Pet Business Info – Start Your Own Pet Business Learn how to make money while doing something you love. Thu, 24 Nov 2016 01:34:32 +0000 en-US hourly 1 Why Good Pet Grooming Experts Are Hard To Find Tue, 05 Nov 2013 06:58:15 +0000 Pet grooming is essential to pet ownership. Grooming will ensure the pet’s emotional and physical health. A dog or cat must be groomed to ensure that not only do they look good, but they are made safe by having their nails and hair cut properly. Most people do not want to go through the hassle of home pet grooming. This process is a mess and can cause serious injury to the animal if it is done by unprofessional means. Expert pet grooming is expensive, but with the right groomer your pet will look good and feel good. Some professional pet groomers, though trained professionally, do not do a good job and there has been some instances of pet groomers hurting or mistreating animals.

When you go to a professional pet groomer for the first time carefully inspect your pet after the grooming is done. When you pick them up from the service most animals will be shaken from the experience, but if your animal is extremely shy when they’d first get back from the groomer, there may be some circumstances that you need to look into. Carefully inspect your pet. Look for cuts, scratches or razor burn, which will appear to be like a red rash on the skin. That grooming professionals have been known to accidentally cut off dew claws or to split the nails when trimming them.

If you think that your pet has been mistreated during pet grooming talk to the groomer. Show them the reason of your concern, and let them explain what has happened the best they can. If you are not satisfied with the answer that be groomer gives you, there are several options in which you can follow. You could report them to the state board that issued their license. They are you can file a grievance or ask for advice on what to do next. You can also call the Better Business Bureau to file a complaint. This will be publicly displayed if other customers wish to use the same groomer and want to investigate first.

A pet grooming license is similar to a cosmetologist license. The pet groomer has to be board certified from the state and adhere to the standards and practices of that state issue. If a pet groomer is out of compliance with the state standards, they can have their license removed or be put on probation. If severe mistreatment of your pet is observed, you should call the local authorities. You should both call the police or the animal control officer in your town and report the mistreatment of the animal. As with all businesses there are black sheets to the pet grooming profession.

Sometimes you may have to try several pet groomers to get your pet grooming needs met. Some groomers are not qualified to cut the hair of specific breeds. If your long-haired cat needs to be groomed, be sure you take him to a cat groomer. Cats are hard to groomand a special expertise is needed to ensure safety of the cat. Choose your pet grooming professionals carefully and report anything that you might perceive as unsavory. Once a proper pet groomer has been identified by you, stick with that person and advertise for them with word-of-mouth. The safety of your animal is more important than cost. A good pet grooming professional is hard to find, but it is worth it for the safety, health, and well-being of your pet.

Starting Your Own Home Business Fri, 01 Nov 2013 04:26:00 +0000 Ok, so you have researched the facts, weighed the pros and cons and have finally decided that a home business is right for you. But now you need to figure out what type of business you want and how to proceed with marketing this business.

There are many types of home businesses but not all of them are right for all people. You need to ask yourself these questions: Do I want to start my own business from scratch? Do I just want to join an MLM and sell for someone else? Do I want to sell physical products or digital products? Do I want to do all the work online or offline too? Do I want help with my business or do I want to go solo? Do I just want to become an affiliate and sell other people’s online products?

MLM/Direct Sales – The company you sell for is in control of how you run your business. You are paid a commission for sales and usually have to recruit a downline.

Distributorship – You are in control of your own business. You keep all profits and do not need to recruit a downline.

Digital Products – Selling digital products such as ebooks is done online and there is no need for an inventory, shipping or worrying about damaged goods.

Affiliate Programs – many people make a good online income just by selling other people’s products.

Service Provider – This would include such things as virtual assistant, party planner, pet sitter, etc.

These types of businesses can be combined to form one very successful business. Such as applying for a distributorship and then also offering ebooks on your online store site.

Once you have chosen your business and gotten all your permits, tax numbers, etc, you will need to start marketing your new business. There are countless ways to do this online and offline.

Offline Marketing

Offline marketing would include: business cards, flyers, attending your community events and networking, attending expos, craft fairs, trade shows, postcards, phone calls, newsletter advertising, door hangers, radio, fundraisers, school functions, catalog distribution, mailing lists, home parties, car magnets, brochures, seminars, yellow pages and more. Use your creativity to come up with your own unique marketing ideas.

