Wednesday, December 27, 2017

Filling Out Your Franchise Application

Becoming a franchise owner may be an extensive application and review process. When applying for a franchise ownership opportunity, be prepared to submit detailed background information about yourself, perhaps a credit profile, current occupation and proof that you have the initial capital investment. During the process, you will be working with a representative of the franchise or, in some cases, a third party employed by them for additional information. It can take some time, but is well worth it on your way to becoming a franchise owner!

For more information on the process of becoming a franchise owner, click here to visit our website.

Wednesday, December 13, 2017

Deciding on a Franchise Type

The first step towards becoming a franchise owner is deciding what type of franchise you’d like to own. As businesses continue to grow, you can become franchise owner of just about any company - food, cleaning, and retail services are all popular options for franchise operation. It’s important to select a field within which you have experience or expertise. This will not only show your parent company that you are qualified, but also that you are passionate about the field and therefore more likely to be a successful franchisee. If you have managerial experience in the field, that is also a major plus!

If you love animals, have experience in pet services, and are interested in owning a pet boarding resort, we’d love to hear from you! Visit our website to inquire about owning your own pet resort!

Wednesday, November 29, 2017

A Good Franchise Candidate

Purchasing a franchise license and owning a new business is an exciting, yet daunting, process. Thankfully, licensing the know-how of a franchise offers a sense of security that starting a new business on your own simply cannot replicate. However, owning a franchise still requires a lot of hard work and dedication to the company. The best candidates for franchise ownership are those who are willing to work within the rules and constraints of the existing franchise model in order to make their business a success. While it’s great to bring in creativity and new ideas, understanding that guidelines have been set by the corporate franchise company in order to ensure the success of your new business is an important aspect of buying into this business opportunity.

Think you have what it takes to be a successful franchise owner? Visit our website for more information and to get started!

Wednesday, November 22, 2017

For the Animals

A franchise opportunity in the pet care industry allows you to own a business that benefits the pets and pet owners in your community. If you’re considering this venture, you most likely are a pet owner and an animal lover. You may also agree that, for many people, pets are important members of their family, which is why it is so important to create a business that treats each pet as if they were your own. Investing in a pet care franchise opportunity allows you to work in an environment where you and your staff provide the best care possible for other people’s furry family members through exceptional boarding and daycare services. All processes and procedures have been perfected through years of experience and knowledge of the industry.

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

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.

Wednesday, June 28, 2017

Strong Corporate Staff

Your franchise can only ever be as successful as the staff that you rely on. When deciding on a franchise, look for a franchise company that has an exceptional corporate structure. Look for people in the franchise who guide and support you through the franchise license and opening process. Make sure that you ask them questions about the company before committing to anything, and ensure that you understand what kind of a role they will play in your own franchise. Be sure that you understand their expectations and all roles and responsibilities. Becoming a franchisee should be a win-win situation for all parties involved, so don’t be afraid to ask the tough questions before diving into franchise ownership!

For more information on franchise ownership, our corporate office is here to help! Click here to visit our website.

Wednesday, June 14, 2017

Why Quality Matters in the Pet Boarding Industry

We live in a pet-centered society where, more and more, pets are becoming real members of our family versus just furry companions for our children. That’s why it’s more important than ever to provide quality care for pets. As a franchisor, we provide an easily duplicated model that allows franchisees to offer superior pet care.

Working in the pet boarding industry is rewarding but takes hard work and determination to own a successful franchise. If you have what it takes, contact our corporate office to get started!

Wednesday, May 24, 2017

Make Use of Your Resources

When people talk about “resources” in business, they’re often referring to financial resources, but there are other important resources you should consider when deciding to purchase a franchise – such as other franchise owners!

No one understands your franchise the way other owners of the same franchise will. At some point, they were in your shoes and remember what it was like first purchasing a franchise. They can help to walk you through the trials and tribulations they’ve faced, and how they’ve overcome those obstacles overtime. Most importantly, they can speak with you on the realities of owning a franchise, and answer any questions you have. Speak with multiple owners about their experience, and think of all of the things you’d like to ask them beforehand. You’ll likely find this to be one of the most valuable parts of researching franchise ownership, and will probably be surprised by how receptive other owners are to help you out.

