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.

5-Step Success Process

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

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


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

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

The power of building a brand starts with a great name.
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Providing Eye Candy for Your Customers

Last week I spent a couple days at the Coverings Show in Las Vegas. Usually, I’m very focused at trade shows on meeting readers or advertisers and talking about their specific interests.
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More Ways To Prevent Employees From Stealing Your Calls

In the first part of this blog (“Can Your Employees Be Stealing Your Calls?”) that ran on Feb. 20, I gave you the dire scenario of your own employees siphoning
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A Commentary on Cleaning Standards


There has been much talk about establishing definitive cleaning standards within our industry, but efforts have met with mixed success. I believe the reason is basic. 
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Can Your Employees Be Stealing Your Calls?

Yes! And when I hear the pain in the voice of contractors who have fallen prey to their own staff stealing their calls it’s sickening. Even if you haven’t been
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Winning the Race: Expo Generates New Optimism

The last two years remind me of running in the San Diego Marathon. It was a brutally hot event. At the starting line, race organizers distributed salt packets and issued dire warnings to slow our pace – or face the consequences.
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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

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ICS DIRECTORY AND BUYING GUIDE

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