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Ask Steve: What’s Your Take on Business Borrowing and Debt?

There are very few successful companies that don't borrow to expand.
April 10, 2014

If there was a business expansion that I was convinced would far out-produce the expense of a loan – I would go for it. 


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Ask Steve: How Can I Handle the “How Much” Question Over the Phone?

April 3, 2014

It is so darn frustrating to know that you truly are the best in town, to truly wish to be of service and to know that you give excellent value for the money and then to get blown off course with the good old "How much?" over-the-phone question!


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Will You Grab Your “Golden Opportunity?”

“I think everyone is an opportunist if they have an opportunity.” – Katharine Hepburn
April 3, 2014

You love carpet cleaning. I did too. So I’m happy for both of us!


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Being a Phenomenally Successful Person: Level 1 - Self-Awareness

April 3, 2014

In the January/February issue of ICS, I shared the “5 Levels of Becoming a Phenomenally Successful Person.” To briefly review, you were created to be phenomenal.


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Ask Steve: How Should I Define “Success?”

A huge trap is when we allow other people to define our success.
March 27, 2014

"Success is going from failure to failure without a loss of enthusiasm." - Winston Churchill


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Ask Steve: How Can I Avoid Losing Customers that Want Immediate Cleaning?

One danger of trying to meet every client’s last minute demand is loading your people up with too much overtime
March 20, 2014

Breakdowns, emergency water losses and last minute same day requests do happen ... a lot.


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Ask Steve: Is it Better to Sell Carpet/Flooring or Form a Referral Partnership?

March 13, 2014

 When I had my carpet cleaning and restoration services operation we just never could make sense out of doing our own retail carpet sales. 


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Five Business Tips from a Highly Successful Cleaner

March 5, 2014

We stumbled upon a story recently in the Charlotte Observer that profiled Chris Souk, an Oxi-Fresh franchisee in the greater Charlotte area that was also the franchise’s top cleaner – of about 250 franchises – in 2013.


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Ask Steve: What’s the Best Way to Handle Back-Stabbing Contractors?

I formed a strategic partnership with a quality structural contractor in my area
February 6, 2014

Here are some things to look for in a structural contractor strategic partner:


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The 5 Levels of Being a Phenomenally Successful Person

January 30, 2014

Over the past several years, I’ve taught my coaching members 5 steps to becoming a phenomenally successful person. This teaching gets more response from them than any other, including the business training.


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