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Pet Business Opportunity

Discussions about how to start or grow a pet-related business. This Podcast was created using

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EPISODE31 - Doug Poindexter of the WPA

Tue, 13 Dec 2011 13:01:40 -0500

Doug Poindexter, President of World Pet Association, started in the pet industry in 1969 working for a local independent retailer. By the time Doug left to open his own store in 1980 named Doug's Animal House. The small independent store grew to a four store chain located in major malls in Southern California which Doug sold when he became head of the World Pet Association in 1990.

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EPISODE30 - Niki Tudge of The DogSmith

Wed, 07 Dec 2011 11:13:16 -0500

Niki Tudge is the founder of The DogSmith, Americaâ??s only Force Free Dog Training and Pet Care Franchise, where she developed her proprietary methods of training dogs and their owners. As well as being incredibly effective, her techniques provide for a completely â??positiveâ?? stress-free, non-threatening learning environment. Niki will discuss how she turned her love of animals into a business.

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EPISODE29 - John Cullen - Bulldog Marketing

Fri, 18 Nov 2011 12:03:14 -0500

Is pet marketing dead? Do pet products sell themselves? What are the 5 tips for selling more pet products? John Cullen will answer these questiona and more in our interactive podcast interview. Join us!

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Thu, 17 Nov 2011 14:08:45 -0500

PetPR is an innovative public relations and marketing agency that specializes in pr for the pet industry. Join pet PR pro Jessica Schulz as she shares the latest PR tactics that won't break your budget.

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EPISODE28 - Tera Teng of Western Dog Grooming School

Wed, 16 Nov 2011 18:04:18 -0500

Thinking of becoming a groomer? Tera Teng heads up the Western Dog Grooming School and claims that grooming grads can often make $50,000 a year or more! Join us forbthis interactive podcast interview.

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EPISODE27 - Colette Fairchild HH Backer

Tue, 15 Nov 2011 12:00:48 -0500

Colette Fairchild, trade show director for HH Backer will talk about the highlights from the recent HH Backer show in Chicago and look ahead to profitable trends for 2012.

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EPISODE25 - Leslie May of Pawsible Marketing

Thu, 10 Nov 2011 09:58:29 -0500

Leslie is frequently sought after as an expert in pet business marketing and has been featured in articles in Pet Business Magazine, Pet Style News, Pet Product News International, Entrepreneur Magazine, and more. Leslie also is author and contributor to a variety of articles relating to raising a green dog that have appeared in Dog Sport Magazine, United States Dog Agility Association and in other books and publications.

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EPISODE24 - DogSmith Interview

Thu, 28 May 2009 10:53:14 -0400

Meet Niki Tudge, the founder of The DogSmith, a national Dog Training, Dog Walking and Pet Care Franchise operating out of Florida that is now offering deferred franchise fees on select Franchise Territories nationwide.

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EPISODE 23 - 101 Best Businesses For Pet Lovers Part 2

Fri, 01 Aug 2008 11:58:04 -0400

Join authors Joe and Nick Nigro as we discuss some innovative ways to turn your love of pets into a profitable business. Part 2 of a 2 part series.

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EPISODE 22: 101 Pet Businesses For Pet Lovers

Thu, 31 Jul 2008 11:57:00 -0400

Join authors Joe & Nicholas Nigro, writers of the new book "101 Best Businesses for Pet Lovers" in part 1 of a two part interview.

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EPISODE21 -New Online Pet Product Wholesaler

Thu, 01 May 2008 09:56:43 -0400

Meet Jessica Hewel as she talks about the new launch of and how they're jumping into the world of online pet retailing.

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EPISODE20 - Dog Walking & Training Franchises in Joint Venture

Thu, 20 Dec 2007 11:06:28 -0500

We'll be talking with the folks at both Fetch! Pet Care and Bark Busters about the exciting joint venture between their franchises.

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EPISODE19 - In-Home Pet Sitting Franchise

Mon, 29 Oct 2007 11:03:19 -0400

Meet Shawn Ryan, founder of the new Safe Journey in-home pet sitting franchise.

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EPISODE 18 - Meet The Founder of Pet ECommerce

Thu, 27 Sep 2007 10:17:12 -0400

Joey Pomerenke has launched an online business setting other people up in the pet business with online pet stores that carry thousands of items. Come learn how they're grabbing pet etailing by the tail.

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EPISODE 17: Meet the PETPRO forum moderator.

Thu, 20 Sep 2007 09:59:22 -0400

Stacy Hansen, the moderator of the popular PetPro Yahoo! NewsGroup gives us the inside scoop on starting a pet business.

