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How to maintain the integrity of your brand
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Trust and reputation are assets entrepreneurs must work continually to increase — consider them as "currencies" that can be measured far beyond dollars, and that are quickly spent when decisions are made to ignore or mishandle ethical issues. More

The perfect hire starts with the perfect job posting
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Hiring may be one of the biggest challenges facing any company, but it's often considered a secondary task, taking a backseat to more "pressing" matters like a new product launch or client acquisition. However, your team is your company’s greatest investment and no decision has a bigger impact on your business' future than whom you hire. Follow these five steps and find the perfect new employee. More

How ritual delivers performance
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All organizations have rituals — from the mundane everyday routines like coffee breaks or tea time to the major, less frequent events like annual meetings and retirement parties. Smart leaders, however, recognize that rituals like these and others are levers for improving the organization's performance and they take the creation and nurturing of rituals very seriously. More

New Sizes from Richell...

Richell’s award-winning Convertible pet gate is now available for small, medium and large size dogs!

How to tell if you're getting good advice
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Great advice can be priceless. The only problem is, when you hear it, it's just plain advice. You only know if it's great after the fact. Sometimes a very long time after the fact. Wouldn't it be great if you could tell if the advice you're getting is good or not? Well, you can. There are just certain factors to pay attention to. Some are logical; others are instinctive. More

Kasel recalls all dog treats manufactured at Colorado facility
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Kasel Associated Industries, a manufacturer of pet treats and chews, is voluntarily recalling all products manufactured at its Denver, Colorado, U.S., facility from April 20, 2012, through Sept. 19, 2012, due to possible Salmonella contamination. Recalled dog treat brands include: Boots & Barkley, BIXBI, Nature's Deli, Colorado Naturals, Petco and Best Bully Stick items. More

Recession squeezing America's veterinarians
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The market for pet health care is an interesting counterpoint to the market for human health care, since they have a lot in common in some respects despite totally different financing mechanisms. But a great David Segal piece notes that the recession has derailed America's once-ever-rising market for pet doctors. More

Passive smoking can harm pets
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In light of a recent United Kingdom government anti-smoking campaign, a veterinary surgery is urging smokers to be aware of the health risks posed to their pets as a result of passive smoking. A spokesman said: "Animals are particularly susceptible to the dangers of passive smoking due to the fact that they constantly lick their fur, which holds the residue of nicotine and tar. This is especially true of cats, who are more likely to groom themselves. As a result, cats in a smoking household are 2.5 times more likely to develop cancer, specifically lymphoma (cancer of the lymph nodes), than a cat who is not exposed to smoke." More

Do Brits spend more on treats for their dogs than their partners?
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New research has suggested that Britons spend a whopping £43 million more to treat their dogs than their partners! Conducted by More Th>n Pet Insurance, the research shows that dog owners will spend an average of £21.63 buying gifts and treats to celebrate a special occasion for their dog, with one in 10 prepared to fork out up to £50 to treat their pet. More

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