Good Friday morning! We’re heading to Chicago on Monday, so here are your Monday fast bites for your TGIF. Quick news and reminders for you…

Our Annual Pet Services Survey will be officially announced shortly, but we want to start spreading the news now because we need everyone’s help with one the most valuable surveys for our industry! The survey results will reveal key benchmarks and financial insights to help you wisely spend and budget for your business. PLUS you receive a FREE Executive Summary and 50% off the final detailed report if you participate, so let’s do this! Get the details and take the survey here.

Hopefully you received our update on The National Pet Owners Preferences Study we released this week. Great to see that pet owners care a lot about safety, certification, and reputation. If you haven’t heard about it yet, check it out at ibpsa.com/pet-owner-study.

Speaking of certification, the next Certified Professional Animal Care Provider (CPACP) exam is in June but deadline to register is May 1st. Also, word is, that the very first Professional Animal Care Manager (CPACM) exam will also be offered in June. As we type this, we don’t have the exam details from PACCC yet, but we’ll keep you posted.

Our bags are packed and we’re headed your way, Chicago! We keep our Pricing For Profit workshop seats limited to maximize the quality of education, but we do have a few seats left for any last minute types in the area who are ready to make sure they’re maximizing profits. Class starts Tuesday (April 18) morning! Get the details at ibpsa.com/p4p.
 
Earliest bird registration for our Fifth Annual IBPSA Pet Care Services Educational Conference & Trade Show happening October 3-5, 2017, in Jacksonville, Florida, is now open and 2 dozen of you have already registered! We hope that means you’re excited as we are and we know it means you’re smart with your money. If you haven’t visited the dedicated conference site yet at petcareconference.com, be sure to see check out the speaker and session line-up with have for you this year AND save $50 off the regular conference price by being another of our earliest birds!

We have so many FREE IBPSA Member exclusive webinars coming up in May and June. We’re working quickly to keep your Member dashboard updated. Be sure to log in and check the “Events” tab to see the latest.

Because we’re excited about Pricing For Profit in Chicago: “It’s a 106 miles to Chicago, we’ve got a full tank of gas, half a pack of cigarettes; it’s dark and we’re wearing sun glasses. Hit it!” – The Blues Brothers

Have a great week!

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