Printer doggedly works to improve the lives of animals worldwide

I met Rene Bruce tonight at the Irvine Dog Park.  I was there with my two dogs, Molly and Noodles, and my foster terrier puppy, Skoshi whose first time it was to go to the dog park.

Rene was there with two of his dogs.  I watched how in sync he was with the dogs, quietly and easily calling out commands, both dogs obeying happily.  I was in awe because that’s not the way it is with my little pack.  I continued to watch him for a good 45 minutes, transfixed.  It became a little cold, so gathered my brood, attached leashes, and readied to go, passing Rene who was now on the bench next to me.

Something inspired me to stop and ask if he trained his dogs himself. He did, something that comes naturally to him and has since he was a child.

I learned that he works closely with an animal shelter as a volunteer, don’t recall which one, working with dogs that are unadoptable due to aggression and other problems.  He has a high success rate, in fact, one of the dogs at the park was one of his graduates.

Rene is an entrepreneur and inventor. Perhaps in another blog, I’ll write about that part of his life, but for now, he’s the co-founder of Print4aPet.com, a printing company that offers all the things you might expect from a printer and more, but his prices are more economical and 20% of his gross goes to an animal in need, whether it be a dog, dolphin or turtle.

If you’ve ever been to Orange County Animal Services, you will have seen orange and blue signage.  It was created and donated by Rene.

He’s currently working with a name you may recognize, the founder of PETA, Alex Pacheco.  The website is 600million.org, its purpose to help save millions of stray dogs globally due to overpopulation.

If you have ever loved an animal, please help support the work Rene is doing by having your printing needs met through his business.  You’ll save money and help animals at the same time.

Print4aPet.com, 2104 S. Grand Ave., Santa Ana, CA  92705
Phone
: (866) 744-1629
Email:  info@Print4aPet.com.

He provides printing services not only in O.C., but anywhere.   Please pass this on to your animal loving friends and family, and organizations you may be involved with.

Rene is an interesting guy.  His life hasn’t followed a traditional path.  Learn a little more about him at his blog.

Reminder-call today to RSVP to test-drive women entrepreneurs group in Tustin tommorrow, 2/17, 11a-1p

Call Ann Baker, the group leader, at (310) 947-1069 or email her at Ann@PublicityPros.net for address/directions and to answer any questions you may have.

You’ll find it a small-ish group,  members friendly, supportive, encouraging, and generous. Dress is anything from very casual on up, but the meeting is structured and run professionally.  Come with a pressing issue we can help you with, or just sit back and take it all in.

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Women-only entrepreneur group helps you go it alone, but together. Sit in or participate THIS THURSDAY, Tustin

business-women-meetingI’ve talked about this group, Savor the Success, several times before on this blog.  I’m a member and consider it my most important tool and resource for running my business.  This is NOT a meet & greet, exchange-business-cards type network.

Savor the Success (costs $49/mo, cancel anytime)  is a PR Co-Op and a niche social media network for women entrepreneurs both online and offline.  You may have read that the way to sell your product or service that worked even five years ago, doesn’t work today.  This is the group that helps you with the leading edge of running a business today.

Members run the range of  beginner to the seasoned, and no matter where we are, all benefit from the expertise of other members and sharing of ideas, suggestions, recommendations, and resources.  The other day, someone posted with a great place to get business cards, $45 for 500.  My order is already in.

It’s a monthly chapter mastermind meeting and an online community where you can post any business-related issue, problem, request for advice or a recommendation. You can expect to receive generous, intelligent responses from people who know. Example – someone posted recently ‘I got this letter [from the big guys], what’s the best way to respond’ and received good help.  Online there are how-to videos, PR opportunities, invaluable media lists, blogs by members with a specific expertise, and more.

Go to this link to see for yourself, SavortheSuccess/About.

You’re invited to attend this month’s meeting as a guest in Tustin, February 17th, 11am-1pm. Feel free to bring your lunch. Some do, some don’t. Call Ann Baker, the group leader, at (310) 947-1069 or email her at Ann@PublicityPros.net for address/directions and to answer any questions you may have.  You’ll find it a small-ish group,  members friendly, supportive, encouraging, and generous. Dress is anything from very casual on up, but the meeting is structured and run professionally.  Come with a pressing issue we can help you with, or just sit back and take it all in.

Bravo TV seeking hip LA-area businesses for new reality series. DEADLINE 2/14 at 5pm!!

Posting this exciting media query put out today:

New series seeking hip LA businesses

Name: Bill Hinkle     (Bravo TV)

RESPOND TO THIS EMAIL ADDRESS:   query-yxe@helpareporter.com

Media Outlet: Bravo TV

Deadline: 05:00 PM EST – 14 February

Query:

BRAVO and MERV GRIFFIN ENTERTAINMENT are looking for companies
and business owners who are in search of the brightest, sharpest,
and smartest talent to help take their business to the next level
for a ground breaking new unscripted series. IF YOU OWN YOUR OWN
BUSINESS IN THE FASHION, FOOD, BEAUTY, HIGH-END HOSPITALITY OR
DESIGN WORLD we may offer you a once in a lifetime opportunity to
work with a world-renowned, exclusive headhunter. Interested
candidates should have current job openings within their
companies but could be doing informational interviews for the
potential of future employment.

