Hard Surface Cleaning Class – Live Online

Bryan Thomson from Sapphire Scientific will be guest host in Club Greenhorn Carpet Cleaners Classroom tonight (Aug 31 2011) at 9:00 p.m. EST .

The topic will be hard surface cleaning, and he has a lot to offer on this subject! This is live real time chat... so if you have questions get some answers tonight.

Join Bryan Thomson of Sapphire Scientific who teaches hard surface cleaning to the profession.

Bryan's been pulling his hair out to take what he normally does with two days of classroom training and condense them into real solid usable "bankable" information about hard surface cleaning.

He will lay out your road map to how you can realize greater profit by integrating hard surface cleaning into your customer base as well as develop new customers.

New chemicals will be discussed in detail as well has where and how to use them.

He will cover inspection, application, the tools and one really interesting topic even to those who are not currently hard surface cleaning and that is the new Sapphire Scientific Truckmounts.

The have units that will deliver over 3000 psi pressure AND AT THAT PRESSURE also maintain high heat. Many claim heat but not at that high of a pressure and he will lay it out in detail how Sapphire Scientific have accomplished this. So you TM guys with the Sapphire TM questions - BRING THEM!

And to top it off everyone knows that the good folks at Sapphire has been generous with the free product. Well,............ if you aren't there you ain't getting any! ❗

9PM Eastern / 6 PM Pacific in the Carpet Cleaners Classroom

http://CleanersChat.com/

 

Carpet Cleaners Class Schedule

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RSVP for SummerFest XIII – July 20-24 2011 Norwich CT

Please RSVP for SummerFest XIII - July 20-24 2011 in Norwich CT

No postage necessary, just click the stamp to RSVP via Facebook.

Date: July 20-24 2011
Where: Hartford CT (Norwich)
Host: Al Sims

Education @ SummerFest
This years IICRC certification course will be 3 day Water Damage Restoration, instructor Dennis Klager. This will be one of the first IICRC WRT courses with the new manuals based on the new / updated S500 standard for professional water damage restoration.
Thank you Bridgepoint for offering us a great deal on these fresh new text books for the SummerFest class! RSVP on Facebook for the WRT SummerFest class, click here!

Friday Banquet Dinner July. 22, 2011
On Friday evening we have our annual banquet / awards dinner at TBA. We hope you will attend, as it is always great fun for all.

Saturday Demos
On Saturday July 23, 2011 we will be holding our yearly demos at TBA. There will be truckmounts, low moisture equipment and more. Be sure to attend this ‘hands on’ part of our event. There will be competitions, prizes, raffle and more.

SummerFest Hotel

Comfort Suites Norwich - 275 Otrobando Ave Norwich CT 06360 (860)892-9292
$99 King or Double – Must mention SUMMERFEST to get special rate.

Also planning trips to the casino, buffet and ocean fishing. More details to come, stay tuned.

Tentative schedule , check back for updates / changes
SummerFest WebSite – www.GoToSummerFest.com

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State Sends Profane Mail to Cleaning Company

ROME, Ga. -- The state launched an investigation after a government employee sent a package to a metro Atlanta cleaning company with a profane word in the address line.

“I looked at the envelope and my jaw dropped,” Rug Suckers manager Pepper Powell.

Rug Suckers is a family-owned carpet cleaning business based out of Rome. Last month, the business received official forms from the Georgia Department of Labor sent in an envelope with an official seal.

“Our company name is Rug Suckers and there was a foul word in place of the Suckers,” Powell said. “I’m upset. One, my kids saw it. Two, the state of Georgia is not going to issue a business license like that, and three, that she tried to blame it on me,” Powell said.

The Department of Labor employee who addressed the envelope left Powell a voicemail blaming the error on miscommunication.

“I understood you to say that the company’s name was rug *uckers,” the employee said. “I asked you twice and you replied, ‘yes it was.’ I don’t talk like that, but I am apologizing if I got that wrong.”

Powell disputes the employee’s story.

“I did not say it and even if I did, she should have gotten a second opinion from someone,”Powell said.

The Department of Labor is investigating this situation and has suspended the worker involved. An official said they take the issue very seriously.“It went through post office people's hands and others saw it. It was kind of an embarrassment,” Powell said.

Rug Suckers management told Philips they don’t necessarily want to see the state worker lose her job. Department of Labor officials said they’ll take whatever action they deem necessary at the end of their investigation. In the meantime, they’ve apologized to Rug Suckers at least twice.

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Black Friday Sale – Happy Thanksgiving – Andrechelle.com

Happy Thanksgiving!

