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.

How's Your Project Pipeline?

April 7, 2009
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

April 5, 2009
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

March 29, 2009
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

March 22, 2009
Some more ways to get your phone ringing.
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YouTube Video: Stunning Thoughts On The Pace of Change

March 20, 2009
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 Rest Of The Things You Need To Do Right Now

March 15, 2009
(From “7 Things Every  Contractor Needs to Do to Maximize Their Internet Marketing”)
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3 Things You Need To Do Right Now

March 8, 2009
(From “7 Things Every Contractor Needs to Do to Maximize Their Internet Marketing”)
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Desperate Times Call For...Simple Measures?

March 4, 2009
I’m amazed at how fast the decline of the U.S. economy has impacted our lifestyles. We are buying far fewer goods and services that we now consider luxuries, and we are slowing the pace of our lives in the process.
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2 Most Important Things To Do To Get Your Phone Ringing

March 1, 2009
We all need to be great at marketing.
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Five Tactics Your Competitors Are Using to Survive the 'New Normal'

February 23, 2009
I live and work in the rather sickly Detroit metropolitan market. Every time I drive by a flooring store, granite shop, plumbing showroom or contractor’s truck, I wonder how they are doing. What steps have they taken to cut costs? How long can they keep going if conditions don’t improve?
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