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.

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May 15, 2012
By now you’ve seen the ad teases and announcements about Clean Restore Connect (www.cleanrestoreconnect.com), a free online network for cleaning and restoration professionals that ICS Cleaning Specialist and Restoration & Remediation magazines are pleased to be launching. Now it’s time to join.

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Nepotism: Keeping it all in the family

May 7, 2012
The wrong and the right ways to enter into the family business.
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A Connections Conundrum

May 7, 2012
One of the most admirable things about restoration workers is how spontaneous they have to be. When the phone rings and there’s work to be had, they have to get themselves ready to go, whether it’s 6 a.m. or 6 p.m.  Now this little bit that I’m about to share certainly isn’t on the same level as the “drop everything and get out to the site” mentality of what restoration professionals have to go through, but...

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Want to Fix, Grow or Sell Your Business?

April 23, 2012
What are your goals in three to five years?
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Multitasking Myth

April 9, 2012
There are customers and staff tossing balls into the air and expecting you to effectively juggle them all.
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Final Thoughts from RIA/IICRC Update

April 2, 2012
The Restoration Industry Association’s (RIA) 67th-annual Leadership Summit and Industry Expo (Myrtle Beach, S.C.) came to a close March 29, capping three days worth of convention workshops, keynote addresses, breakout sessions and, of course, networking.
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Demanding vs. Pursuing Perfection

March 28, 2012
I think Lexus™ got it right when they coined the phrase, “Relentless Pursuit of Perfection”.
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From the RIA Leadership Summit & Industry Expo

March 27, 2012
MYRTLE BEACH - The Restoration Industry Association’s (RIA) 67th-annual Leadership Summit & Industry Expo kicked off today in Myrtle Beach, S.C.

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Family Turnaround

March 12, 2012
Life can indeed present 2nd and even 3rd acts if we so deem it to be possible.
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Staffing tips from my kid

February 27, 2012
Pam and I have always talked about business since she was a teenager because she shares my love for it.
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