Part of the Pack
Join Date: Jun 2004
Location: Spokane, Washington
As expensive as the education can be, the equipment costs are pretty high as well.
When starting a business it's always good to sit back and write up a business plan before moving foreward. Mission Statement, Goals,marketing plan,overhead cost vs projected earning and what's left over for salary and an action plan on achiving these things. Then you take a look see at it and ponder on whether or not this is really viable, have others review it. Owning a profitable business takes a lot of work, more than a lot of people consider until they are neck deep financially and not prepared realistically the kind of time they need to put into it to see the profit they expected.
I wholly encourage people to go for it, but not blindly. Take the time to do the pre-work and you'll be better off. Anyone I would go into business with would need to explain all of these angles of their planning as well.
As for the grooming business specifically I can't say much, other than sound business practices carry across all industries.
I'm so excited for you, this could be a great adventure. I look foreward to hearing how this works out.
My wonderful loves:
Emma, Xavier, SweetPea, Mr. Pickles, Mary Beth, Sheldon,Zena,Cadbury,Kapuah,Walter,Lou,Chip, Dilbert, Cartman, Gessepi,Miranda, Henry & Riker (my chins)/ Bunny, Little Cat,Clarissa (cats) , Lucy & Grace (Dappled Doxies) Simon (GSD puppy), Cookie (Australian Shepherd puppy), Captain Jack (cockatiel)