Oct 10, 2018

Bark Your Biz! Live from the 2018 Pet Connections Expo

Bark Your Biz! Live from the 2018 Pet Connections Expo

Listen as 4 entrepreneurs Bark their Biz before our panel of pet industry experts:  

1-Toletta, the amazing IoT cat litter box that measures urine output to monitor feline health. (Yeah, it sounds weird, but it actually makes sense!) Kaori Watanabe, Barker

2- TeloMore Pet: Telomere science is a new area of genetic health research which suggests that the length of telomeres at the end of DNA strands determines life expectancy and genetic vs. chronological age. Complicated? A bit, but our panel figures it out here! Mel Blum, Founder/CEO, Barker

3- Jiminy's: Crickets aren't just reptile food anymore; learn about a fast growing dog treat brand that uses "cricket flour" as the main protein source. Jiminy's was the Best Barker Winner for this event! Anne Carlson, Founder/CEO, Barker

4- The Original Dog Hook: This device makes it easy to anchor your dog in any location simply by looping your leash over the hook, which must be installed in a wall. You'll be hooked by this entrepreneur's enthusiasm and passion! Sugar P. McMilian, Founder/President   

How does Bark Your Biz work? 

Entrepreneur's apply in advance and are selected by the show creators to present based on completely arbitrary criteria! Just kidding, sort of; we look for new, innovative, groundbreaking, and quirky products and ideas. Each selected company gets to present their product in a strictly-timed 3 minute "elevator pitch." The pitch is followed by questions from our tough but fair industry panelists. Bark Your Biz! was created by Bennie & the Pets Podcast hosts Anthony and Amanda Bennie, the co-founders of Clear Conscience Pet, the most awarded company in pet nutrition history. https://www.clearconsciencepet.com

Panelists:

Phil Chang, Founder, Retail Phil: Retail Phil is a consultancy that helps CPG brands and retailers to grow their businesses. https://retailphil.com/

Taz Latifi, Founder, Petropolis NYC: Petropolis NYC is a pet food and supply retail store in Manhattan that specializes in individualized nutrition counseling services for pet guardians. http://www.petropolisnyc.com/

B.C. Henschen, Founder, Platinum Paws, Carmel, Indiana: Platinum Paws is a legacy retailer that carries a full line of pet foods and supplies, emphasizing natural and holistic products. B.C. also writes a monthly column  on the pet care industry in Pet Product News. https://www.platinumpaws.com/

We refer to Bark Your Biz as the "Tank Without Sharks" because we offer the opportunity for entrepreneurs to practice their pitch without the pressure of investors deciding their future. Unlike any other entrepreneur TV show, Bark Your Biz incorporates the element of competition among the 3 or 4 presenters on each show. Based on the criteria of Presentation, Product, and Potential, the hosts and panelists fill out scorecards and the highest scoring entrepreneur is declared the winner. The Best Barker of Pet Connections Expo 2018 is Anne Carlson of Jiminy's!  Her company will receive a Pet Connections Expo $500 booth discount as well as three hours of follow-up consults with the expert panelists. All other entrepreneur's receive $100 booth discounts and one hour of follow-up consults with the expert panelists.  

Follow the Bennie & the Pets Podcast for future Bark Your Biz episodes as well as other stimulating and sometimes controversial commentary and guests devoted to "all things animal."  

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Mar 27, 2018

BARK YOUR BIZ! Episode 1 Barker #4- Molly & Friends Cat Furniture Founder Tom Grant

BARK YOUR BIZ! The ONLY elevator pitch radio podcast in the known universe. A new creation by the Bennie & the Pets team. It's a combination of Shark Tank, American Idol (without the singing!), and Jeopardy! 

Episode 1 Live to Tape from the 2018 Global Pet Expo in Orlando, Florida March 22, 2018

Barker # 4

Tom Grant, the Founder of Molly and Friends Cat Furniture Co.

