Articles by Al Levi

Why You Need Systems Even More During the Slow Times

Systems can make any company run better and be more profitable.
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Act Like You're Going To Be In Business For Awhile

When you think and do like everyone else it’s usually the wrong thing to do at the wrong time.
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Becoming the Total Solution Provider

We may live in the age of specialization, but right now the best thing you can do is become more of a total solution provider.
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5 Ways to Rev Up Your Sales in Slow Times

Let’s face it: things may be slowing down for you and your company. What’s important now is to develop the ability to make the phone ring.
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10 Things To Do to Create a Winning Trade Show

It’s not just a numbers game. Make sure you’re targeting the right audience.
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Upside Down and Inside Out ... Staffing Ratios

The best staffing ratio is 2:1.
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The Rest of the Steps to Creating Trucks That Work

Get the job done TODAY with a well-stocked and organized truck.
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The First 7 Steps to Creating Trucks That Work

The last thing you need to be doing in this economy is stocking a truck too heavily or paying for excess inventory.
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Seven Ways to Improve Your Internet Marketing

Back in the prehistoric days of the web (circa 1995), I convinced my family that our business needed a website. Back then it took a bunch of money to create a website and have it hosted by a company.
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10 Steps to Taking Control of Your Phone and Your Business

Contractors need to unplug! Here are some tips to finding some peace.
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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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