Links

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:

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

Trade Publications

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

http://www.cmmonline.com (Cleaning Management & Maintenance magazine)


Business Help

www.sbaonline.sba.gov
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.

http://www.e-myth.com
Michael Gerber’s home page. information about seminars and the E-Myth Academy, book and video ordering.

Yellow Pages

http://www.bigbook.com
http://www.athand.com