Articles by Ruth Travis

Change is Inevitable

On a recent business trip, I stopped in an airport restaurant to have dinner while waiting for my flight to depart. I was sitting at a table overlooking a bank of twenty or more pay phones. Actually, it was more like where the pay phones used to be. 
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Financing the IICRC

Many people inquire about how the IICRC spends “registrant” fees. They are under the impression that one person has total control over the finances. That’s just not so.
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The Dalton Connection

When the IICRC began some 36 years ago as the IICUC, there was only one certification category, what we now call Carpet Cleaning Technician or CCT. The course included carpet cleaning, upholstery cleaning, carpet inspection, water damage restoration, carpet repair, and even some marketing information all rolled into one two-and-a-half-day course. 
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IICRC Spreads the Word

One of the most active standing committees in the IICRC is the marketing and PR committee, because it involves most IICRC programs and activities. There are several basic areas of responsibility for the committee, which include trade media outreach, registrant support and consumer awareness.
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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.


Beginning April 21, Google will start judging websites based on their mobile friendliness. What exactly does this mean to you cleaning website? Find out in the latest edition of The Hitman Advertising Show, which will also cover tips and suggestions on getting mobile compliant.
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2015 April

The April ICS issue features content on concrete polishing, green cleaning, air duct cleaning, injection sprayers and new products.

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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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