There is work worth losing

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Don’t be the cheapest backflow tester.

There’s a fantastic article in Plumbing + Hydronic Contractor Magazine this month, titled The 5 P’s of Success. Author Richard Ditoma outlines the problem with undercharging customers, “I tried to explain that work that costs him more money than that work brings in to his business is work that is worth losing. Contractors must fear losing money more than losing work.” This rings so true in the backflow testing industry.

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Attending Trade Shows: The Advantage of Differing Perspectives

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When you’re in a specific trade of work, it’s easy to assume there’s little evolution within the field. It’s rare that any given line of work is completely stagnant though. So how do you find out about new ideas, and stay up-to-date with the latest information within the industry? By attending Trade Shows. That’s not the only benefit of attending them, though – let’s chat a little about the reasons you might want to consider going to one in 2018. ...

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Becoming a Backflow Tester: Step One

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So…. you want to be a backflow tester? A few weeks ago, Sasha went through some of the things to consider if you were considering becoming a backflow tester. If you’ve decided it’s a good path for you, what are your next steps?

Local Chapters

Your local American Backflow Prevention Association (ABPA) and American Water Works Association (AWWA) chapters are your friend. For starters, they can help you become acquainted with the local and state regulations. Since ...

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Stress Awareness Day is Tomorrow!

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It’s that time of year again: the start of the holiday season, loose ends unraveling in the office, and all those last-minute backflow tests to get done. Stress Awareness Day -tomorrow- might sound like hogwash to you, but it’s a good reminder to take inventory of your employees stress levels. It’s also a reminder that your business can cause you less stress if you take certain steps.

What are some of the signs of stress in the workplace?

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SaaS: Learn how Software as a Service is Key to your Business

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It’s 2017. You’re likely using some form of SaaS (Software as a Service) without even thinking about it: if not for business reasons, then at least personally.

Some of the Saas that I use on a daily basis include Dropbox,(where I store both business and personal items,) Twitter -only for business, actually!- Slack, where I communicate with my co-workers in various channels, Intercom app so I can chat with customers, and so many others. I think it’s safe to ...

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