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September 23, 2016

How Small Businesses Can Cut Costs

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We all know that when it comes to owning a business, you want your Connecticut business to be as profitable as possible. In order to do so, we have to practice “smart spending,” or putting our dimes and nickels into where it really counts for our businesses to grow. While this is very important for the future of your business, it’s equally as important to take a look at where you could potentially save some extra dollars, so that your business can be more profitable. Today, we wanted to give small business owners everywhere a few of our best tips on how you can save some extra money so that your business can thrive. After all, we love to support shopping locally here in Stafford as well as throughout Connecticut, so let’s do our best to put small businesses back on the map. 

Lower the Cost of Debt

Debt can build up fast if you let it, but not if you have the right strategy about paying it off. When it comes to debt, the way you can save money is to avoid interest in whatever ways possible. Our advice is to list out all of your debts that your company owes, then work on paying the minimums on the lower cost debt, and focus more on paying the debt that has high interest rates.

Negotiating

When it comes to vendors, you should always check up with at least three vendors for products or services your company needs to purchase. By having multiple options, you’ll be able to shop among your choices for the best bid, which will make the negotiation process a lot easier to manage. Remember, not all deals will come through in the end, but you never lose anything by trying. 

Prepay Your Expenses

This is something a lot of business owners may not have considered, but you can actually save money by prepaying for your business expenses. By paying for your early year expenses the previous December, the expenses will fall on the previous year’s taxes instead, and that will allow you to take the deduction for those expenses twelve months earlier. Not to mention, if you use a credit card to pay your expenses off, the transaction likely won’t hit your account until the new year anyways. It’s smart spending folks!

Go Green

Yes, make the digital shift with your business. While it may seem trivial, “going green” is a great way to cut down on office expenses overall. Not to mention, you’re doing mother nature a huge favor if you can make your business go paperless! You can also look to save energy in the shift of going green as well, and that will surely help your business expenses as a whole. This will take some creativity, but it is surely achievable. 

Bundled Services

There are services that your business simply cannot go without, but in order to save money, you can bundle those expenses. Things like internet, phone, fax, and cable if need be, can all be bundled into one bill to help you save money. Likewise, if you run multiple businesses, you can also bundle your insurance expenses as well. 

There are plenty of more ways that you can save money with your Connecticut business, you just have to add an extra touch of creativity or research to help bridge the gap. If you can think of any other ways that your business can save money that we didn’t already mention, we’d love to hear about it in the comments section below!

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Sometimes, its not enough to educate the parents, its about educating the children too. This is what Aqua Pump has decided to do, by partnering up with Suffield High School in Connecticut.

The goal? To have our youth choosing better alternatives to soda. Whether it be soda or diet soda, the effects from both are hindering the growth and health of our young men and women. In an effort to help, Aqua Pump has decided to educate through messages of choosing water over soda.

In our previous articles on our Aqua Pump blog, we outlined the hazards of artificial sweetners used in diet sodas along with the amount of sugar in the regular sodas.

Now it's time to begin substituting the soda with the best choice of all: water. 

Stay tuned for our updates regarding our effort to education on the hazards of soda and the benefits of water.

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Water issues can be unexpected, at any time, at any place. While our company has been honored to serve the state of Connecticut for over 40 years, we understand that we can't "schedule" when an issue might arise.

Below is a testimonial we received from our clients out in Tolland, Connecticut that had an issue with their water pressure.  We are always so proud to hear how well our Aqua Pump technicians treated and served our clients and thought we would share that with you.

"Yesterday my water system was serviced by your company and it is wonderful to have my water running at full speed again. I would like to say a heartfelt thank you to the individuals who serviced the system. I am a single mom with a 26 year old handicapped daughter. This winter has been very difficult because of the snow. I have done my best to clear the driveway. Yesterday was the second attempt you made to access my driveway. After the truck was unable the first time I chopped and chopped but apparently I did not get rid of enough ice since I got a call telling me the truck could not get in. When I arrived home I found that some of the snow and ice had been cleared and my water problem was fixed. In this day and age there are so few people who demonstrate the kindness that was extended to me. Thank you so much for the assistance. I appreciate it more than you could know." ~ Holly, Tolland CT

Thank you Holly and family for the opportunity to earn your business and trust. As a small business in Connecticut, our goal is to always deliver exceptional service.  

For more testimonials from Aqua Pump clients, head to the testimonial section of our website

 
 
 

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Anytime their is a facility, business or location such as a school, there is a Certified Operator checking the water for the personnel and public safety. The realization is, water that is used by the public needs to be at the highest level of quality. When water is being digested and used by a larger population, its essential it is constantly monitored and maintained.

