Kari was the first to tell the secrets the pest control industry would prefer to keep under wraps -- educating the public on how to keep their homes pest and poison free without paying a hefty price. She’s a mom on a mission and as the CEO of EarthKind, the manufacturer of a line of pest prevention products and rodent repellents, and a leading expert on pest prevention.
EarthKind's Fresh Cab® product started at Kari's kitchen table and came to market in 2007. Today it is a $50 million dollar brand. EarthKind's new line, Stay Away®, which is a guaranteed botanical pest prevention - won best new product of the year voted on by industry trend setters and popular vote. Between the two brands these products are sold into 35,000 stores across the US such as Lowe's, John Deere & ACE Hardware. Kari has gone from being a part of her local homemakers club to advising the SBA, Congress, and the White House on policy that impacts women in business.
Pest Control Expert
- Three Deadly Dangers of Rodents, and how homeowners can protect themselves.
- Tips to prevent pests naturally: #ClearTheCloud #AntBites #MouseBites #SpiderBites #MothBites
- How to recognize if you have, or potentially could have, a pest problem
Small Business Expert
- Inventors that have the seed of an idea, but don't know how to bring it to life.
- First Stage Entrepreneurs who are having difficulty weathering the storm.
- CEO's who have product placement, but need to start putting people and systems into place, so they can focus on growing their business.
Huffington Post, Women Entrepreneurs: How to Overcome 3 Common Barriers
Hallmark Channel, Family & Home Show
Emerging Prairie, "Kari Block: Starting a business, ignoring the haters & inspiring women"
Eco18, Expo West 2016 - 18 Favs Roundup
Bismarck Tribune, SEED Act Introduced to Spark Small Town Startups
Southern Living Magazine, January 2016 issue
Entrepreneur, How to Get a CEO to Answer Your Million-Dollar Question
Blog Talk Radio, Impactful Brad Experiences; Seeing A Need, Profiting
CEO, Lessons for Building and Nurturing a Successful Brand
Fox News, Women-Owned Businesses Are Looming Large In North Dakota
SOLVE Magazine, A Sustainable Strategy – A NATURAL PEST CONTROL COMPANY GIVES NEW MEANING TO THE PHRASE “ORAGNIC GRWOTH”
Bismarck Magazine, Building A Better Mousetrap
Mr. Fix-It EarthKind’s CEO Makes Radio Appearance
New York Times, "Of Mice and Apartment Sales"
The Dave Ramsey Show Podcast (Interview starts at 30 minute mark)
Turnstone.com Article "4 Ways Entrepreneurs Make A Difference"Forbes.com Article "How To Turn A Pesky Problem Into A Billion Dollar Business"
Forbes.com Article "How This Mom Built a $10M Pest-Control Business From Home"
CNBC.com Article "Women Entrepreneurs Don't Need To Go It Alone"
Prairie Business Article "SBA Head Highlights Small Business Efforts For Women, Native Americans During ND Swing"
Inspired Woman Magazine Article "Kari Warberg Block - A Leader For Change"
Inc.com Article "How to Achieve Remarkable Growth with a Purpose-Driven Vision"
TheStoryExchange.com Article "Taking on the Challenges"
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