Since the monumental boost in market growth during the years of the recession many investors have found an interest in the pet franchise. The industry is proven to be recession-proof, is continuing to grow rapidly, and provides a unique philanthropist opportunity for investors.
The key to finding a good pet franchise is finding the perfect fit. Finding the right partnership in the franchise sector is like finding your dream car. All the variables need to in place for success.
This article discusses some of the things to be aware of while researching different business models. You will want to do these things before and after reviewing a franchise disclosure document.
A Successful Franchise is a Two-Way Street
The reason Splash and Dash Groomerie & Boutique is an award-winning franchise that has placed on the Forbes and INC. 500 list multiple years in a row is because of the talent the company’s shop owners have.
The company looks for franchise owners based on criteria of business savvy practices. A prospective shop owner needs to be able to adopt substantiated business practices that have been proven to work previously.
A benefit of investing in Splash and Dash is that part of company culture is to work on the business, not in it. If a shop owner has an idea to expedite business or has developed a marketing campaign that worked well in their territory, corporate offices will always trial any methods that work.
The company listens to their partners and keeps what is working. This mutual approach to perfecting business is what keeps this pet franchise competitive.
Know the Brand You are Representing
Splash and Dash Groomerie & Boutique have gone to great lengths to create a brand that consumers love. The brand itself symbolizes the compassionate work that our shop owners, groomers, and bathers can be proud of.
In the pet franchise, you are working with people’s pets. Many think of their pets as their children. Shop owners realize that when they are dealing with a customer’s pet, they are dealing with an extension of that person. As a shop owner, you would be fulfilling the role of liaison between the brand and your customers—the face of the shop.
High-quality service and providing educational moments with retail engagement is how shop owners serve the community. Charity events for dog rescues are strongly encouraged. We hearten our shop owners to be leaders in their community.
Pick a Pet Franchise that is Invested in You
The reason many opt for a franchise over an independent business is because the groundwork has already been done. This saves time which is inevitably money in the marketplace. An initial stock order, creating a brand, choosing a POS system, designing training manuals, and hiring staff just scrapes the list of opening a small business.
A Splash and Dash Groomerie & Boutique shop owner receives thorough support through these projects. Shop owners receive valuable group-buying discounts exclusive to the company. The Splash and Dash brand is already finalized and protected. A state of the art POS system via our terminal software is at your disposal. The software tracks all back-office operations. All new shop owners receive massive on-site training and support from the first day, all the way to their grand opening, and throughout their whole time as a shop owner.
Pick a Pet Franchise that You Know You’ll Love
It makes no sense to waste your dream and settle for something, especially a small business. If you have dreamed of owning a mom and pop dog grooming pet franchise, that doesn’t have the industrial disconnection that big-box stores have then Splash and Dash Groomerie & Boutique might be worth checking out.
Don’t take it from me. Please visit a shop and take a look around. As you review your options it is imperative to speak with a current franchise owner. They can give you insights and guidance into the day-to-day operations that you are interested in.
I leave you with the words of one our current shop owners that loves what he does.
“I worked in corporate America for about 20 years, had enough, and wanted to do something that made me happy. I went with a franchise over starting my own pet store because I have no idea what I’m doing. Having the support of the franchise behind me felt basically like they handed me their model said ‘If you follow this, you should be successful.’”— John Neugebauer, pet franchise owner in San Diego California.
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