Member Education Resources

 



NEW WEBCASTS!

  • Maximizing Your Pet Company's Value in 90 Days,  Oct. 24

  • New Trump Administration on International Business: Concerns and Opportunities,  Oct. 26

     

Maximizing Your Pet Company's Value in 90 Days
Date: 
October 24, 2017
Time:  2:00 p.m. ET/ 1:00 p.m. CT/ 11:00 a.m. PT
Presented by:  Carol Frank, Managing Director, MHT Partners, Shina Culberson, President, Quist Valuation

 Business valuation has been described as “a combination of art and science”.  But what does that really mean? In this webcast, we will address not only the familiar aspects of business value such as revenue growth and profitability, but also the more intangible drivers of value such as systems and processes, brand and governance. We will discuss the practical and actionable steps you can take as a CEO, business owner, or senior executive to drive more value in your company.

Attendees will learn:

  • Valuation trends in the pet industry
  • Key business value drivers and how these apply to your business
  • How to distinguish and differentiate your company as an industry leader
  • FIVE steps you can take to increase your company’s value in just 90 days

 Join two industry veterans as we share ideas, stories and tips for success.

Carol Frank is a 30 year pet industry veteran and the nation's foremost guru in pet industry mergers and acquisitions and the author of the book "Do As I Say, Not As I Did!  Gaining Wisdom in Business through the Mistakes of Highly Successful People".

Shina Culberson is President of Quist Valuation and has over 20 years of experience valuing privately-owned businesses and working with business owners to prepare for owner transition, exit strategies, complex estate tax valuations and employee retention.


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New Trump Administration on International Business: Concerns and Opportunities
Date:  October 16, 2017
Time:  2:00 p.m. ET/ 1:00 p.m. CT/ 11:00 a.m. PT
Presented by:  Thomas A. Cook, Managing Director, Blue Tiger International

For:  Companies involved in pet products on a global basis who are looking to gain a good sense of the new administration’s agendas, failures and successes, and anticipated future actions that will impact business opportunities.

The Trump Administration arrived in January and has moved aggressively on a number of fronts, has had numerous defeats and is stalled in a number of areas.  The focus of this webcast is to provide a summary and review of the new administration’s role in international business.

The webcast will be contemporary in context of information made available as of October 17, 2017 and will offer an educated brief into the expectations around global business, both in the near future and for the balance of Trump’s tenure as President.

We will delve into the overall political and economic agendas and how they will impact the new administration’s effectiveness, as it relates to global business.

Key Topics Discussed:

  • The United States’ general impact(s) on international business
  • Overview of the Trump agenda
  • Successes, failures and stalled initiatives
  • Opportunities and areas of potential concern
  • Impact of terrorism and cybersecurity
  • The opportunities in international business: Overseas investment, global sourcing and export sales
  • Ten key factors in leveraging opportunity with the new Trump Administration
  • Key Countries Reviewed: Russia, Iran, Cuba, North Korea, Germany, Mexico and China
  • Key Topics Covered: NAFTA, Trans Pacific Partnership, World Trade Organization, C-TPAT/Customs Trade Partnership against Terrorism

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Additional webcasts coming this Fall include:
  • A Forward Look at Pet Health in the Dog and Cat Categories, November 8
  • Cyber Security Issues in Global Trade: Avoiding Costly Mistakes, November 14
  • Take the Fear Out of Exporting and Increase Your International Sales, November 16
  • Stocking your Toolbox with Resources for Successful Pet Food Exporting, November 30
  • Creating Sales Into Foreign Markets, December 7

 Registration coming soon.

 


Past Seminars
Click here  to access our webcast archive page. 

APPA Webcast Series TO GO!  Take the APPA Webcast Series on the go with you!  Audio files are now available for Podcast and MP3 Downloads.  Don't forget to print the Presentation Slides and take them along to accompany your audio files. List of Archived Titles: 

  • Pet Product Marketing in Today's Digital Era, Presented by Tierra Bonaldi, Principal  and Katie Hippert, Digital Media Manager at The Impetus Agency, October 11, 2017 (60 minutes)

  • "I've Gotten the Big Order.  Now What?", Presented by Rick Rockhill, Executive Vice President and Partner at Lucy Pet Products and Carol Frank, Managing Director, MHT Partners, April 25, 2017 (60 minutes)

  • Natural Products, Pet Wellness, and the New Pet Parent, Presented by David Sprinkle, Research Director, Packaged Facts, January 25, 2017 (60 minutes)

