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Note Highlights of #ICON14

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#Icon14 was a power packed three days. Catering to small business owners, infusionsoft championed success stories, rejuvenated entrepreneurs with motivating keynote speakers, and urged small businesses to improve and move forward. On day one, Simon challenged those attending to ignore the fires and work on improving themselves. Stepping back and working on one’s business instead of in one’s business is essential to progress. As business owners face the struggles of surviving and thriving, it is important for leaders to recharge. This event was one of kind, and it allowed just that, recharge, charge up, and push on. Here are a few notes I took of the event. I hope you… Read More

Is My Pest Control Company Big Enough To Be A Brand?

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Many small business owners wonder about when or how to make themselves a brand. This problem and question are not unique to pest control companies. The root of this question stems from the misunderstanding around what a brand is and how to build a brand. The misconception that building brand requires a large investment in advertising dollars is common. Branding doesn’t begin with advertising, nor does it end there. When your day to day operations keep you busy working in your business it is easy to postpone working on your business. Thinking about “branding” gets left on the back burner for another day. Building a pest control brand is often… Read More

Pest Control- Friday Links Round-Up

Pest Control- Friday Links Round-Up   Pest Control Website Design Analysis Interested in growing your small pest control business? Talk to Shannon Johnson of Manic Marketing in St. Petersburg, FL. More… Travel Protection from BedBugs Here’s a guide written for those that want to travel smart and take precautions to avoid bed bugs while traveling. More… Tiny Ticks are a Big Health Hazard The humble tick is a very small insect. However, don’t let the diminutive size fool you. The tiny tick can pose a big threat to your health. More… Boost Your Sales By Marketing Your Pest Control Business Consider the following marketing tips on how to grow your… Read More

Catch Negative Reviews Before They Happen – Why Customer Resolution Matters

Customer service is the cornerstone of any business. If your customers aren’t happy, then you don’t have any customers. Your employees should be trained on the best ways to resolve all different types of complaints or problems your customers could have. And, your employees need to know how important that customer resolution really is. In the past, one unresolved complaint could go unnoticed and not have a large effect. Now, one unresolved complaint can turn into an online rant that can reach all of your customers and potential customers. Customers Require Resolution When customers have problems with your company, their shopping experience, their purchase, etc., they want a resolution to… Read More

10 Mistakes Companies Make On Facebook

Everyone knows Facebook can be a powerful marketing tool. It allows you to connect with a broad audience, provides a venue to interact with customers, and can give your company a personal feel. However, to be effective, Facebook must be used correctly. There are a number of mistakes that some companies make that turn off potential customers. 1. Posting Too Often Of course it is a good idea to post frequently. It keeps customers engaged and coming back for important information. However, there is also a point where it becomes too much. If you are posting five times a day, people are going to get annoyed and stop following you.… Read More

Best Of 2012: Year End Links Round-Up

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Here a a few links to some of the best pest control articles and blogs we’ve come across this year. Enjoy! General Pest Control  Home Pest Control Slows The Need For Home Improvement http://www.propacificpestcontrol.com/2012/pest-control/home-pest-control-slows-the-need-for-home-improvement/ Pest Control Tips For The Whole Family http://www.abridgehome.com/2012/12/02/pest-control-tips-for-the-whole-family/ What is a pest inspection and why would I need one? http://dialonepestcontrol.com/what-is-a-pest-inspection-and-why-would-i-need-one/ Borax vs. Boric Acid for Pest Control: Safe and Effective? http://www.momprepares.com/2012/08/27/borax-vs-boric-acid-for-pest-control-safe-and-effective Five Sustainable and Fascinatingly Fun Pest Management Techniques http://blogs.worldwatch.org/nourishingtheplanet/five-sustainable-and-fascinatingly-fun-pest-management-techniques/ Can Pest Control Add Value to your Home? http://pestinc.net/can-pest-control-add-value-to-your-home/ Scent as Pest Control? http://scentsciences.wordpress.com/2012/10/18/scent-as-pest-control/ Benefits of Organic Pest Control http://joshuaspestcontrol.com/benefits-organic-pest-control/ Why Hire a Pest Control Pro? http://resteasypestcontrol.com/why-hire-a-pest-control-pro/ 5 Mistakes Hiring a Residential Pest Control Exterminating Company http://eliminexpestcontrol.com/wordpress1/2012/06/28/5-mistakes-hiring-a-residential-pest-control-exterminating-company-suffolk-nassau-long-island-ny/… Read More

Weekly Pest Control Round-Up

Pest Of The Week: The Eastern Gray Squirrel   In most of North America, the most common variety of squirrel encountered in urban areas, is the Eastern Gray squirrel; or Grey squirrel (Canada). These rodent pests have spread across the United States, and are often discovered in parks, backyards (urban) and farmlands (rural). In fact, in many areas the Eastern Grey squirrel has largely displaced the native Red squirrel. As the name suggests, the Eastern Gray squirrel is characteristically covered in gray fur, but it can also display a reddish color. This rodent pest has a white underside, and a large bushy tail. The head and body length ranges from… Read More

Costs and Benefits for Staying Relevant

I’m sitting in McDonalds amazed at the restaurant that it now is compared to what it once was. Modern art on the wall. Lounge chairs with coffee tables. Menu changes with smoothies, lattes. Sure the iconic happy meals are still available, but now you can order those with apple slices. The milkshakes are still on [...]

Likable = Linkable

I know sad that I must blog my own quotes… As Shakespeare so put it, “Brevity is the soul of wit.” Apparently this tweet was liked, as I received some mentions on it. This concept is the summation of a key element in search engine rankings and therefore the core of gaining search engine rankings. [...]

Vertical Measures Hosting All-Day Search Marketing Workshop

Arizona based Vertical Measures is hosting an all-day search marketing workshop, The Convergence of Search, Social & Content Marketing, on April 7, 2011, in Tempe, AZ.  Arnie Kuenn, founder and president of Vertical Measures will be speaking on topics such as content marketing, keyword research, link building and measurement.  The all-day Vertical Measures workshop is [...]