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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 First 7 Steps to Creating Trucks That Work

By Al Levi
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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

By Al Levi
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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

By Al Levi
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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

By Al Levi
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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

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

By Al Levi
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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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Recession-Busting Strategies Part 4 - The Top Four Ways to Motivate Your Staff

By Tim Fausch
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Many construction-related business owners and managers are aggressively managing their operations. They are cutting expenses, finding new efficiencies and improving their marketing effectiveness.
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Make Money By Exiting The Warehouse Business

By Al Levi
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If there’s a common mistake contractors make it’s that they think they can manage their in-house warehouse and save money.
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Recession-Busting Strategies - Part 3: Four Business Groups That Help Construction Pros Succeed

By Tim Fausch
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Despite the construction downturn, now might be the best time to join a professional association or organization. Doing so might provide you with marketing advantages that your competitors won’t have.
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Are You Working On The Right Things Right Now?

By Al Levi
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No more putting out fires. Change the way you spend your week.
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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.

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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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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 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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