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.

Loaves of Bread

April 11, 2010
Many of the contractors I speak to and even work with have many common traits.
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Four Expanding Markets You Should Pursue Now

April 5, 2010
I recently attended my first-ever security industry trade show, ISC West, which took place at the Sands Convention Center in Las Vegas March 24-26. The show, which connects security product manufacturers with integrators/installers/security officers, was encouraging on several levels. 
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It Was Working When I Left

April 4, 2010
“It was working when I left” was the sick sarcastic joke of a response I used to get from some of my troublesome Techs when I would confront them the next day with a callback.
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Construction/Service Pros: It's Twitter Time...Really

March 23, 2010
A year ago, I told a co-worker that Twitter was a fad. It would not last, I pronounced, because it was fluff and provided no clear benefit. Who cares where tweeters are eating lunch? 
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Media Madness and Construction Pros

March 16, 2010
Last week, I experienced a different kind of March Madness. I spent three days in Manhattan at meetings focused on e-media trends and developments. My head is still spinning. 
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5 Powerful Technologies to Power Your Business Now

March 14, 2010
Working with contractors for years now, one thing is common. As contractors, we love any new tools that we can get our hands on, but not so much when it
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Stepping Over Dollars to Pick Up Dimes

March 7, 2010
The first time my dad cautioned me about, “Stepping Over Dollars to Pick Up Dimes”…I was still a kid in the business. So, I asked him, “What does that mean?”He
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Innovation Still Matters

February 26, 2010
What have you done this week to inspire your customers and employees to be excited about your products or services? 
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Company Wide Game and a Stake in the Game

February 21, 2010
I want to talk to you about an annual Holiday Bonus that makes sense. Yes, I know what month it is. But, you need to plan and do some financial
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Computer Backup From Mild to Wild

February 14, 2010
Backing up your computer files is not important! It’s only important when something goes wrong. And something always can go wrong. I know because it did at my shop years
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