This is where a Connecticut Certified Operator comes into play. As the Department of Health states, the Certified Operator facilitates the following:

  1. Ensure that qualified personnel are operating water systems;
  2. Distributing pertinent operator information through a newsletter.
  3. Minimize public health concerns;
  4. Develop public trust & confidence in drinking
  5. Improve compliance with regulations;
  6. Optimize operation costs;
  7. Protect the system’s equipment

Knowing a company such as Aqua Pump with Certified Operators on staff is a benefit! Our company proudly serves hundreds of facilities throughout the state of Connecticut. As a small business, we have our Certified Program layed out for our customers so they always interact with the same Operator, understand that our company takes the pressure off of them, but most importantly, conduct business in a professional and affordable manner.

Whether you are opening a restaurant, public business or any other location, Aqua Pump is ready to earn your business and make finding a Certified Operator right for your business, that much easier!

For more info, please check out our Certified Operator Program page on our site or call us at (860) 684-5349.

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We hear all the time how people have seen our trucks, funny commericals and billboards on I-84...however, we still get the question, "What Do You Do?"

YES! We do water...but take a closer look:

TOWNS WE SERVICE:

Andover, Ashford, Bolton, Brooklyn, Chaplin, Colchester, Columbia, Coventry, Cromwell, Danielson, Dayville, East Granby, East Haddam, East Hampton, East Windsor, Ellington, Enfield, Franklin, Glastonbury, Granby, Haddam, Hamden, Hebron, Lebanon, Manchester, Mansfield Marlborough, Norwich, Pomfret, Portland, Putnam, Scotland, Somers, South Windsor, Stafford, Storrs, Tolland, Union, Vernon, Willington, Windham…

So, in short, our company services throughout Connecticut!

How Can We Help You?

  • PH Level issues
  • Iron 
  • Odor
  • Hard water
  • Water softening
  • Potassium chloride
  • Water filtration systems
  • Water purification
  • Bacteria control 
  • Water neutralizer
  • Water filters
  • Acid

Certified Operator Program

The Certified Operator Program includes:

  • Day-to-day operation of your facility to keep your system in full compliance with CT state regulations
  • Collection/overseeing the required water testing mandated by the CT DPH
  • Maintaining the equipment of your water system such as; storage tanks, well pumps, booster pumps and filtration equipment
  • Keep accurate records of water analyses, repairs, maintenance and so much more.

In addition, we also offer 

Plumbing Services

Specializing in repairs, installations, and maintenance for sinks, toilets and bathtubs. We guarantee our work and stand behind it with a lifetime warranty. 

There is nothing more frustrating than having to go to several different sources to accomplish one task. So we've become a one stop shop.

We also know how important peer-to-peer referrals are. Take a look at what our customers have to say!

We offer 24 hour service, water needs and plumbing services. Now, when you see our trucks, billboards or commercials, you will know that Aqua Pump is your one stop shop!  

(860) 684-5349 

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With the beautiful Spring weather approaching, many homeowners are considering an uplift for their lawn or maybe some consistent maintenance throughout the warmer months. For our landscaping needs, we trust our friend Walt at Walt's Lawn Service to get the job done.

When you visit Walt's Lawn Service website, you will find out quickly that they are equipped properly to handle and need or want when it comes to your landscaping needs. Located in North Granby, Walt's Lawn Service is local and just a phone call away, from wherever you may be in the state of Connecticut.

More about Walt's Lawn Service

Walt's Landscape Contractor has provided quality service to their customers since 1990. They offer everything from landscape design installation to a full range of landscape maintenance. Their staff is comprised of a dedicated group of seasoned professionals with extensive experience in the landscape industry. Whether you are looking for a small change or a complete renovation they will take on your project with professionalism, creativity, enthusiasm, and appreciation based on your individual needs.

Make sure you give Walt's Lawn Service a call today at (860) 653-9310 and tell them your friends at Aqua Pump referred you!

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Whether you work for a small business, or own one, there are always certain reasons to be prideful of. For our company, its the same thing. So instead of telling YOU why we would love the opportunity to earn your business, we will tell you what our customers have said.

"Always Able To Speak Someone Who Understands"

When you call our office, you will either speak to Pat or Audra.  We know that you are most likely calling in regards to a problem or an emergency and our office staff is aware and educated on any issues you may have, but also on all of our clients.  It has always been a priveledge to know our customers personally and make even the most tense situations as easy as possible. If you are a new customer to us, it will only take but one time for us to know you on a name to name basis.  

