For the new year, I decided that my first Pest Management Professional Magazine article should reflect what I perceive as the mood in the business world and macro-economic problems that have filtered down to mom and pop companies that are trying to make it. The credit market is a huge part of our current economic mess. Part of it is credit card company usury that has gone on far too long, but part of it is simply a general unwillingness to lend. As a result, companies large and small are trimming the fat, from GM and Terminix to your local city pest control company or family restuarant.
I hope you will enjoy reading Crunch the Numbers for my perspective on our current economic crisis. (My article is on the left side. I have the honor of being in print next to the nice snapshot of Michael Steele, Republican Party Chairman). I think you’ll find this issue of PMP magazine particularly interesting with topics not widely discussed in the industry such as bacterial infections mistaken for spider bites.
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