Articles Tagged with ''carpet cleaning''

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

“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

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.

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.

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!

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?

 Never argue cleaning methods or techniques with a customer! 


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Tips to Speed Carpet Drying

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

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

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.

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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Arguably, sending out a client newsletter is the No. 1 key to a reliable cleaning business. In this episode of The Hitman Advertising Show, John Braun covers the true value of mail newsletters, how to send them, how often to send them and more.
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2014 October

The October issue of ICS features stories on the 2015 ICE Expo, differentiation, deodorizing, upholstery cleaning, facebook advertising, up-selling, rug cleaning, the rug tour, and cool products.

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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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