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Sheri Spencer Bachman

Successful Pest Control Companies Need Core Values

Why Core Values Are Important to Growing Your Business

Firmly establishing the core values of your pest control business is an important step in growing your business. If you don’t do it, your employees will, and there will be no guarantee that their core values will align with yours.

Core values are critical to identify and define because they form your company’s culture, and culture is everything. It directly impacts three of the essential areas of business:

  1. Hiring: Company values will attract top talent and promote successful recruitment. You hire by probing for how a candidate will handle certain situations and their stance on specific scenarios. Hiring is geared around company values to help determine which candidates are likely the right fit.
  2. Expectations: Core values are
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Creating Your Pest Control Business Vision

What Is Your Pest Control Vision?

When it comes to business visions, there are two types; the ones that create success and the ones that don’t. As you focus on building the identity of your pest control company, it is critical to ensure your vision sets you up for success.

But what if you’re stuck? What if you’re struggling to identify and document your vision?

I can help. Let’s start with a concept.

The Future is Uncertain…

…but your version of it should be unmistakable.

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4 Tips for Crafting a Winning Pest Control Business Mission

How to Craft Your Pest Control Business Mission

How to Craft Your Pest Control Business Mission “It’s all about value.” In business, we hear this phrase all the time. Value is everything because without it there are no sales. When crafting your pest control business mission, the hero is the value your company offers. And like any good hero, it must champion your cause not just today but tomorrow.

How can you make your mission statement unique and timeless? What should you include? And where will you be using it? Let’s explore four tips designed to elevate what makes you unique:

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Does your Pest Control Business have a Vivid Vision?

Does Your Pest Control Business Have a Vivid Vision?

If someone asked you to describe your pest control businessvision, mission, and core values, what would you say? Would it be an easy or complicated answer?

More importantly, does the way your company operatesdaily live up to that answer?

The first step in the Million Dollar Climb Challenge focuses on the very foundation of your business—your vision, mission, and core values. Chances are that your answer to the opening question falls into one of four categories:

  1. No Idea: These aren’t things you think about much.
  2. Where to Start: You know you should have these things, but you don’t know where to begin.
  3. It Isn’t Visible: You have a vivid sense of these things, but that vision exists solely in your head.
  4. It Defines: These things are well established, define company culture, and drive your business.

In the following sections, we will delve into each of these answers to help you pinpoint where you are now and what steps to take next.After all, perfecting your vision, mission, and core values is an integral part of not just solidifying the foundation of your business but also creating a blueprint from which you and your team canbuild harmoniously.

Step 1: No Idea

 

“I don’t think about a company mission or vision and values much. I’m out here getting actual work done, and the work speaks for itself.”

 

If you’re already running your businesses and getting work done, you’re on the right track.

Chances are, you know what mission and vision statements look like. And core values, those are givens (right?)—outlining them can feel like an awkward task—so, is creating that outline a necessity?Or does it all sound like a lot of busy work?

Consider This

According to National Geographic, The Great Pyramid, which is the largest of the Pyramids of Giza, is the only Great Wonder of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient Worldthat still stands today. It was engineered over 4,000 years ago. The colossal build was originally 482 feet from base to peak. It took 20 years and some 2.3 million stone blocks to construct.

Would ithave been possible to build without a clear vision and precise mission?Not likely.

Every great construct has a mastermind, and that mastermind has ideas—just like you.

Think back to why you started your business and the goals you first had in mind. That’s where your vision started. Now, whether you’re putting in the work and running it or just getting it off the ground, it’s time to take that vision further. It’s time to use it to shape your future, which brings us to the second step.

Step 2: Where to Start

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Pest Control Business in a Box: it's everything you need

The Pest Control Business in a Box You Need

Business In a Box: It’s Everything You Need

Do you struggle with answering repeated questions about procedures? Is your team frequently in need of confirmation regarding standard policies? Do you ever find yourself thinking, if you just had more time, you could document all of your important company information to reduce repetitive conversations? Today, I want to introduce you to the box every serious pest control business owner needs.

Let’s be honest; behind the scenes of a great company lies a lot of paperwork. There are handbooks, manuals, operating procedures, training materials, and more. Businesses run on a foundation of documentation and systems. When the foundation is strong, growth comes naturally. If the foundation is lacking, growth becomes painful, especially for owners.

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How to Grow a More Profitable Business with Pest Control Apps

Piloting Our Pest Control Business Apps

When it comes to growing your pest control business, time is your biggest ally and greatest nemesis. It is all too common to feel like busywork is taking over. Monitoring what you need to manage while working to expand is a delicate balancing act that demands effective tools.

Nathan W. Morris, a finance expert and author, said it best, “It’s not always that we need to do more, but rather, that we need to focus on less.” His words highlight a vital action that you can take to increase productivity and profitability—focus on less.

But how?

Does the idea of focusing on less feel wrong? After all, as your business grows, you’re going to juggle more, right? Not quite.

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