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Tuesday, Sep 3, 2013 at 9:36 AM
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By David Wolinsky

Is It Ever Illegal to Have an Office Dog?

Is It Ever Illegal to Have an Office Dog?

Part of the appeal of startups and small businesses is that they can have unusual offices — and one of the shorthandiest ways of communicating, “Hey, we’re different!” is to have an office dog. A little pooch... Read »

Monday, Jun 24, 2013 at 10:00 AM
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By Luke Tanen, Edited by: David Wolinsky

Why You Should Treat Employees Like Puppies

Why You Should Treat Employees Like Puppies

Most of my writing at Inc. Well is inspired by activities in Chicago’s business community. This post is inspired by my dog, Cooper. Cooper and I met two months ago. Back then he was an eight-week-old furball... Read »

Tuesday, Apr 9, 2013 at 11:50 AM
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By Jeff Eckerling, Edited by: David Wolinsky

How (and Why) to Have a Dog-Friendly Office

How (and Why) to Have a Dog-Friendly Office

In the startup world, where work hours are long and the nature of bootstrapping can get stressful, culture plays a big part in keeping employees happy and making things fun. At doggyloot, we have a lot of great... Read »

Wednesday, Mar 20, 2013 at 4:08 PM
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By Jeff Eckerling, Edited by: David Wolinsky

How Pet-Focused Small Businesses Can Give Back

How Pet-Focused Small Businesses Can Give Back

Since becoming CEO of doggyloot and a proud dog owner of my adorable Penny last year, I've become more aware of how important it is for small businesses to give back to their communities. It shows a sense of... Read »

Wednesday, May 16, 2012 at 8:00 AM
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By David Wolinsky

Is Chicago Ready for a Social Networking Site for Pets?

Is Chicago Ready for a Social Networking Site for Pets?

It's no secret that the coasts have long seemed intent to leave Chicago in their respective wakes, and one area we probably didn't even know we were lagging in is social networking sites for dogs. New York just... Read »

Friday, Apr 13, 2012 at 12:08 PM
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By David Wolinsky

Why Fancy Feast's "Storybook Wedding" Marketing Campaign is So Successful

Why Fancy Feast's

Have you seen Fancy Feast's ad campaign that launched last summer and is still going strong? It's pretty bonkers in that it barely features cats, cat food and is mainly about a human couple -- who you never hear... Read »

Wednesday, Feb 1, 2012 at 9:43 PM
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By David Wolinsky

Pros, Cons of Starting a Business in a Down Economy

Pros, Cons of Starting a Business in a Down Economy

It's beyond redundant at this point to inform you that the economy ain't doin' all that great. You know it. We know it. But a more interesting area to explore in there is, well, if you're an entrepreneur,... Read »

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