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Survey Says: Cleaners Prefer Equipment Warranties

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According to a May 2012 survey conducted for U.S. Products, a leading manufacturer of carpet care equipment, 81 percent of the carpet cleaning technicians surveyed believed the length of carpet cleaning equipment’s warranty is “very important,” according to a press release.
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The Difference Between Price and Cost

By Dave DeBlander
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When I speak to realtors or referral sources or prospects, I always emphasize the difference between price and cost. Your clients need to know there is a huge difference and they ought to know what the difference is.

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Game Plan: The Cleaning Process

By Noel Frank
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We as technicians must perform all the steps in the cleaning process, using available equipment to accomplish the goal of safely removing all the soil possible...
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Is It Time To Quit?

By Dave DeBlander
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Having been in this industry for over twenty years and having coached business owners for the last five years, I would have to say there are situations in which taking down the sign and closing the doors is not a bad idea.
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Breaking Down the Business of Bio-Recovery

By Jeffrey Stouffer
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It's hard to argue that of all the different niches in the cleaning and restoration industry, bio-recovery (better know as crime scene cleanup) gets the lion's share of the spotlight.
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Type and Cross: Rx for Wood Floors

By Stanley Quentin Hulin
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For the last decade, new flooring sales have demonstrated that carpet sales are on the decline, while hard surface flooring is on the rise.
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Web site Makeover: Eight Easy Fixes to Book More Cleaning Jobs

By John Braun
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How well does your cleaning website work? You can clearly tell by the number of jobs you book from your site.


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Diversification Pitfalls

By Jeff Bishop
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Let’s face it: most owners of restoration companies are great people, people you’d like to hang out with.


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Building the Job Ticket - Part II

By Steve Toburen
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Airlines recognize that filling those last few seats can mean the difference between profit and bankruptcy. You too can fill up your bank account by “building your job ticket” when you and your employees sell more work on each job.  
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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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ICS DIRECTORY AND BUYING GUIDE

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