December 17, 2018

Fast Bites (Big D) – December 17, 2018

Every Monday, IBPSA’s founder Carmen Rustenbeck shares with membership her “fast bites” of pet care industry news, tips, and reminders. Here’s her latest for December 17, 2018… Good Monday, IBPSA Members! I am writing this from the road in Dallas, Texas, where I’ve been working with Ben Day to be ready to hit the ground running on January 1st when he officially comes on board as our new COO. As I announced at conference, I could not be more excited to […]
October 9, 2017

Fast Bites (back at it)

Happy Monday, IBPSA Members! We are back in the office and back at it! THANK YOU to everyone who attended our conference last week – our biggest one yet. We’ll be sharing photos and key insights from it in the coming days, so stay tuned. In the meantime, whether you attended or not, please take a moment to watch the Facebook Live post IBPSA Member Stephanie Shipley, CPACP, of Paw and Order in New Brunswick did for her clients on her […]
June 12, 2017

Fast Bites (June 12, 2017)

Thank you to everyone who helped make our inaugural Pet Care Services Business Education Week such a success. Close to 200 of you registered for the free webinars and we could not be more pleased. We are planning on a “second annual” event next year, but aiming for earlier in the year before summer busy season hits. Stay tuned! Heard of “whisker fatigue”? Interesting article in the New York Times last week on this theory behind feline eating issues. From […]
May 22, 2017

Fast Bites (May 22, 2017)

Wow, hard to believe that the end of May is just ahead. This year feels like it’s flying by! We send you these “fast bites” to help you quickly stay on top of the latest industry news and upcoming events. The latest… Interesting article last week in the New York Times on the epidemic of feline hyperthyroidism and the everyday chemicals that might be to blame. Read the article online here. While financial statements are not the funnest part of […]
May 15, 2017

Fast Bites (May 15, 2017)

Happy Monday, IBPSA Members! “Before we launch into quick news and reminders, I have a personal request – will you help us with our Annual Pet Services Survey? As of today, a few dozen of you have contributed – THANK YOU! – but the deadline is looming and we need many more for this survey to be of true value not only for your business but for the industry as a whole. The survey results will reveal key benchmarks and […]
May 8, 2017

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 […]
May 1, 2017

Fast Bites (May 1, 2017)

Quick news and reminders for you… Hopefully you have already seen our new Pet Care Pro Quarterly (Q2 2017) released last week. We have been overwhelmed by the kind words and excitement for the new format. We are already working hard on our Q3 issue. It will be here before we all know it! If you haven’t seen it yet, you can check it out here. We’ve got TWO FREE WEBINARS for IBPSA Members in May: May 11, 2017 @ […]
April 24, 2017

Fast Bites (April 24, 2017)

Happy Monday, IBPSA Members! Quick news and reminders for you… We’re making the leap to online magazine format for our big quarterly news update. Hope to have it out to you this week, so watch your inboxes! It is filled to the brim with informative and entertaining business insight. PACCC announced their very first Certified Professional Animal Care Manager (CPACM) exam last week. We know many of you have been waiting for this one. It will be offered in June […]
April 14, 2017

Fast Bites (April 14, 2017)

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 […]
April 10, 2017

Fast Bites (April 10, 2017)

Good Monday morning! Quick news and reminders for you… Has your business received any community recognition lately? Are you part of a special charitable event? So many of you are doing so many good things, please let us know about it! We want to celebrate you and you’ll make our social media manager very happy. We love to tag and share! Speaking of… Reminder that our next FREE webinar exclusively for IBPSA Members is this Wednesday (April 12th) with Susan […]