At this time of year, we give thanks for loyal friends like you. Thank you for your support and patronage. It has been an honor and a privilege to serve you.

We wish you a very special Thanksgiving Day for you and your family. If we can ever be of further assistance, please don't hesitate to let us know.

Now without further ado ...


Black Friday Website Sale

While shopping the Black Friday sales for holiday gifts for your family and friends, do not forget to buy your business something special.

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Black Friday Sale

Black Friday Sale will be our biggest sale of the year (and our biggest sale and biggest discount EVER).
All website packages up to 50% OFF!

Now is the perfect time to add pages to your existing website, add an Internet Marketing plan to dominate the search results, get a Social Media Package to gain more exposure, add websites, and more.

Save BIG – new orders are 50% OFF. The more you spend, the more you save. Use promo code TURKEY10 at checkout. Promo code will work NOW (before Black Friday). Thank you for your business.

Black Friday Website discount - only a very limited number available, act quick. Don’t miss this. Online Orders ONLY

Black Friday Discounted Services

Receive 50% OFF your order total today (any recurring monthly fees are at regular price). If you choose to pay annually for recurring fees, you will really rack up some huge savings today!

* Website Design
* Website Packages
* Website Hosting
* Website Maintenance
* WordPress Websites
* Graphic Design
* Marketing Materials
* Internet Marketing
* SEO - Search Engine Optimization
* Social Media Marketing

Black Friday Sale @ Andrechelle.com

THANK YOU AGAIN!
Andrechelle & Mark Cermak
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Scams – Beware of Bogus Rug Cleaning Inquiries – Text Relay Calls

Bogus Rug Cleaning Inquiries

Received the bogus rug cleaning inquiry below from several of our website forms.

Name: Deb Adams
City: LOUISIANA

Email: debell002@gmail.com

Comment: Hello good day this Deb Adams and i would like to know if you do rug cleaning at the office and accept credit cards and can i speak with the owner .ok fine actually am relocating from my old house from LA LOUISIANA down to your city and i would like to know how much will 10 x 14 rug cost for cleaning and actually i have 15 rugs of that, can you do the total calculation for the cleaning for the 15 rugs sized 2500 square feet


Text Relay Calls

Received several Text Relay calls from i770.com lately. This is a legitamate service for the hearing impaired that is being abused by scam artists, prisioners, as well as pranksters.

In most cases they offer "payment" for more than the asking price, with a request for the mark to send them the balance as a refund (an example of the 419 fraud, which is commonly committed via email and is named after the section of the Nigerian legal code that outlaws it).

The only way to fight against the scammers is by educating everyone on this issue.

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Tip Jar – Buy Dinner

"OCIBR helped us so much. Can we buy you lunch (or dinner) for this?"

We have had several clients recently say something like, "I owe you dinner (or lunch) for this. I wish I was closer so I could thank you."
Absolutely, you can buy us dinner or lunch — virtually.

CLICK HERE TO BUY DINNER

We really appreciate the fact you'd like to buy us dinner as a way of saying thank you. If you were particularly thrilled with the level of help, education or support you received you are welcome to send us out to more than one meal.

Ultimately we leave it up to you as to how much of a night out you'd like to share. You may use the button below and fill in any amount

P.S. If you prefer to just send a check, please drop us an email and we'll pass along our mailing address


"Can Andrechelle help with a smaller project, just a half-hour of your time. Can we buy you lunch (or dinner) for this?"

Call us first to see if we can do what you want, and we'll let you know if it's worth Lunch or Dinner for two.

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Oriental Rug Repair HardCover Book

Oriental Rug Repair

Oriental Rug Repair Hardcover by Peter F. Stone is becoming available again. Be sure to reserve your copy today!

Amazon book description:
A definitive, step-by-step guide to the reknotting, reconstruction, care, and preservation of oriental rugs The demand for oriental rugs has increased dramatically in recent years. Many owners now put more value on their rugs as works of art than as floor coverings, and current prices reflect their status. As a result, rugs that may once have remained stored in attics or been destined for the junkyard are being revived, repaired, and restored.

Rug repair services are more popular than ever, but many repairs are not as difficult as you may think. Anyone who can learn needlecraft can acquire the necessary skills.

This comprehensive guide covers all the essential techniques, materials, and tools required to repair oriental rugs. The accessible text is accompanied by clear step-by-step diagrams and illustrations that teach you how to:

  • assess damaged areas
  • understand rug structure
  • select yarn
  • re-knot
  • reconstruct warp and weft
  • use patches
  • repair selvage and edges
  • repair ends and flatweaves
  • wash rugs, remove stains, and carry out general maintenance

Oriental Rug Repair is a must-have reference for beginners and a useful source book for dealers and collectors. 40 color and 370 b/w illustrations.

