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6 ways to grow on the cheap
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If there is anything that small business people want more than growth, it's growth without spending much money — although, while we are at it, a little more time in the day wouldn't be so bad either, right? The good news is that you need not spend a fortune to grow your business. There are plenty of ways to do it. The trick is to take the time, try a few of these out, see what works, and then double down on those. More




Buying customer loyalty: Does it ever work?
Retail Customer Experience    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
It's counter-intuitive, but loyalty/rewards programs often destroy the WOW effect that won your customers' loyalty. Don't risk your brand reputation. If you've established a loyal customer base, keep doing what you're doing. You and your customers will both be better off. More


7 blogging mistakes that small businesses make
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logging for your business is important, but doing it wrong can cost you customers and your reputation. As more and more small businesses enter the world of content development, the scrutiny continues to increase. Consumers can be retained or lost simply from your blogging efforts, so its imperative this public-facing activity is done correctly. 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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California puts forth new reporting requirements for pet stores
and dog breeders

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An April 13 hearing has been scheduled for Assembly Bill 1121 requiring pet dealers and breeders to send a monthly report on dog transfers to county/city agencies responsible for licensing. Existing law authorizes counties/cities to issue dog licenses for a fee, and AB 1121 creates a "puppy license" for dogs up to one year old. The bill provides specific licensing terms for both the new puppy licenses and the existing dog licenses. More


Americans projected to spend $50.84 billion on pets this year
Denver Post Fetch Blog    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
This year, the American Pet Products Association estimates total U.S. pet industry expenditures will hit $50.84 billion dollars. That's up from $48.35 billion in 2010. Ten years ago, spending was $29.5 billion. So while it's true that the sluggish economy is making it difficult for a number of people to take care of their animals, there's plenty of us not willing to cut back on Fido and Fluffy. 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.


US court rules on melamine-tainted petfood settlement claims payout
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Four years after melamine-contaminated pet food sickened and killed thousands of pets in North America, a New Jersey court opinion was issued to clear the way for settlement claims payouts. The opinion by Judge Noel Hillman in the U.S. District Court of New Jersey was the last piece of court action required to finalize the appeals of a $24 million pet food settlement approved by Hillman in October 2008. More


Maryland mulls changes to spay-neuter task force
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Early results of a pricey stem cell procedure are giving some pet owners hope their aging or injured pets might get a new leg up on life, according to a story by the Associated Press. More

 
 
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