Carpet Cleaning Business Management

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Level 5 of Being Phenomenal Successful Person – Character

Over the past few months, I’ve shared “The 5 Levels of Being Phenomenal.” The levels are the stages everyone goes through when they are attempting to change a habit, reach a new goal or develop a skill.


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“Playing the Field” with Employees

“Flirting is the gentle art of making a man feel pleased with himself.” –Helen Rowland

I hear it all the time. “Steve, my body is getting tired.” And then very hesitantly, “I’m finally thinking about hiring an employee…” Yep, this hardworking solo cleaner is quite correctly scared to death!


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What Makes for Good Training?

We posed the question to two professionals in the industry – here’s a look at training, from their perspective, that work best for their respective businesses.

When it comes to cleaning and restoration, proper education is a must.


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Being a Phenomenally Successful Person: Level 4 – Commitment

A man wearing orange pants and pink socks stood on a chair and asked the small audience at a mastermind I was attending, “Are you just interested in reaching your goals or are you committed to reaching them?”


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Avoiding the “Crash and Burn” Phenomenon! – Part III

“Maybe we’ll live and learn. Maybe we’ll crash and burn.” – John Legend

Failing is never fun. And it is just so tragic to see a hard-working carpet cleaner “crash and burn.” The financial (and emotional) shrapnel of a business imploding can destroy all involved, especially the family.


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Level 3 of Being Phenomenal Successful Person – Controlled Attention

Over the last two months I shared the first two levels of “The 5 Levels of Being Phenomenal.” We’ve covered Level 1, “Self Awareness,” and Level 2, “Willingness to Change.”


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Avoiding the “Crash and Burn” Phenomenon! – Part II

“Maybe we’ll live and learn. Maybe we’ll crash and burn.” – John Legend 


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Avoiding the “Crash and Burn” Phenomenon! – Part I

“We lose money on every sale but we make up for it in increased volume!” – Anonymous

So hopefully by now you are busy, busy, busy with spring cleaning! And yet many carpet cleaners still crash and burn financially and/or emotionally even though they are booked solid for days ahead!


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Being a Phenomenally Successful Person: Level 2 - Are You Willing to Change?

The first level is being aware of what you are thinking and doing. Level 2 is being willing to change.


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Will You Grab Your “Golden Opportunity?”

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

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


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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

Have a limited marketing budget but realize the importance of neighborhood marketing? Try doorknob hangers, a low-cost, yet highly effective way to drum up more business. In this episode, John Braun discusses the value of this tactic as well as what you should include on the materials you're hanging.
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ICS Cleaning Specialist Magazine

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2014 September

The September issue of ICS features stories on moisture detection, disinfectant services, neighborhood marketing, then we discuss the last level of being phenomenal, and cool products.

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