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 […]
October 29, 2019

New Issue of Pet Care Pro Quarterly (Q4 2019)

The Q4 2019 issue of Pet Care Pro Quarterly is now online in digital format. From your desktop, you can also download as a PDF (just click the “down” arrow from upper left at the link). Another jam-packed with informative and entertaining pet care business insight, news, and trends for pet care services professionals—don’t miss it! CLICK HERE TO READ IT NOW IN THIS ISSUE… The State of the Industry 2019 How to offer special needs/medical boarding Understanding the basics […]
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 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 […]
July 8, 2019

New Issue of Pet Care Pro Quarterly (Q3 2019) Unleashed!

Q3 2019 issue of IBPSA’s digital magazine Pet Care Pro Quarterly is now online and available to read for free via the READ IT NOW button, below. From your desktop, you can also download as a PDF (just look for the little down arrow in the upper left hand corner at the READ IT NOW link). It’s another jam-packed issue with informative and entertaining pet care business insight, news, and trends including: Pet care services for weddings Case study on how to […]
June 4, 2019

Paint Pawty! Inspiration For Pet Care Pros

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. They raised the ruff at Dawg Paradise on February 23, 2019, hosting a Paint Your Pet party at the boarding facility in Westville, Indiana. The colorful event held at the IBPSA member facility, owned by Annette Bloss and Laurie Clark, united pet parents, paint, and a convivial atmosphere to raise money and awareness for Giant Paw […]
May 21, 2019

Slow Website Load Speed: Your Biggest Problem in 2019

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. By Alain Parcan When building your website, as your #1 marketing resource, it’s important to accurately and personally represent your pet care company’s identity. While branding and credibility are important, don’t forget the primary goal of your online home: turn people searching for a service into customers. User experience is the key to a successful website, […]
May 15, 2019

Building the Team You Need to Grow Your Pet Care Business 

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. By Jamie Migdal Businesses are dynamic—they change, evolve, grow, and pivot. It’s baked into the very nature of business and, when you’re first starting out, it can feel like you’re changing your focus every other month as you learn about your customers, your market, and your team. If you’ve gotten past the single employee (you) phase, […]
April 25, 2019

Millennials Bring Fresh Talents to Your Team

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. By Carolyn C. Shadle, Ph.D. The millennials are coming! The millennials are coming! Remember the 1775 cry, “The British are coming! The British are coming to every Middlesex village and farm!”? But now we can say it’s abundantly clear, “The millennials are here,” and what a marvelous addition they are making. Richard Fry of the Pew […]