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June 2012

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Cutting the "C.R.A.P." Business Model: Part I

June 1, 2012
It seemed so seductively simple all those many years ago. Since, as a mediocre high school student my high-end career prospects were basically zero, I’d just start my own business. (It didn’t help that I had no college degree, no special vocational skills and an ugly rebellious streak to boot!)
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Going Mobile: Taking the Office to the Field

June 1, 2012

Remember the good ole’ days when you could just park the truck and be done? All you needed to manage your business was a quick and simple appointment book. That was before you realized that business software could help you protect your business and make it grow.


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How Important Really is a Website?

June 18, 2012
You already know having a website is important. But did you know the content of your website could make or break your cleaning business? I’m going to give you some secrets that will make you take another look at your website and help you increase sales.
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Rug Dyeing Tactics: Part I

June 1, 2012
I just finished teaching another successful Color Repair course in Denver for a group of professional cleaners. Quite naturally, I had a few skeptics in the class, those who don’t see the income potential they might enjoy by performing this service for their customers.
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The Trickle-Down Effect

June 1, 2012
As an owner or manager of an operation, you must understand the effects of your actions on the people you employ.

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CRA News

June 1, 2012
June is the time for CRA semi-annual membership sign-ups. Become a new Cleaning and Restoration Association member by signing up for the months of June-December at half off the regular registration price.

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News and View from ARCS

June 1, 2012
The Association of Rug Care Specialists (ARCS) has announced the members of its Executive Committee for 2012-13...

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Relationships, Relationships, Relationships

June 1, 2012
At the Certification Council in April, I talked about the seven “P’s” of planning (Prior, Proper, Planning, Prevents, Persistently, Poor, Performance) and how we are using this process to accomplish many of our relationship-building goals for 2012.
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Company program exceeds 5,000 members

June 1, 2012

It’s been three years since launch and Legend Rewards, an industry customer loyalty program, has reached 5,000 participants.


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IICRC explains name change, unveils new website

June 1, 2012
Keeping the official name of the organization IICRC, while using the cleantrust, an IICRC program, in consumer-facing materials, allows the organization to build on its more than 40-year history of identifying and promoting an international standard of care for the cleaning, restoration and inspection industries.

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Internet marketing workshop to be held June 22

June 1, 2012
Hitman Advertising will hold a live Internet marketing workshop in Pensacola, FL for cleaning companies on June 22.

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New Facebook site launched

June 1, 2012
Sustainability Dashboard Tools, a web-based system which allows businesses and facilities to reduce operating costs by proper management and monitoring, has launched a new Facebook page.

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Online Water Loss Course Introduced

June 1, 2012

The Restoration Industry Association (RIA) has announced the creating of an entry-level online training course addressing broad knowledge for those interested in the practice of water damage restoration.

 


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Velocity Technologies

The truckmount alternative company

June 1, 2012
South Carolina-based Velocity Technologies is working to provide professionals with alternative cleaning hardware in developing its electric and hybrid truckmounts.
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Tornado Industries

Quiet, powerful cleaning

June 1, 2012
The TV2 Canister Vacuum from Tornado Industries offers 70 cfm of air flow, making it an option for environments including healthcare facilities, restaurants and schools.
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CFR

Powerful air dryers

June 1, 2012
CFR has released a line of Pro Dryers, which feature powerful air movement to speed the drying process.

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Shark Pressure Washers

Portable, flexible pressure washing

June 1, 2012
The TRS-2500 standard trailer-mounted pressure washer package provides portability and flexibility.

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CTI

New advances in dehumidification

June 1, 2012
CTI has released the Dry Max LGR 2000, which features heated dry air output for fast moisture uptake, hot gas bypass to minimize defrost cycles, an auto pump out and carbon filter air scrubbing.
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CleanSeal

Innovations in IAQ

June 1, 2012

CleanSeal has released the Portable “Mini” 1200 bipolar ion streaming air quality component unit, which is designed to eliminate odors while attacking and neutralizing any dangerous organic and chemical toxins.


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U.S. Products

Heated portable extractors

June 1, 2012
U.S. Products has released its HydraPort series of portable extractors, which were designed and engineered down to the smallest detail.
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Fluke

Five new thermal imaging cameras introduced

June 1, 2012
Fluke Corporation has introduced five new thermal imaging cameras for troubleshooting and diagnostic jobs.

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Powr-Flite

Compact auto scrubbing

June 1, 2012
Powr-Flite has introduced the CAS16 compact auto scrubber for cleaning floors in small- to medium-sized locations.
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HydraMaster

An extraction and water recovery truckmount

June 1, 2012

HydraMaster has released the TITAN H20 truckmount, which is purposefully designed for extraction and water recovery purposes. It features a liquid-cooled 32.5-hp engine and over 400 cfm, which gives it the power to handle extra long hose reaches, run dual wands and achieve fast drying times.


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Envrio-Solutions

A carpet spotting, extraction and bonnet cleaning solution

June 1, 2012
The ES 93+ from Enviro-Solutions is a cleaner designed for the likes of carpet spotting, extraction, bonnet cleaning and grout cleaning, cleaning rubber floors and removing grease build-up.
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ExpeData

naturalESTIMATION data capture software introduced

June 1, 2012
ExpeData has released naturalESTIMATION, an automated solution leveraging mobile data capture capability on tablets combined with intelligent estimation workflows.

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Bridgepoint Systems

Wool Perfect nabs approved certification

June 1, 2012
Cleaning technicians can now use Bridgepoint Systems' Wool Perfect as a preconditioning agent for cleaning wool rugs, carpet and upholstery.

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The June ICS Must See Product Gallery

June 1, 2012
Check out the June ICS Must See Product Gallery for the latest technology and innovations currently on the market.

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