I’m So Good, I’m Bad

April 13, 2011

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Now, as I ponder Michael Jackson’s, “I’m Bad” video, I’m not thinking about New York gang leaders. Feel free to listen to one of the best song/dance videos ever. While listening, ask yourself if it reminds you of anyone or any type of person you’ve known in the business world.
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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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The Safe Haven of Diversification

February 13, 2009

Please comment on my February 2009 contribution to Pest Management Professional on page 22. The termite industry is really in serious trouble. I hope this article encouraging diversification away from the termite industry will help even one PMP to think differently about the problem.

Here is a highlight from the artice: “The termite industry is in the eye of a Tsunami of technological, natural, economic and perceptual changes and it’s up to us to adjust. If we don’t we are going to be swept away by the ever-rising tides.”

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