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.

Is It Even Possible?

May 8, 2011
Years ago it was in vogue at many shops I’d work with to have a mannequin dressed up in the perfect company uniform in some open shop area.
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It's A Limited Democracy

April 27, 2011
While seeking employees’ input and buy-in is important, you must be willing to make tough decisions that benefit the customer, the company and the staff.
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5-Step Success Process

April 14, 2011
If you’re trying to run a successful business, I highly recommend you get selective about where you’re trying to end up and which road you choose to get you there.
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Truest Grit

April 12, 2011
Construction and maintenance pros, do you have what it takes to takes to excel today? I'm not talking about aggressive cost cutting or crazy-efficient management techniques. Chances are you are already doing those things.
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Proper Cleaning is Green Cleaning

April 11, 2011

All cleaning is green cleaning, or at least, it should be.  By definition, cleaning is the removal of unwanted matter including macro soils (those we can see) and micro soils (those we can’t see). 
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April 1, 2011
Al Levi could have packed it in, gone to Arizona, and led the good life. After all, he sold his contracting company back when the economy was still vibrant.
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The Power Of A Great Company Name

March 29, 2011
The power of building a brand starts with a great name.
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Providing Eye Candy for Your Customers

March 24, 2011
Last week I spent a couple days at the Coverings Show in Las Vegas. Usually, I’m very focused at trade shows on meeting readers or advertisers and talking about their specific interests.
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More Ways To Prevent Employees From Stealing Your Calls

March 15, 2011
In the first part of this blog (“Can Your Employees Be Stealing Your Calls?”) that ran on Feb. 20, I gave you the dire scenario of your own employees siphoning
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A Commentary on Cleaning Standards

March 11, 2011

There has been much talk about establishing definitive cleaning standards within our industry, but efforts have met with mixed success. I believe the reason is basic. 
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