How to Start a Pet Business

Want to start a pet business? Our startup guide will provide you with a clear roadmap to success. Available with or without our award-winning business plan software, the Pet Businesses Startup Guide will put you on the fast track to small business success!

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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:

  • Getting funding
  • Finding suppliers and products
  • Equipping your business
  • Attracting—and keeping—customers
  • Pricing competitively
  • Taking your business online
  • Keeping records
  • 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.

Excerpt from this guide

Chapter 1

Barking Up The Right Tree

When you think back to your childhood, is there a warm and fuzzy memory of a four-footed or winged companion in whom you confided your deepest secrets? Do you gaze into pet-store windows and vicariously tickle the puppies under the chin? Or have you ever considered buying a sweater for your horse, some galoshes for your cat, or some Armor All for your armadillo? If so, then you understand what it means to be a pet lover—and that’s probably why you’re interested in starting a career in the pet-care industry.

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