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In the BCG growth share matrix, the quadrant representing companies, especially subsidies, that require minimal cash injections but have low market shares, and therefore usually operate with little or no profit. These companies usually exist in mature industries with well established but not very profitable markets, products, or brands. Some analysts recommend selling dogs, as they have little potential for growth; however, because they require little capital to operate, they may be useful and may perhaps produce an earnings surprise. See also: Marketing, Portfolio analysis.


Slang for an undesirable property.

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Richard Llewellyn, the guide dog mobility instructor who nominated Maggi and Annie, says: "What Maggi wanted to achieve by getting a guide dog is something most of us take for granted - just popping down the road for milk and bread.
The figures arrive as MPs discuss the Anti-Social Behaviour, Crime and Policing Bill, which would make an attack on an assistance dog an aggravated offence, and also make it an offence for a dog to be dangerously out of control when there is "reasonable concern" that it will injure an assistance dog such as a guide dog.
It was a great chance for us to meet the students, who raised enough money from the event to name their own Guide Dog Puppy.
HIGHLIGHT: To mark the start of Guide Dog Week the Liver Building in Liverpool had | |guide dogs projected on it GAVIN TRAFFORD
We also found that 7% assumed that the NHS or social care services (14%) are mainly responsible for providing guide dogs - a responsibility that regular readers will know solely falls to Guide Dogs as the service receives no Government funding for the guide dog service and is completely reliant on donations.
The guide dog service receives no government funding and depends entirely upon public support including from businesses such as Jaguar Land Rover.
Guide dog owner Craig Blackbird from Houghton-le-Spring had to leave university after completely losing his sight.
It announced the survey ahead of Guide Dogs Week which runs from October 3-11 and has a theme of "Let's Glow" in tribute to the famous neon flash on the guide dog harness.
They have been using their guide dog training skills to teach the traumatised animals at the rescue centre, how to play and relax, but they need toys for the dogs, Guide please go uk and so the couple have launched an appeal on the Guide Dogs Cymru Facebook page.
Meeting a person like Kevin and his guide dog Freddie, was really interesting and just seeing how much Freddie has positively impacted Kevin's life makes all the organisation and fund-raising worthwhile.
For more information on the Guide Dogs charity, please visit www.
AN INCREASE in the number of working guide dogs being hit by bicycles on London's streets has led to the launch of a new awareness campaign.