Articles by Howard Partridge

Phenomenal Marketing Systems: Part 1

Regardless of the type of marketing you do, it must increase sales

 A phenomenal marketing system consistently produces your perfect target prospect.  


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No Team, No Dream

Remember, the one and only reason your business exists is to be a vehicle to help you achieve your life goals

About 29 years ago, I married into an Italian family from New Jersey. Being from Alabama myself, I didn’t realize that when you marry into an Italian family, instead of getting wedding presents, you get cash!  


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How to Hold Phenomenal “Meetings” in Your Cleaning Business

I hate meetings. I’m not sure why, but meetings feel like one of those old vinyl records that all of a sudden goes into slow motion.


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A Phenomenal Leader is…

In this installment, I’d like to explore the qualities of a leader

Welcome to the third episode of Phenomenal Leadership Systems.


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The Definition of Leadership

There can only be one vision.

Last month I shared my definition of leadership: Effectively communicating your vision, mission and purpose. Today, I’d like to share what I mean by vision.


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The Definition of Leadership

Everything rises and falls on leadership

John Maxwell, the world’s No. 1 leadership expert, says that everything rises and falls on leadership. If that’s true, shouldn’t we learn more about it?


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New Year’s Resolutions – How Are You Doing on YOUR Goals?

If you are like most people in America, you made a few New Year’s resolutions last month. Now it’s February. How are you doing?


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How to Create Record Sales and Profits: Part III

A Tribute to American Legend Zig Ziglar (1926 -2012)


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How to Create Record Sales and Profits: Part II

In last month’s article, I asked these questions: Why is it that some companies are having record sales and profits while others are struggling? Why does one person in a community thrive, while the next in the same community barely survives? Why does this happen when they both have access to the same resources and opportunities?


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How to Create Record Sales and Profits: Part I

Why is it that some companies are having record sales and profits while others are struggling? Why does one person in a community thrive, while the next in the same community barely survive? Why does this happen when they both have access to the same resources and opportunities?
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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.

Podcasts

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

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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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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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ICS DIRECTORY AND BUYING GUIDE

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TRUCKMOUNT EQUIPMENT AND ACCESSORIES GUIDE

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