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.

The Not-So-Sweet Spot

Al figures out what a "Right-Size" company should be.
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Why You Need Systems Even More During the Slow Times

Systems can make any company run better and be more profitable.
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Can "Junk Mail" Help Grow Your Business?

I miss “junk mail.” It’s true. Even though I sometimes complained when digging out from a pile of mail, I actually enjoyed opening it.
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Act Like You're Going To Be In Business For Awhile

When you think and do like everyone else it’s usually the wrong thing to do at the wrong time.
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Becoming the Total Solution Provider

We may live in the age of specialization, but right now the best thing you can do is become more of a total solution provider.
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Fortune Cookies Predict End to Recession, Housing Downturn

I’ve been saving fortunes from my Chinese dinners and I’m elated. Apparently, I’m in line for an incredible string of good luck. And my good fortune is your good fortune because we’re all in this downturn together.
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10 Things To Do to Create a Winning Trade Show

It’s not just a numbers game. Make sure you’re targeting the right audience.
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Upside Down and Inside Out ... Staffing Ratios

The best staffing ratio is 2:1.
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Katrina Revisited

In September 2005, the world was mesmerized by the greatest natural disaster in the history of the U.S. Most of us were glued to our favorite cable channel or Web site, watching hurricane Katrina pound the Gulf Coast without mercy.
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The Rest of the Steps to Creating Trucks That Work

Get the job done TODAY with a well-stocked and organized truck.
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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

Arguably, sending out a client newsletter is the No. 1 key to a reliable cleaning business. In this episode of The Hitman Advertising Show, John Braun covers the true value of mail newsletters, how to send them, how often to send them and more.
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ICS Cleaning Specialist Magazine

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2014 October

The October issue of ICS features stories on the 2015 ICE Expo, differentiation, deodorizing, upholstery cleaning, facebook advertising, up-selling, rug cleaning, the rug tour, and cool products.

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Janitorial Work

In addition to residential and commercial carpet cleaning, do you do any janitorial work on the side?
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The Carpet Cleaner's Book of Unlimited Success! (ebook)

Don’t worry about the recession or about your competition.  Now you can be the owner of over 400 ways for carpet cleaning professionals to make more money and get more jobs!

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ICS DIRECTORY AND BUYING GUIDE

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TRUCKMOUNT EQUIPMENT AND ACCESSORIES GUIDE

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