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EPISODE16 - Meet Eric Udler, the man behind Super Pet Expo.

Wed, 16 May 2007 12:00:34 -0400

Super Pet Expo is one of the largest consumer trade shows aimed at pet lovers. Meet Eric Udler, the man behind the curtain and learn how shows like these can help your business grow.

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EPISODE15 - Pet expert Charlotte Reed

Wed, 09 May 2007 11:02:28 -0400

Meet pet author and industry columnist Charlotte Reed as she discusses some ways to stand out from the competition as well as her new book.

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EPISODE14 - Meet Founder

Tue, 10 Apr 2007 11:06:26 -0400 is an online pet supply retailer that's been around since 2002. We'll be speaking with Justin Hertz, the founder, and learn how he keeps his business growing in the face of stiff competition.

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EPISODE13 - Barry Berman - NexPet retail co-op

Sun, 11 Mar 2007 16:59:02 -0400

Come meet Barry Berman --- columnist for Pet Age Magazine and president & co-founder of NexPet, a co-op for independent pet retailers.

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EPISODE12 - Vicki Lynne Morgan of Animal Brands

Wed, 14 Feb 2007 12:12:50 -0500

Product rep and pet supply expert Vicki Lynne Morgan, owner of the Animal Brands pet product rep firm, will join us to discuss Guerilla Marketing techniques. Vicki is a frequent speaker at the Backer Trade Shows so you won't want to miss this podcast.

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EPISODE11 - Jill Gizzio Discusses Growth Through Partner Referrals

Fri, 09 Feb 2007 11:59:54 -0500

Jill Gizzio, the founder of the Shop By Breed concept and owner of, and will discuss how to grow your business through referrals and acquisitions.

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EPISODE10 - Drop Shipping With Great Eastern Pet Supply

Tue, 06 Feb 2007 17:56:39 -0500

Great Eastern Pet Supply distributor, Bob Rayve, discusses the ins and outs of drop shipping and some of the trends rolling through the pet supply industry.

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EPISODE9 - Retail Pets To Introduce Drop Shipping

Fri, 02 Feb 2007 12:01:45 -0500

We'll talk to Gina Mirolli, head of, about their upcoming entry into the drop shipping arena.

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EPISODE8 - Interview with Retailer of the Year, Susie Atherton

Thu, 18 Jan 2007 14:03:57 -0500

Susie Atherton, named the 2006 -2007 Pet Product News Retailer of the Year will share her thoughts on how to maximize profits from your existing customer base.

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EPISODE7 - Pet Product News Editor-in-Chief, Carol Boker

Fri, 12 Jan 2007 11:58:30 -0500

Pet Product News Editor-in-Chief, Carol Boker, discusses pet industry outlook for 2007 and beyond.

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EPISODE6 - Buying A Bark Busters Franchise

Wed, 27 Dec 2006 15:59:30 -0500

Interested in becoming a dog trainer and working with dogs? The Bark Busters franchise is a great way to learn to be a dog trainer as well how to run the business aspects of dog training. Joan Trinka of Bark Busters will be our guest.

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EPISODE5 - Starting a Pet Waste Disposal Business

Fri, 22 Dec 2006 11:57:58 -0500

Meet Matt Boswell, the Chief Excrement Officer for the Pet Butler pet waste franchise company and learn how to turn dog poop into dollars.

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EPISODE4 - Buying A Pet Sitting Franchise

Thu, 21 Dec 2006 12:26:51 -0500

Meet Paul Mann from Fetch Pet Care, a national pet sitting franchise company. See if buying a pet sitting franchise is right for you.

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EPISODE3 - Bo Nelson from is our guest.

Fri, 15 Dec 2006 12:02:47 -0500

Bo knows pet supplies! Meet Bo Nelson, owner of the wholesale pet supply site Learn how he matches sellers and buyers in the very competitive wholesale pet supply market.

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EPISODE2 - Guest Molly Locklin discusses starting a doggie daycare business

Sat, 09 Dec 2006 13:17:51 -0500

Thinking about starting a doggie daycare business? Meet Molly Locklin, producer of the informative DVD series MyPetBusiness and creator of the Doggie Daycare Business DVD.

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EPISODE1 - Pet Business Opportunity Welcome

Thu, 12 Oct 2006 13:16:30 -0400

Welcome to Pet Business Opportunity. Meet host Gene Sower and learn about upcoming guests and programs and what you can expect to hear in the days and weeks ahead.

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