Now is not the time to hunker down, letting the terrorists of Sept. 11 get their way by changing our way of life, and our way of doing business. It's time to get this economy back on line, and we can help assure that eventuality takes place sooner by doing business. That is the American Way.
Computer technology is the secret weapon of the cleaning professional. The timesaving value and the customer communication value are enormous. It can improve the consumers' perception of your technicians.
Business consultants tell us that the single biggest expense on a cleaning company's ledger is labor. This makes sense when you consider that we are a labor-intensive service industry. With this in mind, it makes sense that better trained technicians are more efficient, thus spending less time on labor.
In case you haven't noticed, the computer revolution has come and gone. That isn't to say that computers don't continue to revolutionize the way we do things. They do. It's just that most people have realized the importance of computers in their daily lives, business or otherwise.
Now that you are reading this month's issue of ICS Cleaning Specialist magazine, you must have noticed the card on the front of the magazine. You ignored it? Allow me to tell you the significance of this card.
I write this on Sept. 15 and while much will have occurred between my ICS Cleaning Specialist deadline and your reading of this column, there is little doubt that the world as we know it has changed forever ... and not for the better.
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.