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Previewing TISE East & its Cleaning and Restoration Pavilion

TISE will be held from October 19-22 at the Miami Beach Convention Center in Miami, FL

The Cleaning and Restoration Pavilion is a specialized area on the The International Surface Event East (TISE) show floor which showcases exhibitors who supply the surface industry with the latest tools, techniques and technologies for the cleaning, maintenance and restoration of any type of floor covering.


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Diversify or Die! If it’s on the Floor, Can You Service it?

Have you noticed there isn’t as much carpet in homes today as there used to be? The home I owned in the mid 1980’s had 100% of the floor covered in carpet – yes, even the kitchen and bathrooms! 


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Level 3 of Being Phenomenal Successful Person – Controlled Attention

Over the last two months I shared the first two levels of “The 5 Levels of Being Phenomenal.” We’ve covered Level 1, “Self Awareness,” and Level 2, “Willingness to Change.”


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Silk Rugs: What Can a Cleaner Do?

In my last article, which appeared in the May issue of ICS, we discussed rayon viscous or artificial silk that is often assumed by rug owners to be the real deal. This time we will look at silk – a true luxury fiber.


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Homeowner Halleluiah: The Value of Offering Carpet Repair

Most of you who are reading this story are likely looking at carpet repair as an add-on service to your existing cleaning company.


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Google Wars! Why is Google De-Ranking Cleaning Websites?

For many cleaning companies, getting ranked on Google has been the best marketing return ever. The cost is minimal and a cleaning company can easily get a dozen calls each week from a good placement. 


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How Do You Diversify? A Look at Add-Ons Worth Adding

If you ask David Hart, Founder/CEO of RAMAIR, he’ll tell you that duct cleaning is the fastest growing segment in the cleaning industry, as homeowners are becoming more and more aware of indoor air quality and potential contaminants that can cause harm. 


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Avoiding the “Crash and Burn” Phenomenon! – Part II

“Maybe we’ll live and learn. Maybe we’ll crash and burn.” – John Legend 


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Previewing the 2014 Experience Conference and Trade Show

Just as last April’s Experience Conference and Exhibition shifted locations for its 2014 event, the fall Experience Convention and Trade Show will also have a new location. 


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Stain Removal: Simplified, Not Mystified

In my early certification training classes I was taught that if I first applied a VDS to an unknown stain and then followed that up with a NVDS if it responded but needed more oomph, but then had to rinse again with a VDS.


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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.

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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)

Don’t worry about the recession or about your competition.  Now you can be the owner of over 400 ways for carpet cleaning professionals to make more money and get more jobs!

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ICS DIRECTORY AND BUYING GUIDE

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