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.

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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Building Your Green Team

October 3, 2011
It’s always been advantageous to move what your company sells and does from a commodity to a niche.
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Hope for the Best...Prepare for the Worst

September 7, 2011
But, here’s what I know no matter where you operate your business…it’s far better to “Hope for the Best…all the while….preparing for the worst.”
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Family, Friends and House of Worship

July 11, 2011
It’s as inevitable as death and taxes. Be a contractor long enough and you’re going to end up selling stuff to your family, friend or house of worship.
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