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The state of small business
Forbes    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
Twenty-four months after the end of the Great Recession, where does the U.S. economy stand? The good news: Stock prices are up some 20 percent in the last year and Ben Bernanke has taken his hand off the printing presses. But whither the country's 27 million small businesses — defined by the Small Business Administration as companies with fewer than 500 employees, including a large swath of sole proprietorships — which account for nearly half the U.S. workforce and generate more than half of nonfarm-related output? More

Customer experience lessons from Red Bull
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Your customer service offerings can help you stand out after other companies have followed suit and re-produced what you've painstakingly developed, and your customer service will take you far after yet another competitor has lowered their prices. In short, the customer experience matters more than your product. Take Red Bull. They know a thing or two about the customer experience. More

What makes an effective leader?
American Express OPEN Forum    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail
John Mariotti writes, "I can’t count the number of times I have heard, 'OK, now what?' from people in my organizations — and from clients. It is human nature for people to want to know what's next when something they planned or expected goes wrong. It is also instinctive for most leaders to answer the question directly, with their best idea about what to do next, given their perception of the situation." 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.

Turn stress into an asset
Harvard Business Review via Bloomberg Businessweek    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail
You constantly hear how bad stress is for you: it's damaging your health, jeopardizing your relationships, and hurting your performance. While these risks are real, recent research is showing that work strain, when managed correctly, can actually have a positive impact on productivity and performance. So how can you take the stress you thought was killing you and make it constructive? More

Connecticut adopts pet import restrictions
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PIJAC worked with the Connecticut legislature and the state Department of Agriculture to secure amendments to legislation intended to address the unregulated import of dogs and cats into Connecticut. House Bill 5368 requires registration as an "animal importer" in order to bring dogs and cats into the state for the purposes of "sale, adoption or transfer to a third party." The focus of the bill was on imports by unregulated entities, but as originally introduced it would have encompassed pet stores as well. PIJAC's amendments to the bill assure that pet stores, which are already well regulated by the Department, will be exempt from the registration requirement. More


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Some dry cat foods recalled due to Salmonella concerns
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In the latest of a string of pet food recalls due to potential Salmonella concerns, Nestle Purina PetCare Co. of St. Louis is recalling about 870 bags of dry cat food shipped to customers in Colorado, Idaho and Oregon. In turn, those customers may have distributed the affected product to other Western states, the company reported. More

Skunks: The hot new pet?
The Week    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
Skunks — they're cute little balls of fur with the power to blanket an area with a foul, sticky stench. They're clearly not the most mainstream pet, but one Florida couple is trying to change all that. More

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