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.

Here's a New Trade Show Everyone Can Attend

June 8, 2010
I’ve always been baffled by the low turnout for many construction-related trade shows. Even when the number of attendees reaches record levels, the total represents a fraction of the universe of contractors, engineers, architects, wholesalers, and maintenance pros who should be attending. 
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What's the Value of Remembering the Past?

June 1, 2010
Not much! That is unless you’ve learned something from it.
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Gulf Coast Oil Leak: Environmental Catastrophe vs. U.S. Independence

May 28, 2010
I’m an ardent fan of the great outdoors. I run and bike on nature trails. I’m the family recycling nut. My favorite vacation destinations are Zion National Park, The Grand Canyon, Glacier National Park, and Bryce Canyon. I love lakes, rivers and the ocean. 
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Loaves of Bread Not Slices

May 23, 2010
I’ll admit it. I’m not a giant fan of reading financials and management reporting.
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Safety Gone Wrong

May 17, 2010
Last week I received an email with the headline, “Have a Safe Work Week” from blogger extraordinaire John Sonnehalter. John was promoting North American Occupational Safety & Health Week, which ran May 2-8. I had great intentions of blogging on this topic during the designated week. 
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7 Power Concepts of Business

May 16, 2010
What does it take to own and operate a successful company?
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Hanging Around with Positive People

May 9, 2010
“You are the sum total of the five people you hang around with most” is a popular quote amongst speakers. And with good reason…..it’s true!
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10 Things to Think About

May 2, 2010
Taking the time to think about the right things in business is, sometimes, the best way to spend your time.
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Dressing for Dollars

April 18, 2010
Deadhead t-shirt, muddy work boots, a local sports team baseball cap, beat up blue jeans, a plaid hunting jacket and sporting a 3-day scruff. Am I talking about the Techs I encounter? Nope.
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Steam Room Design Brings Back Adolescent Fears

April 16, 2010
After decades of quiet avoidance, I recently found the courage to enter a public steam room. Finally, I was prepared to overcome adolescent memories of a sauna experience gone badly. 
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