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    Can't Find a Carpet Tech

    No - but that wouldn't come up as an issue for six months anyway. If that was a sticking point presumably people would bring it up. I'm not hearing objections to my offer, just not able to get anyone to actually show up once they scheduled an interview. I feel like I am reaching poor quality...
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    Can't Find a Carpet Tech

    Guys I have had SIX people in a row not show up for interviews. I think I am going to give up on Indeed.com - seems to be nothing but irresponsible flaky people. I tried putting up flyers around a local university and still haven't gotten calls. I pay $23 an hour, you would think somebody would...
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    Need New Online Source of Leads

    So I was looking at Thumbtak but the reviews are not very positive overall and it looks like a lot of people sink a lot of money in and get no results. I just wasted $3,000 on Yelp advertising (with money I got from a loan no less) and got no results so I really, really can't afford for my...
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    How to Deal with Commercial Customer Wasting my Time?

    just ordered a key for water and I will check for circuit breakers before showing up now
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    How to Deal with Commercial Customer Wasting my Time?

    I hear you. This bid was done by an employee who left years ago, and this was my first time doing it. I probably would have bid it a bit higher too.
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    Coffee stains

    bring a hairdryer and hand dry it after applying matrix coffee stain remover this prevents coffee from wicking back up and restaining
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    How to Deal with Commercial Customer Wasting my Time?

    ok thanks guys how do I delete this post now? I cant figure out how
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    How to Deal with Commercial Customer Wasting my Time?

    so I don't normally work weekends but made an exception for a commercial job because it was a decent amount ($450) Last sunday I show up and the knob controlling the water was removed and I had to pack up and leave again without cleaning because I didn't have access to water. So this time they...
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    Best Portable with Heater?

    I have portable extactor and it does great on shag, but for berber you need to hook up a heater to it and even then it doesn't do a great job of getting berber carpet clean in the market for a portable with a built in heater. Needs to be atleast 500PSI and the hotter the better. Really looking...
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    would you hire some one with a face or neck tattoo ????

    no. I hired somebody with a huge nose ring once on condition he take it out for work and once I showed up at a job and he was wearing it. God knows what my customers must have thought... I have way too many crotchety old people as customers to hire somebody they won't want to let in their house
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    Laws on Posting Signs?

    Yeah, I don't care about city sign posting regs so clearly I am serial cat burglar. Idiot.
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    Laws on Posting Signs?

    What do you mean by decent but mixed? Can you give me an idea of how many jobs you are likely to close if you did that all day? How long did you try this? Get any bad reviews or people annoyed that you had left a flyer?
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    Backlink Examples Please?

    That is a fantastic idea. I was thinking of adding a blog but blogs are kind of pointless and this will make Google think I am updating my site on the regular without spending time actually doing so Love it
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    Laws on Posting Signs?

    I got the idea from a thread on TMF where a guy said this was his largest source of new leads. I suppose he could have been lying but I don't see what he had to gain by that. This is deff something I wouldn't have considred if I didn't keep seeing success stories from cleaners. (Well, two...
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    Laws on Posting Signs?

    You know it's funny after my last post I was just thinking to myself how nice everyone is here lol. Well I guess there is a percentage of people in every forum who are just there to spread negativity and hate.
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    Laws on Posting Signs?

    you are a massive tool dude. Is being a dick to people on the internet your job? Maybe you should focus on carpet cleaning instead of being a keyboard warrior and talking a bunch of shit to a person you wouldn't have the balls to insult in person. Probobly because that wouldn't let you feel...
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    Laws on Posting Signs?

    I don't care about signage laws no. There is thousands of signs in every major city in the US. People expect to see them, it's just a question of if they work or not. You sound like a massive tool. Good luck with that.
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    Laws on Posting Signs?

    I thought about that, the thing is that I don't really care if putting up signs is against the law. I just want to know if this is a law they actually enforce, if I could get a ticket, or if they just throw away signs once a month or so I would feel very awkward going in there and asking a...
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    Laws on Posting Signs?

    So I want to place signs for my business by freeway onramps and median grass srips but I need to make sure before I do that, that the city or WSDOT (who manages roads and stuff in WA) isn't going to send me some huge fine in the mail or something Every attempt at googling this issues just shows...
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    How to Determine if your Rates are Too Low

    Lol damn Ken that is amazing. I really appreciate you putting in the effort to explain that to me and I will 100% use your formula to see what I can see thank you!
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    How to Determine if your Rates are Too Low

    thank you for the thoughtful reply who did you hear about the 25% from? Is that a general business thing or is that just your rule? I actually did just crunch these numbers and about 20% of people calling in say no to the price right now.
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    How to Determine if your Rates are Too Low

    Wondering how to determine if it would increase or decrease my bottom line if I raised my prices. As far as established companies go my pricing is on the lower side I think but there is also a lot of super cheap fly by night companies around that I could never compete with on price. Not...