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.

Can "Junk Mail" Help Grow Your Business?

July 22, 2009
I miss “junk mail.” It’s true. Even though I sometimes complained when digging out from a pile of mail, I actually enjoyed opening it.
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Act Like You're Going To Be In Business For Awhile

July 19, 2009
When you think and do like everyone else it’s usually the wrong thing to do at the wrong time.
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Becoming the Total Solution Provider

July 12, 2009
We may live in the age of specialization, but right now the best thing you can do is become more of a total solution provider.
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Fortune Cookies Predict End to Recession, Housing Downturn

July 9, 2009
I’ve been saving fortunes from my Chinese dinners and I’m elated. Apparently, I’m in line for an incredible string of good luck. And my good fortune is your good fortune because we’re all in this downturn together.
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10 Things To Do to Create a Winning Trade Show

July 5, 2009
It’s not just a numbers game. Make sure you’re targeting the right audience.
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Upside Down and Inside Out ... Staffing Ratios

June 28, 2009
The best staffing ratio is 2:1.
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Katrina Revisited

June 22, 2009
In September 2005, the world was mesmerized by the greatest natural disaster in the history of the U.S. Most of us were glued to our favorite cable channel or Web site, watching hurricane Katrina pound the Gulf Coast without mercy.
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The Rest of the Steps to Creating Trucks That Work

June 21, 2009
Get the job done TODAY with a well-stocked and organized truck.
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The First 7 Steps to Creating Trucks That Work

June 14, 2009
The last thing you need to be doing in this economy is stocking a truck too heavily or paying for excess inventory.
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10 Steps to Taking Control of Your Phone and Your Business

June 7, 2009
Contractors need to unplug! Here are some tips to finding some peace.
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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 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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