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.

4 Things to Do to Make Extended Hours Work for You

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

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

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

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

(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

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

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

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

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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Las Vegas Construction Meltdown

I had heard that Las Vegas construction was in huge trouble. According to the reports, the financial meltdown had broken the city’s back. The cranes were idle, the jackhammers silent and the workers sent packing. Put a fork in all those huge building projects--they're dead.
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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.

1/27/15 2:00 pm EST

Grow Your Business and Improve Operations with New Payment Technology

Attend this free webinar to learn how new developments in payment technology can help you close more jobs, increase upselling opportunities and improve operations.

Podcasts

While winter is considered the "slow season" for carpet cleaners, it can also be a season of great opportunity. In this episode of The Hitman Advertising Show, John Braun offers advice for keeping revenue consistent during the cold weather months so you're thriving - and not just surviving - the winter.
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ICS Cleaning Specialist Magazine

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2015 Jan/Feb

The Jan/Feb ICS issue features content on cleaning services during the winter time, commercial cleaning, rug cleaning, new with rugs, marketing for restoration and new products.

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Janitorial Work

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