Tag: Start-Up Diaries

5 decades of being Pete Schopen

May 15, 2019 By
For his 50th birthday, Pete Schopen reflects on 50 things he's learned, is thankful for or has changed his life. Read more»
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The old man and the (digital) sea

May 1, 2019 By
Pete Schopen shares a discussion with fellow PMP James Sneed, founder of Crowd Culture Media, to get a better understanding of SEO. Read more»
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Losing staff, Schopen makes a music playlist

March 25, 2019 By
During the past nine months, Pete Schopen had five employees leave his company. Read more»
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Online is a lifeline for many PMPs

March 1, 2019 By
Share your pest control stories, problems and questions with other PMPs through social media groups. Read more»
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Calibrate your work schedule

February 4, 2019 By
When I was in sports broadcasting, it was not unheard of for me (or my peers) to put in 16- to 18-hour workdays. When you are in the sports industry, long hours are part of the package. Football coaches do... 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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10 ways to handle upset clients

October 2, 2018 By
Remember that upset clients are just expressing their emotions. Here are some tips to handle these situations. Read more»
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Owners must anticipate, manage employee mistakes

September 24, 2018 By
Owners must always be prepared because it only takes a split second for a technician to lose focus and make a mistake. Read more»
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Continuously train, and test, your technicians

September 7, 2018 By
Raise your company's level of training, education and professionalism. Read more»
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Water solutions for Schopen Pest’s headquarters

July 9, 2018 By
How Schopen Pest Solutions is tackling a water problem at their new headquarters. Read more»
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