Our 2019 Pet Care Services Business Education Week happens March 11-15, 2019. The week of education webinars for pet care businesses is FREE for IBPSA Members, $149 for Non-members. For IBPSA Members to enjoy this free benefit, you must be logged in to register. Not an IBPSA Member? Why not consider joining us today? Learn more about membership here.

IMPORTANT! Upon registration, you will receive a confirmation email with webinar login information for each sessionNote -The email subject heading will be: [SAVE THIS EMAIL] Pet Care Business Education Week. Attend them all or just those right for you.

TO REGISTER, FOLLOW THE GREEN "Register Now" BUTTON. Note: When registering be sure to enter a quantity as you will not be able to move to step 2 if you are registering for "0".

2019 Pet Care Services Business Education Week Line-up:

Monday, March 11, 2019 @ 11AM Central
Background Checks: Why, When & How
Presented by Jason Waggoner, ACUTRAQ

Do you screen potential employees? Would you even know where to start? In this session, you’ll get the basics of background checks to help ensure you’re getting accurate information while complying with applicable laws to help you make intelligent, informed hiring decisions.

Monday, March 11, 2019 @ 1PM Central
Starting Strong: Optimizing Your Online Presence from Opening Day
Presented by Amy Toman, Founder, AMT Digital Consultants LLC

For new business owners, an optimized online presence is the best competitive strategy. Google My Business listings and websites work together to represent your business to your market. In this session, we'll discuss how to optimize both so you're found in the top tier of businesses in your area. 

Tuesday, March 12, 2019 @ 1PM Central
Financing: Preparing Your Business for Expansion and Understanding What Loan Options are Available
Presented by Heather Rinkol, Account Manager, CapitalSource
Whether you’re in your first year of business ownership or have been established for many years, knowing and understanding key elements to bank financing is important. This session is designed for business owners who are looking at purchasing commercial real estate, expanding to additional locations, or thinking of building a facility from the ground up. Better understand the requirements of obtaining a bank loan and the best way to present your business to get an approval; when preparing your business to afford your expansion plans, know what is needed for cash flow; and get the lowdown on the benefits and challenges of each structure when considering leasing versus purchasing commercial real estate.

Wednesday, March 13, 2019 @ 1PM Central
Mining Existing Clients for Additional Income
Presented by Kelly Cullum, CEO/Owner, Best Friends Fur Ever Inc.

Are you being a true consultant to your customer? Offering new services that could benefit their pet? Are you being innovative in your services? In this session, you’ll learn seven strategies to build credibility and trust that will increase repeat/same customer sales.

Thursday, March 14, 2019 @ 11AM Central
Networking on Purpose
Presented by Courtney D. McWilliams, CEO, MaryMac's Doggie Retreat

Are you a new business owner? Are you looking for new ways to grow your business? If this is you, then you are in the right place. Courtney will teach you how to Network on Purpose. It doesn’t matter if you are walking into a large networking event, a small one-on-one meeting, or leveraging social media, this workshop will teach you how to network with a purpose, on purpose.

Thursday, March 14, 2019 @ 1PM Central
He Looked Good On Paper: Finding the Person Behind the Resume
Presented by Peg Banks, CPACM, Daycare Manager, Dog Tired Doggie Daycare

Using the interview as a communication tool, you can expand your rapport with applicants to determine the best fit for your team – regardless of job experience or qualifications. What are their capacities for learning your systems, understanding your priorities, and fulfilling your expectations?

Friday, March 15, 2019 @ 11AM Central
PIX & Mingle: Previewing the Launch of Pet Information Exchange Groups
Presented by Ben Day and Mike Hajduk

Later this year, IBPSA will launch PIX Groups, a Pet Information Exchange (PIX) group of you and your peers gathering to bounce ideas off each other, discuss ideas that work, and those that don’t, in a collaborative, friendly, and educational environment. PIX Group members are bound to not disclose confidential information you might share, and the group size will be thoughtfully maintained to keep the conversation lively, balanced, and personable. PIX Groups also benefit from a third-party facilitator to keep discussions on topic and on track. In this preview, you will learn more about PIX Groups and the qualifications required to participate.

QUESTIONS? Contact events@ibpsa.com.

2019 Pet Care Services Business Education Week [FREE FOR IBPSA MEMBERS]

  • March 11 - 15, 2019