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.

Want the Same Old Results? Use the Same Old Approach

August 10, 2011

An area that is often overlooked is that we need to be as profitable as we can in order to be able to re-invest in our company as well as provide for our families and plan our retirement.
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The Most Important Thing

July 19, 2011

The most important aspect to being a successful service company is a positive, can-do attitude. With the recession that all of us have faced, this has never been more important.
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Family, Friends and House of Worship

July 11, 2011
It’s as inevitable as death and taxes. Be a contractor long enough and you’re going to end up selling stuff to your family, friend or house of worship.
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Selling...Dos...and Don'ts

June 28, 2011
Having grown up in the plumbing, heating and cooling business in New York, I knew that I couldn’t push my cooling equipment too long out here in Arizona.
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Dirty Jobs' Mike Rowe Offers Help to the Trades; Finding and Filling Jobs in Your Market, Part 2

June 21, 2011
In my last blog, I introduced a partnership BNP Media forged with BirdDog Jobs, a career center specializing in the skilled trades. Today, we’re pleased to announce another partnership.
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Life Is Short

June 17, 2011

Our industry has lost a friend as well as an outstanding businessman.  Paul Thompson, owner of Town & Country Services in Greenland, NH, died last week after collapsing suddenly over the weekend.
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Finding and Filling Jobs in Your Market, Part 1

June 1, 2011
For the last two years, more than 13+ million U.S. workers have been unemployed, many for very long stretches.
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Three Business Insights Gained While Running Through Hershey

May 26, 2011
This week I attended the last National Association Oil Heating Service Managers Show in Hershey, PA. Actually, it’s not the last show for this fine organization, but it will be the last show by that exact name.
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The Power of CYA

May 25, 2011
Don’t underestimate the “Power of CYA!”
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What the heck was that...oh boy

May 13, 2011
This is no major flood or restoration job by any stretch of the imagination but even I was surprised at just how much remediation is involved from the seemingly benign water leak under my kitchen sink. 
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