Available for pre-order now and will ship when available. Scheduled release June 10 2010.

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Best Way to Create a Website For My Carpet Cleaning Business? Hosting or FREE?

If you are new to the Internet, you may want to get your feet wet by creating a free website; however, it may be better for you to begin by having your own website hosted. How to choose?

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QuickBooks 2010 – Financial Software for Your Business

Intuit has introduced the QuickBooks 2010 financial software.

With its new online capabilities, QuickBooks 2010 delivers valuable features to help your carpet cleaning businesses save and make money, such as an e-mail marketing service to attract new customers. For millions, QuickBooks is an essential part of their business. Nearly 70 percent of small businesses recently surveyed say the financial management software helps their business be more profitable.

“In a tough economy, small business owners scramble for every dollar. That’s why we’re focused on delivering bottom line value when it really matters,” said Kiran Patel, executive vice president and general manager of Intuit’s Small Business Group. “QuickBooks 2010 builds on the strength of past versions by continuing to streamline critical accounting tasks and connecting to new online services to meet small business owners’ varied needs.”

QuickBooks Pro and Premier 2010 feature the all-new Intuit App Center, providing users access to scalable, Software-as-a-Service business applications directly from within QuickBooks. Currently more than 25 applications are available, including a service that helps track and manage marketing campaigns and sales leads to maximize profits. All applications offer free trials, and many work directly with QuickBooks data, extending the value of the information and eliminating the need for double data entry.

Other new features in QuickBooks 2010 include an improved Company Snapshot, giving the small business owner a tailored visual overview of how business is performing, and Intuit Check Solutions, which allows small business owners to scan or key in checks for immediate deposit.

Save Time

In a recent survey, QuickBooks users said they save an average of four hours per week managing their business finances compared to their previous method. An array of new features help small businesses save precious time by making important jobs and key tasks easier than ever, giving entrepreneurs more time to focus on their business, so that they can spend less time on their bookkeeping. New and improved time-saving features include:

  • Express Install: A new productinstallation option cuts
    the number of startup steps in half.
  • Add/Edit Multiple List Entries: Users can save time by
    editing multiple long lists of items, customers, or vendors, rather than edit
    each item individually. They can also copy and paste data into QuickBooks
    directly from Excel with a simple key stroke, eliminating the unnecessary
    steps of inputting the data directly.
  • Forms Customization: More customization options, including
    free professional design templates for commonly used forms such as invoices
    and estimates, give QuickBooks users the ability to apply the same design
    to multiple forms at once. Those who want help designing a unique look can
    connect with a community of professional designers through Intuit Creative
    Solutions.

“The Add/Edit Multiple List Entries features is one of the greatest updates I have seen in years,” said Christine Bailey, owner of Small Office Solutions in Daphne, Ala. “It is so much easier to add customers, vendors and items, all at one time versus going into each one and saving and then adding the next one. Wow, what a time saver!”
Make Money

QuickBooks 2010 also helps small business owners gain valuable insights into how their business is performing so that they can make better decisions and increase profitability. New features to help customers improve their bottom line include:

  • Company Snapshot: QuickBooks users can now create a customized
    report to display on their computer screen, getting an immediate view of their
    company’s bottom line. Previously, the Company Snapshot was a static view
    that could not be personalized. Users can choose from several reports, including
    new ones for yearly expenses and income comparisons, detailed expense and
    income breakdowns, and a top customer list. Plus, the reports can be changed
    instantly.
  • Report Center: This radically re-designed report center
    gives users access to more than 100 reports and makes it easier to find the
    right report in order to make better business decisions. Different views make
    it easier to navigate quickly between reports. These include a carousel view
    to flip through the reports, a list view to see all reports at once, and a
    ‘favorites’ view to keep track of frequently used reports. A new search feature
    helps users find the report with the specific information they want.

“The new Company Snapshot gives you great information at the click of a button,” said Debbie Kirkland, president of Kirkland Services in Christmas Valley, Ore. “This is a great place to go to pinpoint problem areas or to just determine your strengths and weaknesses within your company.”

