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Better ways to handle business conflict
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Conflict between entrepreneurs and their partners, suppliers, employees, and customers hampers operations and often contributes to business failures, says L. Randolph Lowry, president of Lipscomb University in Nashville. He encourages business owners and managers to learn and use conflict management techniques and low-cost or free legal mediation. Lowry spoke recently to Smart Answers columnist Karen E. Klein. More

How to know when your brand needs a heart transplant
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A company rebrand can feel painfully similar to a heart transplant. And according to Ken Schmidt, rebuilding a brand should be just as "thought-out and thorough" as the most delicate of surgeries. After all, it's the heart of the company you're dealing with. Ken Schmidt knows a thing or two about rebrands. Credited with the hugely successful image rebuild of Harley-Davidson in the 1990s, he now works as a marketing consultant for brands like General Motors, Coca-Cola, IBM and Campbell's Soup. More

5 ways to know you made a bad hiring decision
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Newly hired employees typically start a new job at the top of their games. In terms of attitude, effort, and enthusiasm, you usually get the very best a new hire has to offer. Any problems that surface during the first days tend to be the tip of a poor-performing-employee iceberg. Here are five ways to tell, within days, that you may have made a bad hiring decision. 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.

Don't melt down
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A 2006 study at the University of California, Irvine found that chronic workweeks of more than 51 hours can triple the risk of hypertension. And, after looking over the data from a British study of civil servants, Marianna Virtanen of the Finnish Institute of Occupational Health found that workdays of 11 or 12 hours increase the risk of coronary events by 56 percent. Stress is the culprit, triggering the release of hormones that help contribute to plaque build-up inside arteries. Long days were also linked to sleep problems and depression. More

PIJAC urges immediate action on Oklahoma breeder bill
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A substitute for Senate Bill 637 is set to be heard by the House Committee on Administrative Rules and Government Oversight on Wednesday April 6, 2011. While not perfect, this legislation would impose new requirements for adoption of regulations governing commercial breeders that limit the risk of arbitrary or draconian rules designed to put responsible breeders out of business. Because animal extremists are seeking to halt such changes to current law, it is critical that all breeders and others who support the right to keep pets in Oklahoma contact each member of the committee to voice support for this bill and to repeal the recently adopted regulations. More


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Survey: Pet ownership at its highest level in 2 decades
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Pets are living longer and healthier lives thanks to pet owners' willingness to provide veterinary care, specialty foods, supplements and alternative treatment options. In fact, more than one-half of dog and cat owners report they would leap into action for an injured pet. Pet health insurance continues to be an area of growth as pet owners seek additional ways to ensure their pet's well-being. More

New federal law redefines service animals
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Four-legged friends that service the disabled don't just have to be dogs, but a new federal law is placing new limits on what is a "service animal." More

Dogs now more popular than cats in Britain
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Almost a quarter of UK households — 22.9 percent — had a canine pal last year, an increase of 2.1 percent in the last five years, research from the Pet Food Manufacturers' Association revealed. Dogs were just a whisker ahead of cats in the research, with 22.7 percent of UK households saying they had a feline resident. More

Researchers develop vaccine to treat people with cat allergies
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McMaster University researchers say they have developed a vaccine that successfully treats people with an allergy to cats. The vaccine is an alternative to frequent allergy shots, which can be costly, and giving up the family pet, according to the Ontario-based university. More

PIJAC hires marketing VP
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The Pet Industry Joint Advisory Council has hired Cathy Calliotte as vice president of marketing and communications. In her new role, Calliotte will work closely with the PIJAC team to organize industry education outreach, coordinate roundtable discussions for independent retailers and enhance membership communication and development. More
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