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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

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

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

By Tim Fausch
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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

By Al Levi
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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

By Al Levi
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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

By Tim Fausch
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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

By Al Levi
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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

By Al Levi
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The best staffing ratio is 2:1.
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Katrina Revisited

By Tim Fausch
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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

By Al Levi
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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

Have a limited marketing budget but realize the importance of neighborhood marketing? Try doorknob hangers, a low-cost, yet highly effective way to drum up more business. In this episode, John Braun discusses the value of this tactic as well as what you should include on the materials you're hanging.
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ICS Cleaning Specialist Magazine

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2014 September

The September issue of ICS features stories on moisture detection, disinfectant services, neighborhood marketing, then we discuss the last level of being phenomenal, and cool products.

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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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Get Paid! (ebook)
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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TRUCKMOUNT EQUIPMENT AND ACCESSORIES GUIDE

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