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Management Training Options #6 for Your 'Micro' Cleaning Service

September 11, 2000
With the help of technological devices, such as the Internet, computers and bulletin board forums, a “micro” cleaning business can participate in high-tech coaching programs and access badly needed business training...
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Letters to the Editor: Sharing Knowledge

September 11, 2000
ICS On-Line: How Sharing Knowledge Has Become a Reality!
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Editorial Comment: ICS Increases Your Bottom Line!

September 11, 2000
In this month's Editorial Comment, Editor Arpi Nalbandian reveals the results of an informal on-line survey, addresses cleaning for health, and more...
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Improve Your Image as a Hard Floor Maintenance Technician

September 11, 2000
You’ve worked hard to let the customer know how you’re going to improve their image, but what are you doing about your own image?...
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Time in the Market vs. Timing the Market

September 11, 2000
As investors, cleaners and restorers should realize how “timing the market” contributes to successful long-term financial goals...
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The Growing Need for Change

September 11, 2000
Former IICRC Certified Firms were asked why they chose not to maintain their Certified Firm status, and as a result of their responses, the IICRC has launched a renewed effort to monitor the Certified Firm database, and a relentless effort to remove undesirable companies from its list of firms...
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Carpet Cleaner or Exterminator?

September 11, 2000
Basic carpet cleaning chemistry, in its cleaning process, has the ability to eliminate certain microbes by disrupting the environment. A variation in pH, hot water, chemical imbalance, together with conventional hot water carpet cleaning, minimizes the life makeup of a microbe...
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Creatively Pricing Your Cleaning Services

September 11, 2000
As a cleaning specialist, when you calculate every job using the same pricing method, you are undervaluing your services. The price of the job at hand should be determined, at least in part, by the carpet, the soiling conditions, the customer’s expectations and their reason for cleaning...
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Rewarding Good Performance Builds a Strong Cleaning Team

June 28, 2000
When an associate in your company is performing well above the minimum expectations of their job description, it’s very important to recognize their efforts...
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Loss Mitigation—Processing Priorities, Part 2

June 28, 2000
Following the preliminary safety and loss mitigation procedures, basic job setting begins at the ceiling and progresses to the floor, and from the inside of the structure to the outside.
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