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* 1. Please tell us about yourself. Note: This information will remain confidential unless you, during a follow-up interview, grant us permission to use it. Your last two fill-in-the-blank answers are not anonymous; please don't answer them unless you're open to having your comments published in PMP. Providing your contact information will ensure entry in the prize drawing.

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* 2. Have you ever merged with (been bought by or sold to) another pest management company? If yes, with whom and when?

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* 3. If you have merged with another pest management company, would you do it again?

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* 4. Do current economic conditions make your company more or less likely to merge with a larger pest management company?

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* 5. Do current tax laws, or proposed changes to tax laws, make your company more or less likely to merge with a larger pest management company?

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* 6. Do you have a family member who would be willing and able to take over your business?

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* 7. Do you see your company merging with a larger pest management provider in the next 18 months?

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* 8. Why (or why not) do you see your company merging with a larger pest management provider in the next 18 months?

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* 9. Can merging with a larger pest management provider help an acquired business access, and implement, more proven processes and policies?

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* 10. Can merging with a larger pest management provider help an acquired business improve marketing with the power of a bigger brand and budget?

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* 11. Can merging with a larger pest management provider help an acquired business improve career opportunities and employee retention?

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* 12. Can merging with a larger pest management provider help an acquired business improve service and customer retention?

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* 13. True or False: Every business is for sale; the only real question is, “For how much?”

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* 14. If your business merged with another company today, what multiple of your 2018 sales would the purchase price most likely represent:

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* 15. How many pest management branches does your company have?

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* 16. How many pest management employees does your company have?

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* 17. What is your projected 2019 pest management revenue?

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* 18. If you are interested in merging with another pest management company, what are some questions you have about the merger process?

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* 19. If you have merged with another pest management company, what are your top 3 dos for a smooth merger?

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* 20. If you have merged with another pest management company, what are your top 3 don'ts other companies should avoid?

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