Portable Pampering for Pets
August 02, 2012
All About Pets Mobile Grooming
Nature of Business: Mobile Pet Grooming
City: San Angelo, Tx
SBDC Business Advisor: Paul Howard
Terry was working in the convenience store business for over 15 years. He was satisfied with the work he did and was quite successful. However, he also had a love for dogs.
Terry did some research and found there might be a need for a mobile dog grooming business in San Angelo. He determined this type of business could work and met with Advisor Paul Howard of the Angelo State University • Small Business Development Center. Paul suggested Terry write a business plan and went over in detail what needs to be in the plan.
Terry took Paul’s advice and found it would be feasible. Terry found a van for sale that was already loaded with the equipment needed for a mobile pet grooming service. Terry says, “The SBDC helped me with my business plan and talked about different financial plans.”
San Angelo pet owners now have a very convenient way to have their pets groomed. Terry pulls right up to your door and it saves you from having to go to the trouble yourself. This business created one job, but Terry wants to hire another groomer in the very near future.
“The SBDC helped me with my business plan and talked about different financial plans.” – Terry Sedden
Impact on the Community:
- Business Start
- One Job Created
Become A Success Story
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“James Leavelle helped Tori and I create a business plan that would help us organize our ideas and money wisely in a manner that would guarantee our success”.
Matt Cutrer had been working as a personal trainer for several years in fitness centers belonging to someone else. His dream was to own one of his own. Matt and his wife (Nora) began talking about that dream but wasn’t sure where to go with it.