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.

Love Connection...The Office Romance

January 9, 2011
The question is where can people connect with one another socially, emotionally and when desired form a love connection?
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Water Quality Takes Center Stage

January 7, 2011
Blame it on the recession. Concerns over water quality seem to drop from the public’s radar for much of 2009 and 2010.  
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Aliens Among Us: A Tribute to Engineers

December 23, 2010
I’ve been thinking a lot about engineers lately and concluded they must be alien beings. For reasons I do not understand, God sent these advanced life forms to earth to keep people like me from mass chaos. There must be an engineering angel whose job is to keep us from self-destruction.
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The Power of Great Taglines

December 12, 2010
Some taglines are successful enough to warrant inclusion in popular culture.
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Could Health Care Costs Derail a 2011 Construction Comeback?

December 1, 2010
I’ve been feeling pretty good about 2011. There are several signs the economy is rebounding. Many construction-related firms throughout the supply chain have indicated they are gradually climbing out of their respective holes.
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Working with Carpet Cleaners

November 5, 2010

A few weeks ago, I was invited to make a presentation to an audience of professionals from the cleaning and restoration industry at the Connections trade show in Las Vegas.
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Sharing the American Dream with Illegal Immigrants

November 3, 2010
Whenever pro-amnesty groups would claim we need illegal immigrants to do the work U.S. citizens do not want to do, my blood would boil.

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Skills Training and Tracking

October 31, 2010
Isn’t it tough when your company grows and you have add Techs for you to decide who is and isn’t qualified on what to do?
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Vote for Someone on Tuesday; Submit Your Company's Story

October 29, 2010
In the last two weeks, I’ve traveled to Las Vegas twice for construction trade shows. While there, I had to turn off the TV in my hotel room to escape the tidal wave of negative political ads.
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End Game: What's Yours?

October 24, 2010
We get so busy running our business that we forget why we got into business and we’ve never thought about what the End Game should and could be.
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Most cleaners rely on their online marketing presence to get jobs. But Google hasn't made things easy lately with their algorithm updates, which has impacted a lot of cleaning sites. Here's a look at some tips and suggestions to improve your Google ranking.
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ICS Cleaning Specialist Magazine

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2014 June/July

The June/July issue of ICS features stories on add-on services, carpet repair, cleaning silk rugs and ranking websites on Google.

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Social media is a good way to regularly keep in touch and interact with current clients and reach potential ones. What social mediums do you use in your cleaning/restoration business?
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