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.
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.
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?
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.
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.