Service Industry News

For more than 29 years, Service Industry News has served as the voice of the pool and spa service professional. A twice monthly newspaper, the staff covers featured stories on equipment installation, trouble-shooting and repair; water chemistry and business issues facing the industry; and news pertaining to the interests of the pool and spa technician.

In addition to the newspaper, we have produced three technical books used throughout the industry as training and reference guides. The Professional Pool Technicians' Guide to ChlorineGuide to Alternative Sanitizers and the Guide to pH, Alkalinity, Water Testing and Water Balance are compiled from articles that originally appeared in our newspaper.

We've also updated and republished an industry classic on pool care, Charlie Taylor's Everything You Always Wanted to Know About Pool Care. This light, easy-to understand and illustrated book has long been a part of any complete library on pool care. Now, it's also available in Spanish!

Call 949-916-0292 to order a subscription or purchase any of our products.

Business models are keys to the kingdom

By Carolyn Dibrell

Look on the Internet for business models and you could spend an entire week learning how to develop a BMC — business model canvas. You could spend months practicing what to do or getting up to speed with new trends in the “hip” business culture. You could spend years reading about historically well-modeled companies.

With so many options in business today, it is no wonder that the No. 1 undergraduate degree in the United States is a bachelor’s degree in business. According to the National Center for Education Statistics, of the 1,791,000 B.A. degrees conferred in 2011-‘12, the leading degree was in the field of business at 367,000 followed by 179,000 in social science. And during the same period, M.B.A.’s topped the list at 192,000, or 25 percent of all advanced degrees. 

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