A word of caution to the wise though, even though it may seem like a simple business to start, there is a lot more that goes into starting a dog grooming business than meets the eye.
If you’re just beginning to think about starting a dog grooming business and you’d like a little more information, check out our column How to Start a Dog Grooming Business.
So you are thinking about launching a dog grooming business; it’s not a bad idea because there are many dogs in every city and town that require trimming, cutting and a host of other grooming services on a routine basis to keep their health up.
Your next step in planning is to learn how to write a dog grooming business plan, and do it accurately.
If you don't believe that you will need a business plan for your dog grooming business, you are mistaken!
Creating a business plan will ensure that you understand what will be required of you in starting the business, becoming licensed and certified, and it will give you a plan to follow to put your business on the track to success for the future.
If you live in a rural area, you can get information on the number of dogs licensed in your town, or surrounding towns, by checking with the local animal control office or at the town office.
If you live in a more urban area it should be even easier to find out how many dogs are in your neighborhood.
Would you be able to offer different services or something unique that would help your grooming business stand out and gain attention from dog owners?
You may still be able to make it work, it might just take a little more planning.