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.

I've Got the Bailout Blues

October 3, 2008
Bailout or keep bailing?

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The Sky's Not Falling Quite Yet

September 29, 2008
When it comes to pronouncing the arrival of doomsday, the bandwagon is open for business 24-7.  But don’t feel bad; with the sledgehammer-to-the-skull approach the headlines are taking these days, it’s not much of a stretch to find yourself buying into the program lock, sinking stock and $700 billion bailout. 
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Houston, We Have Big Problems

September 23, 2008
Many in Texas are returning to homes that look like this tornado-ravaged home in Florida.

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No Time to Play Possum

September 19, 2008
Don't be wild-eyed from this week's wild ride on Wall Street.
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Business Cycles

September 15, 2008
In my 40-plus years of affiliation with the cleaning Industry I have watched closely the ebb and flow of our business in relation to the ups and downs of the general economy. Unlike direct retail, our service business seems to weather the storms of economic downturn and recession fairly well.
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Celebrating Sept. 12; The Future of Trade Shows

September 12, 2008
September 11 was a somber day for me. From the moment I turned on my car radio in the morning until I went to sleep, words and images kept flooding my mind.
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Adventures In Construction: Trends From The Trenches

September 5, 2008
See what readers said about their 2008 losses and their 2009 forecasts.
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Trends From The Trenches

August 28, 2008
In just a few months we’ve gone from feast to famine…from too much business to “where is the business?”…from fat and happy to hungry and stunned.
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The 40,000-foot View of the Cleaning and Restoration Industry

August 22, 2008
ICS is thrilled to announce that long-time ICS columnist, industry stalwart and master of his domain Tom Hill is now blogging his way through the ins and outs (not to mention the ups and downs) of the cleaning and restoration industry.
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Going for the Gold

August 17, 2008
The Olympics and the industry give ICS publisher Evan Kessler a reason to stand up and cheer.
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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

Most cleaners rely on their online marketing presence to get jobs. But Google hasn't made things easy lately with their algorithm updates, which has impacted a lot of cleaning sites. Here's a look at some tips and suggestions to improve your Google ranking.
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ICS Cleaning Specialist Magazine

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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

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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