From advice on zoning and insurance to pet grooming and health issues, this guide can help you hit the ground running. Learn how to price competitively, attract clients, and build your reputation as a professional groomer, dog walker/pet sitter, or obedience trainer.
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.
Table of Contents(1) Why Pet Care?, (2) Before You Begin, (3) Getting Down to Business, (4) Creating Your Workspace, (5) By the Numbers: Accounting and Taxes, (6) Insuring Your Success, (7) Banking on Your Future, (8) The Basics of Working at Home, (9) Constructing Your Home Grooming Shop, (10) Financing Your Grooming Business, (11) Pet Grooming Potpourri, (12) Pet Sitting and Dog Walking, (13) Obedience Training, (14) Marketing and Public Relations, (15) The Personal Touch, (16) Watching Baby Grow, Closing Thoughts