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.

An Open Letter to Werner Braun

September 28, 2010

Some 15 years ago, IICRC officers and volunteers began working with the CRI to foster an understanding that consumer perceptions about their ability to maintain and clean carpet were an important part of the “carpet value chain.”
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Moonlighting...and I'm not talking about the Moon: Part 2

September 19, 2010
Last week, I wrote about a contractor who was having a problem with a Tech who is Moonlighting - a Tech with his own side business.
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Moonlighting...and I'm not talking about the Moon: Part 1

September 12, 2010
I recently had a series of emails from a reader regarding an all too common employer-employee issue called Moonlighting.
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Power of Riding Along

September 5, 2010
If you want to think your team is performing the right way, don’t check on them because you may not like what you see and hear.
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Pushing the Rock

August 29, 2010
It’s easy to get fired up and take control of your company. Well, it is for a day!
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7 Tips on Surviving Returning From Vacation

August 22, 2010
How much do you dread going on vacation just because you know what you’ll have to face when you return to work?
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Floods of Opportunity for Construction Pros

August 13, 2010
Last week I drove to Nashville for the birth of my first grandchild. While there I visited an area next to the Cumberland River, which flooded on May 2, killing 30 people and causing at $1 billion in damage
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Positive vs. Negative

August 1, 2010
In my multiple contacts with all types of contractors, I hear how pessimistic they are. They have adopted a vision of the world where they see the glass as half full.
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Virtual Green Expo Promises Expert Sustainable Building Tips (Free Sign up Ends Aug. 5)

July 30, 2010
Here’s your chance to be part of something groundbreaking - the first all-green virtual conference and expo designed for readers of our print magazines, Web sites, eNewsletters and digital editions.
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Training to Become a Better Trainer

July 25, 2010
I never wanted to become a great trainer and builder of staff at my own company.
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