The Mobile Dog Groomer Start Up Plan

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Are You Ready to Start Your Business?

You’ve decided the time to finally start your own business is now. You’re excited. You’ve perhaps been working in at a dog groomers shop for awhile now and you know you’ve got the talent.

But are you ready?

Traits of a mobile dog groomer

First off, even people who love dogs aren’t going always to make for the best mobile dog groomer. So, really evaluate if this is the right business for your.

A mobile Dog grooming business is best for:

  • Someone who understands dog behavior and how it might change by breed.
  • Naturally calm.
  • Not squeamish. A very anxious dog is known to through up or have diarrhea when being groomed.
  • Okay with being alone -aside from the dog- most of the day.
  • A confident driver
  • Good at meeting deadlines. You go to your appointments, so planning ahead to make sure you’re not late is important.
  • Able to afford the equipment and business software.
  • Physically capable of handling and moving around dogs of varying sizes
  • Skilled at dog grooming.

If you know this is the business that’s truly right for you, then it’s time to get started!

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If Your Business Strategy Doesn’t Work…Change it.

You’ve made a plan. You’re excited and doing everything right. You’re consistent and you’re taking the advice from experts in the field. But then month after month your business strategy doesn’t work and eventually, you give up.

This is a super COMMON problem for entrepreneurs. And it happens when young entrepreneurs copy and paste what is supposed to work into their business strategy and then don’t adjust it far enough when it’s not working.

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Why You Need an End of the Year Review

Know Where You’ve Been and You’ll Get Where You Are Going.

Track where you've been in your end of the year review to know where you want your next year to take you.

When you’re running a business it’s pretty important to be able to track your progress in an end of the year review. You should be tracking your budget, seeing your expenses and noting what your actual profits are. You’ll want to know how well your marketing efforts do and if you’re seeing any growth.

A look back over what you’ve done with your business over a year is a crucial step towards growing your business.

Why?

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Reducing No-Shows as Easy as 1-2-3!

When you’re a service oriented business that lives on appointments, reducing no-shows is kind of a big deal. And if it’s not on your radar to build your success, then it should be now.

The good news: Reducing no-shows is pretty simple.

One: Think Like a Customer not Like a the Business Owner

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Your business is your daily. It’s your focus. You believe your services are essential to people’s lives and live your business day in and out.

If you approach the no show problem from that perspective you’re going to get frustrated quickly. When your business and the services and products you provide are the big focus of your daily life, it’s hard to wrap your head around why someone who made an appointment with you would simply not show up.

You might be frustrated thinking it’s rude. Or may get into a panic of “why don’t they like me!!!!”But you need to just step back and think like your customer.

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