December 4, 2019

Board(ing) Thoughts: Older Dogs Can Teach Us New Tricks!

Just one of the articles from Pet Care Pro Quarterly, IBPSA’s digital magazine for pet care services professionals. Board(ing) Thoughts is our  Pet Care Pro Quarterly feature from IBPSA advisory board members. These thoughts are courtesy board member Kelly Cullum, CEO and owner of Best Friends Furever Inc. (BFFE), a full-service canine care organization with two locations in the Baltimore, Maryland, area employing more than 80 dog care professionals. BFFE entertains between 100 and 200 guests per facility daily with […]
November 13, 2019

Including Marketing in Your Pet Resort’s 2020 Budget Plans

Just one of the articles from Pet Care Pro Quarterly, IBPSA’s digital magazine for pet care services professionals. Earning More Revenue and Growing Your Pet Resort Business Faster by Including Marketing in Your 2020 Budget Plans by Andrew Verdesca For many pet resort owners and general managers, handling barks and biscuits is a lot easier than building marketing plans and figuring out a way to fit them into your budget. In fact, with all the priorities on your plate—from managing […]
August 22, 2019

Safe + Sound: Happy Camper Doggy Day Camp & SleepOver

This month, from August 12-18, 2019, IBPSA held its first ever “Safe + Sound Week” inspired by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) event in the U.S. OSHA’s nationwide event is held to raise awareness and understanding of the value of workplace safety and health programs. In the spirit of the week, IBPSA premiered our international tweak of this event for all of our IBPSA Members. As part of the week, IBPSA Members were encouraged to hold an awareness […]
August 8, 2019
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Sustainable Solutions for Pet Waste Disposal

Just one of the articles from Pet Care Pro Quarterly, IBPSA’s digital magazine for pet care services professionals. Read the current issue online here. The Environmental Protection Agency in the U.S. has posted on its website “Do You Scoop the Poop?” an informational PDF produced by Rhode Island Stormwater Solutions. In it, as part of a discussion on animal waste as “one of the many seemingly small sources of pollution that can add up to big problems for water quality, […]
July 26, 2019
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Say “I Do” to the Dog: Pet Care Services for Weddings

Just one of the articles from Pet Care Pro Quarterly, IBPSA’s digital magazine for pet care services professionals. Read the current issue online here. “Dogs at Weddings: How to Include Your Dog in Your Wedding” (Country Living) “The Do’s and Don’ts for Including Your Dog in Your Wedding” (Southern Living) “28 Meaningful Ways to Honor a Pet at Your Wedding” (Martha Stewart Weddings)  Wait, that wasn’t everything Martha needs you to know… “Everything You Need to Know About Having Your […]
July 25, 2019
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Power Outage: Are You Ready, Pet Care Pros?

A power outage can happen unexpectedly and virtually at anytime and anywhere, whether your utility company is rural or urban. The city of New York recently suffered back to back blackouts, leaving tens of thousands in the dark, including pet care providers (and the pets they’re caring for). The best way to deal with a power outage is to be proactive in preparing for one. Make Power Outage Planning a part of your overall Safety and Emergency Preparedness Program. To […]
July 22, 2019
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Board(ing) Thoughts: Stepping Off the Hiring Ferris Wheel

Just one of the articles from Pet Care Pro Quarterly, IBPSA’s digital magazine for pet care services professionals. Read the current issue online here. NOTE: As a supplement to the article, below, IBPSA Members are invited to attend the free webinar, “Recruiting, Interviewing & Hiring: A Completely New Concept for Finding the Right People,” on July 31, 2019. Log into your IBPSA Member dashboard to learn more and register under Events. By Jessica Finnegan Board(ing) Thoughts is our quarterly feature […]
July 17, 2019
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How to Grow a Pet Care Business to $2 Million in Revenue in Five Years

Just one of the articles from Pet Care Pro Quarterly, IBPSA’s digital magazine for pet care services professionals. Read the current issue online here. IBPSA advisory board member Alex McKinnon examines Social Pet Hotel & Daycare’s formula for success. The North Carolina pet care business with locations in Pineville and Charlotte, one of the most competitive markets in the U.S., was founded by Amy and Bill Hillis who have built a team that in just five years has taken them […]
June 25, 2019

Pricing For Profit for Pet Care Businesses

Are you running your pet care business or is your pet care business running you? All too often it can feel like the latter. Pricing For Profit is a financial workshop dedicated to helping you make sure you’re working smarter, not harder. This insightful, thought-provoking workshop will help you stay in control and give you the real-world answers you want and need to questions like: How can I leave my business for a vacation and know it will function fine […]
June 25, 2019

Have You Made Your Nominations, IBPSA Members?

Have you nominated yourself and/or a favorite industry vendor for an Ibby award yet, IBPSA Members? The deadline to do so is June 30th. The deadline to nominate your pet care business and/or an industry vendor for the IBPSA Pet Care Business Excellence Awards aka the Ibbys is almost here. Don’t risk the wrath of your marketing person (or be kicking yourself on July 1st). Here are just a few reasons why to enter your nomination: There is no cost […]