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.

Celebrating Sept. 12; The Future of Trade Shows

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

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

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

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

The Olympics and the industry give ICS publisher Evan Kessler a reason to stand up and cheer.
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N.T.A. N-O-W

ICS publisher Evan Kessler jumps into the fray with his thoughts on the neccessity of a national trade association for the cleaning industry.
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Getting From A to B...In Style

It’s been far too long since we’ve recognized those fundamental tools of the trade, those vessels that whisper across the blacktop on molded rubber bearing the names Michelin, Bridgestone, Goodyear and more.
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So Is It or Isn't It?

A recession, that is. And officially it isn’t, at least not until the folks at a place called the National Bureau of Economic Research say it is. The thing is, it doesn’t really matter.
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It's Not Just What You Know, It's Who You Know

This week, guest blogger Graham Dick discusses putting a different spin on networking that he says might be just what you’re looking for to increase your level of success.
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As the Waters Recede, Don't Let Opportunity Follow

The horrendous flooding that’s been front and center in the public consciousness for the past few weeks seems endless: even now the headlines are filled with troubling news of levee breaks and surging waters.
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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.

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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

The winter slow season is a great time to pursue commercial cleaning accounts and stay busy. John "the Hitman" Braun solicited questions from thousands of cleaners across the country regarding their questions on commercial cleaning accounts and answers them in this episode of the show.
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ICS Cleaning Specialist Magazine

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2014 Nov/Dec

The Nov/Dec ICS features content on how to get better meter readings, a roundtable on truckmount development, neighborhood marketing and more. Also included is the annual Buyer’s Guide and Directory.

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Janitorial Work

In addition to residential and commercial carpet cleaning, do you do any janitorial work on the side?
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The Carpet Cleaner's Book of Unlimited Success! (ebook)

Don’t worry about the recession or about your competition.  Now you can be the owner of over 400 ways for carpet cleaning professionals to make more money and get more jobs!

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ICS DIRECTORY AND BUYING GUIDE

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TRUCKMOUNT EQUIPMENT AND ACCESSORIES GUIDE

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