Wednesday, October 18, 2017

Gathering Support

When it comes to owning a new business, whether as a franchisee or as an independent, one factor that is often overlooked is having complete support from your friends and family. While it may seem trivial compared to many of the other considerations, it is imperative that the decision to go forward is one that everyone supports 100 percent.

In addition to the financial investment, there will also be a huge investment of your time, especially over the first few years. In our business, caring for pets is a 365 day commitment. Understanding in advance that holidays and other family times may be interrupted by the business is a discussion to have ahead of time. Though it’s normal for the people who care about you to be skeptical of such a big decision on your behalf, it is important to set realistic expectations for yourself and of your friends and family before getting into a franchise.

With your family's support, your franchise is bound to be a success! If you are interested in purchasing a franchise, contact our corporate team through our website today.

Wednesday, September 27, 2017

Taking Charge

An important aspect of being a good business owner is being a strong leader within your company. It is important to know how not only to manage your employees, but also how to be a resource for them. Even if you choose to be hands off when it comes to running the day-to-day operations of your facility, while leaving a trusted employee to do the majority of management, it is still important that you make yourself available and make it clear that the success of your business is not just a priority to you, but also something that you consider to be your responsibility. There are many training courses and certifications that you can receive in order to build your leadership experience and knowledge. Being a good leader is an important aspect of being a successful franchise owner.

We want to see all of our franchise locations and owners build their business to be the very best it can be. For more information on franchise opportunities, click here to visit our website.

Wednesday, September 20, 2017

A Franchise Opportunity

Many people dream of owning their own business one day, but are too fearful that their business idea won’t take off - so they don’t actually pursue their dream. There are no guarantees when it comes to business, but a great way to become a business owner with less risk and uncertainty is through licensing a franchise. In doing so, you are investing in a business model that is already well established, has a good reputation with the public, and offers services or products that customers want and need The best part of becoming a franchisee is that it opens up many doors to resources that will be invaluable while building your business.

For more information on franchise opportunities, click here to visit our website.

Wednesday, August 30, 2017

What Kind of Investment?

A commonly asked question regarding franchise ownership is how much it costs to own one. Prior to licensing a franchise, the franchisor may evaluate your liquid assets in order to determine if you have the financial wherewithal to withstand the financial pressures of starting a new business. If you qualify, an initial fee is required. From there the franchisor will assist you in determining the development cost of your franchise location. Costs vary depending upon the size, market and materials for each location.

For more information on franchise ownership, click here to visit our website.

Wednesday, August 16, 2017

Why Own a Franchise

There are many factors that go into deciding to embark on the exciting journey of franchise ownership. Owning a franchise comes with many challenges, but the advantages of being a franchise owner outweighs all of the obstacles that you will face. Here are just a few of the reasons to own a franchise:

Company Competency: Evaluating the competency of the franchisor should be your first step. A franchisor that knows the industry, their place in the industry and the profile of their customer is a tremendous asset. Ask these basic questions:
  1. How does the franchisor keep current in trends?
  2. How does the franchisor continue to keep the concept fresh?
  3. What is the franchisor attitude toward customer service?
  4. What is the field presence of the franchisor?
  5. How willing is the franchisor to collaborate with franchisees?

Established Marketing Practices: Your franchise will already have corporate marketing; it may even be the reason that you learned about your franchise or ownership opportunities in the first place! With an established marketing plan in place, you won’t need to spend as much of your own financial resources on such things as advertising.

Franchise Resources: Whether you have questions, concerns, or are unsure about how to handle an issue pertaining to your business, your corporate office and fellow franchise owners have been there before! Owning a franchise means that you have access to dozens of resources that may help to guide and aid you in your franchise ownership journey.

Are you ready to embark on your own franchise journey? Click here to visit our website to get started!

Wednesday, July 26, 2017

Making Your Franchise a Success

There are two main influences that will determine the success of your franchise.

  1. Ensure that you have enough capital. We find that working with the financial institution or a good financial advisor is the first critical step in determining your investment capability. From there, we can begin to establish the size of your pet resort.
  2. Commit to yourself to follow the business model to the letter. You will never know what the franchisor knows. There is nothing that you will experience that the franchisor has not already experienced. So, leverage the experience and knowledge that will be provided to you.

So before licensing your franchise do your own due diligence. Do not be lured by fast talking sales professionals. Instead trust your advisors, trust the words of existing franchisees and then trust yourself. For more information on franchise ownership, or to start your own franchise journey, click here to visit our website or contact our office for more information.

Wednesday, July 12, 2017

The Rewarding Pet Boarding Industry

If you’re considering a franchise opportunity, the pet boarding industry is the place to look first. Take a look at these facts as reported by the American Pet Products Association.

Industry Facts
  • 2017 revenue for the industry is $62B, growing to $91B by 2019.
  • Pet boarding and grooming market segment revenue is $6.3B with boarding making up 38%.
  • Pets are valued members of families and treated as such.
  • Pet ownership continues to grow 1.9% annually – estimated 188mm pets in 2016.
  • 40% of all US households own at least 1 dog.

We take our responsibilities as a franchisor very seriously and are here to assist you in realizing your entrepreneurial dream. If you are interested in licensing a pet boarding franchise, contact our corporate office today.