Dominoes Gets Free Publicity

April 24, 2011

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Dominoes Gets Free Publicity from Economic and Political Mess

Dominoes Gets Free Publicity from Economic and Political Mess

Dominoes Pizza is the only lucky winner with huge free name recognition the past few years of:

Financial Dominoes
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2011 Pest Control Industry Forecast – Who’s in the Driver’s Seat? A Macro-Perspective

January 3, 2011

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As we look ahead with predictions for the pest control industry in 2011, we may have a sense that those companies still around will get through the remaining economic struggles. Pest control companies are adjusting by cutting excess spending, reducing credit outstanding and putting aside rainy day cash. Companies are trying to gain relative leverage against bad economic times by diversifying their service portolio and taking advantage of weak spots that they find in their competitors’ positions. Simultaneously, companies are focusing on strong core services that will produce the most profit. Some companies are simply trying to add market share at any price, but adding this revenue will not produce profit. It is a mistake. Companies cannot for long make money by losing money.
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HEATKTE – A Sam Walton acronym

July 28, 2010

At Walmart, the acronym HEATKTE reflected the perspective of Mr. Sam. HEATKTE meant “high expectations are the key to everything.” The acronym applied to both the results and the means to get there, through the labor force. You can bet that at Walmart, when a goal was set the expectation was that it was going to be met. Just as important was the means to get there.
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Crunch The Numbers

January 20, 2010

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.
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Generational Passage in Pest Control Companies

June 19, 2009

Now that Father’s Day is coming soon, I’d love to hear from pest control companies that are making a generational transition. I have sons who may be interested in continuing the tradition… or maybe not.
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Family Business vs. A Business of Family

May 6, 2009

Family Business: Father knows best, son’s skills not to be questioned, mom is the secret weapon in the back office, non-family workers are not to be trusted, their benefits and wages to be kept to a minimum. We wouldn’t want them to think that they run this company!
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