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Quitting is on the rise: 5 ways to retain talent
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As we come out of a long recession, the job market is changing–which is, of course, a good thing–and more opportunities are opening up for worthy candidates. That means that there may be more choices for job-seekers but also a greater need for employers to inspire, engage and retain quality talent. Whereas a couple of years ago in the midst of the Great Recession, we could say to our staffers, "Well, really we should all just feel lucky to have a job," that rationale no longer works. Across the board, people are being asked to do more with less and, now that the market is improving, we need to make those folks feel valued and recognized for their hard work. More



50 places to find images for every small business need
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We are visual creatures. We love to take pictures; we love to look at pictures. A picture isn't just worth 1,000 words — it also speaks to us when there are no words possible. Your blog posts, your marketing materials and your website all need images. As a small business owner, you probably think that photos come with an expensive price tag, but they don't have to. More

Hire a blogger to promote your business
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Outsourcing all kinds of social media marketing — from writing a company blog to updating Twitter or Facebook — is becoming a viable option for small business owners who simply don't have the time or inclination to take on the job themselves. Even some entrepreneurs who prefer to handle their own social media may designate a surrogate — in-house or outside — for when they are on vacation, in case they fall ill, or during busy season. 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.
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Great business lessons from horrible business strategies
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You can learn a lot about business from marketing history. Some of the most successful companies were born from great ads and publicity stunts. On the other hand, bad strategies can be just as educational. Here's a look at what some of the biggest marketing failures can teach you. More

4 rules for business credit
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Not too long ago, credit for small businesses flowed easily with few restrictions. But that's not the case anymore. For some, obtaining credit can be as difficult as climbing a mountain. Others are afraid of assuming excessive debt or unfavorable terms. But while the financial world has changed dramatically, the rules for credit are really not all that new. More

KAYTEE® Introduces NATURES' BENEFITS®

100% Natural with no Preservatives, Additives,or Flavorings. Made with unique ingredients chosen for their nutritional benefit to species. Each variety contains ingredients specially selected to appeal to the natural desires of the bird or small animal. Each ingredient provides specific nutritional benefits, too.


Florida's Representative Rooney proposes large constrictor ban under the Lacey Act
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U.S. Representative Tom Rooney, D-Fla., has introduced H.R. 511 to add large constrictors to the "injurious wildlife" list under the Lacey Act. The bill has been referred to the House Committee on the Judiciary. H.R. 511 would unilaterally ban importation and interstate movement of each of several species. The Rooney bill is a reintroduction of the previous bills calling for listing large constrictors under the Lacey Act. The listing would directly impact breeders, exporters, pet stores and pet owners across the country. More

Hawaii to develop aquarium collecting 'white list'
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Companion legislation (House Bill 590 and Senate Bill 1098) has been introduced in Hawaii, proposing the development of an aquarium collecting "white list" by the Department of Land and Natural Resources. HB 590 has been assigned to the House Committee on Water, Land and Ocean Resources while SB 1098 has been sent to the Senate Committee on Water, Land and Housing. More



Irvine, California, considers ban on circuses, petting zoos, sale of dogs and cats
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Irvine is considering sweep rules that would ban the sale of cats and dogs at retail shops in the city and bar traveling animal-entertainment acts such as circuses, petting zoos and rodeos from coming to town. Legislation to protect "companion animals" is being drafted, and a City Council majority voted last week for formal plans implementing the three animal-welfare ordinances to be drawn up and presented in 120 days. More

Palm Beach County considers tougher rules for pet shops
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Palm Beach County commissioners will consider requiring pet stores to tell customers where the puppies and kittens they sell were born and bred. The rules, part of a sweeping reform package, would make pet stores display a notice on each cage in no less than 12-point type disclosing a laundry list of information about the animal, including the names and addresses of the people who bred the dog or cat and who sold it to the shop. More
 
 
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