Tag: Aces for Business

Photo: Eric (in foreground) and Kurt Scherzinger use apps and other online tools to manage digital photographs.

Web Exclusive: Tools to help manage digital photos

July 31, 2017 By
The Scherzinger Face Off column that appears on p. 78 of Pest Management Professional’s August 2017 print issue focused on digital photography. Brothers Eric and Kurt debated the use of apps designed to better manage the digital photographs Scherzinger Termite... Read more»
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How to make the best of your company’s online reviews

March 22, 2016 By
In the February issue, we talked about the possible Uberization of the pest management industry. Now, let’s explore more disruptive technologies that could broadside you — such as online reviews. Reviews can be great, or disruptive to a business if... Read more»
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Roadtrip Roundup: PesTech 3.0 Explores Technology

March 4, 2016 By
Technology and how pest management professionals (PMPs) can best use it to work smarter was the focus of PesTech3.0, held Jan. 5-7 in San Jose, Calif., an area also known as Silicon Valley. Hosted by the National Pest Management Association... Read more»
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Added Value: Don’t Skip the Phone Calls

September 17, 2015 By
Thirty years ago, most pest management services were monthly. Customers wanted every room inside the house treated as well as the outside. I even inherited a customer who, after I had done both the inside and outside of the home,... Read more»
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Added Value: 6 Steps to 20/20 Vision

September 4, 2015 By
We have less than four-and-a-half years until the ball drops in Times Square to ring in 2020. Have you considered making it a priority to set “Vision 2020” goals? We have to keep our goals clearly focused to make sure... Read more»
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Added Value: Are You Ready for an Emergency?

August 6, 2015 By
Your phone rings, and suddenly you learn one of your employees has been in a car accident. The spray tank has fallen from the truck and is lying in a ditch, possibly leaking chemicals into a stream. The fire department... Read more»
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Added Value: Leave the Bait Gun, Take the Cannoli

June 16, 2015 By
Conventional wisdom says we’re never too old to learn new tricks of the trade. Well, this past January at the Smoky Mountain Conference in Pigeon Forge, Tenn., I learned a few new tricks from a great lineup of talented speakers.... Read more»
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Added Value: How to Make a Bundle

May 29, 2015 By
Sometimes I’ll go to the drive-thru of my favorite fast-food restaurant and order a hamburger. But you know what I hear next, right? Sir, would you like to make that a combo? The food industry learned a long time ago... Read more»
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Have a Booth at a Trade Show? Follow 4 Steps for Success

May 7, 2015 By
This is the time of year when we set up at trade shows. Your company may participate in these super-networking events as well. Trade shows can be an ideal place to meet with potential new customers, say hello to many... Read more»
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Added Value: Help Customers Visualize Buying Your Product or Service

March 24, 2015 By
A pest management professional’s (PMP’s) role during a sale is to help customers visualize buying a product or service. By providing visual images, a company will be ahead of some that are still giving the price on the back of... Read more»