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What's new on Facebook for small businesses
USA Today
Facebook, with more than 1 billion members, is by far the largest social network. Because of its size, it has become the most important first step for any small business' social media plans. The social network regularly updates products that small businesses can use to attract customers. Beyond the "like," here's some of what's new on Facebook.
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New survey looks at pet adopters' pet food brand choices
Petfood-Connection.com
Pethealth Inc. published aggregate results for its third online survey of new cat and dog adopters. The April 2013 Adopter Survey revisits and provides an update on the company's first survey on pet food and pet specialty retail purchasing behavior of new pet adopters, published in May 2012.
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How pooches can replace drugs
Discovery News
Dogs may help to correct certain human mental health disorders by beneficially affecting brain chemistry and function, a new study suggests. The research shows how interacting with dogs improves mood among teenagers living in residential treatment centers. In this case, the teens were in therapy for drug or alcohol abuse.
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Why small businesses have trouble getting credit
Small Business Trends
Only one-third of small business owners were able to obtain all of the credit that their businesses need, a recent National Federation of Independent Business survey shows. The survey's finding is not surprising. Many economists, policymakers and small business advocacy groups have long explained that small businesses have a harder time obtaining credit than their larger counterparts. When it comes to accessing capital, size definitely matters.
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Are pets replacing children in South Korea?
The Wall Street Journal
When Shin Ye-eun, 33, is not working at her job at an international clothing company, she spends much of her time with Betty, her 3-year-old English bulldog. The unmarried, childless Shin feels a maternal sort of love for her dog.
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Pet ownership is the 'cat's meow' in Canada
Ipsos Public Affairs
What is the most common type of pet in Canada? In the never-ending battle of cats versus dogs, the felines edge out the canines ever so slightly. While roughly a third of Canadian households have either a cat or a dog, 35 percent own a cat and 32 percent own a dog. An additional 10 percent of households have some "other type" of pet.
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9 tips to power up your social media
Entrepreneur
Self-serving, one-sided spiels work no better in social media networks than in personal conversations. So what does work?
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Dogs put $489 million bite on home insurance industry
ABC News
How costly are dog bites? The cost to the insurance industry last year was $489 million, or about one-third of all the money paid out for homeowners' liability claims overall. That figure, says the Insurance Information Institute, is up more than 50 percent since 2003. The number of bite claims last year topped 16,500.
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Get published in WPA Pet Industry Briefs
MultiBriefs
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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