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Networking: Put Yourself in the Right Room

After yet another hectic week, dreams of building a strong network can easily seem like a luxury you cannot afford. Think again. Some compelling research shows that while mastery of technical aspects of the job may be responsible for early success, moving to the next level requires grasping strategic issues—and these are best acquired through relationships. That was the path ...

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Business Plan Check Up

It’s no secret that pest management business leaders have an exceptionally demanding job. As you juggle countless day-to-day duties and challenges, it can be easy to lose sight of the future—and your long-term business plans can quickly go off the rails. Does any of this sound familiar? If so, it may be time for a strategic plan update. “Business leaders ...

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PestWorld 2016

Every year, NPMA gathers thousands of pest management professionals from around the globe to offer opportunities for information sharing, provide access to the latest products, services, and technologies in the 100,000-square-foot exhibit hall, and generate critical thinking in world-class educational sessions. Join us as we celebrate this year’s PestWorld in the Pacific Northwest—in beautiful Seattle, Washington. Click here to read ...

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Congress Fails to Pass Zika Funding Package

Congress adjourned for the July 4 recess without passing an emergency Zika funding package. On June 28, 2016, the Senate failed to pass the Zika funding package that passed the House of Representatives the previous week. As expected, the measure failed the procedural 60-vote cloture requirement (52-48). The $1.1 billion package was at the funding level previously approved by the ...

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Grow with QualityPro

Growing your business is about more than finding new opportunities. Sustainable growth requires you maintain the integrity of your foundation, or what you do currently, as well. So as you sit back and reflect on the 2016 season, take a moment to check back with the pest control business basics, the QualityPro standards, to make sure your company is still ...

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Communicating to the Public about Mosquitoes

Zika virus, a disease-causing pathogen spread to humans through mosquito bites, has been the subject of great concern and scrutiny as human cases from people who have recently traveled to affected areas outside the U.S. are being confirmed in states across the country. The need to curb local transmission within the U.S. is paramount as we continue to learn more ...

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Department of Labor Releases Final Overtime Regulations

On May 18, the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) posted the Final Overtime Rule. The final rule amends the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) and raises the minimum threshold in which all employees are entitled overtime pay for hours worked in excess of 40 hours per work week from $23,660 annually ($455 per week) to $47,472 ($913 per week). Some ...

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