Purchasing a franchise is an important decision, and talking to other franchise owners can help you make the right decision for you! Click here to visit our website and learn more about franchise ownership.

Wednesday, May 10, 2017

All American Pet Resorts is Now Offering Purina ProPlan EN Gastroenteric Food

We have exciting news that we would like to share with our favorite pet parents out there!

We’re proud to announce that we are now offering a Veterinarian EN food that is perfectly suited for the boarding environment: Purina ProPlan EN Gastroenteric food.

In our environment, there is always a degree of stress because pets are away from their beloved families. Keeping their digestive track functioning normally can help them adjust and feel more comfortable in foreign surroundings, so a Veterinarian EN food is a great choice. And Purina products, specifically, are an excellent choice because all Purina products are formulated by qualified nutritionists and meet the federal regulations 21 CFR 110 Current Good Manufacturing Practices, which is also the same standard for human food.

For us here at All American Pet Resorts, there are 3 keys to selecting the perfect food: digestibility for absorption, palatability for taste, and caloric density for energy - and this food checks off all 3 criteria. Additionally, 23% of the calories consumed from this food are from proteins. Since our boarding environment is higher in activity for most pets, they need a few extra calories for energy, so this food is great.

This food is not available for sale unless purchased through a veterinarian. That is why we are so pleased to offer it as a great addition to our all-inclusive pet care. Currently, our Royal Oak, Canton and Lakeshore locations are integrating the new food into their facilities, with the rest of the locations on track to be offering it by the end of the year.

We recommend that all boarding pet parents pick up a sample baggie from their local resort to mix with home food the day before pets arrive for boarding. Then at pet departure, they should pick up another baggie to mix with home food for the first day that their pet has returned home, as this will help with transitioning them to different foods.

If you have any additional questions about the Purina ProPlan EN Gastroenteric food and why we’ve selected it as the food we’re offering to our boarding guests, feel free to give us a call at (941) 661-1175.

Wednesday, April 26, 2017

Not Just a Business in a Box

Many people have misconceptions about licensing and operating a franchise. Just because you’re investing in an already established business system, does not mean that your location is destined to be a success. It takes hard work and determination to make a business profitable. Also important is understanding the industry you are considering. The estimated dollars spent in the Pet Care Industry in 2016 is over $62B with pet boarding, daycare & grooming $5.7B of the total.

A franchise license from All American provides you with industry knowledge, the basic & advanced procedures/processes for animal welfare and care, pet safety, proper boarding and daycare techniques, and in some cases, a basic understanding of pet grooming and training. You must be service oriented and understand that you are servicing your staff, the pets and the pet owners. Working in such an industry can be very challenging, but also very rewarding!

You could be on your way to owning your very own pet resort! For more information, visit our website.

Wednesday, April 12, 2017

Do You Have the Right Personality to be a Successful Franchise Owner?

Before investing in a franchise opportunity, it’s important to evaluate your own personality to help you determine if you’ll be a successful franchise owner. Owning a franchise and being in charge of a successful company requires someone who is able to follow the rules and operate under a proven system. It’s certainly not to say that if you are a creative person that you won’t be able to own and operate a lucrative franchise - in fact, creativity is also a key personality trait to have! Rather, it is important to keep in mind that as a franchise owner you are a creator of a dream.

If you believe that you have what it takes to be a successful franchise owner, click here to visit our website for more information on how to get started!

Wednesday, March 22, 2017

Important Things to Consider When Starting a Pet Resort Business

There are few greater joys than owning a business that directly supports the people and animals in your community. Opening a pet resort requires hard work and a lot of decision-making before you’re even able to get started. Here are just a few of the things that you’ll need to consider:

  • Building Size - Building or leasing a facility for your pet resort requires a lot of space. At minimum, you’ll need a reception area, room for your staff (whether that is offices or a break room), restrooms, indoor and outdoor play areas for the pets, as well as the actual boarding suites. If you plan to offer grooming or training as well, you’ll need to make sure that your building has the proper space to accommodate those services.
  • Animal Types - Do you want to only board dogs, or cats as well? It’s important to decide what population you will serve, and ensure that you have everything you will need to cater to whichever animals you decide to offer boarding to.
  • Animal Size Limitations - Once you decide what type of animals you’ll be boarding, you still need to determine if you will have any size limitations on animals. Dogs can range from only a few pounds to over 100 pounds and no matter how gentle a large breed dog is, you’ll need to keep some animals separated to ensure everyone’s safety.