Tom Grant owns a factory that builds top quality cat furniture such as cat trees, habitats, and modular wall units right here in Gainsesville, Florida, USA! He is not shy about the challenges of dealing with buyers who "don't get it" when it comes to distinguishing the difference between cheap Asian-made imports and his best-in-class craftsman level creations. You'll also enjoy his take on how to respond when potential buyers ask him to make his products as private label to sell under their brands! (Hint- he does NOT think it's a good idea!).          

 

 

 Hosts: Anthony Bennie and Amanda Bennie, Bennie & the Pets Creators

https://www.clearconsciencepet.com is our 21 award-winning pet nutrition company, best known for SuperGravy Instant Holistic Pet Food Toppers https://www.SuperGravy.com   

Panel:

     Tazz Latifi, Founder, Petropolis NYC  http://www.petropolisnyc.com/

     Phil Chang, Founder, Retail Phil    https://www.facebook.com/RetailPhil/

 

Engineering & Production: Scott Ashcraft, Artist/Founder, Doggy Love and Graphite 

http://doggyloveandgraphite.com/

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Mar 27, 2018

BARK YOUR BIZ! Episode 1 Barker #3- Ghost Controls LLC VP of Marketing Keith Williamson

BARK YOUR BIZ! The ONLY elevator pitch radio podcast in the known universe. A new creation by the Bennie & the Pets team. It's a combination of Shark Tank, American Idol (without the singing!), and Jeopardy! 

Episode 1 Live to Tape from the 2018 Global Pet Expo in Orlando, Florida March 22, 2018

Barker # 3

Keith Williamson, V.P. of Marketing, Ghost Controls LLC

 

Ghost Controls is a large technology company best known for making automatic entry gates for everything from residential driveways to major commercial facilties. But Keith came on BARK YOUR BIZ to talk about their new product, an automatic door opener and closer for chicken coops! Rauising chickens isn't just for farmers these days, and has become quite a growing phenomenon in suburban and even urban areas. Keith does a great job oof pitching this coool new product that could save time and even save lives as it protects chickens from predators like raccoons and foxes.

    

 Hosts: Anthony Bennie and Amanda Bennie, Bennie & the Pets Creators

https://www.clearconsciencepet.com is our 21 award-winning pet nutrition company, best known for SuperGravy Instant Holistic Pet Food Toppers https://www.SuperGravy.com   

 

Panel: Tazz Latifi, Founder, Petropolis NYC  http://www.petropolisnyc.com/

         Phil Chang, Founder, Retail Phil   https://www.facebook.com/RetailPhil/

Engineering & Production: Scott Ashcraft, Artist/Founder, Doggy Love and Graphite 

http://doggyloveandgraphite.com/

 

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Mar 27, 2018

BARK YOUR BIZ! Episode 1 Barker #2- Lillian Ruff Founder Jonathan Rovner

BARK YOUR BIZ! The ONLY elevator pitch radio podcast in the known universe. A new creation by the Bennie & the Pets team. It's a combination of Shark Tank, American Idol (without the singing!), and Jeopardy! 

Episode 1 Live to Tape from the 2018 Global Pet Expo in Orlando, Florida March 22, 2018

Barker # 2

Jonathan Rovner, the Founder of Lillian Ruff.  Lillian Ruff is a creator and direct manufacturer of top quality beauty aids for dogs based in Long Island, NY. The line includes shampoos, conditioners, dry shampoos, and even breath spray! The line has beeen very successful and enjoys strong online sales. Listen as Jonathan discusses his branding and faces some tough questions from the Bark Your Biz expert panel but emerges as a strong Barker!

