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What small businesses must do to succeed with their free apps
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Many small businesses have recently learned about the world of Web apps and are beginning to incorporate apps into their marketing efforts. However, what you may not know is that building a great app takes some know-how. Thousands of small businesses have built apps on our platform — these apps have been effective in engaging customers and creating new revenue streams. Here is the list of 10 factors that have made the difference between apps that engage customers and those that don't. More

How to handle a tax audit
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There's nothing that strikes fear into the heart of a small business owner like getting an audit notice. The chance of being audited in any given year is small: About 1 percent of 2008 taxable returns were audited, according to the latest available IRS statistics. But self-employed individuals and small business owners are more likely to be audited than employed persons, particularly if they report adjusted gross income of more than $100,000. More

Increase profits through reinvention
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Although some economists are cautiously optimistic about the future state of our economy, many businesses still struggle and many continue to close their doors. Luckily, business owners who think out of the box, go back to the drawing board and have confidence in themselves can survive and thrive in even the toughest times. Take a look at how these soloists reinvented and refreshed the face of their marketing and business offerings to bring in new business. 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.

The retail potential of Facebook credits
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Facebook credits have the potential to revolutionize the social networking soon as retailers figure out how to leverage them. There are only a handful of companies playing this space right now, but after hearing Jay Feitlinger, Founder and Digital Marketing Strategist with StringCan Interactive, that number is likely to increase exponentially in the coming years. More

Abaxis Veterinary Reference Laboratories names executive team
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Abaxis Veterinary Reference Laboratories (AVRL), a fairly new division of Abaxis Inc., has named Mark Patterson as its president. Patterson was previously president of Heritage Labs, a commercial laboratory business he co-founded in Olathe, Kan. More


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Colorado eyes impound fees
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Colorado lawmakers have introduced a bill that would require owners of impounded animals to cover the cost of the animal's care while at the shelter. A public hearing on the measure is scheduled for Monday, March 21, 2011. As written, Senate Bill 9 would require an owner of an impounded animal to pay for the animal's impoundment, care and provisions for at least 30 days. More

FDA releases electronic submission tool, eSubmitter, for use by the animal health industry
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The Food and Drug Administration's Center for Veterinary Medicine has released an electronic submission tool, eSubmitter, for use in submitting Investigational New Animal Drug file submissions and New Animal Drug Application submissions. Electronic submission will eliminate the need for paper, reduce printing and mailing costs for industry, and will allow scientists to review the submissions electronically. More

Texas breeder licensing bill set for hearing
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The Texas House Licensing and Administrative Procedures Committee has included House Bill 1451 on its March 15 hearing agenda. Unlike legislation that passed the House last session, this bill is limited to licensing and regulating breeders, as opposed to also regulating pet stores. The measure is comprehensive in scope, however, and includes provisions that are inconsistent with federal standards under the Animal Welfare Act. More

Retail pet sale ban on the horizon for Irvine, California
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A request for action has been made to the City Council of Irvine, California to consider a proposed ordinance that would ban retail pet shops from selling dogs and cats. Two other ordinances have also been proposed that provide for mandatory spay/neuter and a ban on traveling animal exhibit performances. More

Eli Lilly plans to buy animal health business
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The drugmaker Eli Lilly and Co. said it plans to buy the animal health business of Janssen Pharmaceutical NV in a deal that would give Lilly's Elanco division about 50 marketed animal health products. Terms of the deal were not disclosed. Janssen, a Johnson & Johnson company, is based in Belgium and has a mostly European focused animal health business that targets diseases in pets and livestock, specializing in swine and poultry. Lilly, based in Indianapolis, said no manufacturing facilities would be acquired. More

Rolf C. Hagen (USA) Corp. named exclusive US distributor of Pettags No Bark training collars
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Rolf C. Hagen, (USA) Corp. and Pettags, two companies with a shared philosophy of putting the welfare of pets first, have entered into an agreement that grants Hagen the exclusive distribution rights for Pettags No Bark Training Collars in the United States. Under the terms of the agreement, Hagen will be the sole U.S. distributor of the innovative collars, which use a combination of sound and vibration, rather than electric shocks, to correct nuisance barking in pets. More

Maryland proposes new disclosure, record keeping rules for pet stores
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Maryland pet stores selling dogs would have to follow new disclosure and record keeping requirements under a bill introduced by state lawmakers. A public hearing on the measure is set for Tuesday, March 15, 2011. More
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