April 17, 2019

Nominations for Pet Care Business Excellence Awards Now Open!

IBPSA is pleased to announce nominations are now open for the first IBPSA Pet Care Business Excellence Awards (“the Ibbys”). Awards will be presented to winning pet care services providers and industry vendors at the Seventh Annual IBPSA Pet Care Services Educational Conference & Trade Show on Tuesday, October 1, 2019, at the Renaissance Indian Wells Resort & Spa near Palm Springs, California. IBPSA is thrilled to be able to specially honor those raising the bar for professionalism and success […]
April 2, 2019

Equity, Debt and the Financing Process

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 George Harrop Preparing your business for growth Whether you’re a startup looking for an initial investment or you have an established company looking to expand, buy real estate or equipment, or perhaps even purchase another business, there are several basic concepts you need to understand in order to secure the cash you desire. What exactly […]
March 28, 2019

Is Your Pet Care Business Sustainable?

Is Your Pet Care Business Sustainable? Creating Financial, Environmental, and Workplace Success (A Webinar Series) This webinar series, presented free for IBPSA Members, is dedicated to teaching pet care services professionals new ways to grow their businesses through: Innovative cost savings programs Sustainability improvements Staff and customer service growth initiatives When? Wednesdays at 1PM Central on April 24, May 1, 8, 15, and 22, 2019. What? Using proprietary research and proven case studies, the Pet Sustainability Coalition (PSC), a thriving […]
February 20, 2019

Every Day Safety: Insurance (Just a Little Coverage Chat)

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 Ben Day  A new year is well under way and, no doubt, you have updated your safety program. You reviewed it around the same time you did your annual safety training (which included HAZCOM, of course). Right? And, certainly, it goes without saying that you reviewed all of your insurance policies.  Wait. What? You forgot […]
February 12, 2019

Sprays? Ozone? Ionizers? UV? What’s the Right Way to Clean the Air?

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 Annette Uda Type does Lysol cle into the Google search function and its autocomplete function will give you this as the first option to search:  does Lysol clean the air As explained by Google, these search query autocompletes are predictions rather than suggestions. They are Google’s best predictions of the query you were likely to […]
February 4, 2019

The 5 Concepts Every Pet Care Pro Should Know

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, CPT-KA Jamie Migdal, CPT-KA, founder and CEO of FetchFind, a staff training solution for pet care businesses, is well-versed in what it takes for pet care businesses to grow and sustain a team of qualified pet care professionals. In past issues of Pet Care Pro Quarterly (see articles footnote), Jamie has addressed unique and […]
January 30, 2019

The Importance of the IBPSA Member Digital Badge

Have you considered what the IBPSA Member digital badge means to you and your clients? In a nutshell, digital badges build legitimacy and trust with your clients. As pet care providers you understand the level of trust given to you when caring for pets. Trust is hard to build and easily lost. There is not a week that goes by that the news cycle does not remind us of this. When you place your official IBPSA Member digital badge on […]
January 29, 2019

Cyber Safety for Pet Care Businesses (Pet Care Pro)

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. “While the threat of a cyber attack is real for businesses of all sizes, nearly half of small businesses in the U.S. have suffered a cyber attack in the past year. Small businesses are less likely to have strategies in place to ward off attacks, detect them early if they do occur, and reduce the damage. […]
December 4, 2018

Three Wise Tips for Making the Mo$t of the Pawlidays!

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. “Millennials plan to spend big this holiday season – on their pets” – Bloomberg “Christmas is also a key time of the year when people want to treat their pets as they are an integral party of the family celebrations over the festive period and they are often looking for last-minute purchases.” – Talking Retail Are you ready […]
November 9, 2018

You Asked, We Answer: A Pet Care Business Expert Panel

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. Earlier this year, the International Boarding & Pet Services Association (IBPSA) looked at all of the questions, concerns, and feedback provided in a survey of its pet care professional members. Along with that information, the hot topics discussed on IBPSA’s 650+ member Facebook group page were taken into consideration to structure an informative panel of pet […]