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.

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 First 7 Steps to Creating Trucks That Work

The last thing you need to be doing in this economy is stocking a truck too heavily or paying for excess inventory.
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10 Steps to Taking Control of Your Phone and Your Business

Contractors need to unplug! Here are some tips to finding some peace.
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5 Ways to Improve Your Staff and Build Profits Right Now

These slow times are a perfect time to upgrade your staff.
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Why Offering the Best Warranty Out There Makes You Money

It may seem counterintuitive but offering a better warranty than your competition actually makes you money.
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I See Disaster in Your Future...and That's a Good Thing

The word disaster conjures up many images.
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5 Rules On How To Go Green ... And Make Money Doing It

Frankly, I’ve been in the business of saving the planet and I didn’t even know I was doing it.
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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.

1/27/15 2:00 pm EST

Grow Your Business and Improve Operations with New Payment Technology

Attend this free webinar to learn how new developments in payment technology can help you close more jobs, increase upselling opportunities and improve operations.


While winter is considered the "slow season" for carpet cleaners, it can also be a season of great opportunity. In this episode of The Hitman Advertising Show, John Braun offers advice for keeping revenue consistent during the cold weather months so you're thriving - and not just surviving - the winter.
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ICS Cleaning Specialist Magazine


2015 Jan/Feb

The Jan/Feb ICS issue features content on cleaning services during the winter time, commercial cleaning, rug cleaning, new with rugs, marketing for restoration and new 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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