Another great aspect of starting your own home-based pet-sitting business is that it can be done with little investment. There's no expensive equipment to buy or large inventories to keep on hand. People are paying you for your time ...
Author: Cathy Vaughan
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
Just fifteen years ago, “pet sitter” meant the kid down the street who helped feed pets when the neighbors traveled. Today, this fledgling field is fast becoming an established profession. Combining the appeal of working with animals, a viable customer base, and truly low start-up costs, it is for many people the ideal home-based business. And yet its “fun” aspects are often overshadowed by the daunting tasks of registering the business, purchasing insurance, and knowing what first steps to take and how to continue from there. With a simple, step-by-step format, How to Start a Home-Based Pet Sitting Business guides aspiring pet sitters from the dreaming stage to the doing stage more clearly and comprehensively than any such book to date.
Service businesses aren't like other businesses in which you build something that can be sold and that is where you can eventually make money. You certainly can sell your business—to someone wishing to start a pet-sitting business.
Author: Cheryl Kimball
Publisher: Entrepreneur Press
Americans love their pets. More than a quarter of all American households have dogs or cats. And then there are parrots and parrotfish, guinea pigs and pot-bellied pigs, iguanas and anacondas. If you love animals, you can start a profitable business caring for pets when their owners go on vacation. A pet-sitting business is easy to start and inexpensive to run. You can board pets in your home, visit pets in their homes, manage a staff of pet-sitters or even combine pet-sitting and house-sitting for greater profit. Plus, you can offer add-on services like grooming and walking. Learn everything you need to know to be a success, including: * Tips on animal feeding, grooming and exercise * Medical care information and resources * Insurance, regulatory and legal liability issues * What toys and supplies you need to make your job easier * Startup basics like writing a business plan and managing your finances If you love animals, don't delay. Learn how to turn your passion into profit.
Onequarter of all American households contain a dog and start-up costs, one of the least expensive animalrelated businesses you can start is a pet-sitting business. Bingo! You begin to design brochures. But wait—suddenly you realize ...
Author: Entrepreneur Press
Publisher: Entrepreneur Press
Americans love their pets. More than a quarter of all American households have dogs or cats. And then there are parrots and parrotfish, guinea pigs and pot-bellied pigs, iguanas and anacondas. If you love animals, you can start a profitable business caring for pets when their owners go on vacation. A pet-sitting business is easy to start and inexpensive to run. You can board pets in your home, visit pets in their homes, manage a staff of pet-sitters or even combine pet-sitting and house-sitting for greater profit. Plus, you can offer add-on services like grooming and walking. Learn everything you need to know to be a success, including: • Tips on animal feeding, grooming and exercise • Medical care information and resources • Insurance, regulatory and legal liability issues • What toys and supplies you need to make your job easier • Startup basics like writing a business plan and managing your finances If you love animals, don’t delay. Learn how to turn your passion into profit.
The National Association of Professional Pet Sitters (NAPPS) is an organization that helps educate pet sitters. ... supplies and of every advertising payment costs. for Starting and running a pet-sitting business is a lot of work.
Author: Tammy Gagne
Imagine watching and playing with someone's pets for the day--while getting paid for it too. Sounds pretty great, right? So why not start your own pet-sitting service? Learn everything you need to know to get started. Read about tips on how to grow your business, build your reputation, and manage your time and money.
This business plan kit is for those individuals who: • Are passionate about owning a pet sitting business • Want a better work/life balance • Want the flexibility of running their own business • Want the pride and fulfillment that comes ...
Author: Steven Primm
Publisher: Steven Primm Tim Roncevich
Upstart Business Consulting Group ("UBCG") creates comprehensive business plan kits for a variety of businesses and industries. When you purchase one of our business plan kits, you will have access to the tools that will allow you to be an entrepreneur. We only create business plan kits for businesses that can capitalize on current trends and consumer demand. All businesses we cover require an initial start-up capital investment of $1,000 to $10,000. Although the required start-up capital is relatively small, you will have the potential for substantial cash flow and a high return on investment. The format of the business plan kits are modeled after business plans that have been used in successful start-up companies. These business plan kits are for those individuals who want a better work/life balance, want the flexibility, pride, and fulfillment that comes with being an entrepreneur, and want to earn extra income.
In the pet sitting business, you have control and flexibility with your own schedule. This is not a job with bankers' hours; you may do much of the work in the mornings and evenings, while the middle of your day is free.
