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VCT and the Different Floor Cleaning Categories

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Hard Floor Maintenance
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Goodbye Arpi. Hello Bob. Welcome Change.

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Editorial changes at ICS
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The Carpet Cleaning ‘Triangle’: Winning the Cold War (Part III)

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When it comes to you and your employees, things can get really strange because neither side really understands the needs and wants of the other.
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Leasing 101: Getting Your Cleaning Business Started

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Regardless of the heartfelt effort you put into your business, money is almost always a factor in determining the success and longevity of a company. For many carpet-cleaning business owners, leasing can be an excellent solution to the problems that limited cash flow can create. Read on as experts from eight leading leasing companies tell you what leasing can—and can’t—do for you.
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Wood Furniture Restoration Part 2: Light Refinishing

By Jeff Bishop
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Using light refinishing restoration procedures, restorers clean the wood furniture while lightly refurbishing the outer layer of the finish.
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Practical Marketing Solutions: If You Can do it, They Will Come

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Are you in the “yes” business? It’s worth taking a few moments to reflect on this question. Marketing yourself has as much to do with what you can do for your customers while you’re at their location, or through special requests, as it does with advertising your services.
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Identifying and Correcting Stains, Spots & Soils

By Bob Wittkamp
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Educating your customer on the differences between stains, spots and soils, and taking the correct path of action, will raise their confidence level and your bottom line.
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Wood Floor Cleaning Systems Make the Grade

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Adding wood floor cleaning to your services menu will increase your customer base, and your bottom line!
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Anti-Allergen Cleaning, Part II

By Aaron Groseclose
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With this much interest by the consumer in anti-allergen cleaning, it’s curious the professional carpet cleaner has been so slow to market their services to this segment of the population.
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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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Don't underestimate the value of a good Internet marketing plan. In fact, if you do this right, it's not uncommon to see ROI along the lines of 30-to-1. Here's a look at 27 free and low-cost tips that you can begin implementing within your cleaning business today to drive more business.
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ICS Cleaning Specialist Magazine

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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

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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Get Paid! (ebook)
Over 30 authors – over 40 articles…from attorneys, contractors, consultants, instructors and others, both inside and outside the restoration industry. R & R, C & R and Cleanfax, opened their archives and gave us the best they had, other chapters were created just for the “Get Paid!” book and its readers. And every one of them has ideas for how to get paid what you are owed.

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ICS DIRECTORY AND BUYING GUIDE

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TRUCKMOUNT EQUIPMENT AND ACCESSORIES GUIDE

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