When starting a pet store franchise there are many factors that come into play. At Splash and Dash we do everything we can to help franchisees succeed. This resource will help you better understand things you should do and some of the things you should not do. That said, remember that each market is different and it may be the case something works in Florida that would not work in Texas. If you would like to know more about starting or growing a pet store franchise reach out to us at 1-760-861-1071.
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When it comes to a pet store franchise, business endeavor or any type of financial growth it is accepted there is a certain amount of time that must be put in upfront. This devotion of time today will pay off in the long run. A great entrepreneurial quote is “Entrepreneurship is about living a few years of your life like most won’t, so that you can live the rest of your life like most can’t.” In essence, those that have had great success are willing to work extremely hard now knowing that three, five or ten years down the road they will be able to take a Tuesday off to spend time with their children. They will be able to spend a Wednesday afternoon playing golf or they can enjoy a vacation without having to beg for those two extra “holidays”.
This can be a difficult concept for some to understand. Although it may seem difficult in the first 30 or 60 days of your pet store franchise it will improve over time. We will be more than willing to help you through the process and offer educational materials. Being a franchise, we have seen what works and what does not work. You can trust our corporate level to offer the best material for your financial success. Your financial success is our goal so you are in good hands. You may want to check out the 6 Things Successful Grooming Franchise Owners Do.
How to Find the Right Industry for Your Franchise
When you are looking for a pet store franchise, one of the first things you need to do is figure out the industry that you want go with. From there, this will help you to narrow down your options. Here are a few aspects you will want to consider with this.
The first thing you will want to do is understand why you want to own your own franchise. You should think about what you hate about your job as well as what your ideal working conditions would be. Try to stay away from the obvious or over the top, such as “I want to be a millionaire.” Rather think about aspects such as do you want to help people? This is also a helpful way to set priorities when narrowing down your list of potential franchises.
The first thing you should do is to choose an industry that you love. Something you are passionate about. You know the saying “find a job you love and you’ll never work a day in your life?” While obviously owning your own franchise is still work (and a lot of it), by going with something you are already passionate about you will be able to make this more fun. You won’t notice all the work you are actually doing because it is something you enjoy.
Choosing an industry for your franchise that you have no knowledge of is a recipe for disaster. This does not have to be something you have a degree in, but something you have an understanding of. For instance, if you love your pets, then a pet store franchise may be the perfect option for you.
It is good to have a franchise that you love, but you will need to make money. This is why you will want to choose an industry that is known for making money. For instance, the pet industry saw $59 billion in revenue last year, making it a lucrative option for your franchising needs.
Falling in Love with Pets
It is not hard to fall in love with pets, especially dogs. They are “man’s best friend” for a reason. A funny joke that many people will tell is leaving a spouse and a dog in the trunk of a car. After leaving your spouse in the trunk of a car for two hours see how they react when you let them out. Do the same thing with a dog and see how it reacts. As you already know, the dog will likely jump out and lick your face while the spouse will be upset and likely react in a negative way. This is obviously a joke as no one would lock a dog or a spouse int he truck of a car.
The story illustrates just how wonderful dogs can be. No matter how upset you may be a dog will always be around to make you feel better. Most people have been in a tough situation in life and felt down. One way to get a “pick me up” is to spend time around dogs. The University of North Carolina actually has stress dogs that come in during exam week. This allows the students to de-stress by petting and playing with the dogs in the library.
If you are a true pet lover now might be the time to open a pet store franchise. We have opportunities available in many states. Use this link to find what’s available in the US market. If you are in Alabama, Texas, Florida, New Jersey, New York or California there are plenty of great opportunities in your county. Please reach out to us so you can get your pet store franchise up and running sooner rather than later.
Creating Free Time to Market Your Pet Store Franchise
Free time, who has any? When owning a small business or franchise it is nearly impossible to get hourly, daily and weekly tasks complete. It seems that we are working late on Friday and have to come in on Saturday and Sunday almost every single week. Does it have to be this way? Recently, we published the blog post How Franchise Owners Can Create More Free Time. In this particular resource, we explain some of the ways in which very busy business professionals can delegate takes, come up with structure and ultimately create free time to market a business.
Any successful business owner knows the important of marketing. Unfortunately, marketing takes a lot of time and resources. It is not something that happens naturally. It is imperative that business owners come up with some extra time to devote to creating a successful marketing plan. While almost all businesses have a marketing department or marketing team, final decisions are usually made by the owner or CEO.
In the year 2015, we strongly suggest trying to create more time for marketing. This might be going to local business meetings. It could be creating an Internet presence through social media or a website. You could even build relationships with some of the local business owners. Any type of extra exposure will be helpful when it comes to your pet store franchise in 2015 and beyond.