Do More with Connected Services

Building on Intuit’s Connected Services Strategy announced last year, QuickBooks connects to several new online services that enable small businesses to extend the power of their information already in QuickBooks:

  • Document Management: Users can now scan their documents
    directly into QuickBooks, attaching files to any vendor, employee, account,
    or transaction. These documents are stored securely online, giving users the
    flexibility to access them on the go or share them with their accountant or
    other employees. Online storage also provides confidence that important paperwork
    is backed up online and will be easy to find.
  • Intuit Check Solutions for QuickBooks: Offered as an add-on
    service through Intuit Payment Solutions,small businesses can get paid faster
    by scanning or keying checks into QuickBooks and electronically sending that
    information to the bank.
  • Marketing Center: This e-mail marketing service helps
    QuickBooks users sell more by helping them design targeted e-mail campaigns.
    The professional quality designs and pre-filled templates can be customized
    based on a company’s business needs. The service, currently in beta, also
    enables users to see how each campaign performed by analyzing the results
    with data from QuickBooks.
  • App Center: Users now have access to additional Web-based
    business applications created by Intuit or members of the Intuit Developer
    Network, a group of independent software developers, to further expand the
    value of QuickBooks. Applications include the Intuit Green Snapshot, which
    uses businesses’ QuickBooks data to show them how to be more environmentally-friendly
    while saving money, and Fuel Station from ClickFuel, which helps track and
    manage marketing campaigns and sales leads while synchronizing customer information
    with QuickBooks.

“With the Marketing Center, you can notify customers, solicit new business, get repeat business, send thank you emails and more, all with one click,” said Danielle Lonich, office manager of Clements & Knock Law Firm in Pleasant Hill, Calif. “It’s a very simple, great service that will simplify my life.”

Intuit also launched the new version of QuickBooks Premier Accountant, the company’s premier bookkeeping, write-up and financial reporting solution for accounting professionals. The latest edition provides tools for accounting professionals to help increase productivity create seamless integration with clients and expand their practices. Improved features include:

  • Client Data Review: Accounting professionals can now troubleshoot
    inventory and reclassify hundreds of transactions or write off multiple invoices
    in batch.
  • Intuit Statement Writer: Users can now create Microsoft
    Word-based letters, cover pages and documents in financial reports to produce
    a complete, polished financial statement package for their clients.

Pricing and Availability

QuickBooks
2010
products are available direct from Intuit at www.quickbooks.com and
will be available beginning Oct. 7 at leading retailers, including Amazon.com,
Best Buy, CDW, Circuit City, Costco, Fry’s Electronics, Office Depot, OfficeMax,
Sam’s Club, Staples, Target and Wal-Mart.

 

Suggested retail prices are:
Intuit QuickBooks Accounting Pro Edition 2009: $199.95.

Intuit QuickBooks Accounting
Premier Edition 2009 (including industry-specific editions for accountants,
contractors, manufacturers and wholesalers, nonprofits, professional service
firms and retailers): $399.95.

QuickBooks
2010
is part of a family of financial software and services from Intuit.

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Guarantee #1 Google rank

At Andrechelle.com, we get a lot of requests for us to guarantee #1 Google rank. We also receive the same spam emails and telemarketing calls that you do, from one "expert" or another who promises to make our website #1 in Google. There are a ton of companies out there looking to make a quick buck from unsuspecting business people who don't understand the complexities of getting to the first page of Google and why it is not possible for anyone to guarantee #1 results for you.

Is it possible for anyone to guarantee #1 spot in Google or other Search Engines?The short answer is NO.

Why? The easiest way to answer this question is to quote Google directly ...

From Google Webmaster Central

No one can guarantee a #1 ranking on Google.

"Beware of SEOs that claim to guarantee rankings, allege a "special relationship" with Google, or advertise a "priority submit" to Google. There is no priority submit for Google. In fact, the only way to submit a site to Google directly is through our Add URL page or by submitting a Sitemap ...

While SEOs can provide clients with valuable services, some unethical SEOs have given the industry a black eye through their overly aggressive marketing efforts and their attempts to manipulate search engine results in unfair ways. Practices that violate our guidelines may result in a negative adjustment of your site's presence in Google, or even the removal of your site from our index. "

There are no SEO professionals, website optimization experts or Internet Marketing specialists that can guarantee you #1 position results on Google or any other search engine for that matter. In fact you should be very weary of WebMasters or SEO pro's that do offer these sort of guarantees.

It is simply not possible or legitimate to offer #1 position guarantees for any type of organic SEO on any type of website on any search engine (least of all Google). Good search engine optimization relies on optimum on-page and off-page optimization. There are too many variables to make any these types of guarantees.

Although we cannot guarantee positions on Google (or any other search engine) we can assure you that we always aim for the very best results with all of our SEO, Internet Marketing and Search Engine Domination packages and our higher end packages will certainly help ensure more prominent results even for tougher and more competitive search phrases.

We have a long proven track record of achieving #1 and other 1st page rankings for thousands of keyword search terms.

Sample of Organic Website Search Engine Results by Andrechelle.com

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