"Aqua Pump always tries to send the same tech"

We sure do.  Except for the rare occasion, we have always made it a point to send the same technician to clients they have worked with in the past. Not only is there a familiarity level, but our tech specifically for your water system will know the in's and out's, knowing your system in the back of their head. Some our techs have been servicing our customers for over 10+ years!

In fact, we have recently added photos of our staff to our website and our Aqua Pump Facebook Page. If you are working with us for the first time and would like to know which tech will be arriving at your doorstep, take a look now!

"Time is of the essence"

We've incorporated our 24-hour service for our customers in case of that late night/early morning emergency. Unfortunately, its hard to determine when there will be a problem, but we assure you that we have take the necessary steps to be as acoomodating as we can.

When we say "Family owned business" it truly includes our clients. Our customers are our shareholders and because of them we are able to continue serving our customers in the industry we love and pride ourselves in.

If you know of someone who might need our services, we would love the opportunity to earn their business. Please let them know they can call our office and talk to Pat or Audra anytime to help with their needs. Our phone number is (860) 684-5349

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Our Small Business Shoutout goes to our good friends Peter and Paul Rossi over at Rossi Bros LLC in Stafford Connecticut.

The Rossi Brothers offer custom graphics, signs, billboards and any type of graphic need from businesses to vehicle graphics. They not only have an impeccable reputation, they are a family owned and operated businesss here in Connecticut.

In addition to the graphics and signs, The Rossi Brothers also perform auto body and paint repairs on any vehicle.

With over 30 years experience, dedication, perfection and hard work, we are proud to say that the Rossi Brothers are partners with Aqua Pump and many MANY more other businesses and people throughout the state.

We highly suggest Peter and Paul for their services and work. Call them at (860) 684-9229 or head to the Rossi Bros Website

2013 marks a huge year to come for Aqua Pump specifically with their Certified Operator Program for CT Businesses with water supplies. As the Department of Health unveils new and updated regulations for businesses around the state, Aqua Pump has now released their Certifited Operator Program to help businesses manage their water supplies and regulation requirements.

With this program, Aqua Pump will handle the details needed to keep CT Businesses within regulation with this program including the following:

  • Day-to-day operation of facility to keep system in full compliance with CT state regulations
  • Collection/overseeing the required water testing mandated by the CT DPH
  • Maintaining the equipment of your water system such as; storage tanks, well pumps, booster pumps and filtration equipment
  • Keep accurate records of water analyses, repairs, maintenance and so much more.

For more information, please contact Aqua Pump at (860) 684-5349 to talk to one of our Certified Treatment Plant and Distribution Operators.

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Aqua Pump continues to be Conneticut’s water professionals from filtration, pumps and now offering their certified operator program to those with a private water supply.

Whether it’s an apartment complex or development projects, the team at Aqua Pump have designed water systems specifically for these water supply systems.

The certified operator program is designed to make the needs and upkeep with these water systems as easy and efficient as possible while keeping the facilities in full compliance with the State of Connecticut regulations.

The Certified Operator Program includes:

  1. The collection and oversight of water testing mandated by the Connecticut Department of Health.
  2. The maintenance of equipment with your water system such as
  3. Storage tanks
  4. Well pumps
  5. Booster pumps
  6. Filtration equipment
  7. Accurate records of repairs, maintenance and water analysis.

The team at Aqua Pump takes great pride in their service and maintenance when it comes to any and all water needs. As regulations increase, Aqua Pump Company Inc can provide the services you need to keep up!

Please call our office at (860) 684-5349 to talk to one of our certified personnel!

Call us today!

TOLL FREE: 1 800-642-0420

Our Services

  • Well Repairs & System Maintenance
  • Water Testing (arsenic, nitrates, etc.)
  • Well Location
  • Water Filtration
  • Water Conditioning
  • Well Sanitizing
  • Leak Detection
  • Residential & Commercial

Local Phone Numbers

Danielson: 860-779-6544
Norwich: 860-887-7272
Simsbury: 860-658-2110
Stafford: 860-684-5349
Suffield: 860-668-4379
Willimantic: 860-456-3555

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Certified Operator Program

Our Certified Operator Program offers Commercial & Industrial Applications, Arsenic & Uranium Removal, and Maintenance Plans.

24-Hour Emergency Service

We want you to know that you can always reach us and that we will always do our best to fix the issue as fast as possible: 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

About Aqua Pump Co., Inc.

Located in Stafford Springs, CT and established in 1973, we pride ourselves in providing outstanding service to our commercial and residential water supply customers.

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