Articles by Jeffrey Stouffer

2010 Carpet-Cleaning Chemical Market Study

Welcome to ICS Cleaning Specialist’s eighth commissioned market study designed to measure the opinions and preferences of floor care professionals concerning carpet-cleaning chemicals and suppliers.
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2009 Truckmount Carpet Cleaning Equipment Market Study

The 2009 Truckmount Carpet Cleaning Equipment Market Study looks to provide accurate information regarding the opinions and preferences of carpet cleaning specialists, as well as a more up-to-date view of the market. Whenever possible, data was trended to previous years.
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Wrapping Your Head Around Social Media

First, if you’re reading this while updating your Facebook status, Twittering about the weird wear pattern you encountered today and checking Yelp for reviews on that new pizza joint down the block…then you really don’t need to be reading this.
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The ICS 2009 Disaster Restoration & Remediation Market Study

The ICS Disaster Restoration & Remediation Market Study is an examination of the opinions and preferences of restoration and remediation professionals concerning their business.
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2009 Carpet-Cleaning Chemical Market Study

Welcome to ICS Cleaning Specialist’s seventh commissioned market study designed to measure the opinions and preferences of floor care and restoration professionals as they pertain to the use of carpet-cleaning chemicals and equipment.
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Sundance: Stars, Snow and Soil

A weekend in Park City, Utah showed me just how effective a good soil-prevention program can be in even the most adverse conditions.
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The Sky's Not Falling Quite Yet

When it comes to pronouncing the arrival of doomsday, the bandwagon is open for business 24-7.  But don’t feel bad; with the sledgehammer-to-the-skull approach the headlines are taking these days, it’s not much of a stretch to find yourself buying into the program lock, sinking stock and $700 billion bailout. 
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So Is It or Isn't It?

A recession, that is. And officially it isn’t, at least not until the folks at a place called the National Bureau of Economic Research say it is. The thing is, it doesn’t really matter.
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It's Not Just What You Know, It's Who You Know

This week, guest blogger Graham Dick discusses putting a different spin on networking that he says might be just what you’re looking for to increase your level of success.
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As the Waters Recede, Don't Let Opportunity Follow

The horrendous flooding that’s been front and center in the public consciousness for the past few weeks seems endless: even now the headlines are filled with troubling news of levee breaks and surging waters.
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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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Grow Your Business and Improve Operations with New Payment Technology

Attend this free webinar to learn how new developments in payment technology can help you close more jobs, increase upselling opportunities and improve operations.


While winter is considered the "slow season" for carpet cleaners, it can also be a season of great opportunity. In this episode of The Hitman Advertising Show, John Braun offers advice for keeping revenue consistent during the cold weather months so you're thriving - and not just surviving - the winter.
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ICS Cleaning Specialist Magazine


2014 Nov/Dec

The Nov/Dec ICS features content on how to get better meter readings, a roundtable on truckmount development, neighborhood marketing and more. Also included is the annual Buyer’s Guide and Directory.

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Janitorial Work

In addition to residential and commercial carpet cleaning, do you do any janitorial work on the side?
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The Carpet Cleaner's Book of Unlimited Success! (ebook)

Don’t worry about the recession or about your competition.  Now you can be the owner of over 400 ways for carpet cleaning professionals to make more money and get more jobs!

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