Articles by BNP Media Staff

Residential Hard Surface Floor Care

September 9, 2001
A floor is a floor is a floor. Not really. And as professionals, you should know the difference.
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The Carpet Cleaning ‘Triangle’: Winning the Cold War (Part III)

July 20, 2001
When it comes to you and your employees, things can get really strange because neither side really understands the needs and wants of the other.
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Wood Floor Cleaning Systems Make the Grade

July 12, 2001
Adding wood floor cleaning to your services menu will increase your customer base, and your bottom line!
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The Carpet Cleaning ‘Triangle’: What Does Your Customer Want? (Part II)

May 3, 2001
“Women need underwear but women want lingerie.” Leslie Wexler, President, Victoria’s Secret. Understanding the difference between the “needs” and the “wants” of their customers has made Victoria’s Secret an incredible success. Now think what this concept could do for you.
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Performance Insurance: The What, How and Why of Commercial Carpet Maintenance

March 15, 2001
Take it upon yourself to educate the person making these purchasing decisions about how color and style affect a given environment.
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Safety First, My Dad Always Said

March 8, 2001
Basic work safety issues, such as chemical, equipment, personal and floor safety, should be included in your Hard Surface Floor care manual.
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Freedom Is Just Another Word For Success

March 8, 2001
Focus on using your cleaning/restoration business as a vehicle to achieve financial freedom, rather than burning the years away just making a living.
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Hard Surface Floor Cleaning Manual – Do You Have One?

February 9, 2001
A manual is your road map for cleaning. Without it, it will be difficult to hold the technician accountable for what they are expected to do.
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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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Most cleaners rely on their online marketing presence to get jobs. But Google hasn't made things easy lately with their algorithm updates, which has impacted a lot of cleaning sites. Here's a look at some tips and suggestions to improve your Google ranking.
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ICS Cleaning Specialist Magazine

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2014 June/July

The June/July issue of ICS features stories on add-on services, carpet repair, cleaning silk rugs and ranking websites on Google.

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Social Media

Social media is a good way to regularly keep in touch and interact with current clients and reach potential ones. What social mediums do you use in your cleaning/restoration business?
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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.

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ICS DIRECTORY AND BUYING GUIDE

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