July 17, 2019
Photo of the Social Pet Hotel and Daycare team

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 12, 2019
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IBPSA Member Meet and Greet in Houston, Texas

A few of our Houston, Texas, area IBPSA Members recently got together. The ability to network with, and bounce ideas off of, other pet care providers is one of the association benefits our IBPSA Members really appreciate. Check out what Laura Koch of Meadowlake Pet Resort & Training Center, Casey Trevino of Houston Bark Park and Daycare, and Suzanne Locker of ABC Pet Resort & Spa had to say about their IBPSA experience. And thank you to Alex McKinnon and […]
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 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 […]
June 19, 2019

Early Bird Rates for the 2019 Conference End June 24th

You know that feeling when you connect for a solid high five? How about that feeling when you just missed? With just days left to take advantage of Early Bird rates for the 2019 Pet Care Services Educational Conference & Trade Show happening October 1-3, 2019, in Palm Springs, don’t miss this high five. Save on the pet care business conference that connects you with education, inspiration, and relaxation. Already registered? Make sure you take advantage of all of the […]
June 7, 2019
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Legislative News Update (Vol 1, Issue 2)

As announced earlier this year, IBPSA has teamed with the Animal Policy Group to bring additional legislative insight and support for IBPSA Members. As the pet care industry has grown so, too, has related legislative action, particularly at the state level of government and we want to make sure our membership stays on top of what could affect them, as well as offer assistance in educating legislators on the facts of owning and operating a safe and prosperous pet care […]
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

Pet Care Business: Build, Design & Remodel Boot Camp

IBPSA is pleased to announce the following addition to the pre-conference schedule ahead of the Seventh Annual IBPSA Pet Care Services Educational Conference & Trade Show happening in Palm Springs, California: Build, Design & Remodel Boot Camp Monday, September 30, 2019 | FREE but registration is required In this one day mini-conference, pet care industry experts will help get you ready to successfully open, maintain, and flourish in a new facility. This pet care business “boot camp” is also ideal […]
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, […]