Placement on the show could give companies national exposure. Contact hollywoodcasting1@gmail.com
for details. Companies must be based in the Los Angeles area.

OC Women Entrepreneurs – MasterMind Network Group Invitation

There continues to be a lot of interest on this blog for Savor the Success, a lively, fast-growing national community of savvy and supportive women entrepreneurs. I belong to the Orange County chapter, which meets in Tustin once a month.

women meetingThe key to its success is something called MasterMinding, a goal-achievement tradition that goes back as far as Benjamin Franklin.  It’s the gathering of like-minded individuals who meet regularly. Everyone has their turn to receive the group’s focus and collective brainpower to help with whatever issue is brought to that month’s meeting.  This could involve help making a decision, needed resources, or ideas.  Many people never achieve their dreams because they are trying to do it all by themselves.  The power of a MasterMind group is incredible.

What a few Orange County chapter members say:

“As a small business owner, I find the resources available and connections I’ve made are invaluable. Members are passionate about wanting to help each other succeed; simply put, it’s authentic. I know that when I have a question about my small business the answers will be generous and given with serious thought.”
– Wendy Navarro,  Saige Nicole’s Baby and Toddler Boutique

“My connections have contributed toward a 15% increase in revenue.  Through member Ann Baker of PR-123, I’ve launched a professional-looking Facebook page.  Also, member Wendy Navarro of Saige Nicole’s connected me with government funded small business resources that I never would have known about.”
– Michelle Deets Haynes, Clarity Learning Private Tutoring

“I’ve developed business relationships with members from all over the country – and at every local Mastermind Meeting,  I’ve come away with a new lead or idea!”
– Ann Baker,  PR-123 and Publicity Pros

As a member, I’ll add my two cents – It’s the one critical resource I could not do without for the myriad of issues which arise in running my business, which is to educate people and market my two proprietary,  non-toxic remedies for cold sores and canker sores.  For example,  I’m struggling with making a huge decision, and this will be what I bring to our next meeting on October 13th. I know from experience that I will walk away with the answer, or have ideas to sit with for a couple of days to be able to make that decision with confidence.

The OC Mastermind Network Group is open to new members.  If you or someone you know is at any stage of running a business, you may be interested to join us at a meeting as our guest to see if it’s for you.  We meet at 10:30am-12:30pm in Tustin.  For information, contact Ann Baker at (213) 785-8835 or by email, Ann@PublicityPros.net.

Who’s hiring for temporary and permanent positions

In case you missed this in the OC Register, it’s worth posting here:

Hyundai

Macy’s

Various mentioned within article

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man worryingFear. Stress. Worry. Lack of sleep.  All common triggers for painful canker sores (inside the mouth) and embarrassing, painful cold sores (outside the mouth).  Here are two problem-solvers that are topical, safe for all ages, and work like nothing else you’ve tried. www.ColdSoresBegone.com, www.CankerSoresBegone.com

OC Women Entrepreneurs: Mastermind-based network group hosting a Meet & Greet party

Thursday, September 9, 2010, 6:30-8:30PM, Tustin Ranch.  Address and directions will be sent after registering.

A free event.

Savor the Success is a lively, fast-growing national community of savvy and supportive women entrepreneurs. Enjoy a glass of wine and some munchies, meet fellow women in business, and be entered to win some giveaways.   This is a good opportunity to find out what this network group is all about, and to meet current members in Orange County.  Read what a few members have to say:

Network group member Saige Nicole'sAs a small business owner, I find the resources available and connections I’ve made are invaluable. Members are passionate about wanting to help each other succeed; simply put, it’s authentic. I know that when I have a question about my small business the answers will be generous and given with serious thought.
– Wendy Navarro   Saige Nicole’s Baby and Toddler Boutique

Savor the Success member, Clarity Learning, Private TutoringMy connections have contributed toward a 15% increase in revenue.  Through member Ann Baker of PR-123, I’ve launched a professional-looking Facebook page.  Also, member Wendy Navarro of Saige Nicole’s connected me with government funded small business resources that I never would have known about.
– Michelle Deets Haynes   Clarity Learning Private Tutoring

Savor the Success member, Ann Baker, PR1-2-3.comI’ve developed business relationships with members from all over the country – and at every local Mastermind Meeting,  I’ve come away with a new lead or idea!
– Ann Baker   PR-123 and Publicity Pros

Register Here by September 5. Questions or register by phone:  Ann Baker (chapter leader): 213-785-8835, ann@publicitypros.net