Articles Tagged with ''carpet cleaning''

CFI Chapter Report

March 3, 2014

On January 21, 2014 the Orange Co/Inland Empire Chapter had a meeting at Expert Carpet Care’s new rug plant in Bellflower, CA.


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Talking Truckmounts with Mike Roden

March 3, 2014

Mike Roden has been designing and building truckmounts for the past 35 years, first with his brother Jim at Prochem, and more recently as the VP of Engineering at Sapphire Scientific.


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Prepping the Job (And Your Client)

“Before anything else, preparation is the key to success.” –Alexander Graham Bell (1847-1922
March 3, 2014

Any woodworker will tell you that 90% of their project’s success is based on preparation. Everything from matching the grain to squaring the pieces to the final sanding - miss one step and your project will be ruined.


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Do You Have a Phenomenal Dream?

March 3, 2014

I’m a dreamer. Outside of the grace of almighty God and my phenomenal wife Denise, I live a phenomenal life because I spend a lot of time thinking and dreaming.


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The Key to a Reliable Cleaning Business

March 3, 2014

Many cleaners struggle to stay busy. Training, customer service and quality work are super important in our line of work.


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Ask Steve: How Can I Best Prepare to Sell My Business?

Remember that selling your company should be just one part of your well-balanced personal investment program
February 27, 2014

 One dirty little secret of our industry is most carpet cleaning companies never sell… they just wither away. 


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Test Yourself: Do You Know How to Provide Optimal Carpet Cleaning?

Answer either “true” or “false” and then check your answers below
February 27, 2014

 Does your cleaning staff know the basics when it comes to carpet spotting and cleaning? 


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Industry Veteran Bill Bane Passes Away

February 26, 2014

 William F. Bane, Chairman, Bane-Clene, passed away Thursday, February 20, 2014 after a brief, yet courageous battle with cancer, according to a memorial post on the Bane-Clene blog. 


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Ask Steve: How Should I Manage an Outside Salesperson?

On commission structures, sales systems and holding salespeople accountable.
February 13, 2014

Your sales system should include scripts, audio and video sales aids, a proposal template, paperwork for setting up the account and, of course, a pricing guide so your salesperson can write the proposal profitably


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Yelp vs. Hadeed Carpet Cleaning: Yelp Appeals Court's Decision to Reveal Anonymous Users

February 11, 2014

We told you on the blog recently about how a Virginia carpet cleaner took Yelp to court, asking it to reveal several anonymous users that had posted negative reviews about his business.


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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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Most cleaners rely on their online marketing presence to get jobs. But Google hasn't made things easy lately with their algorithm updates, which has impacted a lot of cleaning sites. Here's a look at some tips and suggestions to improve your Google ranking.
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ICS Cleaning Specialist Magazine

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2014 June/July

The June/July issue of ICS features stories on add-on services, carpet repair, cleaning silk rugs and ranking websites on Google.

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Social Media

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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