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Pets Mean Business - Episode 52 Julianna Carella: Hemp Wellness for Pets

1/3/2018
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Dustin talks to Julianna Carella, CEO of Treatibles, about the use of hemp-based nutraceuticals for pet wellness. They discuss the difference between therapeutic and psychoactive compounds, the legal issues and research surrounding these remedies, and how phytocannabinoids can be used to manage pain, anxiety, and other chronic conditions in pets. More details on this episode MP3 Podcast - Julianna Carella: Hemp Wellness for Pets on Pet Life Radio.

Duration: 00:31:32


Pets Mean Business - Episode 51 Randy Jensen: Social Shopping For - and With - Your Pets

12/18/2017
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Dustin talks to Randy Jensen about Pop Box (the first and only gift shop dedicated to subscription boxes as gift ideas) and how they are offering retailers and pet owners a more immersive and interactive way to shop for online- and subscription-only products that pets - and their people - will really love! More details on this episode MP3 Podcast - Randy Jensen: Social Shopping For - and With - Your Pets on Pet Life Radio.

Duration: 00:23:12


Pets Mean Business - Episode 50 Mardi Larson: PR, Products, and Helping Pets In Need

12/6/2017
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Jamie talks to Mardi Larson, Senior Director of Consumer, Charitable and Corporate PR at PetSmart, about how public awareness and great news stories help drive better overall pet care and extend the outreach/funding of the PetSmart Charities (which grants more money to directly help pets in need than any other welfare group in North America). Bonus: fun holiday products! More details on this episode MP3 Podcast - Mardi Larson: PR, Products, and Helping Pets In Need on Pet Life Radio.

Duration: 00:46:06


Pets Mean Business - Episode 49 Tina Johnson: The Importance of Being Nimble

11/13/2017
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Dustin talks to Tina Johnson about how American Dog got started from a military/tactical gear manufacturing company and grew thanks to a Kickstarter campaign and their commitment to keeping jobs in the USA. They also talk about the importance of smart design and nimble responses in maintaining great vendor relationships, which helps the company stay strong regardless of the economic climate. More details on this episode MP3 Podcast - Tina Johnson: The Importance of Being Nimble on Pet...

Duration: 00:24:02


Pets Mean Business - Episode 48 Jamie + Dustin: Business updates and industry trends | Holiday 2017

10/30/2017
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In this special edition of Pets Mean Business, co-hosts Jamie Migdal and Dustin McAdams discuss industry trends and some tactics pet businesses can consider to capture a bigger market share going into the holidays and year-end. They also talk about ways entrepreneurs can protect their well-being and avoid overwhelm during this busy season. Bonus: FetchFind + PupJoy updates! More details on this episode MP3 Podcast - Jamie + Dustin: Business updates and industry trends | Holiday 2017 on...

Duration: 00:38:55


Pets Mean Business - Episode 47 Cara Armour: Managing Emotions and Expectations in the Business of Caring

9/25/2017
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Jamie talks to Cara Armour, award-winning founder of Active Paws (a petsitting company in Boston) and pet industry entrepreneur, about how her dogs changed her life and shaped her future career. They also discuss how important it is to set up realistic boundaries and processes in order to responsibly grow your business, avoid burnout and compassion fatigue, and maintain your sanity. More details on this episode MP3 Podcast - Cara Armour: Managing Emotions and Expectations in the...

Duration: 00:33:19


Pets Mean Business - Episode 46 David Knoepfle: Changing the Way Pet Parents Nourish their Pets

8/29/2017
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Jamie talks to David Knoepfle, founder of COAST + RANGE, about the growing demand for natural, sustainable, human-quality, and environmentally-friendly pet food. They also discuss the company’s commitment to ongoing nutrition research, keeping pet parents educated with reliable, up-to-date information, and the surprising element that drives pet food production. Questions or Comments? Email Dustin at dustin@pupjoy.com More details on this episode MP3 Podcast - David Knoepfle:...

Duration: 00:36:47


Pets Mean Business - Episode 45 Phil Chang: The Next Generation of Commerce + Community

8/24/2017
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In this episode, Dustin talks to Phil Chang of Hubba, a web-based community that connects retailers, brands, and influencers in a modern, user-friendly platform. If you're a business looking for the right outlet, or a retailer looking for great brands, Hubba can help you make that magic match. They also talk about some of the major pet industry retail trends and market forecasts. Questions or Comments? Email Dustin at dustin@pupjoy.com More details on this episode MP3 Podcast - Phil...

Duration: 00:30:21


Pets Mean Business - Episode 44 Joe Meyers: Bringing FaceTime to Fido

8/8/2017
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In this episode, Dustin gets nerdy about pet tech with Joe Meyers of PetChatz. They talk about pet humanization, the value of customer input, and how the internet of things have all contributed to the new wave of technology that allows us to virtually interact with our pets and provide "digital doggy daycare" while we're away. They also discuss the impact of interactive technology on the health and well-being of shelter dogs. Questions or Comments? Email Dustin at...

Duration: 00:29:59


Pets Mean Business - Episode 43 Mike Linville: It's All About Marketing

7/26/2017
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Jamie talks to Mike Linville of Black Dog Marketing about the challenges of working with small businesses, helping pet companies be more agile with their marketing, and the things that drive him as a biz owner and entrepreneur. Bonus: top tips for updating your marketing plan, and fireworks! Questions or Comments? Email Dustin at dustin@pupjoy.com More details on this episode MP3 Podcast - Mike Linville: It's All About Marketing on Pet Life Radio.

