Articles by Stephen Ashkin

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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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

In addition to residential and commercial carpet cleaning, do you do any janitorial work on the side?
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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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