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5 things you should never do on Facebook
Inc.
Facebook has become an indispensable tool for business. Why? Yes, because there are a billion people interacting there. Also because your friends, relatives, and most importantly, your competition, are interacting — creating great relationships and building trust — in this global community. Did you know that Facebook is primarily a consumer-driven community? And most of them are savvy enough to smell (and block) a disingenuous marketer a mile away.
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Let social media do good work for you
By Cindy Woudenberg
The amount of people using social media is on the rise, and it's going to continue to climb. It's essential to engage with these communities when building and maintaining connections for your business online. To optimize usage of the available current technology, here are some key items to consider when boosting how your online presence works.
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Strong pet product sales help Zoetis top estimates
Reuters
Zoetis Inc., formerly the animal health subsidiary of U.S. pharmaceuticals giant Pfizer Inc., posted a stronger-than-expected quarterly profit, driven by growth in sales of pet products in the United States. Animal health is considered an attractive business for drugmakers as there are fewer worries about patent expiries and regulatory interventions, and a growing middle-class population in emerging markets means more people can afford pets. However, the worst drought in the United States in more than half a century has hit sales across the industry.
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Clear Conscience Pet selected for 2013 SuperZoo 'Store of the Future'
PRWeb via San Francisco Chronicle
It has been confirmed that Clear Conscience Pet will be one of a select group of companies represented in the first ever "store of the future" at the SuperZoo trade event this July 23-25 at the Mandalay Bay Convention Center in Las Vegas. This "concept store" has been created by the World Pet Association, the producers of SuperZoo, known as "The National Show for Pet Retailers," in conjunction with mega pet product distributor Animal Supply Logistics.
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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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The 10 best cities to start a business
Entrepreneur
A brilliant business idea means nothing if you can't get it off the ground. For aspiring entrepreneurs looking for ample funding and a fertile environment to strike out on their own, a new report from personal finance website NerdWallet ranks the 10 best cities to start a business in the U.S.
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Doing business with friends
CNNMoney
Entrepreneurs talk about the perks and perils of mixing small business and friendship.
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PIF lays down industry guidelines for grooming
The Pet Gazette
The Pet Industry Federation is launching a Quality Assurance Standard for groomers to lift public confidence in the grooming industry. Recent media coverage of tragedies in grooming salons has cast a dark shadow over the entire sector, with damaging aspersions made about groomers' concern for the safety and well-being of animals. "This negative coverage is contrary to the British Dog Groomers' Association's long experience in supporting dedicated, passionate, skilled groomers," BDGA chair Heidi Anderton said.
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Is there any such thing as good debt for a small business?
CreditCards.com via Fox Business
Debt often is associated with poor planning or being in financial straits. But for a small business, there are times when it's smart to use debt as a financing option. Knowing when is the tricky part. According to the Experian/Moody's Analytics Small Business Credit Index, there was a 20 percent increase in overdue payments that were less than 60 days late. Many late payers were borrowing to meet payroll but even tiny firms with just one to four employees ran into trouble keeping up. So how do you make sure that your borrowing decisions don't leave your business scrambling to pay bills or you personally on the hook for years to come?
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