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To lease or not to lease
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While bank financing remains elusive for many small businesses, lease financing is a viable, but little understood, alternative. "So many business owners think they have to go to a local bank [to get a loan], and they're surprised to find there are all these leasing companies out there, financing $500 billion-plus in business equipment each year," says Ralph Petta, interim president of the Equipment Leasing and Finance Association. More

Managing brand bashing on social media
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As retailers increasingly look to social media sites to deepen interactions with consumers, there is one hazard in particular that continues to test their abilities to market in the dynamic, fragmented and real-time environment of social networks — bad buzz. More

Procter & Gamble to aquire Natura Pet Products
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Procter & Gamble Co. of Cincinnati reported on May 5 that it has signed a deal to acquire privately held pet food company, Natura Pet Products. Financial terms were not disclosed. Procter & Gamble said the move will allow it to expand into the holistic and natural pet food segment, which according to the company, complements its Iams and Eukanuba brands. More

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Teacup pig trend shows no signs of letting up
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Paris Hilton has one. David and Victoria Beckham reportedly spent $2,000 on a pair. And now the trend is catching on with non-Hollywood types. No, not designer handbags or the latest Apple gadget. Pigs. Tiny ones, at that. While micro pigs — also known as teacup pigs — aren't a common pet stateside (at least not yet), they are all the rage in the U.K. More

Organic pet food gets leg up from White House report
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Organic pet food received an indirect boost from the White House last week when the President's Cancer Panel Report exhorted consumers to minimize their cancer risk by choosing food grown without pesticides, chemical fertilizers, antibiotics, and growth hormones. More

Pet travel survey shows pet friendly business is booming
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With around 70 million Americans owning pets, it's no surprise that pet travel has gone to the dogs. In a new survey released yesterday, Austin-based pet travel service announced the results of its 2010 Summer Pet Travel survey, which was conducted during the month of April and sent out to over 6000 pet owners around the world. More

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