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How to work harder and not burn out
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For so many of us, keeping work and a personal life fairly balanced is a constant struggle. Maybe it's time to rethink the "separate but equal" work/life balance theory and find ways to rekindle and nurture the passions that drew us to our career choices in the first place? If we don't, we risk burnout. More

Should your business be a democracy or a dictatorship?
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We all know authoritarian leaders, but this style has certainly fallen out of fashion in favor of enlightened management, which is related to servant leadership — a term with which you are likely familiar if you read a lot. "Servant leadership" was coined by Robert Greenleaf in a 1970 essay and implies that the leader's highest priority is to make sure their people's needs are being met. Everyone likes to think that enlightened management and servant leadership are more effective than the authoritarian style, but is this actually the case? As it turns out, this depends on your situation. More

Retail's future: Price comparison via smartphone apps
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Mobile has become a "fundamental part of the shopping experience," says Yankee. More than half of consumers — 54 percent — have downloaded at least one type of mobile shopping application, and about 24 percent of consumers believe mobile shopping apps are "essential." Amazingly, consumers are more apt to trust online retailers over regular stores. More

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New study aims to better understand pet ownership, end pet homelessness
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The American Humane Association's Animal Welfare Research Institute released the results of the first phase of a three-part study to better understand pet ownership and retention and discover the most effective strategies to ensure homeless animals find their forever homes. Phase I of the Keeping Pets (Dogs and Cats) in Homes Retention Study, funded through a grant from PetSmart Charities, examines why some American households don't have a pet through interviews with 1,500 previous pet owners and non-pet owners. More

Pet ownership falls, but Americans remain faithful to dogs, study finds
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The economy's bite may mean less barking. Americans owned about 2 million fewer dogs and 7.6 million fewer cats at the end of 2011 than they did in 2006, according to a quinquennial study of ownership trends released recently by the American Veterinary Medical Association. The household-owned horse population fell to 4.9 million from 7.3 million over the same period. More

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Raw food frowned upon, vet spending up
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The American Veterinary Medical Association hosted its annual convention in San Diego recently and kept the 8,675 registered attendees busy as the organization issued a policy regarding raw diets for pets, revealed the results of its pet owner demographic survey, elected new leadership and unveiled the 2012 class of future leaders. More

Business builder: Properly insuring a pet shop
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Having the proper insurance to protect a small business from damage is important to pet store owners, and planning for losses or lawsuits is an integral part of a business plan. When it comes to pet stores and groom salons, there are a plethora of risks and hazards that differentiate these establishments from an ordinary retail environment. In the pet business, the risk comes in the form of the pets themselves. More

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