Hi there i would like to have my own dog grooming business at home and need some tips and advice on what is needed.I know i need my small business license, would like to get my certificate online, which online course is the best?I have interned for dog groomers but would like to start my in home dog grooming business.And know all the basics and all breed hair styles.Thanks!
Answer by CanineTruth
Online course? ROFLMAO! Scams, the lot of them! You need to find a hands on course or mentor for a few years (YEARS) under an actual groomer.
Can you even operate a business out of your home? In some areas you can’t, as residential properties are not zoned for commercial use. You would have to check with your local city or town hall to see what you would need to do if you’re serious about this.
You also need references from groomers you’ve worked with. Insurance. A certification from a pet first aid course AND some sort of business course offered by a local trade school or college. And it wouldn’t hurt to attend as many dog behavior seminars as you can.
In this economy, don’t expect instant success. Have you discussed this with the groomers you “interned” for? Are you able to bring any clients with you when you leave these groomers? How d you plan to promote yourself, what can YOU offer that other groomers can’t?