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Rayon: A Rug Specialist’s Challenge

Designers have embraced the silk-like look of rayon for garments, upholstery fabrics and area rugs. But rayon rugs present many challenges for rug cleaners, as this fiber doesn’t hold up to foot traffic and consumer do-it-yourself spotting/cleaning.


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

“We lose money on every sale but we make up for it in increased volume!” – Anonymous

So hopefully by now you are busy, busy, busy with spring cleaning! And yet many carpet cleaners still crash and burn financially and/or emotionally even though they are booked solid for days ahead!


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Being a Phenomenally Successful Person: Level 2 - Are You Willing to Change?

The first level is being aware of what you are thinking and doing. Level 2 is being willing to change.


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Mold Remediation – Know the Basics First

Mold remediation can be a lucrative add-on business for restoration companies, but the inherent hazards and requirements warrant careful adherence to industry standards for both the process and products used.


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Should a Carpet Cleaner Advertise on Craigslist?

Craigslist is booming with listings from carpet cleaners. Since Craigslist is a free media to put out your cleaning company’s message, many cleaners take advantage of the offering.


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What’s the Best Vacuum Cleaner?

What’s the best vacuum cleaner?” I get that question all the time, from homeowners mostly.


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The “Greening” of Carpet Cleaning

While green cleaning has now essentially become the “norm” when it comes to professional cleaning in much of the jansan industry, that has not necessarily been the case for professional carpet cleaners.


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Will You Grab Your “Golden Opportunity?”

“I think everyone is an opportunist if they have an opportunity.” – Katharine Hepburn

You love carpet cleaning. I did too. So I’m happy for both of us!


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3 Ways to Become a More Sustainable Cleaning Company

We’ve covered a lot on green in this issue as a means for cleaning for health and safety.


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Being a Phenomenally Successful Person: Level 1 - Self-Awareness

In the January/February issue of ICS, I shared the “5 Levels of Becoming a Phenomenally Successful Person.” To briefly review, you were created to be phenomenal.


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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)

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ICS DIRECTORY AND BUYING GUIDE

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