Articles by Jeffrey Stouffer

2010 Carpet-Cleaning Chemical Market Study

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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?

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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

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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

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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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Have a limited marketing budget but realize the importance of neighborhood marketing? Try doorknob hangers, a low-cost, yet highly effective way to drum up more business. In this episode, John Braun discusses the value of this tactic as well as what you should include on the materials you're hanging.
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2014 September

The September issue of ICS features stories on moisture detection, disinfectant services, neighborhood marketing, then we discuss the last level of being phenomenal, and cool products.

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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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