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Small business awards and contests you should check out
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Apply for a contest or award today — there are good business reasons to do so. First, you get recognition and publicity for your business — and that's just good marketing. On top of that, it's good for employees. You give your team something to excite them and to rally around. Finally, awards are good strategy: being nominated and winning can set your business apart from competitors. More

Why your company needs a Chief Collaboration Officer
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Collaboration. It's a $1 billion industry, according to an ABI Research study on worker mobility and enterprise social collaboration. And it's projected to grow to $3.5 billion by 2016. Everyone talks about it, but only a few know how to do it well. Here's Motley Fool's chief collaboration officer on best practices for working together better. More

Making your website more user friendly
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User experience is becoming an extension of the customer experience model — and, undoubtedly, experience matters. Companies that will stay ahead of the curve are those that are constantly refining their content, adapting to an always-changing technology landscape, and asking their customers what they want and how they want it delivered. So, how does the user experience on your website measure up? More


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How pet food companies can partner with animal rescue groups
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In this video, Betsy Bank Saul, founder of, a free service for rescue groups, shelters and pet adopters, discusses opportunities for petfood manufacturers to get involved in animal welfare efforts. More

Swapping dog poop for free Wi-Fi
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An Internet company in Mexico City recently tested the idea of giving responsible pet owners a treat for picking up after their dogs in public parks. People put their dogs' droppings in a special container which measured the weight of the poop. The container, which doubled as a router, then emitted a set number of minutes of free Wi-Fi for every pound of feces it collected. 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!

It's a dog's life that leads to married bliss
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If you're having no luck walking up the aisle, then maybe you should try a stroll through the dog park instead. A survey for pet care company Purina New Zealand has found that dog people are luckier in love than cat owners. About 80 percent of the dog owners who responded to the survey were either married or in a relationship, compared with only 60 percent of cat people. More

Pet food recall notice includes Kirkland, Taste of the Wild
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Diamond has announced it is expanding a voluntary recall to include batches of nine brands of dry pet food formulas manufactured between Dec. 9, 2011, and April 7, 2012, due to potential Salmonella contamination. And for the first time, cat food is included on the recall list. More


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