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Rug Touring in Turkey: Part III

December 3, 2012

This is the final chapter of the Master Rug Cleaner Tour of Turkey. We saw the main tourist destinations of Istanbul, Izmir, Ephesus and Cappadocia and visited the rug weaving, dyeing and finishing facilities of Woven Legends.


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ATP Testing: Determining Conditions and Verifying Cleanliness

December 3, 2012

I’ve seen the process of restoring homes and businesses go from a simple, unsophisticated approach to a complex, scientific and professional service.


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Technology in Cleaning and Restoration - December 2012

December 3, 2012

As a cleaning and/or restoration professional, we’re betting that you’re constantly on the lookout for new, innovative technologies that allow you to do your job faster and more efficiently.


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The Science of Encapsulation: Polymer Chemistry Optimizes Cleaning Potential

December 3, 2012
Carpet cleaning is like any other industry where optimizing your technology will be a key to business survival. That is exactly what polymer chemistry is all about. 

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The Importance of Working on Your Business

December 3, 2012

Do you ever feel bogged down with your work? Are you doing the work of several people and finding this workload to be not as glamorous as you envisioned when you started the business?


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The December ICS Must See Product Gallery

December 3, 2012

Check out the December ICS Must See Products from the latest technology and innovations currently on the market.


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Take Your Prospect From Offline to Online

December 3, 2012

One key advertising principle is that the more means of response you give, the better your response rate. Knowing this, it makes perfect sense to include your website along with your phone number in all of your advertising.


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How to Create Record Sales and Profits: Part II

December 3, 2012

In last month’s article, I asked these questions: Why is it that some companies are having record sales and profits while others are struggling? Why does one person in a community thrive, while the next in the same community barely survives? Why does this happen when they both have access to the same resources and opportunities?


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Talking Add-Ons: Which Are Right for Your Carpet Cleaning Business?

November 27, 2012
In this ever-competitive world, we’re all looking for ways to stay ahead of our competition and, ideally, increase profits in the meantime.
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How to Create Record Sales and Profits: Part I

November 1, 2012
Why is it that some companies are having record sales and profits while others are struggling? Why does one person in a community thrive, while the next in the same community barely survive? Why does this happen when they both have access to the same resources and opportunities?
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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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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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