If you opened a mobile or salon-based dog or pet grooming business, you are unlikely to be short of potential clients in your geographical area. After all, there are around 54 million pets in the UK being loved by an incredible 44% of the nation's households.
And despite a trend for cutting back on spending, pet care is still relatively unaffected by the era of austerity. A clear indication of this is the pet accessories market, which increased by 13% in recent years, to being valued in excess of £643m.
So, what’s to stop you getting a pet or dog grooming salon or mobile business started? For many people, the answer is that it is not as easy as it sounds. Juggling the priorities of business management – particularly in a sector with such stringent insurance and legal issues – can be difficult. There is a way to smooth all that out though, to make being your own boss more stress free – with a dog and pet grooming franchise.
You simply find a franchise partner that suits your interests and ambitions, and get the wealth of help they offer. This includes recognisable branding, favourable deals on equipment and supplies and technological support with a vital website.
There are a number of successful dog grooming and pet care businesses willing to share their experience and contacts with ambitious entrepreuneurs.
This includes Wet Pets, Barking Mad Grooming and Dial a Dog Wash, all of which are work from home, mobile pet grooming franchises. Doggies Day Out is a more general pet pampering and exercising franchise. Aunties Doggies is a day care, spa and boutique network, and Four Paws is another dog grooming and day care franchise provider.
Researching all the options takes time, so pamper yourself by letting us do the leg work.