April 17, 2019

IBPSA Founder Carmen Rustenbeck on CBS This Morning

IBPSA founder, Carmen Rustenbeck, was featured today in a news story on CBS This Morning making this important point: “If you had a child would you just accept a person on an app to take care of your child or would you do more investigation? And that’s what I encourage all pet owners to do.” News anchor Gayle King – just named one of Time Magazine’s 100 Most Influential People (congratulations) – really liked Carmen’s point. Watch the full news […]
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 […]
March 19, 2019

2019 Pet Care Services Educational Conference & Trade Show

Conference dedicated to the business and personal success of members of the pet care services industry set for October 1-3, 2019, in Palm Springs, CA March 19, 2019 – The International Boarding & Pet Services Association (IBPSA) today announced the session and speaker line-up for the association’s Seventh Annual IBPSA Pet Care Services Educational Conference & Trade Show. The pet care services industry business event, happening October 1-3, 2019, at the Renaissance Indian Wells Resort & Spa near Palm Springs, CA, […]
March 4, 2019

Pet Care Services Business Education Week

IBPSA is excited to once again present Pet Care Services Business Education Week, a week-long series of business webinars devoted to the world of pet care services. As always, this educational event will be FREE for IBPSA Members but, this year, we’re opening up to *Non-members as well for just $149 for the entire week of classes. Check out the session and speaker line-up, below! GO TO REGISTRATION *Not an IBPSA Member? You can join right now. In addition to this […]
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 […]
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 […]