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Happy New Year Now, Let's Get Organized Shirley Greene 10/25/00
Happy New Year! I wish you a year filled with good health, loyal friends, great dogs, competitive spirit, safety, fun and prosperity.
There's nothing like a New Year to offer us a clean slate and a fresh start. Some make New Year's resolutions while others outline business plans. Whatever your style, whatever your line of work, getting organized in 2001 is the first step to reaching your personal and business goals. ( Read More...)
Authors Shirley Greene and Dan Karas share the enlightening results of their focus group on the universal qualities that attract customers to dog trainers -- and keep them there. From flyball to Ring Sport to Schutzhund, clients are seeking respect, continuing education, and flexibility from their trainers. Is your trainer delivering? The authors interviewed both handlers and professional trainers to discover how to evaluate a potential trainer to create a successful training relationship for handler, trainer, and dog in Seeking Mr./Ms. Goodtrainer
Author Shirley Greene provides us with yet another Outstanding Article on Marketing your dog related business. If you want to get ahead, this is a must read. How to Profit from the Aging of America
In a followup business related article for folks in the Dog Business, author Shirley Greene provides us with The Client Complains - Now What?. One of the most concise customer relation articles I have seen.
The Purina web site features a comprehensive guide to kennel construction and management. This series of articles provides helpful information for kennel planning and design, sanitation management, parasite control, successful management, and more. A must-read for anyone planning to build a new kennel and for existing kennel owners who would like to optimize their facilities.
Diana Guerrero provides a four-part series about Unusual Careers With Animals. This is an outstanding series of articles that is a must-read by anyone who has ever considered making their career one devoted to animals.
You might consider pet health insurance Sat, 18 Feb 2017 22:27:00 GMT If you consider your dog or cat to be a member of the family, you are not a pet owner you are a "pet parent." There's a vast difference, according to Robert Jackson, CEO of HealthyPaws.com, a pet insurance provider. Jackson's company ... Read more
Why these Charlotte entrepreneurs are bringing technology to pet sitting Thu, 16 Feb 2017 10:14:00 GMT Meggie Williams says she and her husband had trouble finding pet-sitting services for their two dogs in Charlotte. After scanning the market, Williams decided to build her own business. Meggie and Sebastian Williams set out to create a better dog walking ... Read more
Zoning board OKs variance for luxury pet boarding facility in Butte Fri, 17 Feb 2017 15:31:00 GMT Zoning board rules defeat request for luxury pet boarding facility; boot repair shop gets OK Manufacturers find home in Butte business park Zoning board votes down mobile home requests; OK's cellphone tower 70-foot cell tower disguised as tree proposed for ... Read more
PetSmart® and NBC's TODAY Team Up to Promote Pet Adoption, Share the Top Reasons to Adopt Fri, 17 Feb 2017 08:30:00 GMT PetSmart's National Adoption Weekend to be held at 1,500-Plus PetSmart stores across North America This Weekend, Feb. 17-19 PHOENIX & NEW YORK--(BUSINESS WIRE)--NBC's popular morning show, TODAY, teamed up with PetSmart, the leading pet specialty ... Read more
Coffee and pet snacks sales hurt Smuckers Fri, 17 Feb 2017 04:25:00 GMT Smucker's pet foods business, its biggest in terms of sales, has also been hit by competition as rivals Mars Petcare and Nestle's Purina use promotions and discounts to lure customers. Sales in that business, which accounted for 29 percent of its total ... Read more