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The Value of a Portable Extractor in a Rug Cleaning Plant

In-plant rug cleaning operations in the professional cleaning industry range in size from small shops with a few rugs per week to large shops doing multiple rugs per hour on a continuous basis.


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The True Value of the Up-Sell (and How to Close More Every Time)

In any business there is one type of sale that brings the most profit. There is one single sales activity that can make the most difference in the profitability of your company.


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The Rotary Extractor: Is it for YOU?

The five major players in rotary extraction sounded off about this unique piece of cleaning equipment.

I was very interested with the introduction of the HydraMaster RX-20 many years ago, which was the first of the rotary extractors on the market.


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Is Facebook Advertising Still Relevant?

Facebook is huge. Most of your clients visit Facebook multiple times per week.


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The Deodorizing Principles in Restoration

Probably the biggest mistake made by restorers is oversimplification of smoke odor.


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Differentiation: Why it’s Important (and How to Do it!)

“Successful people are ‘different’ because they will do what others won’t.”

What the heck does “differentiate” mean?! Good old Google comes through again with the definition: “become different in the process of growth.”


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Previewing the 2015 ICE Expo

ICE Expo returns to Vegas for its second year this January.

The International Cleaning Experts (ICE) Expo is returning to the South Point Hotel, Casino and Spa in Las Vegas this January 29-30 for its second show and appears primed to build off of the successes of the inaugural 2014 show.


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Business Might: Leveraging Fortune 500 Technologies in Your Cleaning Company

Vertical market. Big data. SaaS. The cloud. They’re all modern-day buzz words for an ever-changing business environment.


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Neighborhood Marketing With Doorknob Hangers

One of the most attractive advertising methods for cleaners is doorknob hangers - it’s quick, economical and you can target the exact clients you want.


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Level 5 of Being Phenomenal Successful Person – Character

Over the past few months, I’ve shared “The 5 Levels of Being Phenomenal.” The levels are the stages everyone goes through when they are attempting to change a habit, reach a new goal or develop a skill.


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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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Grow Your Business and Improve Operations with New Payment Technology

Attend this free webinar to learn how new developments in payment technology can help you close more jobs, increase upselling opportunities and improve operations.

Podcasts

The winter slow season is a great time to pursue commercial cleaning accounts and stay busy. John "the Hitman" Braun solicited questions from thousands of cleaners across the country regarding their questions on commercial cleaning accounts and answers them in this episode of the show.
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2014 Nov/Dec

The Nov/Dec ICS features content on how to get better meter readings, a roundtable on truckmount development, neighborhood marketing and more. Also included is the annual Buyer’s Guide and Directory.

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The Carpet Cleaner's Book of Unlimited Success! (ebook)

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ICS DIRECTORY AND BUYING GUIDE

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