Since our son was diagnosed with autism, I have had the chance to speak to more than 1,000 nonprofit organizations. My message is, essentially: Greed is no longer good. (Sorry, Gordon Gekko.)
In this interconnected world where the emerging generation longs to marshal its forces toward some greater collective good and where aging baby boomers look for something to occupy their time that makes them feel like they are making a difference, your company needs to demonstrate that it is supporting more than your bottom line.
Standing out by working with charities
Acquisition allows DS Waters to expand its regional scope and beverage offerings
DS Waters of America Inc. acquired AquaSpring Water Co. of Houston. One of the country's largest providers of bottled water, brewed coffee and water filtration services, DS Waters is expanding its regional scope as well as its beverage offerings to better serve customers across the U.S.
PureSafe enters into a sales/marketing agreement and an engineering package agreement
Leslie Kessler, CEO of PureSafe Water Systems Inc., announced the signing of strategic agreements with Global Equipment Marketing Inc. (GEM) and Engineering Technologies Group Inc. (ETG) of Hopkinton, Mass.
These agreements will enable the company to expedite worldwide sales and marketing, facilitate a value engineering approach to its product and enable more efficient production of its patented purification systems for shipment anywhere in the world.
DS Waters to assume management of bottled water delivery for all customers
DS Waters of America Inc. acquired substantially all of the assets of Hillcrest Springs Inc.'s home and office bottled water delivery business. As these two companies combine resources, DS Waters will assume management of bottled water delivery for all customers. The acquisition will enable DS Waters to enhance its offerings with not only the Alhambra brand of water, but also coffee service and water filtration services.
In my last article, I described the experience of my small business’ website getting hacked, and described the basics of how websites work — and how hackers can invade them. In this article, I will provide practical tips on how to protect your company’s site from attack.
My site was hacked for more than six weeks before I discovered the problem, and it took another three weeks and thousands of dollars to fix it. This does not include the lost revenue and reputation that resulted from the attack.
Taking steps now to protect your website can prevent costly problems later
Recently, I was sitting with a dealer, discussing his year-to-date numbers. He was shaking his head, saying, “I don’t get it. My sales are up by $20,000 a month, but when I look in the checkbook, it doesn’t show it. I seem to be working twice as hard, but I’m not making any more money.”
Using benchmarking to redefine business goals and projects
Most of the readers of this magazine are in a segment of the water treatment industry concerned with point-of-entry and point-of-use drinking water treatment. This market niche is supported by a prominent not-for-profit national organization as well as various regional and state organizations. There are several related organizations that water treatment professionals also may be members of, including those dealing with industrial boiler water, cooling water, groundwater, bottled water and municipal drinking water.
Industry associations provide a multitude of opportunities for businesses
Three years ago when I decided to make my company, Moti-Vitality, a full-time venture, one of the things I knew for sure was that I needed a good website. I needed a way to let people know that I offered sales, management and educational training solutions specific to the water treatment industry — not vitamins or financing, which the company name apparently suggests to some.
Keeping your website safe from online risks
With another year on the books, it is time to look ahead to 2013. As always, the water treatment industry will face a variety of challenges and opportunities in the coming months. Domestically, new regulations loom — some positive, some negative — as California continues to set the legislative tone for the nation. Globally, opportunties await for companies ready to take the international plunge, but the challenges of certification remain.
Industry experts weigh in on what is to come in 2013
Fleck valve distribution agreement for Canadian marketplace renewed through 2016
WaterGroup and Pentair Residential Filtration announced a renewed exclusive Fleck valve distribution agreement for the Canadian marketplace through 2016.
“This is an important bellwether for WaterGroup as we continue our partnership with Pentair as their exclusive distributor of Fleck valves in Canada," said Ryan Kirk, vice president and general manager for WaterGroup. "We have proudly promoted Fleck valves with our core WaterGroup brands and view this agreement as recognition of our loyalty and ongoing sales support for Fleck’s valves in Canada.”