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This year you must take your vacation
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Though fear of cuts and overflowing workloads makes employees feel like they can't take time off, all that added stress means it's more important than ever for them to get away and refuel, say career specialists and psychologists. "The research is clear that failing to take a vacation creates higher levels of stress and greater levels of disengagement at work," reports Douglas J. Matthews, Right Management's president and chief operating officer. More

Psychologically healthy workplace practices for improving profitability and productivity    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
$300 Billion per year. That is the estimated annual aggregate cost to US businesses due to worker stress (stress leads to absenteeism, lost productivity, accidents, increased healthcare costs, turnover, conflict in the workplace, and presenteeism — being physically present but having your mind on something else). On any given day, nearly one million employees in the US miss work due to stress. These and other compelling data are available from the American Stress Institute. How can management respond proactively to these challenges? More

10 marketing trends for 2011
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As the global economy struggles to correct itself, and social media marketing becomes a strategic imperative, small businesses will have exciting opportunities to expand in new directions this year. The need for trust, value and brand transparency, among other trends from last year, are just as important today. But the current shift to geotargeting, mobile marketing and online reputation management require that small businesses modify their plans to surpass competitors. More

Boyd Enterprises announces New Mini Chemi-Pure Elite for Nano Tanks!

Good thing now come in small packages. All-in-one filter media is now available for your nano tank! Same quality and formula as our larger containers. Treats up to 10 gallons.

Tips for making an employee's first 90 days successful
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Making a new hire feel comfortable and a part of the team from day one is imperative to helping the employee become a successful and productive member of your business. Here are the steps you need to follow to guide your new hire through the first 90 days on the job. More

Dave's Soda & Pet City owner shares 3 tips for independent retailers
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Independent retailers often have fascinating back stories — why they opened their first shop or what they were doing right before they jumped into the retail pool. Dave Ratner is no exception. The name of his store, Dave's Soda & Pet City, often prompts the same first question: Soda AND pet supplies? With over 35 years of experience as an independent retailer, Ratner was the perfect fit for an Independent's Day session called "10 Things to Do As Soon As You Get Back to the Store." Here is a sampling of the 10 things. More

Buy the HALTI Direct!

The original and still the best, the HALTI headcollar is used by millions of satisfied dog owners to stop dogs from pulling. The Halti comes in 6 sizes and 4 colors and is recommended by trainers and veterinarians worldwide. Company of Animals is now your DIRECT source for the Halti headcollar. 

Ferret lovers keep pushing to legalize them as pets in California
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Short on cash and support in the Legislature and stymied by procedural requirements at the Fish and Game Commission, a coalition of ferret legalization supporters is hoping a new argument on the cost of the state's ban on the pet will gain traction. "I think that there's very little doubt that the ferret ban is doing economic harm," said Pat Wright, founder of "But the question is how much economic harm?" More

RFID tag legislation could affect New York pet stores
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New York State companion legislation aims to regulate retail mercantile establishments that sell merchandise containing radio frequency identification tags. The bill provides a list of disclosures these establishments would be required to make to consumers. Pet stores could potentially be affected by this legislation; however, pets and domesticated animals have been exempted for now. More


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Virus paralyzes crickets and pet food industry
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Crickets raised as snacks for pet reptiles and zoo animals are instead dying of a devastating virus, Yahoo News reports. The cricket paralysis virus has killed millions of crickets at cricket farms across North America. Pets and zoo animals aren't going hungry yet, according to the article. But the disease has put at least one cricket producer out of business and forced another to close until spring. More

Pet retailers find that community involvement is good for the neighborhood, the bottom line — and the heart
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Many pet stores play vital roles in uniting and defining the pet communities within their neighborhoods. In return for customer loyalty and patronage, many look to give back to their local areas, as well as the broader pet-related community. Such involvement, many retailers reported, can pay dividends in both personal satisfaction and continued business success. More

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