Author: Angela Williams Duea
Publisher: Atlantic Publishing Company
Book & CD-ROM. This guide provides readers with an understanding of the basic concepts of starting their own service business. This book offers a comprehensive and detailed study of the business side of pet sitting. You will learn everything from the initial start-up decisions to working with clients. If you are investigating opportunities in this type of business, you should begin by reading this book. You can build a highly successful business using your talent and understanding of animals while providing a much needed service to their owners. If you enjoy working with people and animals, this may be the perfect business for you. Keep in mind that this business looks easy but, as with any business, looks can be deceiving. This complete manual will arm you with everything you need, including sample business forms; contracts; worksheets and checklists for planning, opening, and running day-to-day operations; setting up your office; and dozens of other valuable, timesaving tools of the trade that no business should be without. While providing detailed instruction and examples, the author leads you through every detail that will bring success. You will learn how to draw up a winning business plan (the companion CD-ROM has the actual business plan you can use in Microsoft Word) and about choosing a name; getting started; the who, what, when, why, and how of pet sitting; equipment; selling your other services to your present customers, such as pet walking, training, nutritional items, photography and portraiture; pet accessories; how to attract and bid on new jobs; contracts and billing procedures; advertising; insurance; legal matters; basic cost control systems; market research; getting new clients; tax laws; zoning laws; pricing; leads; sales and marketing techniques; and pricing formulas. You will learn how to set up computer systems to save time and money, how to hire and keep a qualified professional staff if necessary, how to meet IRS requirements, how to manage and train employees, how to generate high profile public relations and publicity, and how to implement low cost internal marketing ideas. You will learn how to build your business by using low and no cost ways to satisfy customers, as well as ways to increase sales and have customers refer others to you.
The steps to starting a pet-sitting business are the same as any other business. You need to: ▻ Determine if a market for your business exists in your area. ▻ Determine what you want out of your business, both financially and ...
Author: The Staff of Entrepreneur Media
Publisher: Entrepreneur Press
The cat’s out of the bag – the pet industry is booming. From grooming to pet sitting, spas to nutrition, the pet business is teaming with consistent clientele who want the best for their balls of joy. Animal lovers and aspiring entrepreneurs look no further, Start Your Own Pet Business is here to unlock your pet-tential. Detailing how to find your market, create your specific business plan, finance your venture, and obtain permits, Rich Mintzer and the experts at Entrepreneur guide you every step of the way, so you can dig your paws into the meat of the matter and maximize your profits. Using this comprehensive blueprint, you’ll discover how to: Locate and enhance your customer base Establish your business as a legal entity Navigate insurance, licensing, and expenditures Construct your individualized business plan Set up your base of operations for maximum productivity Every dog has its day, and today is yours! Join the pack of successful entrepreneurs with Start Your Own Pet Business as your go-to guide.
This comprehensive book follows an easy-to-use sequence of actions you need to take to launch or improve your current pet sitting and dog walking business.
Author: Kristin Morrison
This comprehensive book follows an easy-to-use sequence of actions you need to take to launch or improve your current pet sitting and dog walking business. Each chapter includes solutions to start-up and business expansion challenges along with compelling examples from Kristin's own business and other pet sitting and dog walking professionals.
Pet Sitter Start-Up Advice Shannon of ShannonsPetSitting.net has some wonderful advice for moms who want to start a pet-sitting service: “If you are considering this career, first find a mentor. Find a professionally established pet ...
Author: Georganne Fiumara
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
From making the decision to work at home to finding the right business for you, this comprehensive guide provides down-to-earth advice on every aspect of setting up and running a thriving home-based business to become a work-at-home mom. Learn all about writing for profit, inventing parent-related products, achieving a balance working at home with your children, and discovering everything you need to know about how to market yourself. Whatever your plans, large or small, each chapter can help you experience the satisfaction of establishing and building your own home-based business. Look for useful information throughout the book, including: Top Ten Home-Based Businesses for Moms Work-at-Home Moms’ Success Stories Tips for Work-at-Home Moms Helpful Glossary Chapter by Chapter Resources
With a simple, step-by-step format, How to Start a Home-Based Pet-Sitting and Dog-Walking Business guides you from dreaming to doing more clearly and comprehensively than any such book to date.
Author: Cathy Vaughan
Publisher: Globe Pequot
A step-by-step guide to starting a home-based pet-sitting and dog-walking business, examining the realities of the business, offering advice on developing a business plan, finding insurance, creating a fee structure, and making a name in the community, and providing worksheets, checklists, and sample forms, including a revenue table and service agreement.