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Feb. 10, 2009
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Six Easy Ways to Save Money for Your Business
from Ezine
If you operate a small business, then you know how crucial it is to save every penny. With the pressure of running your own business, it can often be easy to overlook areas of wastage and in some cases the drain on your cash flow can get out of hand before you know it. But don't despair. Here are some common sense, practical steps that you can take to ensure that you maximize your business performance. More

Putting a Computer Security Policy in Place
from BusinessWeek
A friend of mine setting up an online printing operation e-mailed me a few weeks ago to ask for advice on setting up formal computer security policies to keep his business safe from intrusion. We went back and forth on the obvious ones - keep antivirus subscriptions current; enable a properly configured firewall; block access to the darker parts on the Internet. More

Top 3 Things All Businesses Should Do
from The Miami Business Strategies Examiner
There are three things that all businesses should do in an unstable economy, which includes several bottom line boosting efforts. Businesses from all sectors should pay attention to their weaknesses and strengths to determine how to best approach any issue. For starters, creating a better organized office space; improving security measures; and making SEO (search engine optimization) a priority with results. More

The Formula for Failure and Success
from Success Magazine
Failure is not a single, cataclysmic event. We do not fail overnight. Failure is the inevitable result of an accumulation of poor thinking and poor choices. To put it more simply, failure is nothing more than a few errors in judgment repeated every day. Now why would someone make an error in judgment and then be so foolish as to repeat it every day? The answer is because he or she does not think that it matters. More

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Adoptions Up: Shelters Defy Economic Odds
from Zoo Too
Troubles abound in virtually all sectors of the American economy and consumer industry, but the need to re-home surrendered and stray animals remains. Some shelters, though, have found a way to stay afloat and maintain a steady adoption rate. A few rely on creative thinking, while another simply credits its success to sheer luck. More

Peanut Butter Recall Claims Still More Products
from Consumer Affairs
More than 20 companies recalled cookies, candies, pet treats, and other products over the weekend because they contain peanut butter or paste made by the Peanut Corporation of America (PCA). That company is linked to the nationwide salmonella outbreak, which has sickened more than 500 people in 43 states and may be related to the deaths of eight others. More

PIJAC Breaking News Alerts
from PIJAC
According to PIJAC, the state of Colorado is considering amending and extending the Pet Animal Care and Facilities Act. Legislation of interest is also under consideration in New Hampshire, where animal transfer licensing is at issue, and in Washington state, where the legislature is reviewing the number of animals breeders may own. Talks are underway in Illinois on a similar limit to the number of dogs a breeder may possess. PIJAC has information on pending legislation on their Breaking News page. More

Symbol Name Last Change
ALO ALPHARMA, Inc. 36.94   0.00%
CENT Central Garden and Pet Co 6.00   0.66%
CHD Church & Dwight Co., Inc. 53.99   1.43%
CLX Clorox Company 50.43   0.56%
CL Colgate-Palmolive Company 64.34   1.08%
DLM Del Monte Foods Company 6.90   3.60%
IAX International Absorbents, Inc. 2.51   4.56%
JAKK Jakks Pacific, Inc. 17.23   6.05%
KFT Kraft Foods, Inc. 28.24   0.68%
ODC Oil-Dri Corporation of America 15.23   5.11%
OPCO OurPet's Company 0.22   0.0%
PECD Pet Ecology Brands, Inc. 0.09   0.0%
PETS PetMed Express, Inc. 15.40   0.00%
PETM Petsmart, Inc. 14.45   0.07%
PFE Pfizer, Inc. 14.89   2.13%
PG Proctor & Gamble Company 53.05   2.66%
SGP Schering-Plough Corporation 17.47   0.51%
SPC Spectrum Brands, Inc. 0.08   0.00%
WOOF VCA Antech, Inc. 19.11   1.54%

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