Everything about pets: Things you need to know about the grooming service business
Any kind of business that revolves around pets is almost always a hit whether it’s online or on-site. That’s why this is a good business to get into, especially if you’re an animal lover yourself!
There are tons of pet businesses to choose from but the ones you see most often have to be pet boutiques, pet groomers, pet supply stores and pet daycares. All of these have their own function, purpose, perks and characteristics but for a safer option, go for something essential such as a pet groomer business.
Hygiene is an important aspect of pet care that all owners should take seriously. That’s why setting up a pet groomer business won’t only benefit you in profit but also benefit the area your shop is in.
To get the upper hand, you have to know more about it before diving in. So here’s everything there is to know about the groomer service industry:
Can you make money from pet grooming?
Yes, you can. The pet grooming industry is always in demand that’s why you see tons of it in malls, across town and all around the city. And these businesses are always booked, some even have a hard time getting a reservation to get their pet groomed.
So you can count on having customers every week. Plus getting in the pet grooming business can make you enough money to pay all necessary bills and even have extra to live a comfortable life.
What do pet grooming businesses offer?
Depending on the franchise you get, it may vary. Pet groomers mostly offer bathing services, hair cutting, nail trimming, sometimes teeth brushing, shaving, and ear cleaning. But if you choose to open your very own shop, you can alter what services you offer.
You can even add hair colouring, and nail painting, depending on what you think will be a hit with customers. And most pet groomers also offer a small convenience portion in the shop that sells toys, treats, leashes, collars, clothes, bowls and so much more.
How long does it take to train as a dog groomer?
Before starting your own pet grooming business, you need to know how to groom pets as well. This will benefit you in so many ways such as (1) being able to groom your own pets yourself, (2) saving money on training by teaching your staff yourself and (3) knowing if the staff is doing a good job or a bad job.
Typically it takes around 12 to 18 months to fully master the art of grooming. You can also find other training that offers shorter classes that allow you to become a professional groomer in 7 to 8 months tops.
But it’s best to take your time and really delve into it because it’ll be worth it! What’s more rewarding than working hard and creating something beautiful out of it? At the end of your training, you’ll be able to offer quality service!
What do I need to start a pet grooming business?
To start an efficient and successful pet grooming business you need certain things, skills and a certain attitude. So to get you started, here’s a list of essential things you need to start a pet grooming business in a nutshell:
- You have to be willing, motivated and have perseverance.
- Become a professional pet groomer and get certificates.
- Come up with a brand.
- Before anything else, create a functional business plan.
- Come up with an operating concept.
- Canvas for potential locations.
- Get all necessary papers, licenses, permits, and insurance needed.
- Register your business.
- Get all essential equipment, tools, and supplies.
- Set up prices of services and goods you offer.
- Hire staff (groomers, front desk, inventory and clean up)
- Promote your business!
How do I protect my pet grooming business?
An efficient and practical way to protect your business is by getting insurance. This can protect your business in various aspects may it be legal, financial, or actual dangers. So if you’re considering getting business insurance, why not consider hiring an insurance broker?
They’ll be able to help you look for coverage that fits your business’s needs. Plus they’ll also help you have a deeper understanding of the policies you’re getting. And not only is your business protected, but it will also seem more credible and reliable to partners, clients, and customers.