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. […]
January 15, 2019

New Issue of Pet Care Pro Quarterly (Q1 2019) Unleashed!

The Q1 2019 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: Building Better Relationships with Veterinarians by Improving Requirements Quick Like a […]
January 2, 2019

IBPSA Announces New COO and Three New Advisory Board Members

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE January 2, 2019 – The International Boarding & Pet Services Association (IBPSA) today announced that Benjamin L. “Ben” Day has joined the association as its Chief Operating Officer. The association also announced the appointment of three new members to serve on its advisory board: Kelly Cullum, CEO and owner of Best Friends Fur Ever, Inc., Mike Hajduk, president of Callahan Roach Business Solutions, and Alex McKinnon, founder and CEO of Kinn, Inc. “Many in the pet care services […]
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 […]
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 […]
November 1, 2018

Call for Speakers for 2019 Conference in Palm Springs

CALL FOR SPEAKERS! Ready to help bring the knowledge and guidance to increase professionalism, boost business, and improve quality of care throughout the pet care services industry? Then, don’t miss this opportunity to be a part of the Seventh Annual IBPSA Pet Care Services Conference & Trade Show happening October 1-3, 2019, at the Renaissance Indian Wells Resort & Spa in Palm Springs, California. Speaker applications are now being accepted via our conference website. For more information, including speaker benefits, […]
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 […]