Online Marketing

Marketing strategies online include: link exchanges, search engines, autoresponders, online auctions, email press release, online chats/seminars, ebooks, blogging, tutorials, ad swapping, ezine publishing, article marketing and much more!

To market your home business takes a lot of work, consistency, time and commitment. Handing out a couple business cards and throwing up a website will not suffice. Work as many as these marketing ideas as you can. Find out which ones really work for you and then expand on them. Then try more!

I want to make sure you understand that you cannot treat your business as a hobby. If you want a successful business with a full time income, you have to work your business full time. If you find one of these programs that claim you can make thousands a week for 5 minutes of work, (that actually work) please let me know. In the meantime, start using some of these ideas and get your business name out there!

How To Balance Your Home And Business When You Work At Home Tue, 15 Oct 2013 01:29:42 +0000 Many people desire the ability to work at home. They imagine themselves rolling out of bed, commuting 20 feet without any traffic, except for the occasional pet sleeping in the hallway and starting work in their home office as they sip on their favorite latte. Without the daily office politics, commute, and water cooler gossip they feel they’ll be more focused and, ultimately, more efficient. However, with this freedom come some unforeseen drawbacks that can affect your stress level. You may find it difficult to keep yourself organized and motivated without the pressures of a boss or management team.

When you work from home and not required to clock in and out at a specific time, you are responsible for your own time management.

To keep yourself and your home office organized so you are more productive and have less stress, try the following tips:

1. Keep a separate and specific work area in your home. This can be as simple as setting up a large desk and a small filing cabinet in a quiet room. Make sure you have plenty of lighting. Keep it clean and organized so you can find the materials and supplies you need to do your work.

2. Learn how you are more productive. Identify what type of work environment helps you work at your best. Are you more productive when you’re working at your desk or sitting on the couch? Your home office is your domain. Add personal items and things that help give you a positive attitude to help make you more productive.

3. Schedule specific task. Plan your work schedule by identifying your most productive time and when you have the most energy. If you a morning person and think more clearly in the mornings then do your most difficult and important task during this time. If you have children you may want to begin work after you get them off to school, before they wake up or even during their nap.

4. Set your business hours and adhere to the schedule. Just because you work at home doesn’t mean you can take a break whenever you want because there’s no boss to tell you to get back to work. You must be managing your time by setting your business hours and following them, after all you are your own boss. Also, many people or clients may assume since you work from home you are available 24/7. Avoid interruptions by setting specific office hours when other people can contact you regarding business. Communicate this – put your business hours on your business cards, website, e-mails and voice-mail recording.

5. Plan, negotiate and prioritize. No matter how hard you try, your business and personal lives will collide. Don’t stress out when personal interruptions affect your business life. Learn to detach from your work mode, to focus and address the interruption and resolve it so that you can move forward. Then switch back to work mode and get back to your regular work schedule. Eventually, you will learn to weave in and out between business mode and personal mode throughout the day so their can be a productive balance between work and life when you work at home.

Best Home Based Businesses for Pet Lovers Tue, 08 Oct 2013 09:48:00 +0000 One of the best home based businesses for pet lovers is pet sitting. This career allows you to spend time watching other people’s pets while they are away. What makes pet sitting one of the best home based businesses is that you care for people’s pets in their homes, and you remain on a fairly flexible schedule. Pet Sitters, International is an organization to check out if you are interested in pet sitting as a business opportunity.

Another one of the best home based businesses for pet lovers is to run a doggie day care.

In a doggie day care, you watch other people’s dogs while they work. You get to spend your day playing with and caring for the dogs, and at the end of the day they go home. Check with your local zoning commission, though, as they may have laws governing the amount of dogs you can have on your property.

If you do not have a queasy stomach, being a professional pooper-scooper is another one of the best home based businesses for pet lovers. For just a few minutes per yard, the profits are very lucrative for pooper-scoopers. With a minimal investment in equipment, this is one of the best home based businesses for people looking for a simple business with little overhead.

If you like to bake, running a mail order pet bakery is yet another of the best home based businesses for pet owners.

There are thousands of recipes available on the internet and in books for pet treats, food, and more. Some people have started making dry food for canines, and others create gourmet treats. One of the factors that makes this part of the best home based businesses list is that it offers you a lot of flexibility in your schedule, especially if you run your business exclusively online.

If you love pets and love doing things for them, it only makes sense that you might want to have a career that involves pets. The best home based businesses offer you a chance to make a living doing what you love – caring for pets.