Editor's Blog

Editor's Blog
ICS editor Eric Fish sounds off on events, news and all the latest hot topics surrounding the carpet cleaning and restoration industries.

From the RIA Leadership Summit & Industry Expo

March 27, 2012
MYRTLE BEACH - The Restoration Industry Association’s (RIA) 67th-annual Leadership Summit & Industry Expo kicked off today in Myrtle Beach, S.C.

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Family Turnaround

March 12, 2012
Life can indeed present 2nd and even 3rd acts if we so deem it to be possible.
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Staffing tips from my kid

February 27, 2012
Pam and I have always talked about business since she was a teenager because she shares my love for it.
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More or Less Important?

February 14, 2012
A trip to New York lent an opportunity to catch up with my good friend, Dan Holohan.
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Congratulations Bane-Clene on 50 Years

February 1, 2012
On the occasion of this Golden Anniversary for Bane-Clene we have a full feature article in the pages of our February issue of ICS and on ICS online which I have personally written.

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Engineering a Turnaround

February 1, 2012
It’s never too late to engineer a turnaround at your company!
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Five O'clock Knock

January 16, 2012
“Got a minute?”
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Want to Add Another Trade...Really?

December 12, 2011
It’s an age old question that we contractors face.
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Culture of Change

November 28, 2011
When I do workshops, I ask the audience, “Why do people resist change?”
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Division or Divisive

October 31, 2011
I work with companies that do commercial work only, commercial and residential work only and residential work only.
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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.


Most cleaners rely on their online marketing presence to get jobs. But Google hasn't made things easy lately with their algorithm updates, which has impacted a lot of cleaning sites. Here's a look at some tips and suggestions to improve your Google ranking.
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ICS Cleaning Specialist Magazine

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2014 June/July

The June/July issue of ICS features stories on add-on services, carpet repair, cleaning silk rugs and ranking websites on Google.

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Social Media

Social media is a good way to regularly keep in touch and interact with current clients and reach potential ones. What social mediums do you use in your cleaning/restoration business?
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Get Paid! (ebook)
Over 30 authors – over 40 articles…from attorneys, contractors, consultants, instructors and others, both inside and outside the restoration industry. R & R, C & R and Cleanfax, opened their archives and gave us the best they had, other chapters were created just for the “Get Paid!” book and its readers. And every one of them has ideas for how to get paid what you are owed.

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