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.

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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Chick-fil-A Shines Brightly On a Rainy Day in Georgia

October 14, 2009
I fear we’ve lost our way. As businesspeople, we often react with such shocking shortsightedness that we fail to see into next year, maybe even into next week.
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Pick Me! Pick Me!

October 11, 2009
10 ways to help your customer pick the “right” contractor (you).
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New YouTube Video Presents Stunning Facts on Social Media

October 5, 2009
Back in March, I blogged about a fascinating YouTube video called “Did You Know?” and received a lot of feedback from visitors. They said that the video helped them think about change and put it into perspective.
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Secret Footage [Part 2]

October 4, 2009
More details on how to put a mystery shopping program into place the right way.
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Secret Footage [Part 1]

September 27, 2009
If I video taped your employees, would you be sick to your stomach or worse?
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Eight Inspiring Business Tips

September 24, 2009
Today, I am encouraged and inspired. I am turning a deaf ear to the naysayers and a blind eye to the imagery of negativity. I see unlimited business opportunities. I am planning to succeed.
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7 Steps to Better Training

September 20, 2009
No matter how smart an owner are, you can’t do everything yourself!
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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.

Podcasts

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

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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Over 30 authors – over 40 articles…from attorneys, contractors, consultants, instructors and others, both inside and outside the restoration industry. R & R, C & R and Cleanfax, opened their archives and gave us the best they had, other chapters were created just for the “Get Paid!” book and its readers. And every one of them has ideas for how to get paid what you are owed.

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ICS DIRECTORY AND BUYING GUIDE

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