Articles Tagged with ''carpet cleaning''

Ask Steve: What Should I Leave Behind After an In-Home Estimate?

Always try to leave behind lots of positive "moments of truth"
November 14, 2013

The very best thing to leave behind is a customer- approved work order with a work date filled in! 


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CRI President Werner Braun to Retire in March 2014

The CRI board of directors has formed a search committee to find a replacement for Mr. Braun
November 14, 2013

Carpet and Rug Institute (CRI) President Werner Braun has announced that he will retire from the carpet industry trade group at the end of March, 2014.


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Sanitaire Unveils New and Improved Website

The new, visually-enhanced home page allows site visitors to scroll through images of Sanitaire’s cleaning products by category for quick and easy access
November 13, 2013

Sanitaire has launched a new website with additional features, content and resources in a sleek, easy-to-navigate design, according to a press release.


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Hanley Wood Launches SURFACES Mobile App

The free app is available now for iPhone, iPad, Android and Blackberry users and is sponsored by FCA Network
November 12, 2013

Hanley Wood announces the launch of a new mobile app for The International Surface Event 2014, according to a press release. The free app is available now for iPhone, iPad, Android and Blackberry users and is sponsored by FCA Network. 


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Ask Steve: How Big Should I Get?

The absolute worst business model is to be "in-between."
November 7, 2013

Let’s look at your two big options going forward:


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CFI: “Opportunities” 2013 a Great Success

News and notes from CFI
November 1, 2013
The CFI’s Opportunities 2013 event in October was a great success
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A new take on low-moisture cleaning

November 1, 2013
Strong American Dry Carpet Cleaning (strongdrycarpet.com) has announced several enhancements to its Strong Dry TM4 and TM5 CRB low-moisture cleaning machines, based on customer requests.
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Traffic lane cleaner goes “green”

November 1, 2013
Butler’s (butlersystem.com) Maximum Green Traffic Lane Cleaner is a concentrated eco-friendly blend of surfactant builders, softeners and solvents for soil removal and good cleaning results.
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The More Things Change the More they Remain the Same

“Imagination plus innovation equals realization.” — Denis Waitley
November 1, 2013

Yep, your resident curmudgeon Steve Toburen weighing in here with his usual contrarian view.


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Ask Steve: Why am I Not Making the Money I Thought I Would?

If you were like me in the beginning, you determined what the “going price” was and then charged a little less. Wrong!
October 31, 2013

If you aren’t making a decent living after 18 months in business, it can only be one or more of these three problems: A) You aren’t charging enough, B) you aren’t doing enough volume or C) you are expecting too much too soon. 


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