Tag "business"

  • Should My Small Pet Business Be an LLC?

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    Whether you’ve started your business yet or not, you’ve probably thought to yourself, “Should my small pet business be an LLC?” or “Can I just operate using my name and social security number?” The short answer is yes, and also yes. The IRS does not require… read more

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  • 3 Things Every Small Pet Business Plan Needs

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    It’s true that a majority of the pet industry, especially the small pet businesses, started their business because of passion, and that passion may not have meant creating a small pet business plan. That passion often kicks off with diving into business before taking the time… read more

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  • How Can Local Small Pet Businesses Partner with Pet Micro-Influencers?

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    Influencer marketing is a growing industry that is quickly becoming a key marketing strategy for new brands in all sorts of industries, and in the pet industry there are plenty of reasons to partner with pet micro-influencers. In fact, influencer marketing is the fastest-growing customer acquisition… read more

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  • Online Tools to Help Pet-Focused Content Creators

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    As a content creator, aka a solopreneur, you are always on the lookout for ways to do more, faster, and this list of online tools to help pet-focused content creators is a great place to start. “Don’t work harder, work smarter.” Allen F. Morgenstern said way… read more

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  • Conferences and Training Events – A Quick How-to Guide

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    When I was a budding entrepreneur, oh-so-many years ago, one of the things that troubled me on a daily basis was how to choose the right places to be, at the right time. Specifically, the team and I would review conferences and training events and wish… read more

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  • 10 Business and Writing Books for the Serious Pet Blogger

    10 Business and Writing Books for the Serious Pet Blogger

    Bloggers are readers. It stands to reason that those of us who blog, also enjoy reading. We read other people’s blog posts, we read online magazines, we read content on Twitter and Facebook, and, let’s admit it, we read the labels on cereal boxes. It’s part of… read more

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  • The Answer to Every Question is Always YES!

    Post by BlogPaws CEO, Yvonne DiVita “Can you do this?” The client was giving me that squinty-eyed look, full of doubt. “Yes!” I replied, with conviction. We rose, shook hands, nodded our heads and as he gathered his briefcase and laptop, I held the door. The conference room… read more

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  • Learn From Your Pet To Love What You Do!

    Have you ever noticed that when your dog is chasing a ball or your cat is frantically trying to catch that "red dot" that they are in the moment? They love what they do! Do you love what you do in your pet blogging? Shawna Schuh… read more

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  • What Are You Putting Off?

    What can you do right NOW to get the most out of your pet business? Shawna Schuh discusses the importance of not procrastinating in this short video tip.      If you want short tips and ideas for doing better in your pet business, then Shawna… read more

  • Keep Your Focus Even When There Are Squirrels!

    Great video for pet professionals. Tips for keeping your focus even when there's a Squirrel!    If you want short tips and ideas for doing better in your pet business, Shawna Schuh, President and Chief Pet Wrangler of Women in the Pet Industry, shares some quick… read more