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SuperZoo wraps up hugely successful show
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With a record-breaking number of participants flooding the Mandalay Bay Convention Center in Las Vegas, SuperZoo was a true reflection of the growing pet industry it serves. For four consecutive years, the event has increased in size and scope, this year hosting 871 exhibiting companies in 160,000 net square feet of sold out exhibit space. Attendance also increased 12 percent over the 2011 event and participants hailed from 53 countries including Canada, Japan, Brazil, Australia and Mexico. "We are thrilled with the continued success of the show — especially in terms of the quality of buyers present," said Doug Poindexter, World Pet Association President. "This is a testament to the strength and vitality of the pet industry in North America." More

Lindsey Dicken wins American Groomer of the Year at Cardinal Crystal Grooming Achievement Awards ceremony
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The winners of the 2011 Cardinal Crystal Grooming Achievement Awards — the grooming industry's version of the Oscars — were recently announced the SuperZoo pet retailer trade show at Mandalay Bay in Las Vegas. Sponsored by Cardinal Pet Care and marketed by McFadden Publications, the Cardinal Crystal Awards celebrate the best and the brightest in the competitive pet grooming industry with awards in eight different categories. More

USDA to release personal breeder information
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In response to a request under the federal Freedom of Information Act (FOIA), USDA's Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) has sent letters to Animal Welfare Act Class A and Class B licensed dealers in the state of New York advising them of private records about their businesses that may be released to the public. It is imperative that such licensees respond to this letter in timely fashion if they wish to protect proprietary business information. More

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Why and how to market your small business to 77.5 million millennials
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Millennials, that giant generation of young people 17 to 34 years old, make up a major consumer group — 77.5 million strong, with $1.7 billion in spending power (so far). But what does that mean for small businesses? A lot, actually. You and your small business have more in common with (and more to say to) millennials than you might think. Here are the major intersections and how you can capitalize on them. More

What's the matter with this picture?
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Image matters. The look and feel of your website says something about you. And so do your headshots and company logo — or the lack thereof. The impact of image is going away any time soon. Sure you can get around it, but you have to work harder to convince people that you actually know what you're talking about. When you look the part, however, the battle is a little easier. So, make your company image work for and not against you. More

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3 habits of highly unsuccessful businesses
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Plenty has been written about the characteristics of highly successful businesses. We think it is worthwhile to understand the traits of unsuccessful companies. If you identify the factors that are limiting your business's success, you may generate new ideas about how to earn a better return. More

Plant seeds of education for future small animal grooming product sales
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Shampoos, dust baths and brushes are not likely to be the first product a small mammal hobbyist grabs from retail shelves. That's why retailers say that marketing these products takes more than a bit of retail savvy. The key is to know the right time to make a sale, according to retailers, and rarely is there a better time than during the initial sale of a pet. More

New NFL Jerseys from Mirage!
New jerseys are available from Mirage in all the NFL and major NCAA teams. Thrill all your football loving customers with a football display complete with Mirage's matching collars, leashes, and cheerleading uniforms

Inside the successful leader's mindset
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As a business leader, you are mired in the everyday details of your company's success. You're worried about your bottom line, your sales goals, or your next board meeting. Amid the chaos, it's easy to forget that intangibles — like your beliefs — play an important role in your success. More

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