May 15th, 2013 — Dogs
Any company that has anything to do with driving needs to run a full check on the driving records of their potential employees, or current employees if it hasn’t already been done. Whether you’re transporting people, materials or animals shouldn’t matter. Regardless, if you are going to be hiring people for any kind of driving job you need to check employee driving recordsthoroughly, before letting them behind the wheel of your vehicle.
What Does Your Hiring Process Consist of?
As just stated, any type of driving job should have a mandatory check of a potential employee’s driving record. Not only, because you can find out whether or not they’re a safe driver, but for these additional reasons:
- In the first place, it’s not a problem or a hassle in the least. And that’s why you want to check it out. Because, it’s so very easy and there is so much that can be learned by doing so.
- Consider a driver’s license check part of your standard screening process. People change when they get behind the wheel, it’s a fact of life. But that doesn’t mean that who they are behind the wheel is someone completely and totally strange to them. Alerts to behavioral issues might be discovered through a driving record.
- Are you insured? If any kind of driving is going to be taking place at all you are going to want to make sure that the person you hire is insurable. You will need to run this driving report by your company’s insurance company to make sure that they feel the employee is an insurable one. The powers that be, that have invested in your business, will be glad you did. You certainly don’t want to hire a liability.
Don’t Let Your Business Go to the Dogs
Man’s best friend needs all the protection they can get. They depend on humans for everything. You want to make sure that the individual that you are hiring to transport these loving animals is a responsible individual and upstanding citizen. A police record may not make them a bad person, but if it involves any type of animal abuse, they are of course out of the question, as far as employment goes, with a canine transport business. Child or spousal abuse should also be considered pertinent, due to the fact that this individual feels that it’s okay to take out their frustrations on someone weaker than themselves and possibly smaller, as well.
This, among other things, is an open invitation for trouble, if you put this person around animals.
May 2nd, 2013 — Dogs
If you are just entering the cyber marketplace and plan on offering some treats for man’s four legged best friend, you are going to have a bit of an uphill battle. Pet treats are widely available through any number of online businesses and if you want your business to succeed, you have quite a bit of catching up to do. Luckily, sometimes all it takes to get on top is the right marketing.
Pet supplies are always in high demand. When the recent economic crisis was at its peak, those that are in the pet supply business made it through, relatively unscathed, simply because they offer something that pet owners really can’t live without, which is supplies for those beloved animals. However, because it is such a stable market, there are plenty of individuals that have done what they can to make sure that their pet supplies are the ones that consumers and their pets want, making it a bit of a tough market to crack, when you are just starting out. If you are getting into the business because of your love of animals, you may be getting in over your head. If you are getting into the market because of the stability it offers and because you honestly believe you have something to offer, that the other companies don’t, than it is time to start looking at marketing strategies.
Marketing strategies can be as simple as finding a way to enhance your webpage design, so visitors can find a way to share your page with others on social media sites, or as complicated as hiring a team of marketing consultants to send into battle for you. Whatever method you choose to use to advertise, you need to make sure that it is within your budget and worth the money you are spending. Spending a lot of money on a campaign that is not suited for your needs can be as effective as just burning your money, so you must be absolutely comfortable with your strategy, even if that means you are comfortable with others running your campaign for you.
Pet supplies are always in high demand and treats for man’s best friend are as common on a grocery list as a gallon of milk. If you want to join this successful industry, and succeed yourself, you will need to advertise and aggressively as often as possible.
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April 22nd, 2013 — Dogs
I built my dog this amazing dog house with shingles and the whole 9 yards. I slaved and slaved in the hot sun and put as much tender loving care into it as I possibly could. I even made sure to use deck screws in order to make sure that it was going to be sturdy and long lasting. You know what he used it for? A fire hydrant. Good thing I did use deck screws, because if I hadn’t they would’ve rusted thanks to the particular use he decided upon, for that doghouse.
How Do You Build a Doghouse?
If you have an Internet connection there are numerous places that you can look for instructions on how to go about constructing your little four-legged best friend a new house. HowStuffWorks is one site that should be able to help you. YouTube has a couple of videos on it. WikiHow has some information. Squidoo has a number of options. There are also stores that advertise dog house kits online, such as Sears and Lowes. And, while we’re on the subject of kits by manufacturers, many construction experts will tell you that you don’t need necessarily go with the hardware that is recommended in the kits, or provided with them. Sometimes you can make improvements on that hardware, by going with a higher quality and/or longer lasting piece of hardware.
Purchasing a Pre Assembled Dog House
Discount shopping websites, such as eBay and Amazon also offer some great deals on dog houses that are already assembled. Don’t let that stop you however from reinforcing the construction of that dog house, with the appropriate hardware. Chances are you will have to buy another one a lot less sooner if you take just that little while to reinforce existing construction. With any luck at all your dog will use that home for getting out of the hot sun and staying warm, when outside in the colder months.
Then again your dog may decide that the beautiful home you constructed for it is so wonderful, that he needs to claim it for his very own, by marking it consistently each and every time he ventures out of outdoors.
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