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What caring can do for your business
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What can caring do for your business? Anyone who has ever patronized a business where folks don't care knows the answer to this question. But just in case you need some more help on the subject, here are some thoughts on how you can take things to the next level. More

How to be happy at work
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Happiness and unhappiness (in work and in life) result from the rules in your head that you use to evaluate events. Those rules determine what's worth focusing on, and how you react to what you focus on. Many people have rules that make it very difficult for them to happy and very easy for them to be miserable. More

Tips for hiring the best employees
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Just as when you evaluate potential co-founders, there are three essential questions you need to answer when considering any potential hire for your startup: Can they do the job? Will they do the job? And, will they fit the culture of the organization? More

Do higher prices drive customers away?
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Higher prices = lost customers. That's a common belief among business owners. But sometimes, business owners who raise prices to levels that more accurately reflect the value they provide grow their customer base as well. Why? Because their value claims become more credible. Instinctively buyers understand that higher value requires higher pricing. More

How to get Facebook friends
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Facebook is a social media hub, and having a page for your business is de rigueur for any entrepreneur. "The way you use Facebook is going to be different for everyone, but it's really important for every business to have a Facebook experience," said Jennifer Manger, CEO of San Francisco-based marketing and business development consulting firm Manger & Associates. "Facebook gives you the ability to have a consistent dialogue with your customers." More


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Arizona citizens subject to seizure of pets under new bill
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Arizona House Bill 2462 grants authority to peace officers, county enforcement agents and animal control officers to enter private property to seize animals, under certain circumstances, with no liability for property damage. These officials may enter such properties if there is probable cause to believe that an animal is suffering from cruel mistreatment, cruel neglect or abandonment. More

Maryland mulls dog warrenty bill
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Maryland is considering legislation to establish warranty requirements on retail pet stores for dog sales that would allow purchasers to seek remedy up to a year after the purchase and impose civil penalty fines on pet stores. The legislation — which would go into effect Oct. 1, 2012, if passed — also establishes civil penalties to pet stores violating provisions of the bill of $500 for first offense and $1,000 for subsequent offenses. More

AVMA urges action against prescription bill
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In September 2011, the AVMA called upon its members to contact their representatives after Walmart published a statement favoring the bill. The House Energy and Commerce Committee's Subcommittee on Commerce, Manufacturing and Trade is setting its agenda for the year and has expressed an interest in seeing the bill placed on its calendar for 2012, the AVMA said. In an effort to quash the bill, the American Veterinary Medical Association called on its members to contact subcommittee chair Mary Bono Mack, R-Calif, and express their opposition to the act. More
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