A Family Builds a Successful Business Together: Russ’s Septic Service

A Family Builds a Successful Business Together: Russ’s Septic Service

Russ’s Septic Service, home base in Riverton, CT, brings to the table 56 years of quality septic tank and other services to northern and northwest Connecticut. A Bit of History Russ’s grandfather, Russell Louis Neher started the company in New Hartford, CT. He was a local postal worker and so he knew everyone in the [...]

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Social Media and the New Marketing:  The Most Powerful and Effective Tool-Set for Small Business Advertising (Part-One: Introducing  the “New Marketing”)

Social Media and the New Marketing: The Most Powerful and Effective Tool-Set for Small Business Advertising (Part-One: Introducing the “New Marketing”)

Sure, everyone knows that “social media” is the wave of the future. But the real question is: The future of what? Is it the future of how we communicate with one another? How we share ideas? How we market our products? The short answer is yes, it is certainly could be all of those things, [...]

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Diversification in the Liquid Waste Management Industry

Diversification in the Liquid Waste Management Industry

Business Diversification Defined Business diversification, reports the U.S. Government’s Small Business Administration on its website, is one of several growth strategies. By offering multiple services, businesses can fill seasonal voids, increase sales and raise profits, acquire a new business, create an alliance with a complimentary company, license or purchase new technologies, distribute or import a [...]

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The Best Way to a Better and Brighter Future for You and Your Business

The Best Way to a Better and Brighter Future for You and Your Business

Many portable sanitation business owners are happy keeping it simple. They run a hundred or so units and a truck or two. They are small and they want to stay that way. That’s OK for them, but if you see the potential for growth and can hardly wait to make your business future better, then [...]

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A Winning Industry Leader: Russell Reid Responsible Waste Management

A Winning Industry Leader: Russell Reid Responsible Waste Management

“When my father, Morton, purchased the Russell Reid Company in 1981, they were operating 3 septic tank trucks”, says Gary Weiner, Morton’s son and current President of Russell Reid / Mr. John. “My father actually started out in 1964 with a single portable toilet” explains Gary. “The previous owners maintained such a good reputation that [...]

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Guiding a Company to Sure Success: Be Both a “Boss” and a “Leader”

Guiding a Company to Sure Success: Be Both a “Boss” and a “Leader”

It is a well-known belief that “managers” are not born but have to learn their trade just like everyone else: either on the job and/or owning a business. It is also a well-known fact that people can go to school to learn about business management, learn how to be a “manager.” Plus, what it means [...]

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Grease Hauling and the Liquid Waste Industry

Grease Hauling and the Liquid Waste Industry

There are a few good reasons why contractors in the liquid waste industry should consider adding grease handling and hauling to their portfolio of services that they can offer to customers. For one thing, because it is specialized, not everyone gets involved with it and so there is less competition, and less competition leads to [...]

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New Series For 2015

New Series For 2015

New series for 2015 is powered by a Kubota Z602B1 or DH902B1 engine roll-cage protected pressure washer built to prep surfaces and destroy even the most stubborn contaminants common in commercial settings. With up to 8.0 GPM and 4,000 PSI, this finely tuned hot water pressure washer has a General or Annovi Reverberi pump and [...]

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Service Routing 101

Service Routing 101

My years of experience have taught me a little bit about solid routing practices. You might even say I’m a Master Router. That’s why I like to make sure my customers understand the ins-and-outs of planning an efficient service route. Good planning can translate into better outcomes for you and your customers. And providing great [...]

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B&L Portable Toilet Rental: Tioga’s Finest

B&L Portable Toilet Rental: Tioga’s Finest

Tucked away in the tiny hamlet of Tioga in northern Pennsylvania is the local powerhouse septic tank service and portable restroom rental company, B&L Portable Toilet Rental, serving the area’s needs since 1979. When Dad Larry decided to purchase ten portable toilets and a pick-up truck way back when, little did he know that he [...]

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Determining “Market Share”: A Key Strategic Management Tool

Determining “Market Share”: A Key Strategic Management Tool

One of the most fundamental of all strategic marketing management tools, taught to just about every Business School graduate, is how to determine a company’s “positioning.” Now although the concept of business “positioning” is defined in many different ways, it basically boils down to how a company identifies and presents itself, how it attempts to [...]

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State-Of-The-Art Technologies for the Liquid Waste Management Industry

State-Of-The-Art Technologies for the Liquid Waste Management Industry

With the busy summer season rapidly approaching, it is crucial for liquid waste management companies to have a well-stocked inventory of ready-to-use products and services. Here are a few newer accessories and products that are presently on the market that you can take advantage of and possibly incorporate into your business. Portable Toilet Technologies In [...]

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Progress Tank Adds Carbon Steel Front Hoist And Full-Open Rear Door To Product Line

Progress Tank Adds Carbon Steel Front Hoist And Full-Open Rear Door To Product Line

KANSAS CITY, Mo. – March 13, 2015 – Progress Tank, a leading manufacturer and upfitter of truck-mounted tanks used for hauling refined fuel, heating oil, liquid waste, and propane in North America and part of Wabash National Corporation (NYSE: WNC), today announced the addition of the ASME 407/412 carbon steel front hoist and full-open rear [...]

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