The pet industry is a favorite focus of big hit television reality programs like Shark Tank and The Profit.  Viewers can’t seem to get enough of entrepreneurs pitching their business ideas and facing the challenge of being grilled by the ‘Sharks’ and other hosts.
Pet Connections Expo is pleased to announce a collaboration with Bark Your Biz, bringing a new twist to the entrepreneur pitch genre by producing a live “elevator pitch” competition that is not about begging investors for funding, but instead gives participating entrepreneurs the experience of pitching before an expert panel and live audience.
Join us for Bark Your Biz ~ an live on- stage competition among five entrepreneur “Barkers”, on Wednesday, October 3, 2018. Each entrepreneur will give a three-minute timed elevator pitch, followed by questions from the panel and hosts.  The panel will give advice and score the pitches and products presented.  Winners will receive valuable business intelligence in the form of expert consults provided by the hosts and panelists offering advice on branding, website evaluations, digital marketing support and retail marketing strategies. 
Bark Your Biz was created by Anthony and Amanda Bennie, the hosts of Bennie & The Pets, a podcast radio show known for its irreverent insider take on the pet industry.  Anthony is a frequent contributor to pet industry trade and consumer magazines.  The hosts are also co-founders of Clear Conscience Pet, an award-winning pet nutrition company.  “Bark Your Biz is like Shark Tank, American Idol and Jeopardy all in one exciting and fast-moving program”, said Anthony Bennie.

Meet Our Co-Hosts:







Meet Our Panel of Judges:

A “Tank without Sharks”
for Pet Business Innovators

Wednesday, October 3
1:30 pm

Anthony & Amanda Bennie
"Pet Power Couple" who were both pioneers in the natural pet nutrition movement. Anthony is a Pet Industry Icon Award winner, award-winning product developer, writer, and industry speaker. Amanda is a Women of Influence in the Pet Industry honoree, and a pet product retailing expert. They are the co-founders of Clear Conscience Pet®, the Most Awarded Brand in Pet Nutrition.     
Phil Chang
Retailing Expert & Founder Retail Phil
Tazz Latifi
Holistic pet retailer and pet nutrition and wellness expert and  Founder and CEO, New York City’s Petropolis
BC Henschen 
Pioneering independent pet specialty retailer and popular monthly contributor to Pet Product News.  Founder and CEO, Platinum Paws, an independent retail store in Carmel, Indiana

To be considered, entrepreneur "Barkers" must be 2018 exhibitors at Pet Connections Expo, and must be pet industry brand owners or senior executives.  Interested candidates may apply now!  To apply, send an email to and tell us who you are, what you do and why you want to BARK YOUR BIZ!”

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