Pet Grooming Business

Written by Randy Wilson

Do you like animals? Would you like to work for yourself? Pet grooming could berepparttar career for you.

A grooming business is more than just washing dogs. It can include cleaning ears, trimming nails, brushing teeth, and shavingrepparttar 136509 animal’s coat in stylish ways. The animal can be a dog, cat, pig or other type of animal.

With an animal grooming business,repparttar 136510 choice is yours. You can haverepparttar 136511 clients drop their animals at our house or you can start a mobile pet grooming business. The options are limitless.

Starting a pet grooming business does require that you become a certified pet groomer. Research different dog grooming schools in your area, and choose one that fits your needs. Try to find one that offers pet grooming business management classes withrepparttar 136512 actual pet grooming classes.

Once you are trained, or while you are in training, you should start to create a pet grooming business plan. Since you will incur some start up costs for your training, licenses, insurance, and equipment, having a business plan can help you obtain a loan to get started.

It is estimated thatrepparttar 136513 industry will grow over 10% inrepparttar 136514 next five years. This means that your grooming business will likely grow quickly as long as you are professional at all times. This also means that you will have to complete some office work daily as well. Owning an animal grooming business is not just animal grooming.

Pricing can be difficult to determine, but a few phone calls to local grooming salons, or individuals who perform grooming, will give you and idea regarding what services you should be providing and an estimation ofrepparttar 136515 fees. You will need also to decide if you business will be just a dog grooming business or if you will groom other pets too.

Because your business is client oriented, you will need to build a clientele list. The best way to do this is to get your name into your community. You can place flyers at pet stores and veterinarian offices, and animal shelters. You can create a press release for local newspapers and radio stations. You can even offer your services torepparttar 136516 local animal shelter. If they like your work, they will refer people to you.

Write from Home: lessons from the editors

Written by Stephanie Olsen

Writers talk about rejection allrepparttar time – just part ofrepparttar 136496 job. But getting rejected by a no-pay publication really scrapesrepparttar 136497 barrel. I know: it's happened to me more than once and now that it's been years [of therapy] later, I can admit lessons learned.

1. Competing Market

My first novice article submission was to an AboutCom site. The writing was good, and loaded with links to other helpful sites. It wasrepparttar 136498 latter that gotrepparttar 136499 piece booted. The website editor simply did not choose to publish articles that might lead readers to sites similar to her own.

This goes directly torepparttar 136500 "study back issues" mandate offered by experienced writers. Even if you don't agree with a specific editor's approach, you need to write to those specifics or submit elsewhere.

2. Preaching torepparttar 136501 Choir

Animal organizations are usually sorely in need of donations, whether financial, by way of goods or content for newsletters. However, an article onrepparttar 136502 care and feeding of feral cats, garnered from years of experience in rescue work, was rejected onrepparttar 136503 grounds that it was targeted torepparttar 136504 wrong readership.

Acting on that advice, I searched out and submitted to "how-to" publications directed at readers not involved in stray cat rescue, and publishedrepparttar 136505 article multiple times. For example, a gardening ezine was interested in it fromrepparttar 136506 point of view of "pest control" rather than any humane reasons per se. Semantics aside, people who might never have readrepparttar 136507 thing in some radical animal rights newsletter were potentially reached.

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