The Lillian Ruff website is http://lillianruff.com/

 Hosts: Anthony Bennie and Amanda Bennie, Bennie & the Pets Creators

https://www.clearconsciencepet.com is our 21 award-winning pet nutrition company, best known for SuperGravy Instant Holistic Pet Food Toppers https://www.SuperGravy.com   

Panel: Tazz Latifi, Founder, Petropolis NYC  http://www.petropolisnyc.com/

          Phil Chang, Founder, Retail Phil   https://www.facebook.com/RetailPhil/

Engineering & Production: Scott Ashcraft, Artist/Founder, Doggy Love and Graphite 

http://doggyloveandgraphite.com/

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Mar 27, 2018

BARK YOUR BIZ! Episode 1 Barker #1- Pawty in a Box Founder Mandy Diaz

BARK YOUR BIZ! The ONLY elevator pitch radio podcast in the known universe. A new creation by the Bennie & the Pets team. It's a combination of Shark Tank, American Idol (without the singing!), and Jeopardy! 

Episode 1 Live to Tape from the 2018 Global Pet Expo in Orlando, Florida March 22, 2018

Barker # 1

Mandy Diaz, the Founder of Pawty in a Box, makes a party kit for dogs! Her box has everything that you need to have a birthday or just for fun party for your dog, with dogs as guests. Mandy was our very first guest and she held up well under the probing questions of our very own "Miss Wonderful," Tazz! Well done for a first outing, thanks Mandy! 

Her website is www.Pawtybox.com

Hosts: Anthony Bennie and Amanda Bennie, Bennie & the Pets Creators

https://www.clearconsciencepet.com is our 21 award-winning pet nutrition company, best known for SuperGravy Instant Holistic Pet Food Toppers https://www.SuperGravy.com   

 

Panel: Tazz Latifi, Founder, Petropolis NYC  http://www.petropolisnyc.com/

          Phil Chang, Founder, Retail Phil   https://www.facebook.com/RetailPhil/

Engineering & Production: Scott Ashcraft, Artist/Founder, Doggy Love and Graphite 

http://doggyloveandgraphite.com/

 

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Oct 4, 2017

Pet.Connections.Expo.End.Day.One.Whooping it Up 10.3.17

Pet Connections Expo 2017: End of Day Chat with Dana Humphrey, Nancy Hassel, and Kim Loper from Life is Grruff

Dana Humphrey, aka #ThePetLady, is the owner of Whitegate PR, a pet industry PR and marketing firm;

Nancy Hassel is the Founder and President of American Pet Professionals, an association for pet industry pros;

Kim Loper is the owner of Life is Grruff, a retailer AND manufacturer of natural baked dog treats from Greenport, NY.   Short but fun conversation!

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Oct 4, 2017

Pet.Connections.Expo.SHOW.MANAGEMENT.INTERVIEW.10.3.17

Pet Connections Expo 2017: Insights and Interview with Show Management

This interview features a conversation between Host Anthony Bennie, Bill Doherty, the President of Pet Connections Expo parent company International Conference Development (ICD), and Lisa Mercurio, Pet Connections Expo Event Manager  

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Oct 4, 2017

Pet.Connections.Expo.ANTHONY.INTRO.10.3.17

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Jun 3, 2016

The Urban Animals Interview!

Join Anthony and Amanda as we interview Tony Sawicki, creator of the Urban Animals TV show, and Robbyne Kamil, Executive Producer for the show. This is a GREAT opportunity to get a sneak preview of this unique new show before it hits the national PBS network in the Fall! 

Clear Conscience Pet and our Bennie & the Pets Podcast wish the Urban Animals TV show  all the best as the program makes its national launch on PBS! This innovative, thought provoking show fascinates and educates us about the many species of animals who live among us. CCP shares the program’s commitment to respectful and responsible stewardship and guardianship in our relationships with animals. We’re honored to be part of the Urban Animals family as animal nutritionists and media sponsors. 

  
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Mar 20, 2016

Global Pet Expo 2016 Interview with Andrea’s Silicone Trivets and Placemats

Shirley Szabo of Andrea's Silicone talks about her attractive and durable line of silicone trivets, cap openers, and placemats with embedded cloth designs. We also talk about how it must be lonely for her husband to make enough products for over 2000 retail stores!  

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