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.

5 Ways to Improve Your Staff and Build Profits Right Now

May 31, 2009
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

May 24, 2009
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

May 21, 2009
The word disaster conjures up many images.
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5 Rules On How To Go Green ... And Make Money Doing It

May 17, 2009
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

May 13, 2009
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

May 11, 2009
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

May 5, 2009
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?

May 3, 2009
No more putting out fires. Change the way you spend your week.
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Recession-Busting Strategies for Construction Pros -Part 2: Your Top 10 Marketing Investments

April 28, 2009
Now is the perfect time to rebalance your marketing efforts.
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What You Must Do to Make More Sales

April 26, 2009
Why were my sales so poor at the beginning of my sales career? Here are only three of the many reasons.
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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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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 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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