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Green vs. Clean: The ICS Q&A

October 1, 2012
"Going green” has become one of the biggest buzz phrases in just about every industry today. But in the cleaning and restoration industry, do you sacrifice cleanliness by deploying green cleaning methods?
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Game Plan: Absorbent Compound Cleaning

October 1, 2012
The intention of this column is to subjectively discuss (my view) the carpet cleaning process in detail and in relation to the IICRC S100.
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Target Your Advertising with Every Door Direct Mail

October 1, 2012
Postcards are a favorite advertising choice for cleaning companies. They’re cheap, simple and they get read.
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Preserving Wooden Floors Can Be As Easy As 1, 2, 3

October 1, 2012
There is a common misconception regarding hard flooring in general, but it’s particularly applicable to the wood flooring category and classifications.
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Rug Dyeing Tactics Part II: Color Correction

August 31, 2012
In my last article, I talked about a few of the color corrections you can perform on rugs that will not only bring more income to your business, but also make you a “hero” in your client’s eye.
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"Socially" Selling Commercial Carpet Cleaning

August 31, 2012
Do you ever get tired of reinventing the wheel with a constant parade of different houses and businesses to clean?
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Phenomenal Leadership Systems

August 31, 2012
One of the biggest reasons small business owners remain a slave to their business is due to the lack of leadership.
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Give it Purpose: Mission Statements and Core Values

August 31, 2012
Whether your company is brand new or not, it should have a mission statement.
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From EZ-Moves to Sticky Tabs: Furniture Moving Tools

August 31, 2012
What happens when a professional carpet or restoration specialist gets called out to do a job and can’t lift his wand, let alone a couch?
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Game Plan: Adding Absorbent Pad (Bonnet) Cleaning

August 31, 2012
The intention of this column is to subjectively discuss (my view) the carpet cleaning process in detail and in relation to the IICRC S100.
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