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Train employees to be exceptional
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Business author Geoffrey James writes, "Companies spend billions of dollars a year on training. Unfortunately, a lot of that training is simply wasted effort, according to sales guru Duane Sparks. A while back, he gave me a set of principles or rules for training employees. Our conversation was mostly about sales training, but it applies to any kind of training. Here are those rules." More

Staying supercharged
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Summer is over and entrepreneurs are cranking up for the fourth quarter, hoping to finish the year big. Now is clearly not the time to let your energy level slip. Even if your passion for work is no longer enough to drive you, you can't afford to disengage even for a second. Sustained energy and razor sharp focus come from within, not from a caffeinated beverage or other external stimulants. Here are six ways to help you develop a core base of energy. More

Garnering success through human interactions
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As an entrepreneur, it is absolutely natural to want your business to grow quickly. Whether you want to form a million dollar empire or get big quick so you can sell your business in five years and retire on the beach, the inclination is to take on as many big business tactics as you can. But small businesses need to focus on their advantages. More

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Wisconsin county considering ban on possession, sale of exotic animals
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Earlier this year, the Dane County, Wisc., Board of Supervisors proposed an amendment to the County Code of Ordinances prohibiting the possession and sale of exotic animals. The ordinance amendment did not provide a specific list of these animals. The proposal was referred to several committees of the Board of Supervisors, however in late February it was tabled for "further study." Now, the Board's Transportation & Public Works Committee has decided to hear the proposal on Tuesday, Oct. 9. More

5 ways to put customers first
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Savvy business owners know that thanking customers is good business, and when the acknowledgments are also clever and innovative, even better, says Prudential Realtor Kathy McCarthy, who owns her own business and spends a great deal of time devising imaginative ways to recognize her clients. This National Customer Service Week, try experimenting with the following creative ways for putting your customers in the limelight. More

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Your flu shot protects pets, too
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Pets may even contract the flu from us humans more often than initially thought, and perhaps even moreso among cats, according to recent reports. Veterinary researchers at Oregon State University and Iowa State University are currently studying this "reverse zoonosis" among cases on the H1N1 flu strain, which has some veterinarians urging awareness to their clients. More

Aquarium trade organization forms
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Aquarium Life Support Systems, a distributor of aquarium and pond products to independent fish stores and pond supply retailers, has formed a new industry trade group, AquaLife Dealers Lounge. The group will cater exclusively to independent brick-and-mortar stores that are generally owner-operated, said executive director John Tullock, a 25-year veteran of the aquarium industry. He hopes that at least 600 stores will join by year's end. 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

European Commission regulation limits melamine in pet food
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After recent reports of wet petfood containing melamine levels in excess of the 2.5 milligrams/kilogram legal limit, the European Commission created a regulation to amend Annex 1 to Directive 2002/32/EC, which sets the legal maximum level of melamine in animal feed. More

Pack theory for wolves is flawed and doesn't work for dogs
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Many popular dog trainers talk about being the leader of the pack or alpha dog over our pets. The study they are referring to references a pack of wolves whose behavior was carefully scrutinized to study how the pack interaction. Then they described the relationship of wolves as alpha, dominant and submissive and assumed that all wolves in the wild lived this same way. More

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