205 The One To Listen To If You Want To Hear How Rewarding A Career In Water Treatment Can Be

Scaling Up Nation, I’m pleased to introduce you to someone that I’ve learned a great deal from over the past nine years of our friendship. He retired after working 35 years in the water treatment industry; most recently he served as Regional Manager at US Water Services and he is the Former owner of ChemTechnologies/Solen …

204 Pinks and Blues Questions From The Nation! Being Profitable

I’m your host Trace Blackmore and in today’s episode, I answer your question in this Pinks and Blues episode that is all about PROFIT.   As many of you know, my favorite thing about this industry is solving my clients’ problems. Early in my career I didn’t want to take the time to look at my business’ numbers, but …

203 The One With Our Across The Pond Legionella Expert, John Sandford

One of my favorite things about this podcast is that it has allowed me to meet fantastic people. Today’s guest I met at The Hang a few months ago, and we instantly hit it off. His name is John Sandford and even though he lives 15 miles east of Oxford, and I live outside of Atlanta, our passion for water treatment has …

202 The One Where We Learn The Best Ways To Network in a Virtual World

Today’s returning guest is a Career Counselor at Texas Tech University’s Career Center and one of my dearest friends, Donna Srader. Donna is back on the show to talk about the best networking strategies to use when we are not face-to-face.   You see, in March of 2020 Donna Srader, and the rest of the university staff pivoted from meeting in person to have every meeting with students, alumni, and colleagues over Zoom. She adapted quickly, and …

201 The One Where We Learn Why The Hiring and Onboarding Process Is Essential To Any Business

Have you ever hired the wrong person at your company? Have you ever asked for a raise? Have you ever regretted not thoroughly vetting someone before you asked them to join your team? Have you ever started a new job only to walk in the door and discover that there wasn’t a computer waiting for you, that you couldn’t log into the company wifi, and the drawers to your new …

199 The One About Cooling Towers and Legionella Bacteria

Every time I talk to Chris Nagle, I learn something new. I end the conversation more curious than when we start chatting, and I feel energized and empowered to take a deeper dive, so I become a better water treater. Chris has a background in water treatment and works at Evapco, one of the largest cooling tower manufacturers in the …

198 The One Where We Revisit The Entrepreneurial Operating System

On May 11, 2018, on Episode 38 Mark C. Winters the author of “Rocket Fuel ” was a guest on the show and he introduced the Scaling Up Nation to Entrepreneurial Operating System (EOS) in a blitz 100 level introductory course. Today I am pleased to have Mark C. Winters back on the podcast to walk us through his 200 …

197 The One Where We Learn How To Be A Badass Leader

When it comes to unorthodox leadership wisdom, look no further than my guest today, Michelle Reines.   Michelle Reines is a speaker, author of the book “From Bad To Badass Leader: 12 Leadership Lessons”, executive coach, entrepreneur, founder of MDR Coaching & Counseling, Inc, and creator of the unconventional Badass Leader Brand.   Early in Michelle’s leadership journey, she was …