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.

Demanding vs. Pursuing Perfection

By Al Levi
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I think Lexus™ got it right when they coined the phrase, “Relentless Pursuit of Perfection”.
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From the RIA Leadership Summit & Industry Expo

By Eric Fish
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MYRTLE BEACH - The Restoration Industry Association’s (RIA) 67th-annual Leadership Summit & Industry Expo kicked off today in Myrtle Beach, S.C.

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Family Turnaround

By Al Levi
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Life can indeed present 2nd and even 3rd acts if we so deem it to be possible.
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Staffing tips from my kid

By Al Levi
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Pam and I have always talked about business since she was a teenager because she shares my love for it.
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More or Less Important?

By Al Levi
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A trip to New York lent an opportunity to catch up with my good friend, Dan Holohan.
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Congratulations Bane-Clene on 50 Years

By Evan Kessler
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On the occasion of this Golden Anniversary for Bane-Clene we have a full feature article in the pages of our February issue of ICS and on ICS online which I have personally written.

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Engineering a Turnaround

By Al Levi
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It’s never too late to engineer a turnaround at your company!
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Five O'clock Knock

By Al Levi
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“Got a minute?”
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Want to Add Another Trade...Really?

By Al Levi
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It’s an age old question that we contractors face.
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Culture of Change

By Al Levi
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When I do workshops, I ask the audience, “Why do people resist change?”
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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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2014 August

The August issue of ICS features stories on carpet mold, good training, marketing for cleaners, traffic lane cleaning, 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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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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