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Tag: Schopen Pest Solutions

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Opportunities to make money abound, if you’re willing to work for them

March 25, 2021 By
Pete Schopen shares how his company, Schopen Pest Solutions, looks for new opportunities to make money and strategies to upsell customers. Read more»
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Delegate, and only hold meetings that matter

February 27, 2021 By
Pete Schopen talks about the importance of learning to delegate. He also shares an overview of important meetings held at Schopen Pest Solutions. Read more»
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Schopen Pest Solutions promotes general manager

February 8, 2021 By
McHenry, Ill.-based Schopen Pest Solutions has promoted Wendy Sepsey from director of billing to its first-ever general manager. Read more»
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Schopen Pest Solutions’ growth goals for 2021

January 6, 2021 By
If we get some normalcy back in 2021, here are the top items Schopen Pest Solutions will be working on for expansion and growth. Read more»
Schopen Pest Solutions’ Observational Biologist Mark Berry proudly emerges from a crawlspace in Wood Dale, Ill., after an inspection. PHOTO: SCHOPEN PEST SOLUTIONS

Instill professional pride in your team

December 29, 2020 By
How do we, as owners, raise our techs from “bug guys” to true professionals? How do we create observational biologists? Here's a checklist to get started. Read more»
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Schopen Pest Solutions promotes operations manager

December 2, 2020 By
McHenry, Ill.-based Schopen Pest Solutions has promoted its office manager, Laura Lentz, to operations manager. Read more»
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I’ve got plenty of pests to be thankful for

November 20, 2020 By
Pete Schopen lists his least-favorite to most-fun pests to service. And then he ranks his favorite Star Wars movies, too. Read more»
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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. As the company grew, I hired technicians and schedulers. 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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