If you were cleaning
textiles in the early 1970s as I was, you may have struggled as I did with the
lack of equipment available to clean upholstery. The tool I first used with my
portable extractor was a spray gun to squirt on the solution and a hand-vacuum
head (the same kind they used at a carwash to vacuum the car out) for
Back in the early ‘70s, I
was one of those buying the first truckmount production models. I was thrilled
with the power and efficiency I achieved on carpet-cleaning jobs. My company
grew at least in part due to the ability to process more work while performing
excellent cleaning with my truckmount.
That’s correct. A dollar earned isn’t saved; it usually goes to pay expenses. You might ask, “Why is the guy who talks about gadgets giving us a money lecture today?” It’s because, in times of high costs of doing business and a slower economy, there are some terrific accessories and concepts that can directly influence your bottom line.
Several years ago I agreed to go to Anchorage, Alaska and teach a carpet-cleaning course. It was a great time of year – early July – and the sun shined for 21 hours a day. Part of my payment included a trip into the beautiful Alaskan wilderness to fish for King Salmon.
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.
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.
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.