If you are fond of animals especially dogs, a dog care business might be a good idea. Taking good care of dogs will surely provide business opportunities to all dog lovers. You can earn big amount of money while doing what you love.
Type of Services to Offer
You must choose and decide what type of services you offer to customers. These services can be dog-walking, dog-sitting, grooming etc.
You can start small and eventually you can add extra services in the future to meet your customer’s demand. Select a name for you business. You may check on name availability with the secretary of state office and also with U.S. Patent and Trademark Office.
Make a Business Plan
Make sure to create a concrete business plan to make your business a reality. Your business plan must include information that is related to your mission and business goals, estimated income, financing requirements and marketing strategies. You must also take time to learn more about your other competitors like how many dog care business are operating in your area, what the e estimated prices and expected costs.
Purchase essential equipments
Dog-sitting and dog-walking services may only require few and inexpensive items like leashes, dog toys and treats. If your business is a pet boutique and grooming business it can be a little bit expensive and need to invest in the equipment. If you’re buying new equipments don’t forget to consider your future business goals for the expansion and development.
Search for a location
Many dog care business can start with your home. However if you want to put up a dog boutique, dog bakeries and large grooming operations, a perfect location would be nice. If you have a good location at the start of your business there will be a chance to have a greater amount of income. You must check the area if there are competitors near you, traffic as well as the population.
You can advertise your dog care business through social media like Facebook and Instagram. But don’t underestimate the power of brochures and business cards too. You can also ask help from your family, friends and colleagues to help you promote your new dog care business.