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Tag: Schopen Pest Solutions

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»
The author, right, with newly minted branch manager Chris Baumann. PHOTO: PETE SCHOPEN

One small step toward delegation

August 25, 2020 By
Pete Schopen shares the steps he has taken in 2020 to hire a branch manager for Schopen Pest Solutions to offload some of his many tasks as the company's owner. Read more»
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Step-by-step photos like this one help convey expectations. PHOTO: PETE SCHOPEN

Investment in formal training pays dividends

June 3, 2020 By
Pete Schopen describes why a top-notch training manual is the best way to transfer to the techs and staff the ideas of the owner or operations manager. 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»
One bright spot in 2019 was the author attending the PMP Hall of Fame the night before PestWorld got underway in San Diego, Calif., in October. PHOTO: DIANE SOFRANEC

Could 2019 just be forgot and never brought to mind?

January 29, 2020 By
Pete Schopen reviews 2019, why he is glad the year is in the rear view mirror, and what he is looking forward to as he works toward his 2020 goals. Read more»
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Photo: Tami Schopen

Reflections from a start-up spouse

December 9, 2019 By
Editor’s Note: This month’s “Diaries” column has been hijacked. It is written by none other than Pete Schopen’s wife, Tami (or as Pete calls her, “The Queen”). I should have known early on that life with Pete Schopen would be... Read more»
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