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.

A Global Warming Tax on Your Business?

December 11, 2009
If forced to take a side, I would join the ranks of global warming skeptics.  
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Breaking Away From The One Thing You Do

December 6, 2009
I joined in on a teleseminar call the other day that my consulting partner was hosting. The blog talk radio show interviewed guest Jack Stack. He has become famous for
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Five Reasons to Give Thanks

November 25, 2009
With 2009 ticking down, it would be so easy to reflect on the hardships our country has endured this year.
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The Good, The Bad and The Ugly of Family Dynamics

November 22, 2009
Here’s what you can do right now to make working with family so much better.
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Wishing It Were So

November 15, 2009
“When you put the car in the ditch, the first thing you need to do is stop spinning the wheels.”
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Marriott Bets $3 Billion on Indy Development

November 13, 2009
One of the benefits of my job is the ability to view construction projects in progress throughout the country. During a recent trip to Indianapolis, I took a few minutes to take in Marriott Place, a stunning downtown development slated for completion in February 2011.
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Master Answering, Booking Calls In Steps

November 8, 2009
Everything that goes right and goes wrong can be traced back to how we do this simple but vital first step with the customer.
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True Grit: Remodeling Pros Share Survival Stories

November 5, 2009
The annual Remodeling Show took place in Indianapolis last week. I used the opportunity to poll contractors at the show, who were mostly from the Midwest.
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Stop Destructive Patterns

November 1, 2009
Living on caffeine, nicotine and something else?
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Somebody Needs To Get Fired

October 18, 2009
Sometimes you need to let someone go to make your company better.
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