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.

Mastering the Master Project List

July 18, 2010
Why is it that your staff isn’t quite as excited as you are when you discuss a new project, a new process, a new policy or a habit you want to change?
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Nailed and Jailed for DUI

July 16, 2010
If I don’t change my life-endangering behavior quickly, I will be pulled over, ticketed, fined, and possibly jailed if I repeatedly drive under the influence. 
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Why Bulleted Job Descriptions Don't Work

July 11, 2010
Whenever I take on a new one-to-one consulting client, I ask them to send me a series of forms, templates and documents to review before I arrive onsite.
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Flooring Producer Supports Haiti Rebuilding Using 'Hands-on' Approach

July 9, 2010
You got to love a charitable program that requires a “hands-on” involvement among the participants.
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"Cash for Caulkers": Potentially Good News for Construction Pros

July 2, 2010
The Home Star Energy Retrofit Act of 2010, often referred to as the "Cash for Caulkers" rebate program, was approved by the House in May. If passed by the Senate, construction pros will benefit from a new round of tax-reducing incentives for their customers. 
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Can't Drive It, Wear It Or Show It Off To My Friends

June 27, 2010
I grew up in a family business. And the lines between family time and work time were very blurred at best.
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Helping Construction Pros Navigate In a Digital World

June 25, 2010
Not long ago, most professionals belonged to their national, state or local association. Or they belonged to a peer group, civic club, or some organization that exposed them to new ideas, skills, and tools, all while networking with other pros.
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3 Deal Breakers When It Comes to Employees

June 20, 2010
“You can’t see everything”
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Is it a Business or a Hobby?

June 13, 2010
That’s the question I ask contractors that I speak to at workshops, webinars or in teleseminars. I even ask my clients that when we begin our one-to-one work together.
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World Cup Stadium Construction Is Breathtaking, But What's Hiding in South Africa's Shadows?

June 11, 2010
Apparently, there’s a little soccer tournament starting today called the “2010 FIFA World Cup”. I understand it will attract hundreds of millions of viewers from around the globe.
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