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Twitter tips from socially savvy companies
Fast Company    Share   Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
Adapted from his book Engage, Brian Solis presents his list of suggestions to help businesses learn how to engage customers on Twitter through the examples of those companies, from Dell to Zappos, already successfully building online communities. The first tip? Special offers. More



The mobile Web is finally here: Are you ready?
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At the recent Shop.org Mobile Marketing Summit, firms like comScore reported web-enabled smartphones now make up 20 percent of the 3 billion mobile devices worldwide, with market share blazing towards 50 percent over the next 3-5 years. Coupled with similar growth rates in both 3G device adoption, and in unlimited data plan subscribers, they believe the mobile web market has finally reached a tipping point. Is your website ready for mobile? More

Make yourself get things done
Bloomberg BusinessWeek    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
Creating accountability is challenging because it is easy to get caught up in the day-to-day operations of your business. If you are not generating ideas to overcome business issues and then implementing those solutions, long-term success can be hard to achieve. Here are some ways you can start holding yourself more accountable to improve your business success. More

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Iguana regulations and amnesty option considered in Louisiana
PIJAC    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
The Louisiana State Legislature has introduced two bills pertaining to pets. Senate Bill 368 requires retailers to provide certain information to consumers who purchase iguanas, and House Bill 1255 affords owners of animals that are illegal to possess, or that may only be owned by a permit, to voluntarily surrender them to the state Department of Wildlife & Fisheries without penalty. More

Webster Veterinary severs relationship with Bayer Animal Health
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Webster Veterinary, a national distributor of veterinary products and pharmaceuticals, reported April 23 that it has discontinued its relationship with Bayer Animal Health of Shawnee, Kan., and will no longer represent Bayer's companion animal health product line. More



Judge: FDA must reconsider baby turtle sales ban
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The government must reconsider its ban on selling small turtles, a federal district judge has ruled. "This is a firefight this time," said Eddie Jolly, president of the Independent Turtle Farmers of Louisiana. "This has got teeth. We're going to win this one." More

Missouri House supports penalties for owners of pets that bite people
The Associated Press via KansasCity.com    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
Owners whose uncontrolled animals bite or injure someone else could be charged with a crime. House members have approved the legislation, which sends it to the Senate. The bill would make it a misdemeanor if people do not control their animals and someone else is bitten or suffers other injuries. More

SeedCake.com Launches National Wholesale Campaign
SeedCake.com celebrates their launch as the largest wholesaler of wild bird supplies in the Northeast. Approved customers will gain exclusive access to tremendous pricing on bird feeders, houses, baths, food and mason bee supplies. The first 25 customers receive free shipping on their first order. Visit us online to learn how to apply. MORE


Roark unit buys Bosley's Pet Food
The Atlanta Business Chronicle    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
Roark Capital Group's Pet Valu Canada Inc. bought Bosley's Pet Food Plus Inc., for an undisclosed amount. Bosley's is a leading independent pet retail chain in British Columbia, Canada, and has 23 stores. Atlanta-based Roark Capital said the deal gives Pet Valu, primarily based in Ontario and Manitoba, a platform for growth in Western Canada. Bosley's will continue operating under its trade name. More

Nightclub for pooches
The New York Post    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
Manhattan mutts will soon have a place to shake their tails on a Friday night — the Fetch Club. The 3,000-foot indoor dog park/canine club slated to open next month in the heart of the Financial District will be tricked out with sybaritic amenities synonymous with Wall Street: special spa baths, holistic mud masks and facials, homemade meals, manicures — and even a doggie disco. More

Usually resilient veterinarians hit by recession too
The Santa Cruz Sentinal    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
Although the usually resilient veterinary industry has felt the latest slowdown, there was some improvement in February and early March figures were positive, according to Tom McFerson of Gatto McFerson, an accounting agency that tracks 150 veterinarian practices in California. More
 
 
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