Is Your Bug Business Stuck In The Mud?

by | Dec 9, 2015

Hey bug guy! Are you worried about paying the bills this month? Wondering where the next new customer is coming from? Tired of running the route but you just can’t seem to get out of the truck?

Don’t worry you are not alone! Many pest management professionals (PMP’s) feel just like you because they just don’t have the specialized knowledge, focus, or the support to get their business past this glass ceiling. In fact, many new business owners don’t even know there is such a thing.

I talk to PMP’s across the country every week. They say things like, “If I could just sell enough new customers, I could pay another person to do the work or maybe I’ll hire a technician in the spring.” Then they hang up the phone, run back in their truck and go back to killing bugs. But what kind of business is that for a person with the goal of building an empire?

Most pest control businesses are started at the technician level with a technician mind set, which is fine in the beginning. But now you are the business owner and your business will not grow as long as you are constantly thinking like a technician and hanging around other technicians, talking about the things that technicians talk about.

Here are a few things that you must do to get your business unstuck.

  1. Read a lot or listen to audio books about leadership and management.
  2. Make a decision to get yourself out of that truck!
  3. Focus your personal duties on that the business owner, not a technician.
  4. Learn the difference between the technician, manager and stockholder.
  5. Act like the business owner NOW and begin to delegate and elevate the duties that the owner should not be doing.

The good news is, ValuePest has created the perfect franchise system to help PMP’s start their own businesses and help small bug businesses grow to the next level! We can help you avoid these types of risks, save you time and money and show you a way to build reoccurring income streams that last for years in the kind of business that you really want to own.


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