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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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Meet guide dog Natalie at Llandudno Promenade on July 8
We also found that members of the public often talk to the guide dog rather than the owner.
Pictured with guide dogs Landy and Jag are Felicity Stratton and Laura Antcliffe from the Guide Dogs charity |
I'll be getting noticed in neon this Guide Dog Week so that more people can benefit from the independence a guide dog can bring.
In a survey of over 4,500 UK adults, charity Guide Dogs found that 31 per cent of adults think these specially trained dogs can be relied upon to empty the washing machine and 47 per cent believe they can pick up a ringing phone for their owner.
Liz Gilbert, from Guide Dogs, said: "Naming a puppy is a really special thing to do and we are absolutely delighted that Modus has chosen to fundraise for us.
On June 7, the guide dogs will be at Morrisons in Cardiff Bay, so why not go and meet these amazing dogs and help raise some money at the same time?
Business people from the city and members of the Aberdeen Branch of Guide Dogs planned the fundraising ball at the Marcliffe Hotel.
Guide Dogs, which is affiliated with the American Council of the Blind, conducted a statistically small--but telling--survey to learn:
HONLEY Ladies' Choir will be carol singing in aid of Guide Dogs in Huddersfield town centre on the afternoon this Saturday.
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.
A guide dog charity has warned the number of attacks on the trained animals by other, more dangerous dogs is at an all-time high.

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