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Podcast: Talking Cybersecurity, and Keeping Your Pet Business Safe Online

Stay safe with password managers, two-factor authentication, and be wary of cloud-based software.

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ON THIS EPISODE of Behind the Pages, podcast host Keith Miller talks with cyber security expert Chris Moschovitis, author of the book, Cybersecurity Program Development for Business. He was part of the team that developed Vet Office Suite software for veterinary practices, but Moschovitis’ current — and career-long — focus is on keeping businesses’ computer systems and data secure. The two delve into ways to keep your business safe online with password managers, two-factor authentication, the perils of cloud-based software and backup practices.

Don’t have time to listen to the current episode of Behind the Pages yet? Here’s one tip from the conversation to get you started to keeping your business safe: Use a service like LastPass for companywide password management. Short of that, use a meaningful phrase all run together combined with something like a childhood phone number.

Behind the Pages with Keith Miller of Bubbly Paws, located in the Minneapolis, MN, area, posts a new episode the first Friday of every month. Check out petsplusmag.com/education/podcasts for past episodes and links to subscribe with your favorite podcast service.

New episodes of Behind the Pages will be released on the first Friday of every month. Subscribe to Behind the Pages on Apple Podcasts, Spotify or Google Podcasts

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Podcast: Learn More About Fi, the Ultimate in GPS Dog Collars

In addition to its many functions, its battery goes up to three months without a charge.

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ON THE NEXT Behind the Pages podcast, host Keith Miller finds out the back story of Fi, a tech startup that developed “the Apple Watch” of GPS dog collars. Keith’s guest is Fi founder and CEO Jonathan Bensamoun, who developed the collar and app with his dog, Thor, in mind.

This collar is amazingly cool, with GPS tracking capability, activity tracking, light for night walking, a waterproof case, interchangeable nylon straps in two colors and an Apple or Android app that controls and monitors the whole thing wherever anywhere a cell signal is present. And — get this — its battery goes up to 3 months without a charge. (For now, the collar is sold only through the company’s website, tryfi.com, and the company is exploring distribution through other means.)

Keith and Jonathan discuss the collar but then go into the challenges of starting a company and bringing a product to market. Don’t miss this episode if you’re into tracking your dog’s fitness routine or whereabouts — or if you’ve got an idea for a product you dream of launching.

Behind the Pages is created by Keith Miller of Bubbly Paws, located in the Minneapolis, MN, area. New episodes will be released on the first Friday of every month. Subscribe to Behind the Pages on Apple Podcasts, Spotify or Google Podcasts. Or check our podcast page. for past episodes.

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Podcast: Wellness Junkie “Coach Caitie” Teaches You to Care for Yourself as Well as You Care for Your Pets

It’s time to start following some of the same advice you give to your customers about their pets.

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IN THE LATEST Behind the Pages podcast, host Keith Miller discusses ways to hone your own health and fitness to give you the energy and stress-free mood you need to run your business at a higher level. His guest is health coach and self-proclaimed “wellness junkie” Caitie Motta (coachcaitie.com).

Spoiler alert: The key to success involves diet and exercise … and a lot of the same advice you give your customers about their pets — but forget to follow yourself.

In their discussion, Miller and Motta tak about eating to improve mood, the importance of finding the right exercise regimen for you, sticking with it, and not beating yourself up too much when you inevitably back-slide.

Don’t have time to listen to the latest episode of Behind the Pages immediately when it launches on Friday? Here’s one tip you can get started with immediately: Reduce stress by setting some boundaries in your life. Put your phone on “do not disturb” and check it only at set times. Do the same for email. Belong to groups with negativity? Quit them. Let staff members know what matters to approach you with and when.

Behind the Pages is created by Keith Miller of Bubbly Paws, located in the Minneapolis, MN, area. New episodes will be released on the first Friday of every month. Subscribe to Behind the Pages on Apple Podcasts, Spotify or Google Podcasts. Or check our podcast page. for past episodes.

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Podcast: Travel Deals for the Pet Pro on the Latest “Behind the Pages”

Get the inside scoop from the man the media calls “the original travel influencer.”

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THE HOLIDAYS are right around the corner and with them, wintry weather that makes us want to escape to somewhere warm. In Keith Miller’s latest Behind the Pages podcast, he talks with Johnny Jet, the man Forbes Magazine has called “the original travel influencer.”

Johnny Jet began dispensing travel advice online back in 1995 and now travels 150,000 miles a year. He’s made it his life’s calling to help others get travel deals.

Keith admits having a travel expert on a podcast for pet pros may seem a little out there, but says that “as a business owner, I believe that getting away from your business makes you a better business owner.” Additionally, doesn’t every small business owner want to find the best deal on business travel? (What immediately comes to our minds is tickets to Chicago for the PETS+ Wellness Summit Oct. 1-2!)

In this latest Behind the Pages installment, Keith and Johnny dive into ways to find the best deal on flights and hotels — even touching upon which credit cards benefit a small business owner the most.

You’ll be glad you spent 21 minutes listening!

Keith Miller owns Bubbly Paws, four dog-washing salons in the Minneapolis area, and Johnny Jet runs johnnyjet.com.

New episodes of Behind the Pages will be released on the first Friday of every month. Subscribe to Behind the Pages on Apple Podcasts, Spotify or Google Podcasts

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