Over the last decade, there have been numerous pet food recalls. When it comes to feeding your animal companion and depending upon a manufacturer, trusting a company once again after a recall can be difficult. Everyone is capable of making mistakes. However, how can a manufacturer reassure its loyal customers that their products are safe? Can a pet food business rebuild consumer trust? What steps should be taken? Does a major tragedy have to occur in order for the safety mechanisms and/or checks and balances to be put into place? What changes would you like to see?
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Anyone who works with nature knows that there is a universal life force that is present. By design, nature created plants to have energy is perfectly balanced. This is one of the reasons why spending time gardening or being outdoors enables you to become grounded with a renewed sense of balance, peace and harmony.
More and more people are raising chickens due to the inhumane practice of factory farms and use of antibiotics. For folks that wish to grow food organically, locally and sustainably, raising chickens has become the most popular method. Across America, municipalities are allowing and even encouraging residents to keep laying hens within city limits. Expert, Patricia Foreman, author of CITY CHICKS: Keeping Micro-flocks of Chickens as Garden Helpers, Compost Makers, Bio-recyclers and Local Food Suppliers is certainly leading the way.
We have all seen kids out there that act out. Clearly, they are the ones in charge of their parents as they demonstrate bad behavior, especially in public places like supermarkets, restaurants and parks. Some parents, who are at the end of their rope, will try anything in hopes of getting their kids to listen. The bottom line is this: children that demonstrate bad behavior are tough to handle because they tend to disobey rules or orders. What if you could use your child’s uncooperative behavior to positively reinforce good behavior? In the book, Dr. Riley’s Box of Tricks, 80 uncommon solutions for everyday parenting problems, this is exactly what Dr. Douglas Riley instructs troubled parents to do with a touch of humor and love.
As the “green” sector rapidly expands, there are many investors seeking the right opportunity to not only make the world a more environmentally friendly place but to make more “green” from their investment. In actuality, the green trend has been growing now for about 25 years, but has only recently become mainstream due to environmental activism. While many people are seeking out opportunities that will make them feel good, the reality is, many of these franchises are actually not a good fit. What steps do you need to take in order to determine whether or not a green franchise opportunity is for you? What is the best way to find a viable franchise opportunity in the green space that will work with your limitations? What kind of due diligence is required? Is it even possible to invest wisely in such an extremely unstable economy?