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.

Never Made a Putt...I Didn't Think Was Going In

This blog is not about my golf game!
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2011 Building Forecast: Sustainable with a Chance of Profits

Canvassing the International Builders Show (IBS) usually is like drinking water from a fire hose. Fortunately, this year’s version was easier to ingest.
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Building Pros Help a Hero, Turn a House into a Home

At first, I did not notice the all-access design of the NextGen Experience house. But then I spotted Waldemar Alameda, a 39-year-old father of two. He was using a walker to navigate the crowded house.
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Love Connection...The Office Romance

The question is where can people connect with one another socially, emotionally and when desired form a love connection?
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Water Quality Takes Center Stage

Blame it on the recession. Concerns over water quality seem to drop from the public’s radar for much of 2009 and 2010.  
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Aliens Among Us: A Tribute to Engineers

I’ve been thinking a lot about engineers lately and concluded they must be alien beings. For reasons I do not understand, God sent these advanced life forms to earth to keep people like me from mass chaos. There must be an engineering angel whose job is to keep us from self-destruction.
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The Power of Great Taglines

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

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


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

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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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.

Podcasts

Arguably, sending out a client newsletter is the No. 1 key to a reliable cleaning business. In this episode of The Hitman Advertising Show, John Braun covers the true value of mail newsletters, how to send them, how often to send them and more.
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ICS Cleaning Specialist Magazine

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2014 October

The October issue of ICS features stories on the 2015 ICE Expo, differentiation, deodorizing, upholstery cleaning, facebook advertising, up-selling, rug cleaning, the rug tour, and cool products.

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The Carpet Cleaner's Book of Unlimited Success! (ebook)

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