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Time to fix your LinkedIn page
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These days, just about every U.S. business owner has a LinkedIn profile — and more and more you see business relationships getting started on or nurtured through LinkedIn. It is also the de facto go-to resource to learn about a business contact. For better or worse, it's the place where snap judgments are made about people's business skills, experience and capabilities. More

Ways you can increase your office's efficiency
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Large businesses have a full team for every aspect of daily operations. That, unfortunately, is a luxury small business owners don't have. But today's small businesses have a wide variety of tech tools to help make the job a little easier. HP recently released its tips for using technology to increase small business efficiency. More

Identifying your ideal customer
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Who do you think your products or services appeal to? If your answer is "everyone," keep reading. Businesses with too large a target market (i.e. every household in America) struggle to get any customers at all, and here's why: Not understanding who your customer really is keeps you from being able to better serve that customer. More


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Boost productivity with more vacation time
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Somewhere along the line, not taking vacation time turned into a badge of honor. At dinner parties, people brag about how much time they've banked or feign exhaustion at the streak of consecutive days they've put in at work. But taking no time off doesn't prove that you're working hard, it just proves that you don't have your priorities straight. Tired, burned-out employees aren't just useless, they're downright destructive. More

Maryland SPCA: Court wrong in its pit bull ruling
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The Maryland SPCA is disappointed by the recent Maryland Court of Appeals ruling. Obviously, it is tragic when anyone is hurt by an animal. These very sad situations can almost always be avoided by responsible pet ownership. More

Mexico Pet Expo 2012 – the floor plan is filling fast!
Mexico Pet Expo’s organizers are thrilled by the interest of pet professionals in the Expo. International and large domestic players such as Purina, Acuario Lomas, Kordon, Effem México (Mars, Inc), and Hill’s Science Diet have noted the opportunity for growth in the pet industry in Mexico and have already applied to exhibit in Guadalajara this June. The floor plan is filling quickly as more applications are coming in daily! Visit for an updated floor plan and more information!

Public hearing set for Laguna Beach, California retail pet sale ban ordinance
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An ordinance proposal, banning the retail sale of dogs and cats by "commercial animal establishments" in Laguna Beach, California, is set for public hearing at the May 1 meeting of the Laguna Beach City Council. We urge you to contact council members with your concerns about this proposal. More

Report projects global pet care market revenues of $97 billion in 2015
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Research and Markets published a new "Global Pet Care" report with pet care market analysis and forecasts to 2015. A Global Pet Care industry profile provides qualitative and quantitative summary information on market share and market size; profiles of leading pet product companies, including Mars Inc., Nestle and Proctor & Gamble Company; an analysis of pet care market trends and more. More

Purina aims to increase pet and owner activity
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After a survey found 64 percent of pet owners want to spend more active time with their pets, Nestlé Purina tapped Olympic gold medalist and pet enthusiast Misty May-Treanor to help steer pets to veterinarians for weight-loss advice, and the company is also hosting an essay contest for veterinarian staff trained as Purina Certified Weight Coaches, the company reported. More

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