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'Thank you' goes a long way
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Thanking people isn't simply a matter of common courtesy. A 10-year study by leadership experts Adrian Gostick and Chester Elton of 200,000 managers and employees showed that saying "thank you" correlates with bigger profits. This isn't surprising, because giving thanks is a great motivational tool; who doesn't like to be thanked? What is surprising is how hard it is to do the thanking. More



How incentives can undermine your influence
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Leaders incorrectly use incentives time and again in an attempt to influence others. They figure it's the quickest and easiest route to change others' behavior, so they throw incentives out like candy. In fact, those who really understand influence — who truly understand how to shape a powerful and effective organizational culture — tend to think of incentives last rather than first. More

Climbing the wall: Building your business reputation
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When you're new to a community, how do you build a positive reputation there? It's a question that many small businesses have to deal with when they're opening their doors. How do you find your way to the customers out there without breaking your bank account? More



How to forecast sales in an uncertain economy
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Forecasting sales can be wildly difficult in even the best of times. And in the midst of a wobbly economic recovery following a substantial recession, projecting revenue takes on an even more Herculean quality. But the good news is that a number of smart CEOs Inc. spoke to have taken what they've learned over the past three years and come up with some pretty solid ways to forecast revenue. What they all seem to have in common: a more conservative approach to forecasting; more frequent adjustments to those forecasts; and a cautiously optimistic outlook for 2011. More

U.S. Consumer Spending rises less than forecast, prices cool
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Consumer spending rose less than forecast in September as incomes dropped for the first time in more than a year, a sign Americans may keep rebuilding savings and paring debt as the economy is slow to recover. Purchases increased 0.2 percent, the smallest gain in the third quarter, Commerce Department figures showed in Washington. Incomes fell 0.1 percent, the first drop since July 2009, and the Federal Reserve's preferred measure of inflation stagnated, capping the smallest 12-month gain in nine years. More

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

Good thing now come in small packages. All-in-one filter media is now available for your nano tank! Same quality and formula as our larger containers. Treats up to 10 gallons.
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Missouri voters to decide fate of anti-pet initiative
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A law suit failed to stop an anti-pet initiative on the Missouri November ballot, and it will now be up to the state’s voters to determine whether the so-called "Puppy Mill Cruelty Prevention Act" is enacted into law. Unfortunately, voters who are uninformed, or misinformed, about the actual language of that initiative may believe it simply promotes the welfare of pet dogs. More

HomeAgain Awards $50,000 in grants to 5 nonprofit animal shelters
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HomeAgain Pet Recovery Service, part of Intervet/Schering-Plough Animal Health, has donated a total of $50,000 in grants to five nonprofit animal shelters. About 400 groups submitted applications to receive a one-time grant of $10,000. More

Buy the HALTI Direct!

The original and still the best, the HALTI headcollar is used by millions of satisfied dog owners to stop dogs from pulling. The Halti comes in 6 sizes and 4 colors and is recommended by trainers and veterinarians worldwide. Company of Animals is now your DIRECT source for the Halti headcollar. 
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20 dogs found dead at Greyhound track
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Authorities are investigating the deaths of at least 20 dogs at a greyhound park in the Florida Panhandle, according to the Associated Press. The Washington County Sheriff's Office arrested the dogs' trainer, Ronnie Williams, and charged him with animal cruelty. A local greyhound adoption group alerted authorities that Williams had brought in eight underweight dogs, triggering an investigation by the Florida Department of Pari-Mutuel Wagering. More

DuPont accepting entries for packaging innovation awards
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DuPont Packaging announced it will begin accepting entries in the 23rd DuPont Awards for Packaging Innovation. Packaging designers, retailers and manufacturers may all enter their new product packaging developments in the competition at no cost. Entries will be evaluated by a jury panel for excellence in packaging innovation, sustainability and cost/waste reduction. More

CritterTrail
CritterTrail© habitats are designed for the health, security and comfort needs of your hamster or gerbil. Innovative features encourage interaction between owners and their pets. CritterTrail© is the only brand with Super Protect® antimicrobial technology built-in to ensure a cleaner environment. Expandable Fun-nels® and connectable accessories encourage activity and exercise. More Info more

 
 
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