PFOA and PFOS – Emerging Contaminants

 PFOA & PFOS are the latest in the growing list of contaminants affecting drinking water.  I attended a Calgon Carbon seminar to catch up on the recent recommendations. Here are some takeaways you might find helpful: System Design for Optimal Removal of PFOA & PFOS Empty Bed Contact Time – 10 minutes minimum. Lead-lag design should […]

Should You Consider Hiring a Business Coach?

Inc Magazine published a great article about Business Coaches. Business Coaching- Do you need one? It describes 4 different types of coaches – Life, Business or Executive, Media and Negotiation. I am a small business coach. Although I specialize in the water treatment industry I coach owners of business to business entities as well. Typically […]

Business Plan – Include Failure Metrics

Who plans for failure? I’ve enjoyed participating in various CEO groups throughout my career.  I listened carefully and often took advice that helped me grow professionally.  I felt less isolated knowing my problems weren’t uncommon. Misery loves company right?  At one of our meetings, I shared my plan to open a new office in Florida.  […]

Consultant or Coach?

Consultants As a business owner I hired consultants from time to time. For example, when we built our first DI regeneration plant we hired a consultant who was a retiree of a major supplier of DI Exchange bottles and mobile DI systems. He designed, supervised and operated regeneration plants. Even though we knew how to […]