Sonoma County: News and Notes

I want to remind folks about my next Event which is a joint Webinar with Roy Johnston of Johnston/Thomas. Roy and I will be talking about "Succession Planning: Create Your Future". The Webinar will be held on 10/28 @ 9AM and you can Register HERE! Again, this is free of charge. Succession Planning is all about "Who is Next?". If you are a Small Business Owner, why should you think about the next owner of your business. Do you want to sell it to family? How do you maximize your . If you are a Corporate Executive, do you have a plan to replace yourself so that you can reach the next stage of your career? These are typical questions in Succession. So, create your own next step - don't wait for it to be forced on you. I recently spoke to Tim and Stephanie Sharp of Sharpshooter's Carpet Cleaning. There has been some changes in that world of late and thought it would be good for all of you to know about them. Here are some highlights from our discussion.

Jim Sackman: So, Thanks for taking time to talk to me. What is new in the world of Carpet Cleaning? Tim and Stephanie: Well, it is not really new but there has been a lot of advancement in the Dry Process for Carpet Cleaning. We specialize in that type of Cleaning. JS: What is special about the Dry Cleaning Process? TaS: There are some big advantages. Many of our business clients are Professional Offices like a CPA's, Doctor or Attorney. Because it is a Dry Process, there is little downtime in the Office. We can come in after hours on one night and the office is good to go the next morning. JS: That makes a lot of sense. Are there any other benefits? TaS: There are the general benefits of Carpet Cleaning. For example, the reduction of allergins of all kinds. In Sonoma County, that is very important. On top of that, Dry Cleaning helps keep carpets clean longer by attaching to dirt particles and allowing them to be vacuumed. JS: So, it keeps things cleaner? TaS: Yes, and having a nice clean carpet is part of presenting a great appearance to customers. You really want folks to see how nice your office looks. JS: Is there anything else you would like people to know about the Dry Process? TaS: There are environmental advantages from the Dry Process. We are saving water. Given that we are in a drought, we think that this is important. On top of that, we don't need a large van with a water tank. This means we can use smaller, more fuel efficient vehicles. This saves on Greenhouse Gas Emissions.

I think that you should chat with Tim and Stephanie the next time you need Carpet Cleaning. You can contact them at (707) 595-0728,

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