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Why you need to stop thinking like a small business
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It's easy to hunker down and go into reactive mode, constantly responding to one phone call or crisis or emergency after another. This is especially true in the early days of a small business, when no one really has a job description and everyone pitches in to help however they can. Unfortunately, for most of the companies I work with, the company keeps operating in that small-business state of mind long after the point that thinking like a midsize-company could make their growth and profitability skyrocket. More

Richell's 2-Way Door Pet Pen

Excellent craftmanship and attention to detail in every piece makes these wood pens a beautiful addition to any home. Each pen includes a floor tray and optional wire top. It’s all about style and function.

Social media isn't just for your customers — it's for your employees, too
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Successful social business starts with transforming your organization internally. This is often overlooked as a crucial step toward social business. Yet not only does having an internal social business system make businesses more effective at the external effort, it's often critical for a company's long-term social business success. External social business alone, without an internal social business component, will not transform the business culture. More

Customer service is your marketing strategy
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The public nature of customer service through social channels means that it has a big effect on your brand, and can be a powerful marketing tool if used properly. On social media you have the opportunity to delight your customers by promptly giving them the help they ask for, and be recognized for it publicly — while at the same time generating hugely valuable customer insight to feed into your marketing machine. More

How to become a thought leader in your industry
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To become an expert, you need to have a voice that sets you apart from others in your field, but first, you need credibility to achieve this level of respect. There are plenty of bloggers out there who have thousands of followers listening to their tips and ideas. They have become thought leaders in their industries and their names appear alongside the title "expert." 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

Cyber Monday gaining on Black Friday for many business
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Move over Black Friday — Cyber Monday is here. With online shopping steadily rising, it's clear that businesses with a strong online component incorporating e-commerce will be the best placed to take advantage of what experts say could be the new contender for busiest shopping day of the year. The online shopping trend is good news for retailers of all sizes. More

House bill seeks to ban action devices, performance packages used in soring
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A House bill receiving the support of the American Veterinary Medical Association and the American Association of Equine Practitioners could prohibit the use of action devices and performance packages on Tennessee Walking Horses. The AVMA and the AAEP today called upon members to contact their congressional representatives in support of the bill, HR 6388. More

Nestlé invests $15.9 million in petfood production in Argentina
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Pet food manufacturer Nestlé Purina has invested $15.9 million in its factory in Santo Tomé, Argentina, increasing its pet food production capacity by 50 percent and creating 250 jobs overall. The pet food manufacturer's investment added a third production line for dry cat and dog food, as well as two new packaging lines. More

Faridabad, India: Pet care business grows as people splurge
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Rising disposable incomes across India has allowed people to splurge on services that people couldn't have dreamed of about a decade back. Pet care and grooming is one such service, which has seen much demand of late. Growing demand in Faridabad has not only led to a spike in the business of necessary pet services like veterinary services and food but also of other allied businesses like pet grooming centers and shops. More

Dog trainer group promotes benefits of crate training
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The Association of Pet Dog Trainers issued a position statement today that recommends crates for the training and transport of dogs. "We want to assure shelters, rescues, vets and dog owners that using crates is safe, humane and effective and in many cases can be what helps a dog stay in its home," said Mychelle Blake, the group's president and CEO. More

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