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Tag: Pete Schopen

Setting up office cubicles at Schopen Pest Solutions this summer are, from left, Leeza Trainor, Jason Chaples and George Cochran. PHOTO: PETE SCHOPEN

Where are you in the business owner life cycle?

October 20, 2020 By
Like most owners of small to midsized pest control companies, I wear many hats. When I first started Schopen Pest Solutions, I was the sales team, billing department, scheduler, route tech, mechanic, janitor, etc. As the company grew, I hired... Read more»
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RV drives next business phase

September 15, 2020 By
Pete Schopen bought an RV this summer, and during his travels, he started to compare the RV to his company, Schopen Pest Solutions. Read more»
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Pondering the prevalence of profanity

May 22, 2020 By
I’ve noticed more people swearing, cussing, using profanity — whatever you want to call it. It seems it's becoming more prevalent in our day-to-day lives. Read more»
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Retain employees with benefits befitting them

April 14, 2020 By
Pete Schopen shares how the benefits offered to his employees have evolved throughout the years and the importance of getting employee input. Read more»
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Cultivate a positive company culture

March 12, 2020 By
Pete Schopen shares how he works to cultivate a positive company culture, including a recent awards party for the company's employees. Read more»
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Make the pay-per-lead model work for you

February 28, 2020 By
Pete Schopen shares how and why the pay-per-lead model is working for his company right now — and why it might be worth considering. Read more»
Office Manager Laura Lentz and Supervisor George Cochran stand with a Schopen Pest Solutions retail display. PHOTO: PETE SCHOPEN

If you offer it, they will come

July 25, 2019 By
Pete Schopen recounts a sales lesson from his early days as a DJ. He also shares details about his new retail store to promote his business better. Read more»
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Schopen’s 2018 year in review

December 31, 2018 By
My wife still puts together the daily deposits for our company. Recently, she was filling out the deposit slips for Nov. 5, and it took her four hours. Four hours for one day’s worth of worked clients! I couldn’t believe... Read more»
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How to equip employees with tech for success

August 9, 2016 By
I get many inquiries from other pest management professionals (PMPs), and one of the most commonly asked questions is about the equipment I furnish for my technicians. Every tech is different. Some are like Inspector Gadget and want every tool... Read more»
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Making Winter Downtime Productive

February 11, 2016 By
I grew up on a farm in Western Nebraska, way up in the high plains of the Sand Hills, just south of the Badlands. My family didn’t farm our property; we were renters. But we did live the farmers’ life:... Read more»
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