ARCS Educational Program

ARCS Educational Program

Posted by Mikey P on Dec 12, 20141
ARCS Annual Convention  New Orleans – March 4, 5, & 6, 2015

ARCS Annual Convention New Orleans

Posted by Mikey P on Dec 12, 20142
Professional Carpet Protector Testing Implemented on Mikeys Board

Professional Carpet Protector Testing Implemented

Posted by Mikey P on Dec 2, 20143
Building an Empire ~ Rick Gelinas

Building an Empire ~ Rick Gelinas

Posted by Mikey P on Nov 22, 20144
ARCS Educational Program

ARCS Educational Program

ARCS Educational Program The Association of Rug Care Specialists (ARCS) was formed by members of the rug care community with the goal of advancing the art, business, and science of rug care. Continuing in the tradition of rug care organizations that came before, ARCS is developing a program of educational classes ...

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ARCS Annual Convention  New Orleans – March 4, 5, & 6, 2015

ARCS Annual Convention New Orleans - March 4, 5, & 6, 2015

ARCS Annual ConventionNew Orleans - March 4, 5, & 6, 2015The Business Of The Rug Washing BusinessWhile enjoying “Spring like” weather this time of year, stay at the lovely Maison Dupuy Hotel, located in the heart of the charming French Quarter, rich in culture and surrounded by top notch restaurants, ...

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Professional Carpet Protector Testing Implemented on Mikeys Board

Professional Carpet Protector Testing Implemented on Mikeys Board

A recent conversation started by Jim Pemberton on MB got me thinking..If cleaners could see scientific proof that  Teflon or Scotchgard type fabric protectors really work, would they sell more of it?So I contacted Interlink whom I figured had the means to do  proper laboratory testing and who also manufacture ...

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Building an Empire ~ Rick Gelinas

Building an Empire ~ Rick Gelinas

Developing a cleaning and restoration business was not what Napoleon had in mind when the young man set out on his quest for world domination. And while there’s plenty of controversy surrounding the short man with an enormous ego - at the end of the day, no one can deny ...

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The Experience to top all Experiences!

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  Press Release: For Immediate Release – Larry Cooper, The Experience September 17, 2014 The 2014 Experience Convention and Trade Show had record breaking paid attendance at the Mirage Hotel and Casino on September 3rd through 5th, 2014.  The total attendance at this show exceeded 2500 people and was the busiest show on record for active attendees!  Along with many ... Read More »

Providing Carpet Inspections Can Lead To Increased Sales

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Something I’ve done for many years in my carpet cleaning business is to provide each new prospect with a Free Carpet Inspection. Why, and what exactly does a carpet inspection provide? Picture going to the doctor during cold and flu season. The doctor has a quick glance at you and within a minute he pulls out his pen and writes ... Read More »

Dryer Beware

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Dryer Beware Roughly 70 percent of the professional restorers that I personally know, began offering mitigation and drying as an extension of their carpet cleaning service. It doesn’t surprise me in the least bit, after all that is how I got involved in the restoration industry. Though I have no hard evidence industry wide of how many make a similar ... Read More »

3 Signs of a Miserable Job

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One of the most frequent posts on Mikey’s Board is the endless search for how to find good people. In 3 Signs of a Miserable Job  Patrick Lencioni he uses storytelling to make what could have been a boring book into an entertaining fable.   #1- Anonymity People cannot be fulfilled in their work if they are anonymous. Technicians need ... Read More »

Great advice for a new or struggling cleaning business..

We have an ongoing thread here on MB right now where some excellent advice is being shared on creating work “ASAP”.   Here are some snippets..   Well this just sucks. No whining, bitching or blaming from me. It seems I may have become a stat. I think I may have to shut down. I have done everything I know to do but ... Read More »