Pet Business and More: Step-by-Step Startup Guide
Entrepreneur Press, Jul 15, 2012 - Business & Economics - 1062 pages
Americans love to pamper their pets. It's estimated that we spent nearly $36 billion on our cats, dogs, birds, fish, horses and other pets last year alone! And that number is expected to grow, continuing the decade-long trend of increased spending on pets. This means if you love pets, there are plenty of opportunities for you to turn your passion into a profitable and rewarding business.
Our guide gives you practical, real-world advice, tips and insider secrets for starting five of the most in-demand pet-product and pet-care services, including pet sitting/dog walking, dog training, pet grooming, pet-food/treat sales and upscale pet products.
We walk you step-by-step through every aspect of setting up and maintaining a thriving business including:
Finding suppliers and products
Equipping your business
Taking your business online
And much, much more
You'll also hear from industry experts, as well as fellow entrepreneurs who've built successful operations and are eager to share what they've learned in the process.
Startup costs are fairly low. You can operate most of these businesses out of your home -- two can even be strictly internet-based to really keep expenses low. And all of them can be launched and run profitably without employees. If you're fascinated by all things furred, feathered and finned, this is the guide for you. Order yours today.
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