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Too bad you can't just take a wagging tail to the bank as your dog day care business plan. Sadly, banks are just too stuffy.
Some pet care businesses will never need a business plan for raising financing. There is a huge difference between taking a few dogs out for their daily strolls and providing room and board services for long periods of time. Generally, the more clients you've got, the more financing you are likely to need.
There are a bunch of businesses that benefit from the dog day care business plan, such as
and lots more. Whatever aspect of dog or pet care you choose, you have chosen some great clients!
The biggest issue in your dog day care business plan may actually be the "care" part. Just what type of care will you be providing? If yours is a doggie hotel service, what kind of supervision or oversight will the pets receive at night? That is a very important consideration. Many of your clients (the people variety) won't expect 24 hour surveillance, but some might. And virtually all of them will want you to know enough to take their pet to a vet if something has gone wrong.
Actually determining your menu of services, and the fees to be charged, is the first big task.
On the plus side, there probably isn't a person in the country (including bankers) who don't love pets, and by association, they want you to succeed. Use that to your best advantage. Perhaps even before you actually write your business plan, make an appointment with your local business banker. Ask some very pointed questions, like
(There's a whole long list of these questions in the business plan book below.)
It is entirely possible that the banker you meet with won't be able to help. But odds are good, too, that he will know who can help, and that is a huge step in the right direction.
So once you've set your direction, grab a copy of
Your dog day care business plan may be for a one person business, or for a whole kennel full of dogs and dog keepers. Whichever you choose, you will need the same type of information for your business plan.
It just doesn't get any better than that.
We have spent decades writing all manner of business plans. We know there is a hard way, and an easy way. This is the easy way for your dog day care business plan.
Do you want a friend in Washington? Get a dog.
PRESIDENT HARRY S. TRUMAN
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