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ICS editor Eric Fish sounds off on events, news and all the latest hot topics surrounding the carpet cleaning and restoration industries.

Recession-Busting Strategies for Construction Pros -Part 2: Your Top 10 Marketing Investments

By Tim Fausch
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Now is the perfect time to rebalance your marketing efforts.
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What You Must Do to Make More Sales

By Al Levi
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Why were my sales so poor at the beginning of my sales career? Here are only three of the many reasons.
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6 Tips On How to Lower Your Rising Accounts Receivables

By Al Levi
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It’s very likely you’re experiencing a cash squeeze. And with tough economic times, one area that’s bound to be on the rise is your Accounts Receivables.
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Recession-Busting Strategies for Construction Pros - Part I: Four Ways Your Competitors Out-Promote You

By Tim Fausch
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Many of your competitors will survive this recession, but only a handful will grow stronger. How in the world are they doing it?
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4 Ways to Improve Cash Flow Right Now

By Al Levi
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If you're struggling to meet payroll (and ends meet in general) follow these four tips to get the cash flowing again at your company now.
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How's Your Project Pipeline?

By Tim Fausch
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Walking through downtown Nashville last week, I heard a country singer lamenting that he lost his girlfriend, his pickup truck and his construction business. OK, that last one was actually his hound dog, but it won’t be long before we hear songs about the heartbreak of losing construction work.
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4 Things to Do to Make Extended Hours Work for You

By Al Levi
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Providing “Extended Hours” of service is something that I’ve always preached as a key to creating additional profitability at any company.
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5 Ways To Rev Up Your Sales In Slow Times

By Al Levi
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Here’s what I’m teaching my clients to do right now, and it’s paying off for them during these recessionary times.
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4 Ways to Rev Up Your Sales Right Now

By Al Levi
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Some more ways to get your phone ringing.
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YouTube Video: Stunning Thoughts On The Pace of Change

By Tim Fausch
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I recently received a link to a YouTube video called “Did You Know?” It is fascinating look at the pace of change, including business and employment trends.
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The 2014 Experience Conference and Exhibition

A look in photos at the 2014 Experience Conference and Exhibition, which was held from April 24-26 at the Embassy Suites Convention Center and Spa in Frisco, Texas.

Podcasts

Have a limited marketing budget but realize the importance of neighborhood marketing? Try doorknob hangers, a low-cost, yet highly effective way to drum up more business. In this episode, John Braun discusses the value of this tactic as well as what you should include on the materials you're hanging.
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ICS Cleaning Specialist Magazine

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2014 September

The September issue of ICS features stories on moisture detection, disinfectant services, neighborhood marketing, then we discuss the last level of being phenomenal, and cool products.

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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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Over 30 authors – over 40 articles…from attorneys, contractors, consultants, instructors and others, both inside and outside the restoration industry. R & R, C & R and Cleanfax, opened their archives and gave us the best they had, other chapters were created just for the “Get Paid!” book and its readers. And every one of them has ideas for how to get paid what you are owed.

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ICS DIRECTORY AND BUYING GUIDE

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TRUCKMOUNT EQUIPMENT AND ACCESSORIES GUIDE

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