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.

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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Trimming the Fat

A throwaway comment about restaurants led to a bit of pondering over how the challenges facing one industry can be applied to another.
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$4.35

Here’s a suggestion for all those gas station owners out there: instead of prices, why not just post “Abandon hope all ye who enter here” and get it over with?
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What's the Sound of One Hand Clapping?

Legend has it an actor of some fame once asked this question of the late Hunter S. Thompson at the Woody Creek Tavern in Colorado. Story goes, Thompson turned to the man, slapped him across the face and said, “Like that.” 
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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

Arguably, sending out a client newsletter is the No. 1 key to a reliable cleaning business. In this episode of The Hitman Advertising Show, John Braun covers the true value of mail newsletters, how to send them, how often to send them and more.
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ICS Cleaning Specialist Magazine

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2014 October

The October issue of ICS features stories on the 2015 ICE Expo, differentiation, deodorizing, upholstery cleaning, facebook advertising, up-selling, rug cleaning, the rug tour, and cool products.

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Janitorial Work

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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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