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How to make (and keep) a great business great
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The only way to survive and thrive is to build a great business that can withstand the economic shocks of any market as it rises to the top of the industry. It's now more important than ever to develop sustainable strategies for attracting good customers and recruiting better leaders to serve them. More

How to keep cold and flu out of the office
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The threat cold-and-flu season poses to companies isn’t something to sneeze at. According to the Centers for Disease Control, the flu alone costs U.S. companies $10.4 billion in direct costs including hospitalizations and outpatient visits. The CDC also estimates up to one-fifth of the U.S. population will get the flu in a given flu season, and more than 200,000 Americans will be hospitalized with seasonal, flu-related complications. More

The future of management: Back to basics
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When you ask children what they want to be when they are older, how many of them say they want to be a manager? In part this is because management is a pretty amorphous concept to a 10-year-old. But it's also because we adults aren't exactly singing the praises of the management profession either. What should we do about this? More

Should you move your company into the cloud?
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The world is abuzz over cloud computing — using virtual servers available on demand over the Internet. But the truth is not every small business needs to operate in the cloud. Before you make the move, consider these five criteria, care of Philip McKinney, vice president and chief technology officer of Hewlett-Packard's Personal Systems Group. More

Tips for handling a media blitz
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When Oprah chose the We Take the Cake, a bakery in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, as one of her favorite things in 2004, owner Lori Karmel says she was warned in advance to be prepared to be slammed with orders. "I didn't know what slammed meant," Karmel says. Even if Oprah Winfrey doesn't come knocking, another large media outlet might. Or your company could find itself in the center of a controversy. When the story catches fire, you can crash and burn — or you can bask in the glow. Here's how to make the most of your moment. 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.

PIJAC drafting points for preparing a response to the USFWS notice of inquiry regarding amphibians and the chytrid fungus
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PIJAC is in the process of preparing a detailed response to the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Notice of Inquiry entitled "Injurious Wildlife Species; Review of Information Concerning a Petition To List All Live Amphibians in Trade as Injurious Unless Free of Batrachochytrium dendrobatidis." We offer you the following points as a means to assist you in drafting your own constructive response to the NOI due Dec. 16th. Please state the following facts in your own words when making a response. Submissions that are identical or very similar will have less impact than those which are personal and unique. More

New first aid product for dogs
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When you get a bug bite, a cut or a scrape, most of the time you put a little antiseptic or anti-itch medication on it. The process isn't that simple if it's your dog – many topical creams and lotions designed to heal and relieve itching in humans cannot be used on pets. Cardinal Pet Care's new Remedy + Recovery line of pet first aid products was developed to give your dog relief from many of the most common minor skin irritations in soothing formulas made just for him. 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. 

Pfizer extends tender offer to acquire King Pharmaceuticals, Inc.
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Pfizer Inc. today announced that its wholly-owned subsidiary, Parker Tennessee Corp., has extended the expiration date of its tender offer for all outstanding shares of common stock of King Pharmaceuticals, Inc. for $14.25 per share, net to the seller in cash, without interest thereon and subject to any required withholding taxes. The tender offer is now scheduled to expire at 12:00 midnight, New York City time on Friday, Dec. 17, 2010. More

Pets at Home looking for smaller format store sites
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Pets at Home's shops are usually between 7,000 and 10,000 square feet but the retailer, acquired by KKR earlier this year for £955 million, is now seeking properties of between 3,000 and 6,000 square feet to "fill in the gaps in the network," chief executive Matt Davies revealed. Davies said: "We will use a combination of smaller and larger stores to maximize the pet spend. We are challenging ourselves in terms of developing our format." More

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