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Management lessons from Dr. House
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Steve Tobak, writer and managing partner of Invisor Consulting, writes, "Every manager — especially those who do a lot of troubleshooting and decision-making — should watch the TV show House. Sure, it's entertaining, but I'm referring to the show's extraordinary management lessons. I've been managing for decades and I'm not sure I've ever seen such powerful management lessons demonstrated so effectively in a single forum, let alone a television show." More

Spring cleaning your business
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Spring cleaning isn't just about clearing cabinet clutter and that space behind the toilet. It's also a good time to get rid of the tasks, people and situations that drain time, money and energy from your business — and you. Here are some productivity pitfalls to cart to the curb. More

Go beyond the annual performance review    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
By connecting an employee's daily activities to larger operational issues, a process review has more impact than a traditional performance review that's narrower in scope. Rather than critique a manager's work in isolation, the focus expands to evaluate the status of products or projects under that manager's purview. 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.

Break the rules the way Amazon and Zappos do
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What would you think of a business that identifies cost reduction opportunities but purposely does not follow through with the cuts? Or another that actually chooses to build excess capacity? Not long for this world, you might figure. Or perhaps they're luxury chains that can pass on their inefficiencies to customers who are used to paying a premium. Well, both guesses are off. More

Three ways to look at marketing
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Even though effective marketing is as fundamental to small businesses as the quality of the product or service that they provide, small business owners have a tendency to put marketing on the back burner. Here are three ways to look at marketing to help shift that mindset. More


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America's Family Pet Expo breaks animal adoption record again    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
The World Pet Association's 22nd annual America's Family Pet Expo, held April 15-17, 2011, in Costa Mesa, California, resulted in a record number of animal adoptions, organizers reported. A total of 682 animals were adopted from local animal shelters at this year's event, breaking last year's record of 668 adoptions. More

Pet insurance growing by leaps and hounds
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Faced with the increasing price of medical care, more pet owners are pulling out insurance cards when visiting the veterinary's office. Pet health insurance has been available in the United States for nearly 30 years, but expanded veterinary treatments and changing attitudes toward the family pet has bolstered the number of policies over the past decade, even during the economic downturn. More

Kemin to purchase American Dehydrated Foods' pet food technology, equipment
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Kemin Industries Inc. and American Dehydrated Foods Inc. have reached an acquisition agreement that allows Kemin to purchase property, equipment and assets related to ADF's spray drying technology for pet food products. The transaction is expected to close on June 30. The deal includes ADF's Verona South spray dried meat and digest facility, and ADF's research facility, both located in Verona, Mo. More

Pulling pit bulls' image out of the pits
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An image-rehab campaign, unmatched by anything waged in Hollywood or Washington, has been unleashed. Scores of individuals, small grass-roots groups and large well-funded ones are toiling to change the public's perception of the much-maligned pit bull. More
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