Do you require employees to sign non-compete agreements?

  • Yes. (43%, 35 Votes)
  • No and will not (31%, 25 Votes)
  • No but might add (21%, 17 Votes)
  • N/A (5%, 4 Votes)

Total Voters: 81

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How many times a day do you look at your smartphone?

  • 100+ (32%, 9 Votes)
  • 25-50 (25%, 7 Votes)
  • 50-75 (14%, 4 Votes)
  • 1-25 (14%, 4 Votes)
  • 75-100 (11%, 3 Votes)
  • I don't have a smartphone. (4%, 1 Votes)

Total Voters: 28

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What are your company's yearly SEO costs?

  • Less than $1,500 (28%, 13 Votes)
  • $1,501-$5,000 (15%, 7 Votes)
  • $5,001-$10,000 (15%, 7 Votes)
  • $10,001-$15,000 (13%, 6 Votes)
  • $15,001-$20,000 (11%, 5 Votes)
  • $25,001+ (9%, 4 Votes)
  • $0 (7%, 3 Votes)
  • $20,001-$25,000 (2%, 1 Votes)

Total Voters: 46

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Which is best for carpet cleaning: Liquids or powders?

  • Powders (50%, 39 Votes)
  • Liquids (49%, 38 Votes)
  • N/A (1%, 1 Votes)

Total Voters: 78

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Does marketing your techs as certified (IICRC, RIA, or other) help with sales and reputation?

  • Yes (52%, 57 Votes)
  • No (25%, 27 Votes)
  • I'm not sure (20%, 22 Votes)
  • N/A (4%, 4 Votes)
  • Other (0%, 0 Votes)

Total Voters: 110

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How much do rising minimum wage requirements affect your company?

  • It doesn't since I already pay employees a higher wage. (53%, 52 Votes)
  • It has (will) put great strain on finances. (32%, 32 Votes)
  • I'm not sure. (8%, 8 Votes)
  • Other (4%, 4 Votes)
  • N/A (3%, 3 Votes)

Total Voters: 99

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Has your company gone paperless in job documentation?

  • No - no plans to (45%, 24 Votes)
  • Yes (25%, 13 Votes)
  • No - planning to soon (25%, 13 Votes)
  • Other (4%, 2 Votes)
  • N/A (1%, 1 Votes)

Total Voters: 53

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What's most important when adding a service to your lineup?

  • How much revenue it will bring in (45%, 31 Votes)
  • Increasing demand (26%, 18 Votes)
  • The cost to add (new equipment/training) (16%, 11 Votes)
  • How easy it is to learn (7%, 5 Votes)
  • Other (4%, 3 Votes)
  • N/A (2%, 1 Votes)

Total Voters: 69

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Other than employee issues, what's the biggest challenge your company faces?

  • Marketing concerns (30%, 22 Votes)
  • Low-ball competition (27%, 20 Votes)
  • Training needs (15%, 11 Votes)
  • Other pricing issues (11%, 8 Votes)
  • Other (10%, 7 Votes)
  • Government regulations (5%, 4 Votes)
  • Customer retention (2%, 1 Votes)

Total Voters: 73

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Do you guarantee your work?

  • Yes, we guarantee our work. (82%, 81 Votes)
  • No, guarantees have limited value. (7%, 7 Votes)
  • Yes, but since everyone offers guarantees, who cares? (7%, 7 Votes)
  • N/A (3%, 3 Votes)
  • No, I've never thought of doing it. (1%, 1 Votes)
  • No, I want to but haven't gotten around to it. (0%, 0 Votes)

Total Voters: 99

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What percent of your technicians are female?

  • 0% (37%, 33 Votes)
  • Less than 15% (30%, 27 Votes)
  • 50-75% (10%, 9 Votes)
  • 30-50% (8%, 7 Votes)
  • 15-30% (7%, 6 Votes)
  • 75-99% (3%, 3 Votes)
  • N/A (3%, 3 Votes)
  • 100% (2%, 2 Votes)

Total Voters: 90

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Do you have your moisture meters calibrated to ensure they are accurate?

  • No (50%, 19 Votes)
  • Yes (29%, 11 Votes)
  • I don't use moisture meters (21%, 8 Votes)

Total Voters: 38

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What is your company’s biggest staffing problem?

  • Finding qualified applicants, (50%, 30 Votes)
  • I’m happy with my staff. (17%, 10 Votes)
  • Employee productivity, (15%, 9 Votes)
  • Employee turnover, (12%, 7 Votes)
  • Employee honesty, (6%, 4 Votes)

Total Voters: 60

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Does your company require drug screening?

  • No (52%, 57 Votes)
  • Yes, for existing and new applicants/employees (17%, 18 Votes)
  • Yes, but to new applicants/employees only (14%, 15 Votes)
  • We perform random testing across the company (14%, 15 Votes)
  • Other (3%, 4 Votes)

Total Voters: 109

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How far out is the most you have been booked up?

  • I always have open appointments (25%, 25 Votes)
  • Two weeks (23%, 23 Votes)
  • One week (21%, 21 Votes)
  • Four weeks or more (19%, 19 Votes)
  • Three weeks (12%, 13 Votes)

Total Voters: 101

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When do you think automation will cause job loss in the carpet cleaning and restoration industry?

  • Never (33%, 4 Votes)
  • 10-15 years (25%, 3 Votes)
  • In the next 5 years (17%, 2 Votes)
  • 5-10 years (17%, 2 Votes)
  • 15 to 25 years (8%, 1 Votes)

Total Voters: 12

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My business will use the savings from the new tax plan to:

  • Expand the business (29%, 21 Votes)
  • Pay off debts (19%, 14 Votes)
  • No current plans (17%, 12 Votes)
  • Provide new/better benefits to employees (14%, 10 Votes)
  • Buy new equipment (10%, 7 Votes)
  • Other (7%, 5 Votes)
  • Complete more training (4%, 3 Votes)

Total Voters: 72

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For my company in 2018, I predict...

  • Annual revenue for my company will increase (79%, 65 Votes)
  • Annual revenue for my company will remain the same (9%, 7 Votes)
  • Annual revenue for my company will decline (9%, 7 Votes)
  • N/A (3%, 3 Votes)

Total Voters: 82

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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 (38%, 26 Votes)
  • 4 (19%, 13 Votes)
  • 5 (19%, 13 Votes)
  • 3 (18%, 12 Votes)
  • 2 (6%, 4 Votes)

Total Voters: 68

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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)
  • Less than 100 (4%, 4 Votes)
  • N/A (4%, 4 Votes)

Total Voters: 97

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