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.

The Power of Great Taglines

December 12, 2010
Some taglines are successful enough to warrant inclusion in popular culture.
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Could Health Care Costs Derail a 2011 Construction Comeback?

December 1, 2010
I’ve been feeling pretty good about 2011. There are several signs the economy is rebounding. Many construction-related firms throughout the supply chain have indicated they are gradually climbing out of their respective holes.
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Working with Carpet Cleaners

November 5, 2010

A few weeks ago, I was invited to make a presentation to an audience of professionals from the cleaning and restoration industry at the Connections trade show in Las Vegas.
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Sharing the American Dream with Illegal Immigrants

November 3, 2010
Whenever pro-amnesty groups would claim we need illegal immigrants to do the work U.S. citizens do not want to do, my blood would boil.

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Skills Training and Tracking

October 31, 2010
Isn’t it tough when your company grows and you have add Techs for you to decide who is and isn’t qualified on what to do?
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Vote for Someone on Tuesday; Submit Your Company's Story

October 29, 2010
In the last two weeks, I’ve traveled to Las Vegas twice for construction trade shows. While there, I had to turn off the TV in my hotel room to escape the tidal wave of negative political ads.
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End Game: What's Yours?

October 24, 2010
We get so busy running our business that we forget why we got into business and we’ve never thought about what the End Game should and could be.
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The Five Ds to Plan For

October 10, 2010
Putting together a buy-sell for our family business.
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Moving On...It's Time to Share Your Story

October 4, 2010
I don’t know about you, but I’m getting really ticked off by the overreaction to every shift in the economy, especially those that relate to the A/E/C and maintenance fields.
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The First Step in Formalizing Recruiting and Hiring

October 3, 2010
The First Step in formalizing your recruiting and hiring process is to realize that recruiting of staff is just like trying to market your company to prospective customers.
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