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Making Safety Part of the Job

On the job safety—it’s easy to talk about but can be hard to put it into action day in and day out. Besides improving the health and welfare of its employees, pest control companies have many incentives to make safety a priority, including lower employee turnover, higher team morale, stronger customer confidence and lower insurance rates. The challenge to achieving ...

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Nine Legal Problems You Can Avoid

Defending yourself against litigation costs your company time and money. Here’s how to limit your business’ involvement with the legal system. Problem: Liability claims for auto accidents “The number one issue for liability claims with pest control companies is automobile accidents. Most are rear-end accidents and involve distracted driving,” says Mark H. Ruff, a Maitland, Florida-based attorney who serves as general counsel ...

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Safety First

As the wise proverb says, “Better a thousand times careful than once dead.” Unfortunately, far too many employers and workers across the U.S. fail to take this old adage to heart—and many of them suffer the tragic consequences. In 2015, 4,836 workers were killed on the job, the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) reports. That’s an average of more than ...

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Overcoming Cash Flow Challenges

Is your small business struggling with cash flow issues? Cash flow problems are a common concern for entrepreneurs. More than four in 10 (41 percent) of small business owners in a new survey have experienced cash flow challenges — and these challenges have a serious impact on their businesses. The majority (59 percent) of small business owners in the WePay ...

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Calibrating Your Business Operations

Nothing can ruin a perfectly good day like an employee issue. Hiring, managing and maintaining the health and safety of your team are at the core of your business. Conduct a routine check of your operations to ensure your team is operating according to industry standards. Don’t spend your precious time scouring the internet trying to learn what policies and ...

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Staffing Challenges as a Pest Management Business Grows

Plan carefully and communicate well to retain key employees during growth Staffing a pest management service is always a challenge, and the challenges multiply when the business is growing. Determining at what point more employees are needed is both an art and a science. There’s the science of cost: Does the amount of new business cover the cost of a ...

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Boost Your Bottom Line

Smart strategies for increasing profitability When you think about business growth, what’s the first thing that comes to mind? If you’re like most business leaders, it’s probably profits. After all, without a healthy amount of revenue, a business will not survive for very long. In fact, 82 percent of businesses that fail crash and burn due to cash flow problems, ...

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Cultivating Confidence

Ten tips to grow your confidence as a leader General Douglas MacArthur once said, “A true leader has the confidence to stand alone, the courage to make tough decisions, and the compassion to listen to the needs of others.” Like all great leaders, MacArthur recognized confidence is a cornerstone of effective leadership. This is certainly true when it comes to ...

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Confidence Compounds: The Impact of Boldy Seizing Opportunities

One of the most significant leadership skills you need to develop is your confidence. It is an essential core leadership competency. Confidence allows you to have impact far beyond your title or level within your organization. Building your confidence requires a disciplined focus on seeking and accepting bold opportunities to help you reach for higher rungs of influence and impact. ...

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Crafting the Perfect Elevator Speech

I’m sure you’ve heard the old adage that time is money. This advice is often credited to Benjamin Franklin, and quite frankly, I agree with him. If time is money, then it is imperative to make every second count—whether it be in terms of company productivity or simply in making good and lasting impressions with customers. It is also said ...

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