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Omar

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My biggest struggle is contolling my hoses. I try to pull them up the stairs and the slide down. Frustrating, i too am starting with no experience.
 

Omar

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I saw those, i plan on getting some. Is it a good idea to strap your solution hose and vac hose together at certain spots? Like every 15-20 ft or so?
 

awratchford

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I saw those, i plan on getting some. Is it a good idea to strap your solution hose and vac hose together at certain spots? Like every 15-20 ft or so?
Lord yes. Get some ties from the extension cord section at Wal-Mart. Like $4. Reusable.
 

Omar

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i think i would have invested more time in ride-a-longs, classes, etc.

i pretty much knew nothing when i started. so i made all the mistakes.
twice.
I did do the iccrc for cct, that taught me alot.
 

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Im just starting out. Its been a little slower than i expected, I want to do good at this, i would say that i lack a game plan, anybody have a good one for me?
 

Robert Ghezzi

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Haven't yet started, reading TMF continuously trying to figure out do's and don't and where to start.
 

Steve Toburen

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Haven't yet started, reading TMF continuously trying to figure out do's and don't and where to start.
This site will be a huge resource for you, Robert. But I will also caution you there is a syndrome called, "Paralysis by Analysis"! You've been warned!

Steve

PS Robert, you might also check out our "Just Starting Out" section HERE.
 

Glenn Goryl

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Knowing what I know now I would still start a business. The changes would be buying a different TM, learn SEO and put more effort into marketing. I knew how to clean carpets when I started but did not know how to run a business.
Hi! You said you'd buy a different TM, learn SEO, & put more effort into marketing. May I ask which TM you'd buy? Also, do you have any advice on learning SEO? Do you have any specific ideas regarding putting