Duration: 00:43:40


Pets Mean Business - Episode 42 Adam Baker: The Best Toys for Your Best Friend

7/13/2017
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Dustin talks to SodaPup CEO Adam Baker, a self-described ‘corporate refugee turned entrepreneur’ who has committed to keeping manufacturing jobs for his products in the United States. They also discuss the increasing demand for "made in America" toys, and how the SodaPup emphasis on quality and sustainability is better for the pets, the retailers, and the environment. Questions or Comments? Email Dustin at dustin@pupjoy.com More details on this episode MP3 Podcast - Adam Baker: The...

Duration: 00:36:11


Pets Mean Business - Episode 41 Nicole Morris: Passion is Alive in Corporate America... How One Woman Followed Her Heart to a Big Job in a Big Company

6/30/2017
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Jamie talks to Nicole Morris of PetSmart about her passion filled career trajectory. They’ll discuss the learning track at the PetSmart Grooming Academy as well as the pros of working in a big company. This is a don’t miss episode as Jamie gets real about her opinion of starting a career at PetSmart. Questions or Comments? Email Jamie at jamie@petliferadio.com More details on this episode MP3 Podcast - Nicole Morris: Passion is Alive in Corporate America... How One Woman Followed...

Duration: 00:32:40


Pets Mean Business - Episode 40 Dion Leonard: Finding Gobi, and Finding Himself

6/9/2017
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Dustin talks to ultra-marathoner, author, and dog lover Dion Leonard about the fateful day in the desert when he first met Gobi, how they bonded during the race, and the moment he finally fell for her. They also talk about the terrible days when Gobi was missing in Urumqi, and how their joyful reunion and unshakeable connection became a symbol of hope and inspiration for people all over the world. Their book, “Finding Gobi”, comes out in the U.S. in June 2017. Questions or Comments?...

Duration: 00:26:33


Pets Mean Business - Episode 39 Len Horowitz: Lighting up the World of Pet Tech

5/31/2017
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Dustin talks tech with Len Horowitz, founder of 4 Paws Tech. They talk about the community-support foundation of the company as well as their market focus on brick-and-mortar boutique shops. They also talk about the importance of charitable partnerships, both as way to help animals and to make the community stronger and more connected. Questions or Comments? Email Dustin at dustin@pupjoy.com More details on this episode MP3 Podcast - Len Horowitz: Lighting up the World of Pet Tech...

Duration: 00:21:51


Pets Mean Business - Episode 38 Mike Sessoms: A New Model for Pet Industry Networking

5/4/2017
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Dustin talks to Mike Sessoms of the innovative Pet Shop Events about networking in the pet industry, and the high-touch, effective, invitation-only “match-making” model of connecting buyers and sellers pioneered by PSE. It’s like Speed Dating for the pet industry! Questions or Comments? Email Dustin at dustin@pupjoy.com More details on this episode MP3 Podcast - Mike Sessoms: A New Model for Pet Industry Networking on Pet Life Radio.

Duration: 00:19:54


Pets Mean Business - Episode 37 Chris Walker: On Reaching your Audience and Loving the One You’re With

4/6/2017
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In this episode, Dustin talks to Chris Walker of Retaliate 1st and Woofipedia about his time at the American Kennel Club, why he created Woofipedia, and how he used his need to do more for dogs as a driver for innovation in marketing, branding, and messaging for both startups and more traditional pet care companies. (Stay tuned to the end: Dustin and Chris have some solid tips for jumpstarting your own marketing plan!) Questions or Comments? Email Dustin at dustin@pupjoy.com More...

Duration: 00:37:27


Pets Mean Business - Episode 36 Cathy Bissell: The Business of Animal Welfare

3/7/2017
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In this episode, Dustin talks about the business of animal welfare with Cathy Bissell, founder of the BISSELL Pet Foundation. The BPF helps support a network of nearly 3000 rescues and shelters across the country, and has helped save nearly 100,000 homeless pets since 2011. They also talk about BPF’s participation in the Save Our Shelters tv show and Empty the Shelters initiative, the creation of the AdoptBox program (featured on HSN), and the biggest challenges facing pet rescue...

Duration: 00:26:46


Pets Mean Business - Episode 35 Candace D’Agnolo: How to Start Living a Top Dog Life

2/15/2017
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Dustin talks to Candace D’Agnolo (CEO of Dogaholics) about the creation of her new business consulting and coaching venture, Pet Boss Nation. Pet Boss Nation supports pet business owners by teaching focused, easy-to-implement processes that can lead to greater success, a better bottom line, and a more fulfilling life. Questions or Comments? Email Dustin at dustin@pupjoy.com More details on this episode MP3 Podcast - Candace D’Agnolo: How to Start Living a Top Dog Life on Pet Life...

Duration: 00:29:59


Pets Mean Business - Episode 34 Diane Rose-Solomon: Lessons in Compassion From Children and Dogs

1/18/2017
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Jamie talks to Diane Rose-Solomon about her work as humane educator, her unexpected career as an author of children’s books, and how her first rescue dog JJ changed her life, work, and worldview. Questions or Comments? Email Jamie at jamie@petliferadio.com More details on this episode MP3 Podcast - Diane Rose-Solomon: Lessons in Compassion From Children and Dogs on Pet Life Radio.

Duration: 00:35:59


Pets Mean Business - Episode 33 John McGuigan: On Thoughtful Dog Training and Running an Unapologetically Successful Business

1/3/2017
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Jamie talks to John McGuigan, Glasgow Dog Trainer & Behaviour Consultant, about his evolution as a dog trainer and the challenges involved in running a rapidly growing business. Questions or Comments? Email Jamie at jamie@petliferadio.com More details on this episode MP3 Podcast - Pets Mean Business - Episode 33 John McGuigan: On Thoughtful Dog Training and Running an Unapologetically Successful Business on Pet Life Radio.

Duration: 00:38:19

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