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  • In the Minority

    Two years ago, Paul Alfano decided to rethink some of his marketing strategies.

  • On the Rise

    Hispanics make up the second-largest ethnic group in the nation, exceeding 50 million people and accounting for 16.3 percent of the population, according to the U.S. Census Bureau

  • Employee Cell Phones: To Own or Not to Own?

    Owning the cell phones your employees use for business purposes can allow you to control costs, keep confidential information private and even protect your business legally.

  • Protect Yourself Against Possible VGB-Act Liability

    The requirement to bring pools and spas into compliance with the Virginia Graeme Baker Pool and Spa Safety became effective more than a year ago.

  • Great Expectations

    “Retail Raves” asks one retailer to specify a product that’s making a difference in his or her business.

  • Tech Support

    James Sturgeon is used to receiving calls from spa owners and technicians seeking repair advice.

  • Fresh Faces

    Though spa sales are improving in some areas, most experts agree that the market will not be at pre-recession levels for quite some time.

  • Event Planning

    Management at Lake Norman Pool and Spa in Statesville, N.C., took a risk in the neighborhood of $10,000-$12,000.

  • Not Your Average Hot Tub Delivery

    No-fuss backyard deliveries are the bread and butter of most hot tub dealers. But every once in a while, an installation comes along that makes it into the memory books.

  • Not Always a Man’s World

    Mom-and-pop stores have been the cornerstone of the pool and spa retail business for decades.