The Boardroom Buzz is the go-to resource for cutting-edge insight on strategy, valuation and mergers & acquisitions in the pest control industry. The Buzz is the podcast for shareholders, board members and senior managers in the pest control industry.
Presented by the Potomac Pest Control Group. Hosted by Patrick Baldwin and Paul Giannamore.
From mixologist to MBA to management trainee, Kyle Varona traveled a road less taken into his family's pest control business. Instead of graduating into Fahey! Pest & Lawn Solutions, it was Truly Nolen - the business - that launched Kyle into his post-college career. It was Truly Nolen - the (legend) person - that inspired Kyle along the way.
Peter Schiff joins Paul for lunch at Dorado Beach to chat about currency, asset prices, and what is coming down the pipeline for America's economy. Peter is a successful investor, author, and host of The Peter Schiff Show.
The marketing game is rigged. What would happen if advertising utilized a President-producing marketing machine? Phillip Stutts introduces his Undefeated Marketing System in this game-changing interview. There isn't enough room for our guest's resumé. Phillip has worked on eight presidential campaigns. Here are a few previous clients: Pres. George W. Bush, Sen. Bob Dole, Gov. Bobby Jindal, Sen. John Thune, and Gov. Ron DeSantis. And it turns out that Phillip and Paul share a mutual client.
One year after selling Responsible Pest & Scorpion Services to Certus, Darin Huffaker recalls the glory and not-so-glory days. From California to Arizona to Idaho, Darin and his brother, David Huffaker, made big moves along the way. Darin is quick to share mistakes, and how the siblings journeyed together in this turnaround.
Join the conversation as The Rule of 23 goes under the interrogation lamp. What top-line and bottom-line growth did his business have? How does it compare to Mike Rogers', Jim McHale's, and...Patrick's business?
With this transaction completed, it is time to tell the story of how Paul Utts stumbled into the industry. What ends an era in pest control services for Paul, began as a waiter at a kosher hotel. While he credits this role for learning customer service, would you agree that this time planted the seed for his love of acting?
Pre-Profit First, Mike struck it rich in his early 30's. As a new angel investor with a nice ride, Mike hit rock bottom in more ways than one. With raw emotions, he recalls the events that inspired his best seller. Writing became therapeutic as he began his 'journey to eradicate entrepreneurial poverty'. Revisiting his experience with depression, Mike recommends mental therapy. He even gives a poor man's version to help recover.
Six years ago, Patrick and Bobby franchised their business. With properly placed intentions, what advice can Patrick give looking back at the experience? Patrick goes into detail about what he would do differently if he had to make the decision again. While Paul recalls Patrick learning the hard way, Paul gives an alternate entry for staking start-ups.
At 47-years old, Jeff Phillips decided it was time to exit after his dad’s passing. Although his father is no longer with us, his wisdom lives on in this Boardroom conversation. From 'build it to sell' to 'do something and do something very well', Jeff's dad personified the Blue Chip mentality.
As the owner of Aantex Pest Control, Sean is now on pest control company number three. While pest control runs through his veins, it's not the only ‘egg in his basket’. Sean has monetized his previous pest control investments to venture into other assets.
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