An exciting retail business that goes to the dogs (and cats)
Have you thought about owning a pet supply store?
Perhaps you have thought about owning a pet franchise. You dream of grooming dogs, owning a boarding kennel, or a pet supply store. Owning a neighborhood pet supply store is fun when you pair up with this amazing franchise. This featured franchise in the pet supply industry is one you should consider if you like pets.
Offer a wide variety of pet products and services
- Food (natural, raw and organic offerings)
Wonderful opportunity to enter the pet industry without doing it alone
- Largest franchise of its kind
- Simple to operate
- Fun business
- Low royalty fees
- More than 65% of franchisees own 3 or more stores
- Extensive support from franchisor
- Franchisor has extensive management experience
- More than 25 years in business
- High average sales per store
Reasons to own a pet business
- You love animals and understand the bond between humans and their pets
- Fun, exciting and simple to run
- Minimal number of employees
- Mature industry – growing every year
- Recession resistant industry
- 70% of all American households own at least one pet
- You enjoy serving your customers
- Opportunity to be a multi-unit operator
- You understand the importance of building a team
- Willing to follow a proven system
- Provide a valuable
- Rewarding business – working with fun patrons (pets) and their owners
Benefits of owning a pet franchise
- Faster ramp-up
- They provide a blueprint for your business
- They assist with site selection and build-out
- Franchisor support and training
- Recognition of the brand
- Assistance with marketing and advertising
There are many opportunities to own a pet franchise
If you are passionate about pets, there are many opportunities to own a pet franchise that taps into this increasing market. Statistics show the impact of the pet population in the U.S. When people own pets, they spend money on their furry and non-furry friends. In the past 20 years, the number of pets and expenditures on these pets has increased significantly. The American Pet Products Association (APPA) conducts research on the buying trends of pet owners. According to the APPA, U.S. pet industry expenditures in 2002 were $29.6 billion with increases every year and by 2015 expenditures on pets more than doubled to $60.28 billion with an estimated $62.75 billion in 2016. (http://www.americanpetproducts.org/pubs_survey.asp)
There are several pet franchises to choose from
More and more people are treating their pets like family than ever before. If you love your pets and can see yourself owning a business that caters to this fun population, there are several pet franchises that may be a good fit for you. In addition to the pet supply store, there are mobile grooming options, day care franchises, and kennels.
Owning a pet franchise
Owning a pet franchise business is something you will want to be passionate about, as working with pets and their owners is not for everyone. Be sure to conduct your due diligence, spend time learning about the business, the demographics of your desired location, and talk with a franchise attorney before signing anything. Working with a franchise consultant, will help you narrow your options to best fit for you saving you much time and frustration throughout the process.
Control your destiny
Why do you want to own a business? Most people want to control their destiny, be their own boss, build equity, and obtain more flexibility. They also want to enjoy what they do day in and day out. One of the most common reasons I hear is, “I want to work hard for myself, not someone else”.
If this is your dream and you have the skills and have prepared for your venture, don’t put it off till tomorrow. Tomorrow may never come.
The process of choosing the right franchise CAN be tedious and painstaking. But it doesn’t HAVE to be. Learn more from Select Franchising Consulting to find the right franchise for you.
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This past year there are several franchise options that have come upon my radar that are getting a shout-out here on my 30 days-30 franchises blog. This is day 16 of the blog. Keep following for more insights into interesting business options. Owning a business is about matching your skills and interests with the right business and many other factors.