Starting your own pet resort business can be overwhelming, but we are here to help! Click here to visit our website and inquire about our pet resort franchise opportunities!

Wednesday, March 8, 2017

Tips for Franchise Success - Tip #3

Embarking on the journey of becoming a franchise owner is an important decision, and it’s one that you shouldn’t take lightly! We are continuing to share tips for franchise success through our blog, and this time, we’re sharing with you our third and final tip to ensure that your franchise will be the best business decision you’ve ever made!

3rd Tip for Success - Develop a Strong Marketing Plan

It’s tempting to rely on your franchise’s name and reputation to have a successful business, but it can take a lot more than that to get your location established. Perhaps you’re a franchisee owner of a lesser-known company, or you’re the first to bring your franchise to your area. Even if your franchise company is well known, you still need to be prepared to market and advertise in order to build a client base and get yourself off the ground.

First, make sure you understand and implement any and all marketing plans and campaigns that your corporate headquarters has in place for you. They likely have a solid base of marketing planned out that you can then build from and will probably have a marketing company available to help guide you.

Then, figure out the customized additional marketing strategies that you want to invest in. This could be flyers around town, advertisements in local papers or magazines, participating in community events or partnering with other businesses in your area. Be creative!

Become a franchise owner today! Visit our website to learn more about our exciting franchise opportunities.

Wednesday, February 22, 2017

Tips for Franchise Success – Tip #2

Whether it’s something you’ve dreamed about for a long time or a recent business venture you’ve decided to pursue, the decision to purchase a franchise is an exciting yet major commitment. This month, we’re sharing another tip for franchise success to encourage and prepare you for the business journey ahead!

2nd Tip for Success – Be Prepared to Work

It’s easier said than done. No matter how well established your franchise company already is, getting your franchise off the ground is going to require a lot of hard work and support. Equip yourself with the best team possible and be prepared to handle all aspects of your business. This includes management, finances and the day-to-day operations of your business. Make sure that you fully appreciate everything that goes into making a business run before you commit to anything!

Purchasing a franchise is a great opportunity to become a business owner for an already established company with a reputation for excellence. To find out more about our pet resort franchise opportunities, visit our website!

Wednesday, February 8, 2017

Tips for Franchise Success - Tip #1

There are a few important things to keep in mind in order to own a successful franchise business. It takes more than just hard work to have a long running business; it takes dedication, passion, and a lot of support from your team and customers. Over the next few blog posts, we’ll be sharing five top things that make a franchise successful.

1st Tip for Success - Follow the Business Model

Focus on the products and services you’ll be offering, and think of the best ways to market these services in a way that is unique from other businesses that are similar to your own. Do so by making things as convenient, affordable, and easy to access for your customers. For many, this includes having an easy-to-navigate website with an option to fill out a form to either reserve a service, make an appointment or have a team member contact you. The corporate office of your franchise should have a clear business model for you to follow - and it's important to stick to it!

Stay tuned for more tips on how to have a successful franchise!

Sunday, January 15, 2017

The First Step to Buying a Franchise

Many people are excited about the idea of purchasing a franchise. It can be a great personal investment and convenient way to start a business, all while knowing that you have the guidance and knowledge of all of the franchisees and franchise owner.

Before jumping into anything, it’s important to do your research and really understand the company whose franchise you’ll be purchasing, and make sure that your goals align with the company’s. You’d hate to come to find out that you’re required to operate your business much differently than you had originally planned to.

Thankfully, most franchise companies are very transparent and want all of their franchisees to succeed, which means that they’ll equip you with the proper tools and information to get your business off the ground and keep it running for years to come. Don’t be afraid to ask your potential franchise company questions in order to prevent any confusion, misunderstanding, or frustration down the line.

All American Pet Resorts is committed to ensuring the success of all our franchisees! For more information on how to become a franchise owner, give us a call today!