17: His Best Pitch: Focusing On Culture And Finances With Pete Schopen

Sep 19, 2023
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17: His Best Pitch: Focusing On Culture And Finances With Pete Schopen
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Episode Overview

Pete Schopen isn't necessarily taking the road less traveled. 

But he's taking a road. Lots of them. 

Schopen, who founded his own pest control company after leaving sports broadcasting, sold Schopen Pest Solutions in 2023. Now he travels the country, with his wife, Tami, in their RV, meeting with pest control companies and sharing his lessons learned, some of them the hard way, about business finances and office culture. 

Listen or watch this Field Famous episode, hosted by Dr. Christopher Fasano of FieldRoutes, as Schopen talks about: 

  • 1:10 His interests in writing and baseball – and how those are relevant to pest control.

  • 10:57 The roles, tragic and supportive, that family played as he re-evaluated his career in sports broadcasting.

  • 16:42 The growing pains encountered and growth strategies employed for a new owner of a pest control company.

  • 21:15 The ways he failed – and learned.

  • 26:10 The emotional day he announced he had sold Schopen Pest Solutions and the process that led to it.

  • 33:33 How his new venture helps businesses address their finances and their office cultures.

  • At 36:24, Schopen and Fasano wind things up with the Field Famous Rapid Fire Finish.

Useful links from this week's show:

Contact Schopen: rvthereyetpest@gmail.com or 847.529.2848

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