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Ask Steve: How Much is “Too Much” to Pay Cleaning Techs?

I am firmly convinced as an industry we do not nearly pay our technicians well enough
By Steve Toburen
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If you are paying marginal wages don’t be surprised if you get marginal workers.


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ISSA/INTERCLEAN Among Fastest Growing, Top Trade Shows

ISSA/INTERCLEAN North America draws more than 700 exhibitors each year from more than 30 countries
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The ISSA/INTERCLEAN North America trade show has been ranked as one of the top 50 fastest growing trade shows.


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It’s “SPECTACULOSO!”

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Betco Corporation has released a lavender-fragranced multi-purpose cleaner.


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Introducing the new and improved Tile & Grout Shark

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American Brush & Chems is introducing its new and improved Tile & Grout Shark.


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A next-gen emulsifier/rinse agent

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Interlink Supply has released Blazin’ Blue, a next-generation emulsifier/rinse agent with surfactants and builders that effectively emulsify and suspend even the most difficult soils.


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Phoenix unveils product video site

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Phoenix Restoration has added a product video site, where users can go to watch “how-to” and “service and maintenance” videos on all of the company’s LGR dehumidifiers.


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ProTeam University launched

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ProTeam has launched ProTeam University, an online training program that will arm representatives and distributors with everything they need to showcase the benefits of ProTeam vacuums.


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CFI Update: May 2014

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Industry professionals from near and far were treated to an up close and personal tour of Royalty Carpet Mills recently and CFI would like to extend a big “thank you” to Jim Hernandez.


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

“We lose money on every sale but we make up for it in increased volume!” – Anonymous
By Steve Toburen
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So hopefully by now you are busy, busy, busy with spring cleaning! And yet many carpet cleaners still crash and burn financially and/or emotionally even though they are booked solid for days ahead!


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Being a Phenomenally Successful Person: Level 2 - Are You Willing to Change?

By Howard Partridge
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The first level is being aware of what you are thinking and doing. Level 2 is being willing to change.


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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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ICS Cleaning Specialist Magazine

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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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