Stephen Ashkin

Stephen P. Ashkin is president of The Ashkin Group, a consulting firm specializing in Greening the cleaning industry. He is also the coauthor of The Business of Green Cleaning” and “Green Cleaning for Dummies.” Ashkin has worked in the cleaning industry since 1981 and has held senior management positions in leading consumer and commercial product companies. He began his work on Green Cleaning in 1990 and is thought of today as the “father of Green Cleaning.” Reach him at (812) 332-7950 or email steveashkin@ashkingroup.com.

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The “Greening” of Carpet Cleaning

While green cleaning has now essentially become the “norm” when it comes to professional cleaning in much of the jansan industry, that has not necessarily been the case for professional carpet cleaners.


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Sustainable Carpet Cleaning

While carpet cleaning and professional cleaning are viewed as two distinct industries with their own special needs, concerns and interests, they do have many things in common.


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Green Cleaning: What You Don't Know Can Hurt You

Invariably, one of the things that most impresses me when I attend tradeshows for the carpet cleaning and restoration industries is the entrepreneurial spirit of the attendees.

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Green Carpet Care: The Nuts and Bolts

If there is one thing I know about carpet cleaning technicians, it is that they believe time is money. So let’s get to 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.

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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.

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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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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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