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When you know it is time to sell Posted on 02 Oct 2019 in the Business categories.

In his farewell column for PMP, Ray Johnson shares why he sold his company, Johnson Pest Control, and his plans in retirement. Read more»

Employees are your biggest asset Posted on 12 Aug 2019 in the featured & Human Interest categories.

Ray Johnson shares his hiring mistakes and explains why choosing the right employees has made such a difference for the success of his company. Read more»

‘Mr. B&G’ stays ahead of the curve Posted on 30 Jul 2019 in the Business & Human Interest categories.

To say that my good friend and Pest Management Professional (PMP) Hall of Famer Dr. Claude Thomas (Class of 2013) has had a profound effect on the pest management industry... Read more»

Academy participation provides lasting benefits Posted on 27 Jun 2019 in the Business & featured categories.

Ray Johnson shares the benefits of attending the National Pest Management Association's Academy. The annual event will be in Phoenix July 2019. Read more»

Never giving up leads to success Posted on 15 Jun 2019 in the Business & featured categories.

Many years ago, I listened to the late, great American motivational speaker Zig Ziglar tell his wonderful story of the old-fashioned pump out by the well. You may only be... Read more»

Improve time management for yourself, your business Posted on 23 Apr 2019 in the Business & featured categories.

In order to improve our time management, let’s put a laser focus on what’s important in our daily business and our personal lives: understanding time. Read more»

Lack of paper trail leads to cautionary tale Posted on 22 Mar 2019 in the Business & featured categories.

Several years ago, a fellow pest management professional (PMP) operating in a market outside of mine called and asked me to share how we do business. Upon my invitation, he... Read more»

How the pest control industry has changed since 1933 Posted on 18 Feb 2019 in the Business categories.

If you stop by the Pest Management Professional (PMP) booth at PestWorld next October, be sure to pick up a little yellow booklet on the table. The booklet is basically... Read more»

Share your knowledge with future entrepreneurs Posted on 24 Jan 2019 in the Business & featured categories.

My wife, Tammy, and I recently were asked to speak to a group of students in an entrepreneurship class at the Sevierville, Tenn., satellite campus of Walters State Community College.... Read more»

Thank you, Doc Frishman Posted on 28 Dec 2018 in the featured & Human Interest categories.

Some 30 years ago, I decided to drive to Chattanooga, Tenn., to attend a daylong training seminar and learn more about pest management. As I remember it, this was before... Read more»