Trade Association links:
CFI (Carpet & FabriCare Institute) Presently viewing, www.carpet9.org
ASCR (Association of Specialists in Cleaning and Restoration)
ISCT (Intemational Society of Cleaning Technicians)
WFCA (World Floor Covering Association)
PCUCA (Professional Carpet & Upholstery Cleaners Association)
CCINW (Carpet Cleaners Institute of the Northwest)
CRCII Carpet and Rug Cleaners Inst. of IL.
LMCCA Low Moisture Carpet Cleaners Association
MSPCA Mid-South Professional Cleaners Association
AWCC Association Wisconsin Cleaning Contractors
NEIRC New England Institute of Restoration & Cleaning
NYRCI New York Rug Cleaners Institute, Inc.
FIO Floorcovering Institute of Ontario
CRI Carpet & Rug Institute (Association of the Rug manufacturing industry)
www.cfi-installers.org (Intemational Certified Floorcovering Installers Association)
Other Industry links:
Connections Convention & Tradeshow The Connections Convention is the premier gathering of all the major Associatons of our industry.
IICRC : Education and training, search function for certified firms, master cleaners, master restorers, inspectors, and industry links.
SURFACES : Retail and Wholesale Floorcovering Industry
carpetcleaninglinks.com Links for consumers to find info on carpet buying and care
http://www.icsmag.com Trade publication, Features: online library, directory (products, manufacturers, distributors, associations, inspectors, schools), e-mail forum, industry news, calendar of national industry events.
http://www.cleanfax.com Trade publication, Features: archive articles, purchasing directory, e-mail forum and discussion groups, industry
Perhaps the best resource for new or struggling businesses – and most of the resources are “free!” Calendar of seminars and meetings, contact information for SCORE, business articles (starting, growing, marketing, etc.), and free business “shareware” programs.
Michael Gerber’s home page. information about seminars and the E-Myth Academy, book and video ordering.
Computer software for the cleaning and restoration industries. Product information and software downloads.
Pacific Turnkey home page for cleaning company software. Product information and software downloads.
Symantec home page – makers of ACT!, pcANYWHERE, as well as Norton programs. Product descriptions, and free demo downloads (either limited data entry or 30 day trial basis). Great opportunity to try it before you buy.