How much affect has the current political climate affected the profitability of your company? (with 1 meaning 'no effect' and 5 meaning 'excessive effect')

  • 1 (30%, 10 Votes)
  • 3 (24%, 8 Votes)
  • 5 (21%, 7 Votes)
  • 4 (18%, 6 Votes)
  • 2 (7%, 2 Votes)

Total Voters: 33

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How many hours annually do you put on your truckmount(s), per machine?

  • Between 500 and 749 (25%, 24 Votes)
  • Between 250 and 499 (20%, 19 Votes)
  • 1000 or more (18%, 17 Votes)
  • Between 750 and 999 (15%, 15 Votes)
  • I don't use truckmounts for carpet cleaning (9%, 9 Votes)
  • Between 100 and 249 (5%, 5 Votes)
  • N/A (4%, 4 Votes)
  • Less than 100 (4%, 4 Votes)

Total Voters: 97

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What are your future plans for your cleaning or restoration company?

  • We are a family business, it will live on (49%, 29 Votes)
  • To sell my company to another entrepreneur (41%, 24 Votes)
  • N/A (7%, 4 Votes)
  • To shut down my company and sell the assets (3%, 2 Votes)

Total Voters: 59

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As a business owner, which is the most important to you?

  • Customer service (82%, 23 Votes)
  • Technical expertise (14%, 4 Votes)
  • N/A (4%, 1 Votes)

Total Voters: 28

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If you engage in disaster restoration work, have you found that insurance companies...

  • Pay your invoice but only after some hassling (32%, 28 Votes)
  • Always question your invoice and eventually you lower your price to get paid (30%, 26 Votes)
  • Delay payment and you must fight for your money (23%, 20 Votes)
  • Pay your invoice as submitted and in a timely manner (13%, 11 Votes)
  • N/A (2%, 2 Votes)

Total Voters: 87

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When you pay your technicians, which of the following do you offer?

  • Hourly wage (48%, 105 Votes)
  • Hourly wage plus commisssion (28%, 62 Votes)
  • Commission only (11%, 23 Votes)
  • Salary plus commission (5%, 10 Votes)
  • Salary (4%, 9 Votes)
  • N/A (4%, 9 Votes)

Total Voters: 218

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If you are a restoration contractor, did you get your start in the industry as a carpet cleaning contractor?

  • Yes, and then I added restoration services (67%, 41 Votes)
  • No, I have only worked in restoration (25%, 15 Votes)
  • N/A (13%, 8 Votes)

Total Voters: 61

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Do you find delivering or sending gifts (candy, food items, flowers, gift cards) to be an effective marketing method?

  • Yes, it works well for our company (34%, 44 Votes)
  • It's a nice gesture but doesn't mean much (29%, 38 Votes)
  • I've never tried it (21%, 27 Votes)
  • No, it is a waste of time (12%, 16 Votes)
  • N/A (4%, 7 Votes)

Total Voters: 131

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How often do you get called back for recurring spots?

  • Rarely (62%, 93 Votes)
  • Occasionally (21%, 31 Votes)
  • Never (11%, 17 Votes)
  • Often (7%, 10 Votes)
  • N/A (1%, 1 Votes)

Total Voters: 149

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Auto Dialers: Do You Use Them?

  • Are you kidding? They are the worst things ever. I'll never use them. (72%, 28 Votes)
  • N/A - I don't market to the public. (13%, 5 Votes)
  • I've tried them, but I don't find them to be effective marketing tools. (13%, 5 Votes)
  • Yes, I find them to be effective marketing tools (3%, 1 Votes)

Total Voters: 39

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Do you accept credit cards for cleaning or restoration services?

  • Yes (58%, 47 Votes)
  • No (40%, 32 Votes)
  • N/A (2%, 2 Votes)

Total Voters: 81

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Do you care what other companies charge for their services?

  • No (58%, 81 Votes)
  • Yes (41%, 58 Votes)
  • N/A (1%, 1 Votes)

Total Voters: 140

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How much does your company live by its mission statement?

  • Everything we do is a reflection of it. (55%, 12 Votes)
  • We don't have a mission statement. (27%, 6 Votes)
  • We try to reflect it in our actions when possible. (14%, 3 Votes)
  • We don’t often think of how our actions reflect upon it. (5%, 1 Votes)
  • Other. (0%, 0 Votes)

Total Voters: 22

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Does your company have a mission statement?

  • Yes. (56%, 23 Votes)
  • No. (34%, 14 Votes)
  • What's a mission statement? (10%, 4 Votes)

Total Voters: 41

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Does your company perform hard floor cleaning?

  • Yes. (82%, 51 Votes)
  • No. (15%, 9 Votes)
  • Adding/considering adding soon. (3%, 2 Votes)

Total Voters: 62

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How much impact on your work have IICRC standards and reference guides had?

  • They have greatly affected it for the better. (51%, 20 Votes)
  • They have had little to no effect on my work. (28%, 11 Votes)
  • They have slightly affected it for the better. (18%, 7 Votes)
  • They have slightly affected it for the worse. (3%, 1 Votes)
  • They have greatly affected it for the worse. (0%, 0 Votes)
  • Other. (0%, 0 Votes)

Total Voters: 39

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When it comes to purchasing cleaning agents, you:

  • Purchase various products from a single distributor who carries several manufacturers’ items (or online). (94%, 125 Votes)
  • Purchase products offered by just one manufacturer who has a solid, proven product line. (5%, 6 Votes)
  • Purchase the most inexpensive products because keeping costs down is a priority. (1%, 2 Votes)

Total Voters: 133

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Would you take this job?

  • No (60%, 21 Votes)
  • Yes (40%, 14 Votes)

Total Voters: 35

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Red Candle Wax versus Blue Ice Pack

  • Blue Ice Pack (64%, 18 Votes)
  • Red Candle Wax (36%, 10 Votes)

Total Voters: 28

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Which of the following best describes your marketing plan?

  • Even though I want more work, I have no specific marketing plan. (23%, 16 Votes)
  • My marketing plan is set several months in advance. (22%, 15 Votes)
  • I stay busy, so I never/rarely have to market my company. (22%, 15 Votes)
  • I’ve finalize my marketing plan for the entire year. (19%, 13 Votes)
  • I market my company only when my work is slow. (14%, 10 Votes)

Total Voters: 69

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