Articles by Darrell Paulson

The Value of a Service Mark

Earlier this year, it was announced that the IICRC would take on the cleantrust as its service mark. But what is a service mark and why is it useful?


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Relationships, Relationships, Relationships

At the Certification Council in April, I talked about the seven “P’s” of planning (Prior, Proper, Planning, Prevents, Persistently, Poor, Performance) and how we are using this process to accomplish many of our relationship-building goals for 2012.
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Explaining the IICRC and its Service Mark

Change is the word that best explains the last eight months at the IICRC. Between restructuring the board of directors, to announcing the ITA (International Trade Association) and launching (and re-launching) the new branding, I understand that a lot has been going on and it’s probably been tough to stay informed.
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Introducing the New Mold Remediation Specialist Certification Program

As The Clean Trust seeks to be the leading independent, non-profit certification and standard setting body within the cleaning, restoration and inspection industry, it is important we remain proactive on new regulation and legislation changes.

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The Clean Trust: Building an International Trade Association

The Clean Trust is moving forward with plans for an independent international trade association initially approved at The Clean Trust executive committee and board of directors meetings in 2011.
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Collaboration - What Makes the Clean Trust Tick

Last month we put out a call for volunteers - and you answered back with a resounding yes.

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The Clean Trust: Volunteers are the Foundation

January. It is the start of a new year for The Clean Trust. By the end of January, the new board of directors will have officially met and begin acting on the strategic plan in place.
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The Clean Trust

The end of 2011 has brought a lot of change to The Clean Trust - formerly the IICRC - with the two biggest being the restructuring and the new name.
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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

The winter slow season is a great time to pursue commercial cleaning accounts and stay busy. John "the Hitman" Braun solicited questions from thousands of cleaners across the country regarding their questions on commercial cleaning accounts and answers them in this episode of the show.
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2014 Nov/Dec

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