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To keep on top of animal grooming trends you should plan to attend local dog and cat shows, and go to pet grooming industry expos, and conventions. You should subscribe to industry magazines as well, and check internet frequently. It is a font of knowledge and there are web sites, such as PetGroomer.com that are there to help people start their animal grooming business, obtain training, and calendars of events.
Since you are working for yourself, you have to rely on your ability to keep customers happy. This means always being available for set appointments, maintaining a clean work area, and being professional at all times. Even though you work from home, or out of a van, professionalism keeps your clients coming to you and not another pet grooming business.
There are many ways to get into this industry. You can purchase a franchise, which give you credibility of an established name. You can purchase a local pet grooming business that is currently for sale. Of course, you can start your own grooming business.
You should check with your local government for any zoning, licensure, and insurance requirements for your business. This is very important and could be difference of your grooming business succeeding or failing. A dog grooming business is still a business no mater how much fun you have doing it.
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