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Why leading with your head isn't enough
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The truth is that building strong emotional ties with our allies and organizations can be a real challenge for most leaders. Many of us are more naturally inclined to lead with our heads through strategic planning, extensive analysis, and a steady temperament. It has helped many leaders make tough business decisions in the harsh economy of the past couple of years. But leading with our heads is also the same trait that tempts us to head to the running trails for a solo workout at lunchtime instead of walking around to chat with colleagues. More

Build your personal brand
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When it comes to starting and growing a business, there's one kind of equity that can't be measured in dollars: brand equity. It has nothing to do with cash on hand, real estate, inventory or any other tangible assets, but it's more important for the health and sustainability of the enterprise than any of them. A strong personal brand that dovetails seamlessly with a business has the power to turn customers' perception into profits. More

Driven to distraction
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Are your business problems making you insane? In his debut column, 37Signals co-founder Jason Fried argues that one of the keys to success is to let your lazy side guide you. He says most of the stuff you agonize about just doesn't matter. Truth is, things are pretty easy and straightforward — until you make them hard and complicated. More

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Survey: Chemicals in cleaning products cause concern for pet owners
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As U.S. pet owners begin their annual spring cleaning, some are concerned that their efforts to remove dirt and grime might be harmful to their four-legged friends, according to a survey released April 8 by The Bramton Co. Of the survey's 2,482 respondents, more than half said they worry that their pets might be ingesting chemical residue left behind from household cleaning products. More

Fleas persist, but reason isn't resistance
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Veterinarians are in a tough spot when a client challenges the efficacy of spot-on insecticides. They can’t force the client to follow product directions, nor can they administer the flea control every month. Asking a client about product application, the home environment and untreated pets can reveal a potentially resolvable situation. However, more often than not, the owner projects a sterling report of by-the-book compliance and a bewilderment of continued flea propagation. More

Maryland bill to ban puppy sale is dead
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Legislation before the Maryland Senate Committee on Finance that would have prohibited pet stores from selling puppies has officially died. PIJAC testified against Senate Bill 505 and then engaged in multiple meetings with the committee Chair, Senate sponsor and the bill's proponent, HSUS. Also involved in negotiations to achieve a consensus bill was Maryland pet store owner and PIJAC member Chris Houck. More

RV Travel Tips: How to travel with pets    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
Those that are enamored with the RV lifestyle are often faced with the difficult dilemma of what to do with their pets when departing home, but with a little knowledge in the area of how to travel with pets, every journey can be pet friendly. More
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