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.

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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!

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