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How to create a cohesive brand experience
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Design is communication, visual communication. The more you have going on, the harder it is to be understood. So how can businesses create a cohesive brand experience? For starters, good branding is universal, and therefore, universally understood. It's visual, and usually doesn't include words. It's about iconography. When done right, like Apple, everyone remembers. When it's a mistake, like Gap's disastrous logo redesign that lasted a paltry six days last fall, it can be catastrophic. More

5 tax write-offs you might not know about
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Entrepreneurs might find tax time a bit less taxing this year and next due to some new write-offs covering a range of common expenses for growing businesses. Here's a quick look at five breaks aimed at certain businesses that you'll want to know about. More

Has small business access to credit improved?
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Almost everyone agrees that small business borrowing plummeted during the Great Recession. The authoritative source on the topic, the Federal Financial Institutions Examination Council, reported that the dollar value of bank loans to small businesses declined 47 percent from 2007 to 2009. But the economic recovery began in June 2009. In theory, small business borrowing should have come back since then. Has it? Unfortunately, the FFIEC hasn't yet released the hard numbers on small business bank loans, so we have to look at other sources to divine the trends. 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.

Turn yourself into an office diplomat
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At a formal brainstorming session the author once attended, the team leader started by pointing emphatically to a sentence on the whiteboard: "The word 'no' is not allowed." That simple rule helped to explain why innovation thrived at the company and also demonstrated the leader's tactful and motivational style. By being open, listening to others with respect, and seeing the value in what they had to say — vs. shooting down ideas — she fashioned herself into a great leader and a true office diplomat. More

5 tips for a great PowerPoint presentation
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Tell a story. All presentations should tell a narrative that includes a beginning middle, and end. The first part of your presentation should always present the problem; ask yourself, "What are we going to solve today?" The middle of the presentation should present your key findings, but they should always tie back into the central issue you want to solve. More

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Hearing set for 'vicious' dog and tethering legislation In Illinois
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Two pieces of legislation are set to be heard in the House Agriculture and Conservation Committee on Tuesday, February 22, 2011. House Bill 1080 sets to remove a "vicious" dog ban on ownership of specific breeds of dogs. House Bill 1247 provides outdoor tethering requirements for dog owners. More

AgriLabs announces Jim Glassford new marketing vice president
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Steve Schram, President and CEO of AgriLabs, announced that James Glassford has joined the company's executive management team as V.P. of Marketing. "Jim's broad experience and depth of marketing expertise in the pet and animal health industries will enable AgriLabs to expand upon its core strength of cattle biological marketing and sales and focus on emerging technologies applicable to key companion animal segments," stated Schram. More


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Pet Industry Distributors Association elects 2011 officers and directors
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Members of the Pet Industry Distributors Association (PIDA) have elected a new slate of officers and directors to serve the association in 2011. The election was held during the organization's 43rd Management Conference & Annual Meeting, Jan. 26-29, 2011 in Coronado, California. More

Segrest Farms donates fish, aquariam accessories to new Aquatic Experience at America's Family Pet Expo
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The World Pet Association announces the debut of the Aquatic Experience at the 22nd annual America's Family Pet Expo, which returns to the OC Fair & Event Center in Costa Mesa, California on April 15-17, 2011. The Aquatic Experience will host 1,000-gallons filled with fish from different regions of the world. Dozens of saltwater fish, freshwater fish and live plants will be donated by Segrest Farms, the world's largest wholesale ornamental fish distributor. More

Butler Schein Animal Health acquires Majority ownership of two leading veterinary software companies    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
Butler Schein Animal Health, the largest companion animal health distributor in the United States and the domestic veterinary business of Henry Schein, Inc., announced that it has further strengthened its strategy of helping customers operate more efficient and profitable practices by acquiring majority ownership positions in two of the leading veterinary practice management software solution companies: McAllister Software Systems, LLC, creator of the AVImark® practice management system; and ImproMed, Inc., creator of the Infinity practice management software product. More

Coping with pets' deaths    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
When their 13-year-old mixed breed dog, Simon, began to falter from cancer last year, Tracy and Todd Caulfield of Liberty Township, Ohio, knew that their two young daughters might need help coping with the end of the beloved pet's life. "The vet said he wasn't going to get any better," said Tracy. "We knew it was time. But we were worried about how the kids would take it." More
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