Dave DeBlander

Dave DeBlander

Dave DeBlander is the owner of Pro Clean Restoration and Cleaning, a turn-key carpet cleaning/ restoration business in Pensacola, Fl. He is also an author, speaker and business consultant. His books include 40 Words (To Awaken the Entrepreneur Within); 40 Days (To Awaken the Power Within); How to Get Off the Truck and on to the Beach; and How to Develop a Turn-Key Business. His business products include the Upsell Video and The Game Changer Business Performance Program. He can be reached at www.davedeblander.com and 850-637-SELL.

ARTICLES

10 Factors in Hiring and Retaining Employees

Here are 10 important factors in hiring and keeping fabulous employees that will be an integral part of your turn-key business.


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The Difference Between Price and Cost

When I speak to realtors or referral sources or prospects, I always emphasize the difference between price and cost. Your clients need to know there is a huge difference and they ought to know what the difference is.

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10 Laws to Live By

Law No. 1 - It’s got to be fun: Life is too short and the potential to enjoy all aspects of life are too great to overlook this law. Sure, bad stuff happens to everyone, but that should be for a season and not for a lifestyle. Enjoy your customers, your vendors, the thrill of the pursuit or go and do something else. Running a business can really be a lot of fun. Are you having fun or would you be better off working for the man? Here is how I have fun in my business.


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Beat Your Best

For the most part, you are competing against yourself, not others. Sure, you have competition. And while competition can definitely motivate you, your main competition is with yourself. People implement ideas and get motivated through one of two different factors.


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Love Those Dry Erase Boards

Twelve years ago, I was cleaning a commercial carpet and I was intrigued by all the dry erase boards all over the office.


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Make Every Day a Masterpiece


Legendary college basketball coach John Wooden had many tremendous sayings, but probably his most famous was, “Make every day a masterpiece.” That's great advice.
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How Do I Pay My Employees?


I have a business mentor and neighbor who always inspires me when we get together, and he gives me great ideas and sound business principles. He is also very rich.
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Is It Time To Quit?

Having been in this industry for over twenty years and having coached business owners for the last five years, I would have to say there are situations in which taking down the sign and closing the doors is not a bad idea.
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Choose Wisely


Good businesspeople make good decisions, while poor businesspeople make poor decisions. That may seem like a rather simplistic statement, but it is true and the reality behind it is monumental.
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10 Ways to Get Unstuck


Many carpet cleaning/ restoration companies seem to grow to a certain size and then proceed to get stuck there for years and years. Why is that and what can be done about it?
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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.

Podcasts

Arguably, sending out a client newsletter is the No. 1 key to a reliable cleaning business. In this episode of The Hitman Advertising Show, John Braun covers the true value of mail newsletters, how to send them, how often to send them and more.
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ICS Cleaning Specialist Magazine

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2014 October

The October issue of ICS features stories on the 2015 ICE Expo, differentiation, deodorizing, upholstery cleaning, facebook advertising, up-selling, rug cleaning, the rug tour, and cool products.

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Janitorial Work

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