Starting a Mobile Pet Grooming Business


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If you are thinking about starting a mobile pet grooming business you should look through the following slide deck for 4 pieces of advice that will help you be successful.

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Starting a Mobile Pet Grooming Business

  1. 1. 4 Ingredients for a Successful Mobile Pet Grooming Business<br />Brought to you by the business experts at <br /><br />
  2. 2. With at least one pampered pet in over 60 percent of households in the U.S., opportunities are ripe for starting a lucrative and enjoyable business in the pet services industry. A mobile grooming business is a great way to turn your passion for pets into a rewarding business. But like any small business, a successful grooming salon requires more than a love of pets and dog-washing skills. <br />
  3. 3. Great Grooming Services<br />Of course, you should have some solid grooming skills to build upon for your business. If not, hire someone who does while you learn and stay ahead of the trends.<br />Certification Programs<br /> The National Dog Groomers Association of America certifies dog groomers and holds ongoing professional development seminars and workshops.<br />A professional certification improves your grooming skills and adds value to your services. <br />
  4. 4. Functioning Mobile Shop<br />Whether you decide to buy into a franchise or launch your own brand of services, your mobile grooming vehicle should be a great place to work and an effective marketing tool for your business. <br />Not everyone can be a savvy graphic designer, so work with a professional to create memorable and catchy logos that will get customers calling your cell phone at stoplights.<br />Make sure contact and website information are incorporated into your vehicle graphics.<br />On the inside, your mobile grooming van should always be clean, organized, and well-ventilated. While your furry clients might not notice, their owners will. <br /> <br />
  5. 5. Excellent Customer Service<br />In competitive businesses, excellent customer service will distinguish you from your competitors and generate valuable word-of-mouth business. Here are a few customer service tips in the pet grooming business that will keep customers coming back:<br />Always answer your cell phone and return calls. A missed call is potentially a missed opportunity, and customers will move on to the next groomer quickly.<br />Keep a database of clients that includes information about their pets and previous services you have provided. As a result, you will know your customers better and therefore anticipate their needs. <br />Stay on time for your appointments. One benefit of a mobile grooming business for your customers is providing convenience. By limiting your services to a small geographic area, your time between clients is reduced and you arrive promptly for your appointments. <br />
  6. 6. A Solid Marketing Strategy<br />Your unique name and logo will build brand awareness in your area as you travel to service your clients, but that’s not enough to keep your name out there.<br />A marketing strategy that includes posting flyers, mailing postcards, and listing in directories will help to capture customers your van misses.<br />Perhaps the most powerful tool in the marketing mix, a website can reach the millions of customers who turn to the Internet for information and initiating contact.<br />Building a website<br />Join social media sites like Facebook and Twitter<br />Take advantage of online marketing suites, if you are intimidated by the concept, these are great ways build a presence, create a buzz and grow your business on the web<br /> <br />
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