Terry Hannaford is the CEO of Omega Paw Dog & Cat Accessories. A large manufacturer of dog and cat acessories including novelty items including “beer” for dogs, “mixed drink” cat treats and their patented scratching posts. Before our interview, Terry took me on an tour of the Omega Paw factory/warehouse where I was able to see his employees (which he knew all by name) making some of the products, and also see the ways in which the items are packaged and stored. In this interview with Terry, he discusses how his business motto revolves around the importance of good ethics and also the importance of evolving your business with the changing culture.
Terry talks about how important it is to pursue something you love, and how valuable relationships are, but also being aware of the needs of clients and employees. This interview shows listeners how important being ethical and kind is, but also how rewarding watching your business evolve from one product, to hundreds of products is. Before leaving, Terry handed me one of his self cleaning litter boxes, and many bags of specialty cat treats because I had mentioned I had two cats (they love their new kitty gear). Thanks again!