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The new rules of getting press
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Now that you've made the bold move of opening up your own business, you're likely faced with the challenge of spreading the word about your goods or services to potential customers. One of the most cost effective ways to build buzz around your startup is to get it covered by the media, either local or national. But how does one go about doing that, especially if you don't have the budget to hire a PR firm? More

5 handy apps for small business finance management
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Let's face it. Unless you run a small- to medium-sized accounting firm, the motivation for starting your own business probably had very little to do with wanting to use your skills as a bookkeeper. You wanted to use your talents as a graphic designer, or a craft beer brewer or a vintage shop owner. More

Latest in small business social media trends
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The latest in small business social media trends shows moves that will transform the way we all market our businesses and network in the small business community. How do you use social media to market your small business and how do you see that evolving in the future? More


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ASPCA launches 'No Pet Store Puppies' campaign in Ohio
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In Columbus, Ohio, the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals launched a new phase in its national "No Pet Store Puppies" campaign to get customers to stop doing business with pet stores that sell puppies. Nineteen billboards have gone up throughout the city with the message, "Most pet store puppies come from puppy mills." The campaign includes the distribution of fliers at local shelters encouraging people not to buy anything from any Columbus pet stores that sell puppies. More

Emergency amendments to 'Canine Cruelty Prevention Act' adopted in Missouri
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The Missouri Department of Agriculture has implemented emergency amendments codifying the "Canine Cruelty Prevention Act" (Senate Bill 161), which was enacted in the last days of the General Assembly's 2011 session. The emergency amendments make changes to certain definitions, facility standards, penalties, operational and transportation requirements. More

Boyd Enterprises announces New Mini Chemi-Pure Elite for Nano Tanks!

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New law puts pet importation on shorter leash
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Starting Oct. 1 animal importers must register with the Connecticut Department of Agriculture and local zoning officers about any sale, adoption, or transfer of animals. They must also pay a $100 registration fee. Anyone violating the law faces a $500 fine. "My understanding is the goal of the bill is to prevent importers from selling animals from the back of a truck," state Sen. Carlo Leone, a Democrat representing Stamford and Darien in the 27th Senate District, told Patch. More

Quaker Pet Group aquires Watson's Senoir Pet Supplies
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Quaker Pet Group is excited to announce its newest strategic pet-industry acquisition: Watson's Senior Pet Supplies. Making its third acquisition in 13 months, QPG continues its forward progress to acquire best-in-class pet product brands. More

Las Vegas hotels warming up to pets as guests
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When Mike Valles travels to Las Vegas for business several times a year, he brings his four buddies — Ivy, Harley, Honey and Cosby — with him. Although small and well-behaved, they’re not welcomed at many Las Vegas hotels. That's why Valles, who owns a chain of high-end furniture stores in Los Angeles, stays at the pet-friendly Rumor hotel. More