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 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 […]
December 11, 2018

New IBPSA Member Benefit: Web Marketing Education Dashboard

IBPSA is pleased to announce that our pet care industry allies at Market Hardware are launching the IBPSA SmarterWebHub, an online dashboard that offers our IBPSA Members quick and easy to access to key information that impacts your website marketing and your business. This new benefit will be provided to IBPSA Members at no cost for one full year. After that year, you will have the option to renew at a special price. Here is what you’ll find when you […]
November 28, 2018

The Most Frequent Question About Our Association Health Plan…

The most frequent question we receive about our new Association Health Plan is “how much does it cost?” Because our IBPSA Members are located all across the United States, there is no one-size-fits-all answer to that question. Your price point will be determined based on your employees’ needs, what state you are in, and many other factors. Our insurance partner, The Keiser Group, needs to have a conversation with each and every one of you who are interested in participating, […]
November 2, 2018

Announcing the IBPSA Association Health Plan

Need Affordable Health Insurance? The IBPSA Association Health Plan Is Here! IBPSA is excited to announce the start of our Association Health Plan! We are partnering with insurance industry leaders to offer the most robust and cost-savings plan possible exclusively for IBPSA Members. Plan features include: Open to sole proprietors, small, medium, and large businesses Dental, vision, and life insurance coverages Part-time employee benefit options For the latest information on the health plan, please join us for the following free […]
October 30, 2018

The State of the Pet Care Services Industry

Guarding Our Professional Reputation: The State of the Pet Care Services Industry is 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 Carmen Rustenbeck During the 2012 election campaign, then President Obama, who faced candidate Mitt Romney, was interviewed by a local radio station in Albuquerque, New Mexico. The first interview question posed was “red or green?” Initially, President Obama did not understand the […]
October 17, 2018

New Issue of Pet Care Pro Quarterly is Online Now!

The Q4 2018 issue of IBPSA’s digital magazine Pet Care Pro Quarterly is now online and available 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). Another jam-packed issue with informative and entertaining business insight, news, and trends for pet care services providers including: Hire Slow, Fire Fast – Smart staffing guidance You […]
August 2, 2018

IBPSA Full Conference Lineup Announced

Just 2 months to St. Louis! IBPSA is pleased to announce the full conference lineup, along with details on pre-conference events, for the upcoming Sixth Annual IBPSA Pet Care Services Educational Conference & Trade Show, taking place October 2-4, 2018, at the Sheraton Westport Chalet Hotel in St. Louis, Missouri. Pre-conference events begin two days prior. This pet care business conference and companion trade show bring together a lineup of experienced pros with fresh ideas for smart, real-world insight to […]
August 2, 2018

Paws to Consider Flooring for Your Pet Care Center

Paws to Consider Flooring is 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. AND smart pet care center build and design will be tackled in sessions at the upcoming IBPSA conference. Learn more and register at petcareconference.com. By Jeff Adney Expert insight for selecting the proper floor covering for its intended use and getting the most from your flooring choice Flooring. Most often the single, […]
July 25, 2018

2018 Annual Pet Care Services Financial Survey Report Released

This past spring, IBPSA, in conjunction with The Dog Gurus, commissioned the survey of pet care services business owners based on their 2017 financials. What did the analysis of financial data provided by 279 pet care services providers reveal? What did your industry colleagues report? How much are they making? How much are they spending? How do they compare to your financials? Where is the industry headed? Get all the answers you need to know in this seminal report. For […]