According to MyPetBusiness.com, the fastest-growing home-based businesses in today’s market center around pet care. Among these, sitting for busy pet parents ranks high on the short list of businesses that continue to grow, despite an economic downturn. The website, offering pet-based business management tools, goes one step further to report pet-based businesses as recession-proof ventures that will weather the recent storm of economic uncertainty.
Further numbers from the American Pet Product’s Association illustrate the growth potential for pet care service providers. The popularity of pet supplies and services continues to grow, despite cutbacks made by many Americans – good news for future pet sitters.
Getting started in this booming business opportunity has become easier as others have paved the way. Business start-up kits for dog walking and pet sitting businesses and books specifically written to help small pet business owners succeed are now widely available. Even if simply considering adding pet sitting to an already established grooming operation, trailblazers have already been in your shoes and have advice to share.
From forms and contracts with approved legal language to employee training manuals and sample business plans – every tool at your disposal has never been more available or accessible.
Before purchasing business management tools, consider the following vetting process for deciding which companies are most likely to provide valuable tools to ensure your success.
The Boss’ Credentials
Search for the name of the CEO behind the materials being offered. A simple search of the Internet should suggest a relevant background in the pet industry. If it appears that the face behind the advice is likely a consultant for general business management, you’re not likely to get dog-sitting specific information from the company. If the brains of the operation that produces the business management tools actually owns a thriving pet business, you’re on the right track.
Pet services are a relatively new category in the marketplace. If the company offering business management tools has been around since the advent of the pet care craze, their information is likely to be steeped in trial and error – providing a firm foundation for your own venture.
Any company should be willing and able to provide testimonials from actual business owners who have benefited from their business management tools. A quick inquiry with the Better Business Bureau will expose any significant complaints lodged against the company in question. <HOME>
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