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Going for the Gold

Four questions posed to competitive groomers from around the world reveal the opportunities and challenges that you will face when deciding to enter the contest ring.

Securing Your Future

Every professional groomer should have a sound retirement plan in place long before they consider hanging up their shears.

Learning to Succeed

Melissa Verplank, CMG, CEO of The Paragon School of Pet Grooming and founder of Learn2GroomDogs.com, discusses the importance of education in the professional grooming industry.

Lifelong Learning

As a groomer, you really can learn something new every day.

Spring Showtime

Grooming professionals from around the country convened at Intergroom for a firsthand look at the latest developments in grooming products and some healthy competition.

Raising Your Game

While providing clients with a high level of customer service is inherently personal, grooming business owners must balance this with a healthy dose of professionalism.

Finishing Touches

Pet parents are searching for fresh scents and safe options to keep their pets looking and feeling their best after or between grooms.

The Secret to Grooming Cats

To successfully expand your business to include clients of the feline persuasion, it is important that you start with the basics and build your offerings as you gain experience.

The Right Show Strategy

As the industry gears up for the Atlanta Pet Fair & Conference in March and SuperZoo in July, it’s the perfect time for groomers to prepare for successful trade show experiences.

Engaging the Next Generation of Pet Owners

Are you ready to market your services to a whole new generation of pet owners? Let’s hope so, because your ability to do so is sure to impact your grooming business—for better or worse.

Navigating Change

Grooming Business’ annual Pet Groomer Survey revealed a number of opportunities and challenges that grooming businesses face as the calendar flips to 2017.

Three Keys to Low-Stress Handling

Helping canine clients feel confident and comfortable in your shop can pay big dividends by fostering long-standing relationships based on trust.

Room To Grow

Whether or not you choose to incorporate retail into your model, there is a wealth of opportunities to expand your business in the coming year.

A Cut Above

Martha Palmer, director of Wahl Clipper Corporation’s professional animal division, discusses how the company is leveraging its long history in the clipper business, as well as valuable input from groomers, to craft the perfect tools for professional pet stylists.

Harnessing the Power of Aloe

Shannon Moore, NCMG, director of grooming and education for Espree Animal Products, Inc., explains how the company unlocks the nourishing benefits of botanical ingredients to provide wholesome, solution-oriented products for the professional grooming community.

Destination: Success

Industry events can be a great place for professional groomers to refine their skills, shop for equipment and supplies, and recharge their batteries—provided they can find the time and money to get there.

Managing Success

Good management skills are essential for cultivating an efficient, effective and loyal staff in the grooming salon.

Feline Financials

Cat-focused professional groomers must be willing to institute price increases if they want to protect—or enhance—the profitability of their business.

10 Nail Care Tips

An essential part of the grooming process, trimming a dog’s nails represents an opportunity to enhance your standing with clients—both canine and human.

Why Groomers Should Consider Diversifying

A recent study by Thumbtack, a marketplace for service providers, reveals a great opportunity for groomers to expand their service offerings.
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