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CFI Education Update

September 14, 2009
CFI Education Director Peter Sierck and CFI President Matt Sanders have put together an impressive slate of classes to be held at A+Plus Environmental Supplies.
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PCUCA: What's Coming Up?

August 20, 2009
Sept. 9-11 sees the Connections Convention & Trade Show in Las Vegas. Join the PCUCA board of directors for “THE EXPERIENCE,” a hands-on educational program.
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IICRC Makes a Change for the Future

August 20, 2009
As has been widely reported, the Institute of Inspection, Cleaning and Restoration Certification welcomed its first full-time, paid president on Aug. 1, when Patrick Winters officially joined our organization.
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CFI Chapter Updates

August 20, 2009
Los Angeles Chapter Director Vince Attardo reports that the LA Chapter held a successful chapter meeting, with 30-plus attendees sitting in on a discussion with past CFI Director Al Casas and IICRC Vice President Darrell Paulsen.
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Something Wicking This Way Comes

July 8, 2009
I recently inspected a couple of carpet-cleaning jobs carried out by two different cleaning companies. One job was through the manufacturer, the other contracted by the homeowner.
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PCUCA Donates Services at Denver-area Ronald McDonald Houses

July 7, 2009
The PCUCA cleaned the two Denver-area Ronald McDonald Houses in April and May as a donation of more than $10,000 to benefit families who have children in local hospitals and Children’s Hospital.
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In Memoriam: Carl Williams

July 7, 2009
The CFI mourns the passing of our good friend and President Emeritus Carl Williams. He was the founder and president of The Academy of Textiles & Flooring in Whittier, California.
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Delegating or Shirking? You Make the Call! - Part I

June 11, 2009
The majority of carpet cleaners out there are owner-operators working alone against incredible odds. My hat is off to all of you brave solo entrepreneurs! But even the Lone Ranger had Tonto. Who has your back? Maybe more importantly, how can you delegate at least some of your responsibilities?
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Your 9-Step Marketing Plan - Step 9

June 11, 2009
At last! Over the past 8 months I have painstakingly outlined a step-by-step marketing plan for you. Finally, we are at the last installment.
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Business Planning in a Down Market

June 11, 2009
The belief is that small businesses suffer more in economic slowdowns; apparently, a lot of it is to do with complacency. In the good times, we are so busy we may forget the basics that keep the telephones ringing. So keep the essentials in mind.
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