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Building a Profitable Business: Distance Learning and the Cleaning Professional

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Business consultants tell us that the single biggest expense on a cleaning company's ledger is labor. This makes sense when you consider that we are a labor-intensive service industry. With this in mind, it makes sense that better trained technicians are more efficient, thus spending less time on labor.
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Mold and the Workplace: New Business Dream or Liability Nightmare

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Mold is very much in the news these days. Media frenzy surrounding multi-million dollar lawsuits have resulted in widespread panic about the dangers of "Black Mold."
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The Computer Revolution

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In case you haven't noticed, the computer revolution has come and gone. That isn't to say that computers don't continue to revolutionize the way we do things. They do. It's just that most people have realized the importance of computers in their daily lives, business or otherwise.
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A Comprehensive Package of Information

By Robert Lindsay
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ICS Cleaning Specialist is leading the charge in the use of cutting-edge technology to benefit our readers.
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All We Ask...

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Now that you are reading this month's issue of ICS Cleaning Specialist magazine, you must have noticed the card on the front of the magazine. You ignored it? Allow me to tell you the significance of this card.
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In the Market for a New Wand? Here's What to Look For

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If you're in the market for a new wand for your in-plant facility or your truckmount, then here's some information on what to look for.
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Tips for Removing Light to Heavy Pet Urine Contamination

By Robert Lindsay
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The first step in proper pet odor removal? Remove the source of the contamination. But since most customers probably won't go for getting rid of the family pet, a proper and thorough cleaning is usually the answer.
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Niche Cleaning: Can Stone Floor Care Improve Your Bottom Line?

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Looking for an add-on service that will improve your bottom line? Stone floor care may be the answer.
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Making Life a Little Easier

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I write this on Sept. 15 and while much will have occurred between my ICS Cleaning Specialist deadline and your reading of this column, there is little doubt that the world as we know it has changed forever ... and not for the better.
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A Wand by Any Other Name

By Robert Lindsay
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In the world of wands and upholstery tools, the variety is both head spinning and calming. There's something for every category of cleaning. It's all a matter of selecting the right piece of equipment for your specific needs.
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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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2014 August

The August issue of ICS features stories on carpet mold, good training, marketing for cleaners, traffic lane cleaning, and cool products.

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Social media is a good way to regularly keep in touch and interact with current clients and reach potential ones. What social mediums do you use in your cleaning/restoration business?
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