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.

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

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

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

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?

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

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

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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6 Tips On How to Lower Your Rising Accounts Receivables

It’s very likely you’re experiencing a cash squeeze. And with tough economic times, one area that’s bound to be on the rise is your Accounts Receivables.
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Recession-Busting Strategies for Construction Pros - Part I: Four Ways Your Competitors Out-Promote You

Many of your competitors will survive this recession, but only a handful will grow stronger. How in the world are they doing it?
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4 Ways to Improve Cash Flow Right Now

If you're struggling to meet payroll (and ends meet in general) follow these four tips to get the cash flowing again at your company now.
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How's Your Project Pipeline?

Walking through downtown Nashville last week, I heard a country singer lamenting that he lost his girlfriend, his pickup truck and his construction business. OK, that last one was actually his hound dog, but it won’t be long before we hear songs about the heartbreak of losing construction work.
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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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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.

Podcasts

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

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2014 Nov/Dec

The Nov/Dec ICS features content on how to get better meter readings, a roundtable on truckmount development, neighborhood marketing and more. Also included is the annual Buyer’s Guide and Directory.

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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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