Articles Tagged with ''managing a carpet cleaning business''

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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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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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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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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Ask Steve: What’s Your Take on Business Borrowing and Debt?

There are very few successful companies that don't borrow to expand.
By Steve Toburen
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If there was a business expansion that I was convinced would far out-produce the expense of a loan – I would go for it. 


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Ask Steve: How Can I Handle the “How Much” Question Over the Phone?

By Steve Toburen
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It is so darn frustrating to know that you truly are the best in town, to truly wish to be of service and to know that you give excellent value for the money and then to get blown off course with the good old "How much?" over-the-phone question!


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Will You Grab Your “Golden Opportunity?”

“I think everyone is an opportunist if they have an opportunity.” – Katharine Hepburn
By Steve Toburen
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You love carpet cleaning. I did too. So I’m happy for both of us!


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Being a Phenomenally Successful Person: Level 1 - Self-Awareness

By Howard Partridge
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In the January/February issue of ICS, I shared the “5 Levels of Becoming a Phenomenally Successful Person.” To briefly review, you were created to be phenomenal.


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