How to Start a Home-Based Pet Care Business (Home-Based Business Series)

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9780762710225: How to Start a Home-Based Pet Care Business (Home-Based Business Series)

This series provides the tools to help launch a successful home business and keep it running in today's competitive environment. Like having a personal business advisor, each title in this series provides insider information from professionals who have done it themselves, including: -- Essential information on start-up costs, self-evaluation, and zoning regulations-- Advice on how to attract first-time customers, maintain a loyal client base, and price services competitively and profitably-- Easy-to-use worksheets and questionnaires to help entrepreneurs focus on success, plus sample business forms-- Listings of contacts, organizations, and phone numbers of people in the trade-- Internet sites as sources of information, marketing and selling, and making contacts

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Do you love animals? Have you ever dreamed of making them your life's work? Have you ever imagined yourself as a groomer, a dog walker/pet sitter, or an obedience trainer? This comprehensive book contains all the necessary tools and success strategies you will need to launch and grow your own home-based pet care business.Author Kathy Salzberg, a successful home-based groomer, shares her experience and down-to-earth advice on every aspect of setting up and running a thriving home-based business. Throughout these pages she will show you how to develop a business plan, estimate your start-up costs, price your services, and stay profitable once you're in business. From painless record keeping to savvy marketing techniques, her step-by-step methods are realistic, innovative, and easy to understand.From advice on zoning and insurance to pet grooming and health issues, this guide can help you experience the satisfaction of building your won home-based business.Learn all about: what it takes to be a professional groomer, dog walker/pet sitter, or obedience trainer; attracting clients and gaining their trust; equipping your home office and shop; pricing competitively; setting your daily schedule; building your reputation; managing growth. The following special features as well as workbook pages are included: business registration form; sample business plan; sample client card; sample grooming menu; pet sitter's service contract; obedience trainer's contract; business opening press release; advertising and promotion checklist. (7 x 10, 288 pages, business forms, charts)

About the Author:

Kathy Salzberg has been involved in the pet care business for twenty-four years and is co-owner of The Village Groomer, a grooming salon and pet-related store in Walpole, Massachusetts. A nationally certified master groomer, she writes a monthly column in Groom & Board magazine called "Groomer Humor." Her feature articles also appear regularly in Cat Fancy, Dog Fancy, Dogs USA, Cats USA, and Popular Dog Magazine.

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