In the water business, things are rarely easy, so it is tempting to think that only the “smart” or the “lucky” are able to succeed. Frankly, it usually has less to do with luck or IQ and more to do with good timing and the ability to manage change, as stated by marketing expert Leon C. Megginson in his most famous quote, “It is not the strongest of the species that survives, nor the most intelligent that survives. It is the one that is most adaptable to change.”
Creating & implementing a plan for making changes in your business
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Imagine for a moment that you have decided to open your business all over again. For argument’s sake, let’s say you have moved into a brick-and-mortar office building. On day one, your first order of business is to get your operations up and running. On Monday morning, you will need to be aware of your overhead:
The importance of including a marketing plan in your budget
Nowadays it seems every discussion on growing a business or even surviving the current economic conditions begins with: “How can I do more with what I have?” Our clients continue to ask us, “What can I do and where can I go to grow?” Our answer is always the same: Maximize your current assets.
Optimizing your company’s service center with burdened labor costing
I am guessing that many of you, like me, are master procrastinators. Case in point: I am writing this editorial letter on the day it is due. While some things, like my editorial letter, can be accomplished correctly and effectively even at the eleventh hour, there are some aspects of running a company that could negatively affect your business if you put off implementing them.
Managing Editor Kate Cline shares the negative impact procrastination can have on a business
Dr. Tina Yerkes is the new general manager of drinking water filtration products for NSF Intl.
NSF Intl. appointed Tina Yerkes, Ph.D., as general manager of filtration products for its Global Water Div. Yerkes will help NSF grow its testing, auditing and certification services for point-of-use and point-of-entry drinking water treatment and filtration products.
The Water Systems Council announced that Marc Blais joined the board of directors
Marc Blais, vice president for Xylem Inc. Applied Water Systems - Americas, was named to the Water Systems Council (WSC) board of directors.
Blais joined Xylem in 2011 as managing director for Applied Water Systems - Canada. He was named vice president for Applied Water Systems - Americas in 2014, and is responsible for its sales, distribution and customer service in the U.S., Canada and Mexico.
Food donations collected from employees at Zurn Industries totaled more than 17,900 lb
Employees of Zurn Industries LLC more than doubled the amount collected for a food drive compared to 2013’s total, benefiting the people served by local food banks across the country.
As a whole, Zurn raised a total of 17,980.3 lb of food, or 23.66 lb per associate across the U.S. and Canada. This is the fourth consecutive year that Zurn conducted the pre-Thanksgiving holiday food drive.
“This was a corporate-wide effort that helped those in need and lifted the spirits of all Zurn associates who took part,” said Miranda Schmidt, senior marketing content specialist for Zurn.
A study by Friends of the Earth Scotland reveals that pollution levels around the world are breaking limits
Blueair, a Sweden-based provider of indoor air cleaning technology appliances, said a recent Friends of the Earth claim that air pollution in Scotland is creating a public health crisis highlights the lack of public awareness about toxic pollutants in the air people breathe both outside and inside their homes and offices.
The efforts will ensure border control agents have access to reliable drinking water
Doodlebug Enterprises Inc., which also goes by the name DB Pump & Supply, announced that it is currently involved in an open contract to provide inspections and replacement water filtration supplies to the Department of Human Services' (DHS) Border Patrol via AirGo USA. It will evaluate water treatment systems and make recommendations for the appropriate water filtration system components and corresponding pumps.