You know what we all have in common?
We all had to START.
That is why you and I aren’t that much different. I am just further along in my journey up the mountain and have the expertise to help you avoid some of the pitfalls.
I have identified four distinct phases every pet business owner goes through in their journey from starting to freedom…and that is why I call it my FREEDOM FORMULA.
This week we are talking about our STARTERS and I love starters! You are eager, have a strong desire to do it right, and bring a passion to the industry that keeps it growing.
There are some very specific Benchmarks to being in the STARTER phase. Here are a few of them:
- Evaluation of the skills needed in business and what you need to improve on
- Business purpose and goals
- Busines name and legal structure
- Financial systems clearly defined
- Appropriate insurance/bond/licensing
- Written contracts
- Scope of Services
- Pricing structure
- Defined ideal client
Not just the brand newbies in the industry are STARTERS! Many already established businesses need to circle back and lay the foundation for a strong business.
Follow along to hear the other three phases to start defining where you are so you can get where you want to be! As always, I am available for a quick chat through THIS FORM. Or you can shoot me an email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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Janie founded 4-Legged Kids, Inc in St. Louis, Missouri, in 1997 and provides education through her PetBizHIVE podcast and her PetBizMBA membership and courses. She is a Certified Professional Animal Care Operator, Fear Free certified and a Certified Professional Pet Sitter. Learn more about the Founder, Janie Budnick.