Every professional groomer should have a sound retirement plan in place long before they consider hanging up their shears.
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.
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.
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.
Good management skills are essential for cultivating an efficient, effective and loyal staff in the grooming salon.
Cat-focused professional groomers must be willing to institute price increases if they want to protect—or enhance—the profitability of their business.
Aesthetics, safety and efficiency are all considerations that must be made in order to create a successful grooming salon.
There is a true need for specialized information on pets of all kinds, and what better place should it come from then the people who specialize in specific pet products and services.
Making additions to a grooming salon’s menu of services can be a great way to drive growth for the business, provided you choose the right services and implement them correctly.
There are many ways to determine whether or not a business venture is successful, and they all depend on the honest and accurate perspective of the entrepreneur.
While 2015 turned out to be another solid year for most professional groomers, there are indications that many businesses still face significant hurdles.
Taking a look back at 2015 and reflecting on how a dose of gratitude can set the tone for a wonderful 2016.
The ability to deliver a high level of customer service is just as vital to the continued health of a grooming business as the quality of the grooming being done in the salon.
For an increasing number of professional groomers, starting a mobile business is proving to be the best route for maximizing profits while minimizing stress.
A highly controlled atmosphere for pets and distinct convenience factor for pet owners makes mobile grooming an ideal fit for working with cats.
Whether they are launching, maintaining or expanding their enterprise, grooming business owners must have clear goals in place for their business, as well as a roadmap for how to reach their intended destination.
In order to achieve long-term success, grooming business owners must be able to create a profitable pricing strategy that works for their local customer base.
There is no one sure way to find the perfect grooming salon employee, but experts say there are some universal truths to consider.
To avoid getting burned out, both physically and emotionally, pet groomers must carefully balance their professional and personal lives.
Professional pet grooming can be physically and mentally grueling, so groomers must be proactive in taking care of their health to ensure long, prosperous careers.