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Portable Pampering for Pets

August 02, 2012

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. That’s when he had the idea of a Mobile Pet Grooming business. To find out the feasibility of his business idea he has pleased to learn the ASU-SBDC could help…

Terry Sedden
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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    Alvaro has owned and operated his upholstery shop for years. He was ready to do something different. He and his wife owned a building close to where they live and have the upholstery shop. Their plan was to open a burrito stand in the building. Alvaro learned that it wasn’t going to be as easy as he had hoped due to rules, regulations and
    permits required. He met with Adviser Paul Howard of the Angelo State University • Small Business Development Center to discuss these issues. After many months of working on the building and getting it up
    to code the burrito stand is now open for business. Alvaro says, “The
    SBDC kept in touch on our progress and was available if we needed
    help.”

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    Terry Sedden, All About Pets Mobile Grooming

Contact

Advisor Spotlight

  • Paul Howard

      Paul Howard

    Business Development Specialist, BBA, Certified Business Advisor IV
    paul.howard@angelo.edu

    Paul joined the SBDC in September 2005 as a Business Development Specialist with a specialization in family owned small businesses. Paul also holds a Certified Business Advisor III designation. Paul and his father owned and operated a locally owned business for 30 years. He holds a BBA in General Business from Angelo State University. Community projects involving Paul include previous membership in the Downtown Optimist Club and past President of the San Angelo Symphony Chorale. Paul has also served on the Board of Directors for the San Angelo Symphony.