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Fast Bites (May 8, 2017)

Quick news and reminders for you…

Arizona Legislative Update: In November, Arizona voters approved increasing Arizona’s minimum wage to $10.00 per hour which became effective January 1st and will increase incrementally each year up to $12.00 on January 1, 2020. Effective July 1, 2017, there is also a paid sick leave requirement. Learn more here.

We’ll have much more on the subject of workplace violence in our next issue of Pet Care Pro Quarterly but, in the meantime, this recent armed robbery at a Florida pet boarding facility is a reminder to train your staff and have a plan in place now.

Have you seen the FREE webinars exclusively for our IBPSA Members coming up in the next few weeks?! More importantly, have you registered?! Just log into your IBPSA Member dashboard, check the Events tab and have at it!

Deadline to register for PACCC’s Manager (CPACM) exam or the Provider (CPACP) exam is just ONE WEEK away (May 15th). Application to take the exam requires letters of reference, so don’t drag your paws! Start the application process today. Learn more at paccert.org/exam-info.

REMINDER that we still REALLY need your input for our Annual Pet Services Survey. 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! We know it takes a little bit of time to take, but once you gather your financial info it’s a breeze, and so very important for our industry. Get the details and take the survey here.
 
Last week, the Small Business Festival happened in Austin, Texas, home to a wildly successful (and scrumptious) chain of ice cream shops called Amy’s Ice Cream. The founder, Amy Simmons, spoke at the festival and this quote from her was a sweet reminder that our next Pricing For Profit (P4P) workshop happens October 1-2, 2017, in Jacksonville, Florida, just before our annual conference. P4P will help you love your financial statements!

Learn more about P4P and the conference at petcareconference.com.

Fast inspiration (that sticks with you): “When you stand alone and sell yourself, you can’t please everyone. But when you’re different, you can last.” – Don Rickles (born May 8, 1926)

Have a great week!