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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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ICRA to Offer Performance Assessments

The first pilot group assessments will be performed in Denver, Colorado for PACR on June 27 and the inaugural event will be held at the Experience Convention in Las Vegas on September 5, 2014.
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The International Cleaning and Restoration Association (ICRA) has announced that it is going to be offering a Performance Assessment Certification for various cleaning and restoration designations, according to a press release. 


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Renovations to IICRC Global Resource Center Nearing Completion

The Global Resource Center is a 20,000 square foot facility located in Las Vegas
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The IICRC’s Global Resource Center (GRC), which hosted a grand opening celebration in late January, is nearly done with renovations that will include expanding the main meeting room to a 3,000 square foot space to accommodate symposiums and certification council meetings, according to a release from the Institute.


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10 Reasons Why Heat is Crucial to Carpet Cleaning

Some professionals are unaware of why heat is so essential when it comes to cleaning carpets
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Most cleaning and building professionals know that heat is one of the four fundamentals of effective cleaning (the other three are time, agitation, and chemical action). 


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ProTeam Named JAN-PRO’s Vendor of the Year

This award recognizes ProTeam for advancements in technology
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ProTeam has been named Vendor of the Year by JAN-PRO, the worldwide commercial cleaning franchise.


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ISSA Expanding INTERCLEAN 2014

2014 event expected to have most exhibitors in show history
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To further strengthen visitors’ return on investment, ISSA has expanded attendee attractions for this year’s ISSA/INTERCLEAN® North America trade show, which takes place November 4-7, at the Orange County Convention in Orlando, FL, USA, according to a press release.


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Vacuuming Carpet – Why it Matters: Part II

For years, I have maintained that neither carpet owners nor professionals vacuum carpet effectively
By Jeff Bishop
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Fifty-five minutes of vacuuming. 


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Ask Steve: How Specific (and Personal) Should I be in Naming my Company?

By Steve Toburen
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A few observations on naming your business...


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Ask Steve: What Was the Dumbest Thing You Ever Did?

By Steve Toburen
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Let me tell you about one of my first dumb stunts...


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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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