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.

Las Vegas Construction Meltdown

February 11, 2009
I had heard that Las Vegas construction was in huge trouble. According to the reports, the financial meltdown had broken the city’s back. The cranes were idle, the jackhammers silent and the workers sent packing. Put a fork in all those huge building projects--they're dead.
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Are My Bad Weather Blues Good News For You?

January 29, 2009
I’ve cleared my driveway for the 200th time this winter (OK, it just seems like 200 times) only to have it recovered with a fresh blanket of snow before I drive away.
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Sundance: Stars, Snow and Soil

January 26, 2009
A weekend in Park City, Utah showed me just how effective a good soil-prevention program can be in even the most adverse conditions.
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Are Obama Fans Too Optimistic?

January 21, 2009
Regardless of where you fall in the political spectrum, you are likely looking forward to a change in Washington. If you are a business owner or manager, you are especially excited by the prospects of a new cadre of leaders generating optimism among consumers.
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Only Great Products Will Sustain the Green Movement

January 16, 2009
For the last few years, anything green has received incredible attention. The high price of oil, the threat of global warming, and a strong economy have caused us to view the world through green-tinted glasses. I don’t know about you, but I sometimes feel like I am drowning in a sea of green.
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Is Equipment Monitoring Taking Money Out of Your Business?

January 8, 2009

Over the years I have resisted every attempt by the insurance companies to get me to charge for equipment monitoring. That is, until recently.
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I'm Dreaming of These Holiday Mergers

December 23, 2008
The recent spate of mergers caused me to wonder why we--the valued customers of these companies--were not consulted about their unions. I know we could pick better partners.
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A Small Change Can Make a Huge Change in Perception

December 18, 2008
Those that know me know that I am an avid Starbucks customer. I am in excellent company of others in our industry: Bill Yeadon, Howard Partridge and Lisa Wagner, to name a few, but I digress.
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Toothless Smiles

December 16, 2008
The construction market stinks. The stock market brings constant pain. The financial bailouts grow more insane by the day. Manufacturers are struggling. Nonprofits are laying off staff. Retailers are filing for bankruptcy.
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Let's Profit From People's Pain

December 4, 2008
Now that Thanksgiving is over, we have a few weeks before the Christmas spirit peaks and we have to be nice to people. Now is the perfect time to take advantage of people and make some easy money for your company.
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