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.

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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Is It Even Possible?

May 8, 2011
Years ago it was in vogue at many shops I’d work with to have a mannequin dressed up in the perfect company uniform in some open shop area.
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It's A Limited Democracy

April 27, 2011
While seeking employees’ input and buy-in is important, you must be willing to make tough decisions that benefit the customer, the company and the staff.
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5-Step Success Process

April 14, 2011
If you’re trying to run a successful business, I highly recommend you get selective about where you’re trying to end up and which road you choose to get you there.
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Truest Grit

April 12, 2011
Construction and maintenance pros, do you have what it takes to takes to excel today? I'm not talking about aggressive cost cutting or crazy-efficient management techniques. Chances are you are already doing those things.
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Proper Cleaning is Green Cleaning

April 11, 2011

All cleaning is green cleaning, or at least, it should be.  By definition, cleaning is the removal of unwanted matter including macro soils (those we can see) and micro soils (those we can’t see). 
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Want to Run a Profitable, Growing Company? Don't Miss this Free Webinar

April 1, 2011
Al Levi could have packed it in, gone to Arizona, and led the good life. After all, he sold his contracting company back when the economy was still vibrant.
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The Power Of A Great Company Name

March 29, 2011
The power of building a brand starts with a great name.
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2014 June/July

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