Twenty-six years ago, I
started cleaning carpet by working out of the trunk of my car. Over 13 long
years I got the business up to about $30,000 per month. I was making good
money, but everything revolved around me.
Since I started writing for ICS in 2007, I’ve covered a lot of ground. But I don’t like to just write the same old thing each year and, more importantly, I want to make sure that I am connecting with you.
During the recent economic meltdown, many businesses that seemed to be strong faltered. As you face each day as a business owner and react to everyday demands, do you stop to think about how strong your business is?
Across America, businesses large and small struggle with the same issues: cutthroat competition that is selling “below invoice”; customers that don’t want to pay the advertised price; insolent employees and more.
You probably refer to yourself as a professional carpet cleaner. But have you ever thought about what that word really means? You probably refer to yourself as a professional carpet cleaner. But have you ever thought about what that word really means?
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.