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10 Factors in Hiring and Retaining Employees

July 2, 2012

Here are 10 important factors in hiring and keeping fabulous employees that will be an integral part of your turn-key business.

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How Important Really is a Website?

June 18, 2012
You already know having a website is important. But did you know the content of your website could make or break your cleaning business? I’m going to give you some secrets that will make you take another look at your website and help you increase sales.
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The June ICS Must See Product Gallery

June 1, 2012
Check out the June ICS Must See Product Gallery for the latest technology and innovations currently on the market.

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IICRC explains name change, unveils new website

June 1, 2012
Keeping the official name of the organization IICRC, while using the cleantrust, an IICRC program, in consumer-facing materials, allows the organization to build on its more than 40-year history of identifying and promoting an international standard of care for the cleaning, restoration and inspection industries.

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Rug Dyeing Tactics: Part I

June 1, 2012
I just finished teaching another successful Color Repair course in Denver for a group of professional cleaners. Quite naturally, I had a few skeptics in the class, those who don’t see the income potential they might enjoy by performing this service for their customers.
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Cutting the "C.R.A.P." Business Model: Part I

June 1, 2012
It seemed so seductively simple all those many years ago. Since, as a mediocre high school student my high-end career prospects were basically zero, I’d just start my own business. (It didn’t help that I had no college degree, no special vocational skills and an ugly rebellious streak to boot!)
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Going Mobile: Taking the Office to the Field

June 1, 2012

Remember the good ole’ days when you could just park the truck and be done? All you needed to manage your business was a quick and simple appointment book. That was before you realized that business software could help you protect your business and make it grow.

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The Trickle-Down Effect

June 1, 2012
As an owner or manager of an operation, you must understand the effects of your actions on the people you employ.

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News and View from ARCS

June 1, 2012
The Association of Rug Care Specialists (ARCS) has announced the members of its Executive Committee for 2012-13...

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How Beneficial is Air Filtration?

May 1, 2012
Common sense: Blowing large volumes of air in a structure will stir up large volumes of particles and cause a mess, if not a health hazard for occupants. In restorative drying, airflow is a vital part of the drying system, but what about the unintended side effect?
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