster More Effective Cleaning

Presprays. Preconditioners. Traffic lane cleaners.
January 30, 2014

It goes by many names, but whatever you call it, it is the main cleaning solution in hot water extraction carpet cleaning, and a key part of most all carpet cleaning methods.


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