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.

Afraid That Your Staff Is Slowing Down?

Disappointed?Does your staff seem to take longer than whatever time they’re given no matter what the task assigned is….even the simplest of things? I know, it used to drive me
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Falling Off the Wagon

The New Year is always a great time to stop the craziness long enough to reflect on what went right last year, what went wrong and what would you like
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Somebody's Job

At my company, we used to get derailed by the simplest of tasks. We struggled to master the many tasks required to run our business and keep our promises. Even
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Time for Lunch

When the busy season hits, most of us are guilty of dashboard dining. For those unfamiliar with the term, it means we don’t have time to stop and eat lunch
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Why Would You Go To The Doctor and Not Do What You're Told?

Years back, my friend who was a noted industry specialist in our trade called me to complain that he had a number of contractors who would call him up to
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A Global Warming Tax on Your Business?

If forced to take a side, I would join the ranks of global warming skeptics.  
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Breaking Away From The One Thing You Do

I joined in on a teleseminar call the other day that my consulting partner was hosting. The blog talk radio show interviewed guest Jack Stack. He has become famous for
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Five Reasons to Give Thanks

With 2009 ticking down, it would be so easy to reflect on the hardships our country has endured this year.
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The Good, The Bad and The Ugly of Family Dynamics

Here’s what you can do right now to make working with family so much better.
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Wishing It Were So

“When you put the car in the ditch, the first thing you need to do is stop spinning the wheels.”
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The 2014 Experience Conference and Exhibition

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Arguably, sending out a client newsletter is the No. 1 key to a reliable cleaning business. In this episode of The Hitman Advertising Show, John Braun covers the true value of mail newsletters, how to send them, how often to send them and more.
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2014 October

The October issue of ICS features stories on the 2015 ICE Expo, differentiation, deodorizing, upholstery cleaning, facebook advertising, up-selling, rug cleaning, the rug tour, and cool products.

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