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Tricks of the trade to develop superior customer service
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Every brand has a mandate to attract new customers at all times. Indeed, attracting new customers is one sure way to guarantee funds without going bankrupt. Everyone has an opinion about the way their customers feel towards them. The more you show that you care about your customer, the more they'll likely want to continue patronizing you and recommending new customers. More

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What really motivates employees?
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It's no secret that happy, satisfied employees are a key ingredient to a successful company. But what really motivates people? Traditional thinking follows that the more you pay someone the more loyal and satisfied they are in their job. But, the truth behind employee motivation is a more complicated mix including praise, autonomy, and leadership opportunities. More

Even your best employees have a dark side
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"Beware of the dark side," Yoda warned young Luke Skywalker, and apparently the advice holds even in a galaxy far, far away from the Star Wars universe. Namely, ours. Recently, Adrian Furnham, a professor at University College London, offered a British Psychological Society conference pretty much the same advice in his keynote address. Only his wisdom was directed towards those hoping to become masters of business rather than masters of a mystical, intergalactic knighthood. More

The key to building traffic
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Anyone with an Internet connection is most likely to agree that using social media is a good thing. You get seen, tweeted, shared and discovered. What many people don't know is how to pick the right social media platform to build the kind of links that get attention. More

Pet industry guru Leslie May looks to 2013 and beyond
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Big-box stores and supermarkets will devote more shelf space to healthier pet products, marketing consultant Leslie May predicted this month in her blog. May, the owner of Dayton, Tenn.-based Pawsible Marketing, also said she expects to see more strategic mergers and acquisitions in the pet industry as well as an increased number of co-branding, licensing and private-label affiliations. More

Study: DNA in dogs, wolves may explain diet preferences
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Over time, dogs have evolved from their wolf ancestors to be able consume and digest the starches in varied pet food diets found today, according to a recent study conducted by scientists in Sweden. Evolutionary geneticist, Erik Axelsson, of Uppsala University, compared the DNA of dogs and wolves to determine which genes were important for domestication. The researchers looked at DNA from 12 wolves worldwide and from 60 dogs belonging to 14 breeds. More

Confused.com launches 'If Pets Could Talk' app to promote pet insurance
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Insurance comparison site Confused.com has unveiled a new Facebook app that allows animal lovers to create personalised comic strips that imagine what their pets are saying behind their backs. The app has been developed to highlight Confused.com's multi-pet insurance comparison service, which allows owners to get a quote for up to five pets at a time. More

New York City to launch pet adoption department
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New York City plans to launch an adoption department for stray dogs, cats and other pets. The adoption service would mark a new strategy for New York City Animal Care and Control. It plans to have it running within a year. Finding homes for stray animals has largely been left to private groups. The new department would have 10 to 12 staff members and would actively seek homes for the animals. More
 


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