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Calculating the economics of loyalty
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Do you know how much more valuable some customers are than others? If you could turn another 10 or 20 percent of your client base into loyal, enthusiastic patron, do you know how much more growth that would generate? Unless you can answer such questions, you can't know how much to invest in creating and retaining that kind of high-value customer. Here's how you can figure out the answer. More

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3 best ways to say no
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Sometimes it feels like there's just way too much to do and too little time. You may believe that, but it's not necessarily true. Perhaps you're just spreading yourself too thin, and that can change. There are many helpful productivity and time management tips, but among the most powerful one is the art of saying no. That's no to yourself, no to employees, no to friends, and, yes, even no (sometimes) to clients. More

Easy habits that boost productivity
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The technology age has made it easier to get distracted as surfing for anything on the web is a quick click away. For smaller companies, this decrease in productivity is extremely costly since resources are slim. Therefore, workers have to be as productive as possible. This is also true if you work from home. More

Lead with your heart, not just your head
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Have you noticed that in dangerous jobs, good bosses tend to have deep bonds with their workers? Whether it's a captain and crew on a crab fishing boat in the Bering Sea, a platoon commander and his troops in Afghanistan, or a tree-cutting foreman and his team in the forest — people in dangerous working conditions sense they need to trust each other and their boss to survive. As a manager, you may not be working on a fishing boat or in armed combat. But you need to motivate your people to get things done. More

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The mechanics of making money and the business physics of revenue
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Think about a graceful hang-glider and a massive new Boeing Dreamliner screaming overhead. Despite how radically different the hang-glider and the jet are, they are both flying because of the clever application of the mechanics of flight. They would both come crashing down if those mechanics were ignored. The financial results your business creates are subject to certain mechanics too — just like flight. More

Canine blood bank ties up with PetNet
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Charity Pet Blood Bank UK has linked up with online community PetNet to raise awareness that dogs and cats have blood types, just like humans, and that knowing this blood type can help save lives. PetNet will raise awareness of blood typing by supporting Pet Blood Bank UK as its charity of the month. PetNet has included the blood typing field as an option on its emergency PetCards, and has also provided the blood bank with a bespoke PetCard at a discounted price. More

Online certification launched for pet care professionals
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A new online school, Outstanding Pet Care University, started a certification program designed to train the staffs of pet lodging businesses, grooming salons and training centers. The program was unveiled at the Barkleigh Pet Boarding and Daycare Expo in Baltimore. More

Protecting your pet during the holidays
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From snacking on human treats to biting colorful light bulbs, as the winter holiday season draws closer, pet owners must keep an even more watchful eye on their furry, four-legged friends. More

Pet Fair Asia 2012 sets record with nearly 50,000 visitors
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Pet Fair Asia 2012 broke all previous records drawing nearly 50,000 visitors during the four-day event, which was held at the Shanghai World Expo Exhibition & Convention Center in Shanghai, China, Oct. 11-14. The pet industry event attracted a total of 506 exhibitors from 25 countries showcased new and existing brands, as well as 12,351 industry professionals and 36,000 pet owners. More

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