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Chapter 3- A synopsis of my career & my commercial chronicles

There was one route in the branch that just EVERYBODY envied, coveted and would give their eye teeth to have…the commercial route. First off the truck was the coolest set up in our little fleet. Truck bed length fiberglass tool … Continue reading

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PSA for pest techs; The making of a paycheck

The following is a posting from the closed Facebook group of pestcemetery.com. It is a stark look at the true cost of what goes into making sure the owners bank account actually has the money in it so your paycheck … Continue reading

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A Friend In Need

Ours is a big family. Thousands of members, brethren if you will, that have come together for the common cause of good. Good to our industry, good to the public we serve and good to each and every company and … Continue reading

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Fat And Happy

If you’re not growing you’re dying. Anthony Robbins The minute you’re satisfied with where you are, you aren’t there anymore Risk is essential. There is not growth of inspiration in staying within what is safe and comfortable. Once you find … Continue reading

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Did You Choose Pest Control or did Pest Control Choose You?

There’s something about a person who’s “career” is in pest control. Specifically a tech. I’m often asked how I became a bug guy or hear stories of others and not one has ever been ‘born’ into it or knew from … Continue reading

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Networking On The Fly

Part of ANY successful business strategy HAS to include networking. This is especially true of small business and even more specifically-the mom & pop or one man operations. Having said this, I can’t tell you how many ‘rolled eyed looks, … Continue reading

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How Will The State Enforce Proper Grilling & Sprinkler Rules?

Spotting a bug truck on the road in Florida is not an unusual thing. There are days that 3 different trucks from 3 different companies can all be at the same 3 way stop. And if you’re a bug man, … Continue reading

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The Hundred Dollar Days & Other Such Dilemmas- Part Two

I tell this story because I literally just got off the phone with my friend, the colleague who I wrote about in part one. That ‘franchise from hell’ was 20 years ago and we both went through a lot over … Continue reading

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Hundred Dollar Days & Other Such Dilemmas

Have you ever walked to and from school with bare feet, in the snow, uphill?- BOTH WAYS? 😉 Now I realize this can be an over used analogy to describe a not so piece of cake period of time in … Continue reading

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Ironies & Oddities And The Veterans Of Pest Control

Do any job long enough and you’re bound to see some really off the wall things somewhere down the line. I’ve been doing pest control for 27 years and hardly a day goes by where I don’t do a double … Continue reading

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Fired By An Absent Mad Man

I left Baltimore and the drama of the big corporate world behind for grande promises and a tropical paradise. When that went to hell in less than a year I needed to move on. I did about 2 years as … Continue reading

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Consider The Lifetime Value Of Your Customer & Grow Exponentially You Have The Key

Well our original question was What is the LIFETIME value of a customer? which we discussed in part 1. Then in part 2 we went looking for a key and I sort of left you hanging- my bad but I … Continue reading

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Consider The Lifetime Value Of Your Customer & Grow Exponentially Part 2

Well you’re either back for part two or you’ve just clicked in to my site in search of some information on how to grow your pest control company. Either way I’m glad to have you. If you’re just dropping in … Continue reading

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Consider The Lifetime Value Of Your Customer & Grow Exponentially Part 1

What is the LIFETIME value of a customer? Do you have that answer for your business, your route, your sales rolodex? Often when I speak to new or struggling operators I ask this question & if I get a blank … Continue reading

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Are You A Mega Company? Then Who Cares About You?

Did you know a church becomes a “mega church” when it gets over 2 to 3 thousand people regularly attending?. According to the government you’re considered a small business if you have 500 employees or less. They even have a … Continue reading

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