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Heidi Ganahl  

Founder and CEO of Camp Bow Wow, the largest and fastest growing pet care franchise in North America

Heidi Ganahl is one of the country’s most extraordinary, respected, and in demand women entrepreneurs. She regularly lends advice to everyone from top executives to the local professional with a dream and an idea. And she does it with style and sophistication. Ganahl has triumphed over staggering adversity. Beginning with the loss of her husband at the age of 27, to losing a million-dollar insurance settlement, Ganahl’s entrepreneurial spirit and extraordinary leadership skills have helped her pick herself up and emerge as a top dog of Camp Bow Wow, the $40 million leader in the pet and franchise industry.

Ganahl's informative, inspirational, and entertaining presentations are jam packed with memorable content and lavishly peppered with invaluable tips, tricks, and wisdom gained along the way. Ganahl has turned her lifelong passion for dogs into a multi-million dollar business and she has created a related charitable foundation to support her furry friends. Her book, Tails from the Bark Side, was released in 2010 and became a best-seller in the world of start ups

Ganahl’s company Camp Bow Wow was recently named to the Inc. 500 fastest growing company list, #88 on Entrepreneur Magazine’s 105 Fastest-Growing Franchises in North America, and the 26th fastest growing women owned business in the country! Ganahl has been featured on America Online, Busines Week Online, CNN Money, and in Parenting, Entrepreneur, More Magazine, Success, and Franchise Times. Ganahl recently inspired millions with her story on CNBC's The Big Idea with Donny Deutsch.

Her energetic and inspiring talks are lessons learned from the years building Camp Bow Wow, from the first camp which opened in Denver in 2000 to a $40 million business with more than 200 franchisees in 40 states and Canada, to the value of giving back to the inspiration for the passion, the dogs, through The Bow Wow Buddies Foundation. Your audiences will love hearing the war stories from this 10 years of struggle and hard work to attain her status as the leader of the pack in the pet industry.

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