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Survive or Thrive in Winter?

My first January in business, a friendly competitor told me, “I can’t even give away carpet cleaning the first two months of the year.”

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Spring Experience Heads Back to the Beach

After taking place in Frisco, Texas in 2014, The Experience Conference and Exhibition will head back to its long-time Clearwater Beach location this spring, taking place from April 27-29 at the Clearwater Beach Hilton Resort and Spa.

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4 Things to Know Before Getting Into Contents Cleaning

Property restoration is a multi-billion dollar annual industry, and one that the economy has little bearing on.

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The Fastest Ways to More Cash: Part I

This past November marked my 30th anniversary as a carpet cleaner. Prior to getting into this business, I worked as a waiter.

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5 Steps to Results-Driven Marketing for Restoration Pros

I recognize that many of you read my article with an interest in the latest tool or accessory that makes your jobs easier and/or more efficient. As I considered this particular article, it occurred to me that without jobs, there is no need for gadgets.

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What’s New With Rugs?

A look at two new types of rugs that are emerging in retail.

Two hot items at retail these days are Tibetan and hand-loomed rugs from India. Rugs woven with a Tibetan knot have been very popular for over 20 years, but the hand-loomed rugs from India are new to the market.

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What You Need to Know About Rug Cleaning: The ICS Roundtable

There are more rugs on the planet today than there ever have been before.

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Commercial Cleaning and the Flu

In November 2012, a survey was conducted to gauge the impact the months of December through March had on a typical carpet cleaner’s businesses.

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Differentiation with Value-Added Service

“Success is the sum of details.” - Harvey S. Firestone

So do you want to be different from the hordes of other carpet cleaners out there?

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Cleaner’s Corner

Marketing, Diversification Help Cascade Cleaning Services Beat the Winter Lull

For Cascade Cleaning Services (Boise, ID), the winter slow season begins after Christmas and typically lingers into spring, with the slowest month being January.

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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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While winter is considered the "slow season" for carpet cleaners, it can also be a season of great opportunity. In this episode of The Hitman Advertising Show, John Braun offers advice for keeping revenue consistent during the cold weather months so you're thriving - and not just surviving - the winter.
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ICS Cleaning Specialist Magazine


2015 Jan/Feb

The Jan/Feb ICS issue features content on cleaning services during the winter time, commercial cleaning, rug cleaning, new with rugs, marketing for restoration and new products.

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Janitorial Work

In addition to residential and commercial carpet cleaning, do you do any janitorial work on the side?
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The Carpet Cleaner's Book of Unlimited Success! (ebook)

Don’t worry about the recession or about your competition.  Now you can be the owner of over 400 ways for carpet cleaning professionals to make more money and get more jobs!

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