Articles Tagged with ''carpet cleaning''

Avoiding the “Crash and Burn” Phenomenon! – Part II

By Steve Toburen
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“Maybe we’ll live and learn. Maybe we’ll crash and burn.” – John Legend 


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Previewing the 2014 Experience Conference and Trade Show

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Just as last April’s Experience Conference and Exhibition shifted locations for its 2014 event, the fall Experience Convention and Trade Show will also have a new location. 


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Winning the Battle Against Carpet Odor

Removing odor from carpet is a constant challenge for the cleaning professional.
By Amanda Daluga
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While carpeted surfaces provide facilities and households with comfortable indoor environments, they also serve as a very strong magnet for foul odors.


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Ask Steve: What Add-On Services Didn’t Work Out for Your Business?

Some add-on services work better than others. Here's a look at some input from Steve Toburen.
By Steve Toburen
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Maybe all of the "retired" additional services should remind all of us just what a great core profession we have stumbled into with carpet cleaning!


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Ask Steve: At What Point in the Job Should I Sell Carpet Protector?

The easiest way to sell protector? Ask!
By Steve Toburen
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What we affectionately call "upselling" is really giving the customer an opportunity to spend more money with us.


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Ask Steve: What Type of Carpet Cleaning Method Should I Offer to My Clients?

By Steve Toburen
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 Never argue cleaning methods or techniques with a customer! 


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Tips to Speed Carpet Drying

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The carpet cleaning season has finally arrived. And as most carpet cleaning technicians know, one of the most frequently asked questions about carpet cleaning right after it’s done is "How long will it take for the carpets to dry?"


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IICRC: Four Tips to Extend Carpet Life, Reduce Environmental Footprint

In honor of World Environment Day on Thursday, June 5, the Institute of Inspection Cleaning and Restoration Certification (IICRC) has highlighted four strategies for proper carpet maintenance
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Each year, approximately 4.7 billion pounds of carpet ends up in landfills, taking an estimated 1,000 years to degrade.


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Ask Steve: Why Can’t I Find Reliable Employees?

Good workers are out there - the trick is finding them
By Steve Toburen
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Don’t feel like the Lone Ranger! I remember early in my business career I did exactly what you are doing. 


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Ask Steve: When's the Right Time to go Full-Time?

I find that this “in between” business model can be a difficult place to be.
By Steve Toburen
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Should you make the jump? No one knows but you. I would caution you not to base it just on financial issues.


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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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Have a limited marketing budget but realize the importance of neighborhood marketing? Try doorknob hangers, a low-cost, yet highly effective way to drum up more business. In this episode, John Braun discusses the value of this tactic as well as what you should include on the materials you're hanging.
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2014 September

The September issue of ICS features stories on moisture detection, disinfectant services, neighborhood marketing, then we discuss the last level of being phenomenal, and cool products.

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Social media is a good way to regularly keep in touch and interact with current clients and reach potential ones. What social mediums do you use in your cleaning/restoration business?
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