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Tips and tools to stay productive on the road
The Globe and Mail
Being productive outside of the office is critically important to small business owners. Today's technologies make staying connected to the office, customers and suppliers all the more effective. Between your laptop, smartphone and tablet, you are not missing out on much besides a printer.
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Manage your marketing: 3 tips for leading your marketing team
Business 2 Community
Whether you work for a large company or a small company, whether you work for an agency or an internal marketing department, you likely interact with others as you develop your marketing campaigns. Working with others on marketing strategy and tactics can be tough, in part because so much in marketing is subjective and is based on creativity. A key to helping smooth over the tasks in front of the marketing team is to make sure the team has a strong leader at the helm.
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Bow-wow! The $122.4 million London pet business you've never heard of
LondonlovesBusiness.com
You'd be barking mad to think the U.K.'s pet industry is just about pampering our four-legged friends — it's a serious business that is worth £2 billion ($3.06 billion) to the economy.
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Campaign to stop sale of muesli rabbit foods
Pet Business World
A hard-hitting campaign backed by leading U.K. animal charities and Excel manufacturer Burgess Pet Care is seeking to eliminate "dangerous" muesli products from the pet food aisles in the wake of new veterinary research.
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Why are PetSmart's insiders selling big?
The Motley Fool
Purveyor of all things pet, PetSmart delivered a quarterly earnings release last month that evidenced continued expansion, though with a sales forecast slightly lower than hungry analysts demanded. But while near-term prospects may not be up to the Street's expectations, pet spending in general is forecast to continue growing at a nice clip in coming years.
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Call for contributors
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In an effort to enhance the overall content of the WPA Pet Industry Briefs, we'd like to include peer-written articles in future editions. As a member of WPA, your knowledge of the industry lends itself to unprecedented expertise. And we're hoping you'll share this expertise with your peers through well-written commentary. Because of the digital format, there's no word or graphical limit. Our group of talented editors can help with final edits. If you're interested in participating, please contact Ronnie Richard to discuss logistics.
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Physical therapy helps man's best friend
The Washington Post
Physical therapy isn't just for people. Animals also sometimes need help strengthening muscles or regaining their ability to walk, run or climb stairs after surgery or an injury. And as animals get older, they may find it hard to move easily. Physical therapy helps improve their quality of life. About 12 years ago, some PT specialists realized that many of the same techniques and equipment used to help humans could benefit animals, especially dogs. Since then, a new career field, called canine rehabilitation, has blossomed.
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Inspiring couch potato pets
The Associated Press via Herald-Standard
Our dogs are often as fat as we are, according to the Association for Pet Obesity Prevention. Family cats can look like furry ottomans. At Tufts University, they've set up an obesity clinic at the vet school.
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