  • The Top Mistakes Entrepreneurs Make When Selling Their Business, Presented by Pamela Dennis, PhD, Organizational Development Consultant and Carol Frank, Managing Director, MHT Partners, December 1, 2016 (60 minutes)

  • Import Compliance Update, Presented by Rennie Alston, CEO, American River Group of Companies, November 17, 2016 (60 minutes)

  • Mastering Negotiation Skill Sets, Presented by Neil Lenok, Managing Director, American River Group of Companies, October 27, 2016 (60 minutes)

  •  The Ins and Outs of Licensing a Pet Product, Presented by Nicole A. Ressue, Intellectual Property Attorney.  Moderated by Carol Frank, Managing Director, MHT Midspan, September 27, 2016 (60 minutes)

  • Breaking Into the Millennial Mind - Strategies for Recruiting, Retaining & Engaging, Presented by Scott Zimmer, Generational Expert and Keynote Speaker, BridgeWorks, June 16, 2016 (70 minutes, archive coming soon)


  • Harmonized Tariff Schedule (HTS) Classification, Determination & Compliance, Presented by Jasmin Marin, Senior International Trade Consultant at American River Group of Companies, June 9, 2016 (60 minutes)


  • Exporting in a Manner Compliant with U.S. Government Regulations, Presented by Sarah Reynolds, Senior Consultant / Trainer and Vice President of Operations, American River Group of Companies, May 4, 2016 (60 minutes)


  • Launching a Brand: Part II in a series on Creating and Launching a Brand, Presented by Rick Rockhill, Managing Partner and Co-founder, Zarhill Partners and Carol Frank, Managing Director, MHT Midspan, April 26, 2016 (60 minutes)

  • Developing a Brand Identity, Presented by Rick Rockhill, Managing Partner and Co-founder, Zarhill Partners and Carol Frank, Managing Director, MHT Midspan, February 4, 2016 (60 minutes)

  • Best Practices for Sourcing Pet Products in China, Presented by  Neil Lenok, Managing Director, American River Group of Companies, December 16, 2015 (60 minutes)

  • Pulling Back the Curtain on Private Equity, Presented by Carol Frank, Managing Director, MHT MidSpan and Jeremy Holland, Principal, The Riverside Company and Owner of Outward Hound, December 15, 2015 (60 minutes)

  •  Are you Recall Ready?  Learn How to Be Prepared for the Unthinkable, Presendted by Roger Hancock, Founder and President, Recall InfoLink, and John Kirkpatrick, Director of Sales, Recall InfoLink, December 10, 2015 (45 minutes)

  • Best Practices for Dealing with FDA Regulated Imports, Presented by Jasmin Marin, Senior International Trade Consultant, American River Group of Companies, December 3, 2015 (60 minutes)

  • Export AES Compliance Management, Presented by Sarah Reynolds,  Senior Consultant/Trainer and Vice President of Operations, American River Group of Companies, November 19, 2015 (60 minutes)

  • Successfully Raising Capital to Fund Your Growing Pet Business, Presented by Pat Robinson, Business Development Manager, CircleUp, and Carol Frank, Managing Director, MHT MidSpan, October 27, 2015 (60 minutes)

  •  Understanding INCOTERMS (International Commercial Terms) and How it Affects Imports & Exports, Presented by Neil Lenok, American River Group of Companies, June 11, 2015 (60 minutes)

  • Developing Export Sales Opportunities, Presented by Neil Lenok, American River Group of Companies, May 7, 2015 (60 minutes)

  • The Myths and Realities of Pet Industry Mergers and Acquisitions: Revelations from Two Pet Industry M&A Insiders, Presented by Craig Lawson, Co-founder, MHT MidSpan and Carol Frank, Managing Director, MHT MidSpan, April 23, 2015 (60 minutes)

  • Gaining a Competitive Advantage by Importing Your Pet Products, Presented by Neil Lenok, Managing Director, American River Group of Companies, October 23, 2014 (60 minutes)

  • What is a minimum risk pesticide and how is it regulated? Presented by Leslie Garcia and Micah Reynolds, Senior Regulatory Consultants, Technology Sciences Group Inc., October 7, 2014 (60 minutes)

  • How to Select and Manage Your International Carriers, Freight Forwarder, and Custom House Broker, Presented by Neil Lenok, Managing Director, American River Group of Companies, October 2, 2014 (60 minutes)

  • Demystifying Exports:  Exporting is Profitable, Presented by Neil Lenok, Managing Director, American River Group of Companies, August 21, 2014 (60 Minutes)