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, […]
May 21, 2019
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Legislative News Update (Vol 1, Issue 1)

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 […]
May 17, 2019

Have You Submitted Your Ibby Nomination?

Make your marketing person aware (if that’s you, put on your marketing hat)… IBPSA Pet Care Business Excellence Awards (“the Ibbys”) are open for nominations! Awards will be presented to 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. Nominees must be IBPSA Members. Awards will be presented for Independent Provider Facility Award Multiple Facility Award […]
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 […]
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 […]