Articles Tagged with ''carpet cleaning''

“Playing the Field” with Employees

“Flirting is the gentle art of making a man feel pleased with himself.” –Helen Rowland

I hear it all the time. “Steve, my body is getting tired.” And then very hesitantly, “I’m finally thinking about hiring an employee…” Yep, this hardworking solo cleaner is quite correctly scared to death!


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The Spot Returned – What Went Wrong?

Many carpet cleaning technicians have run into this problem: You clean a soiled, spotted carpet.  All looks fine when you leave and then a few days later, spots not only return, they're even bigger.


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Chemspec Releases “Gold Standard” Cleaning Line

The line helps to protect carpet investment, maintain manufacturer warranty and provide maximum cleaning performance.

Chemspec has released its new “Gold Standard” cleaning line, a refined line uses formulations that maximize the effectiveness of today’s high performance cleaning equipment while reducing maintenance costs.


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Check out This Cool New “Museum of Carpets”

There are over 13,000 exhibits and items total, which include the likes of thread work samples, metalwork, carpets, photographs and fabrics.

It’s hard not to miss the giant rolled carpet that covers the new five-story Azerbaijan State Museum of Carpets in Baku. 


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Ask Steve: How Can I Match the Marketing Muscle of the National Franchises?

Many of the “national big boys” are really great marketing companies that just happen to clean carpets.


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Interested in Government Cleaning Contracts? Here’s What You Should Know

Many small cleaning contractors seek out government contracts and many federal, state and local governments are required to select a certain number of small companies to fill such contracts. 


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Ask Steve: How Can I Increase Bookings Over the Phone?

It is extremely hard to differentiate yourself over the phone.


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Ken Snow Honored with “Legacy Award”

Snow was a long-time cleaning industry veteran, President of Hagopian Cleaning Services and community activist

The Eight Mile Boulevard Association (8MBA) posthumously honored Ken Snow, a founding member, with the newly created Legacy Award at its annual Leadership Luncheon on April 25, 2014.


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Ask Steve: How Can I Pull in Prospective Customers at a Home Show?

When you present your company correctly at a home or trade show, people can pre-experience your service

Reflecting back on our home shows, they were exhausting affairs but extremely rewarding. 


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RSA Ups Online Training With Courses Designed for iPad

RSA Online courses were developed by the same restoration experts and industry veterans that teach RSA hands-on classes

Restoration Sciences Academy has just released the iPad version of its popular, interactive online courses, allowing on-the-go professionals to take online cleaning and restoration courses, according to a press release.


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The 2014 Experience Conference and Exhibition

A look in photos at the 2014 Experience Conference and Exhibition, which was held from April 24-26 at the Embassy Suites Convention Center and Spa in Frisco, Texas.

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Grow Your Business and Improve Operations with New Payment Technology

Attend this free webinar to learn how new developments in payment technology can help you close more jobs, increase upselling opportunities and improve operations.

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The winter slow season is a great time to pursue commercial cleaning accounts and stay busy. John "the Hitman" Braun solicited questions from thousands of cleaners across the country regarding their questions on commercial cleaning accounts and answers them in this episode of the show.
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2014 Nov/Dec

The Nov/Dec ICS features content on how to get better meter readings, a roundtable on truckmount development, neighborhood marketing and more. Also included is the annual Buyer’s Guide and Directory.

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Janitorial Work

In addition to residential and commercial carpet cleaning, do you do any janitorial work on the side?
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The Carpet Cleaner's Book of Unlimited Success! (ebook)

Don’t worry about the recession or about your competition.  Now you can be the owner of over 400 ways for carpet cleaning professionals to make more money and get more jobs!

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ICS DIRECTORY AND BUYING GUIDE

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TRUCKMOUNT EQUIPMENT AND ACCESSORIES GUIDE

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