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Marketing lessons from the Grateful Dead
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In the 1960s, the Grateful Dead made a series of difficult, often-unpopular decisions in order to differentiate the group from competitors by providing the highest-quality service to fans. In so doing, the band pioneered many social media and inbound-marketing concepts that businesses across all industries can use today. More

Get your employees excited to support your cause
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There is no doubt that the practical applications of persuasion are endless. But, specifically, I want to show you how to persuade your staff and get your team to excitedly support your goals. Once you master this concept, achieving your business objectives and goals will become much easier. And believe me, with a little bit of dedication, you will find that accomplishing this skill is easier than you may think. More

Ways to a great corporate culture
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At a recent conference in Denver, Inc. and an organization called Winning Workplaces brought together leaders from a range of businesses to talk about building and maintaining great company cultures. What's the value if you have a great culture? "If your staff believes that they matter, that their opinions matter, the company soars," says Tom Walter CEO of Tasty Catering in Chicago. "People are not just productivity units. I believe in democracy because the future is as secure as people are with working together." More

Is your business battle-ready?
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During Operation Iraqi Freedom, Charlie Gilkey's job was to get trucks from point A to B without being blown up. Nowadays, through his popular blog Productive Flourishing, Gilkey advises business owners on building valuable companies using some of the same leadership and productivity philosophies he learned in the military. Here are four of Gilkey's orders to business owners looking to build a valuable company. More

Survey: Cyber Monday gaining significance among retailers
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More retailers plan to promote Cyber Monday this year, according to a survey released today by, the digital division of the National Retail Federation. claims to have coined the term Cyber Monday back in 2005, when it noticed more people shopping online on the Monday after Thanksgiving. The organization said the day is now viewed as the online equivalent to Black Friday, kicking off the online holiday shopping season. 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.

Why the animal ER is so expensive
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The reason for the ER's enhanced traffic this time of year should be plain: Regular veterinary hospitals are closed. People are home with their pets to watch them get sick. And pets, like their owners, eat excessive amounts of rich foods their GI tracts are less accustomed to than their owners'. Read: diarrhea and vomiting, maybe even pancreatitis (this syndrome is otherwise known as "garbage gut"). Less obvious is the reason these places are so expensive. More

Michigan considers commercial breeding bills
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Two bills have been introduced in the Michigan House of Representatives to regulate commercial dog breeders. House Bill 6562 would establish the "Puppy Protection Act" and House Bill 6561 amends the state dog law by mandating licensure for "large-scale" breeders. The Puppy Protection Act sets forth a number of standards for persons qualifying as "large-scale" breeders but does not itself require licensure. 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. 

Investor group to acquire Del Monte Foods
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Kohlberg Kravis Roberts & Co., Vestar Capital Partners and Centerview Partners have entered an agreement to acquire Del Monte Foods Co. for $19 per share in cash. Overall, the transaction is valued at $5.3 billion, which is a premium of 40 percent over the company's average closing share price during the three months before acquisition rumors began on Nov. 18. "The hard work and dedication of our talented team has helped to transform Del Monte from a $1 billion consumer foods business into a branded pet and consumer products company with more than $3.7 billion in revenues," said Richard G. Wolford, chairman and chief executive officer of Del Monte Foods. More

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