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The end of management or just a different style?
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The Wall Street Journal ran an article last week that declared "the End of Management" as we know it. Depending on who your managers have been over the years this might sound like a good thing, but what exactly did Alan Murray mean when he said it? Basically, his contention was that management as we knew it for most of the 20th Century no longer applies to the way we work today. What was that model? More

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10 things employees want most
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It's no coincidence that Steven Slater, the now-famous JetBlue employee, has been elevated to the status of a working person's hero. He did what so many frustrated employees would love to do, if only they had the courage, the beers and the inflatable slide to help them escape a less-than-pleasant office environment. It's also no coincidence that the most successful businesses are the ones that work the hardest to please their employees. More

5 small business resources you should be following on Twitter
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As a small business owner, you know that the best resources aren't always financial. Sometimes, the most valuable resources are the business people who have been through it before. Fortunately, the modern entrepreneur doesn’t have to physically know a bunch of other business owners to get good advice. Thanks to social media, it's easy to get inside access to the brains of all these smart people. And the Twitter-sphere is just packed with entrepreneurs, investors, and business gurus dying to share their knowledge. More

Pennsylvania adopts final kennel regulations
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The Pennsylvania Independent Regulatory Review Commission held a public hearing on Aug. 19, 2010 to review a regulation promulgated by the Department of Agriculture implementing amendments to the Dog Law that went into effect last year. Those amendments were passed in the form of House Bill 2525 in 2008. The new regulation imposes substantive standards on ventilation requirements, lighting and flooring in commercial kennels. More

WildSideSalmon anounces expansion in New Zealand & USA

FDA approved facilities will produce the NEW line of WildSide treats including Kangaroo, Lamb and Salmon. All the treats are RAW, Grain Free and 100% Natural.

Cat care goes high tech
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Wonder what your cat is doing while you're at work all day? Sony Computer Science Laboratories has partnered with researchers at The University of Tokyo to develop Cat@Log, a gadget that combines GPS, a digital camera, Wi-Fi and an acceleration sensor to enable Twitter updates on what your cat is doing. And that's just the tip of the cat-tech iceberg. More

SuperZoo 2010 sold out
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SuperZoo 2010 sold out, added booth spaces and then sold out again. This year's show boasts more than 665 exhibitors; over 250 of those are new to SuperZoo this year, buying out over 1200 booth spaces. These record setting numbers were met well in front of the show, offering a powerful tradeshow floor dynamic to attendees and exhibitors alike. In addition to this promising news, attendee numbers are also tracking ahead of previous years and is on a record breaking trend. Plus, SuperZoo University has an expanded educational program encompassing ground breaking seminars in the tech field as well as an innovative segment of the show called The Club. The stage is set for a must-attend show on Sept. 14-16 at the Mandalay Bay in Las Vegas. More

SuperZoo University
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The industry's premier education program is open for 2010 registration, with 30+ sessions focusing on the relevant topics and timely issues you care about most. Focused, topical coursework is presented in five targeted tracks: Sales, Marketing, Staff Development & Management, Animal Wellness and Technology/Internet. Expert tips, experiences and strategies from renowned speakers, business leaders, and animal wellness experts. One-of-a-kind networking opportunities allow you to share ideas and increase your knowledge. Sign up for SuperZoo University's seminars today to make sure you get the first-hand ideas, inspiration and advice to increase your knowledge, generate excitement in your store and send your profits soaring. SuperZoo University takes place at SuperZoo, Sept. 14-16 at the Mandalay Bay in Las Vegas. More

Bill prohibiting declawing, debarking as condition of tenancy advances
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A California bill that would prohibit landlords from requiring tenants or potential tenants to declaw or devocalize their animal as a condition of occupancy has been sent to Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger for signature. "Animal" is defined as any mammal, bird, reptile or amphibian. More

Fressnapf acquires Pet Vision
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Effective Jan. 1, 2011, the Fressnapf Group will become the sole proprietor of its Swiss subsidiary Pet Vision. Rolf Styger, managing director of Pet Vision, will sell his shares in the company to Fressnapf owner Torsten Toeller, according to a press release by Fressnapf. Toeller held 35 percent of the shares in the Swiss company hitherto. More

New animal supplement association forms
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Eight companies have formed a new organization to represent animal supplement manufacturers, marketers, ingredient suppliers and others in the segment. The National Association of Animal Supplement Manufacturers and Marketers is a nonprofit organization based in Las Cruces, N.M., that aims to ensure the quality of animal supplement ingredients and products. More

PetSmart releases second quarter numbers
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PetSmart has released its second quarter fiscal year numbers. Total company sales rose by 6.2 percent from the previous year to $1.4 billion. Net income totaled $48.4 million compared with $39 million during the same period last year. More
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