This message contains images. If you don't see images, click here to view.
Click here to advertise in this news brief.

  Mobile version   RSS   Subscribe   Unsubscribe Pet Industry Resource Guide:     
Home   Membership   SuperZoo   America's Family Pet Expo    PetSource.org Dec. 11, 2012
 
 
 


Top 5 skills every leader must have
Inc.    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
Management consultant and executive coach Steve Tobak writes, "A few years ago, I saw a video by a Harvard professor on competences for adapting to a changing world. Frankly, it was embarrassing. It was the biggest load of pseudo-intellectual garbage I'd ever heard. Still, the world is changing. It's becoming a more complex place. I guess that's always been the case, but the rate of change appears to be accelerating. Given that's the case, then what are the real capabilities will people need to distinguish themselves — to become the leaders, the innovators, the success stories of a new age?" More

Deluxe Freestanding Pet Gate w/ Door

You spoke and we listened! Richell's ever-popular freestanding pet gate is now wider, higher and includes a walk-thru lockable Gate Door! Available in Medium and Large sizes.
MORE


The importance of disaster plans
Bloomberg Businessweek    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
Disaster planning plays an important role for businesses in ensuring they can still operate after an earthquake, a blackout, or other serious disruption. Failing to prepare can mean millions of dollars in losses and major headaches while trying to recover. As a precaution, many companies draw up what are known as business continuity plans, which provide a road map for responding to a variety of problems. More

End of year tax tips for small business
American Express OPEN Forum    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
It's not too late to make financial decisions that can minimize your tax liability for the current year and future years. Even though you are busy with other end of year activities, a little tax planning can be quite a valuable investment. More

Indoor mapping gives power to retailers
Retail Customer Experience    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
For more than 7,000 years, humans have been making maps as a means to better understand and navigate the world around them. To mankind's good fortune, cartographers have come a long way from charting primitively with paint and parchment. With advances in technology, mapping has evolved in stride with civilization, and the new frontier of uncharted territory is quickly approaching in an unlikely place — indoors. 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


3 steps for stopping checkout abandonment
MarketingProfs    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
Any e-commerce site owner knows the frustration resulting from the abandonment of a full shopping basket; all online shops suffer from a certain amount of checkout abandonment. But the most likely causes of a high rate of abandonment are few, and they're relatively simple to rectify. Here are three key areas that can generate improved conversions if you pay attention to them. More

Hawaii agency to hold public hearings to adopt new rules governing marine ornamental fish
PIJAC    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
The Hawaii Department of Land & Natural Resources will hold public hearings on Dec. 5 to receive public comments on their proposal to amend certain existing marine ornamental fish regulations and to adopt several new regulations for both West Hawaii and O'ahu. Written testimony may be submitted until Dec. 19, 2012. More

American Veterinary Medical Association: Millions of pets skip wellness checks
Pet Product News    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
A small but alarming percentage of cats and dogs never see a veterinarian, and about three times as many get medical care only when sick. That was the word from the American Veterinary Medical Association, which released the 2012 U.S. Pet Ownership & Demographics Sourcebook, a survey taken every five years to measure the state of pet care and pet ownership in the United States. More

Nestle Purina contest seeks most pet-friendly workplaces
Petfood Industry    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
Pet food manufacturer Nestle Purina PetCare is conducting a nationwide search to find America's most pet-friendly workplaces in the Purina Pets At Work Contest. Contest entrants can submit a story and photos about how their company is pet friendly, and Purina will select one winning business to become even more pet friendly and donate to a local pet welfare organization. More

Top 10 holiday-related pet conditions
FIRSTLINE via dvm360    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
From snacking on human treats to biting colorful light bulbs, as the winter holiday season draws closer, remind pet owners that they must keep a watchful eye on their four-legged friends. In 2011, Veterinary Pet Insurance (VPI) policyholders spent more than $22.8 million on medical conditions commonly associated with the holidays. The company recently sorted its database of more than 485,000 insured pets to determine the 10 most common holiday-related medical conditions last year. More
 


Coast Tropicals

An industry leader providing quality livestock from around the world.

 
WPA Pet Industry Briefs
Colby Horton, Vice President of Publishing, 469.420.2601   Download media kit
Stephanie Studer, Sr. Content Editor, 469.420.2655   Contribute news
This edition of the WPA Pet Industry Briefs was sent to ##Email##. To unsubscribe, click here. Did someone forward this edition to you? Subscribe here -- it's free!
Recent issues
Dec. 4, 2012
Nov. 27, 2012
Nov. 20, 2012
Nov. 13, 2012



7701 Las Colinas Ridge, Ste. 800, Irving, TX 75063