Bark Your Biz2018-09-06T23:01:52+00:00

Bark Your Biz

Where: Pet Connections Expo at The Philadelphia Expo Center in Oaks, PA
Day: Wednesday, October 3, 2018
Time: 11 AM to 12 PM but stay tuned for possible changes
APPLY TO BARK YOUR BIZ HERE BY EMAIL

What is BARK YOUR BIZ™

It’s the FIRST “Elevator Pitch” Show for Pet Industry Entrepreneurs! Created and Hosted by the award-winning “Bennie & the Pets podcast” team of Anthony and Amanda Bennie . BARK YOUR BIZ™ Will be heard on the Podbean Network a few hours after taping and shareable links will be provided to contestants. Contestant Pitch slots are very limited, so apply NOW to assure your 10 minutes of fame!** CONTACT: Anthony Bennie at 203-984-2101 or write Anthony@ClearConsciencePet.com.

**Entrepreneurs selected at the sole discretion of the Hosts and Producers

BARK YOUR BIZ™ RULES

  1. Real entrepreneurs, inventors, owners, CEOs, or senior company executives. Sorry, no paid “spokespeople” from PR agencies
  2. A Three-minute MAX elevator pitch where the entrepreneurs are not interrupted but get stopped when the egg timer runs out
  3. Questions from Hosts and Panelist after Elevator Pitch
  4. Hosts and Panelists will complete scoresheets during and after pitches
  5. Three Winners Chosen based on scoresheets and intangibles
    • 2018 BEST BARKER AWARD for the best combination of compelling product and powerful pitch
    • First Runner-Pup for the product and pitch judged second in the competition
    • Second Runner-Pup for the product and pitch judged third in the competition

APPLY TO BARK YOUR BIZ BY EMAIL

TO APPLY: Please email us with subject line “Bark Your Biz.” Include your name and best contact info, your company name and website, and BRIEFLY describe the product(s) or service(s) you want to pitch to Bark Your Biz. Slots are limited, applying does not guarantee participation, and contestants are chosen at the sole and total discretion of Bark Your Biz Productions.

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Prizes

Winners get winner’s certificates and bragging rights, PLUS:

#1) 2018 BEST BARKER AWARD Prize: $500 Voucher good towards the 2019 Pet Connections Expo and up to 3 hours in expert consulting*

#2) First Runner-Pup Prize: $300 Voucher good towards the 2019 Pet Connections Expo and up to 2 hours in expert consulting*

#3) Second Runner-Pup Prize: $200 Voucher good towards the 2019 Pet Connections Expo and up to 1 hour in expert consulting*

*Vouchers have no cash value and are only valid towards booth fees at the 2019 Pet Connections Expo, subject to all rules and policies of show producer International Conference Development; Expert Consulting provided by panelists with a limit of one hour per expert per winner. Consulting vouchers have no cash value

HOSTS and PANELISTS

Winners will be awarded free consults with one or more of these nationally recognized experts:

  • BARK YOUR BIZ! Hosts and creators: Anthony and Amanda Bennie, Bennie & the Pets Radio Hosts and Founders of Clear Conscience Pet LLC, The Most Awarded Brand in Pet Nutrition. Anthony was a 2015 winner of the Pet Industry Icon Award, and Amanda a 2017 winner of the Women of Influence in the Pet Industry Award
  • “RETAIL PHIL” FOUNDER PHIL CHANG: Phil is a retailing expert, pet industry growth consultant, and Global Pet Expo 2018 seminar leader
  • TAZZ LATIFI, FOUNDER of PETROPOLIS NYC: Tazz is a Holistic Nutrition Retailer and Advisor on the cutting edge of curated retailing and customized client services
  • BC HENSCHEN, Founder and CEO, Platinum Paws, Carmel, Indiana: BC is a legacy independent pet specialty retailer and popular Pet Product News columnist

NON-PANELIST BARK YOUR BIZ AFFILIATE EXPERTS

  • SHIRLENE DUBUQUE, DIGITAL MARKETING EXPERT and AWARD-WINNING PET RETAILER. Founder of SalesConversionMarketing.com
  • A.J. WOOLDRIDGE, Founder of YeppyMarketing.com: Digital Marketing, Web Design, and E-Commerce Expert, Cape Coral, Florida