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  1. Complacency would not be an issue. Many redirects...

    Complacency would not be an issue. Many redirects subroutines would be added. 1) It would call the shop's main phone number or 2) any other listed phone 3) a flashing strobe in the shop in bathing...
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    Doctors don't like to say it, or don't even know...

    Doctors don't like to say it, or don't even know it, but teeth and gum issues even in humans are strongly related to heart problems. The build up of disease in the gums even after a root canal is...
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    My mother PROVED, and I mean PROVED that back in...

    My mother PROVED, and I mean PROVED that back in 1990 the value of a new customer on average then was $25,000 if you were a growing business willing to grow and take more customers. This was ALL...
  4. I saw this post 4them in moderation and just...

    I saw this post 4them in moderation and just wanted to say really cool. When my mother was 85 she still wanted to answer the phone and take an order for an ad, or her book, or just answer questions....
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    That's a great idea. Happy shopping. You probably...

    That's a great idea. Happy shopping. You probably know we have the used product ads here too. Sometimes very good savings, and there is CL too.
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    Sandy. Yes just saying the complaints in surveys,...

    Sandy. Yes just saying the complaints in surveys, or personally, that the shortage of groomers for shops has been the most vocal ever in the last 3 years. Compile that with surveys showing the...
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    You know sometimes we post a thread like this and...

    You know sometimes we post a thread like this and in the next 3 days people start calling. Lurkers do call. And I say please post, don't worry. Yesterday 1,693 visited the board in less than 24...
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    Latest Survey Result

    We did a survey for the October magazine here. Lots of questions but to the point now. Generally in Seventies and Eighties about 65% of groomers wanted their own business. This increased to 70 to 72%...
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    We actually did a floor plan for what is being...

    We actually did a floor plan for what is being said here are suites for real IC groomers salon style. It is so cool I hope it gets built out someday. It's not anything like any other pet salon with...
  10. Tomorrow is tub day. It was today but at 5 am...

    Tomorrow is tub day. It was today but at 5 am groomers starting calling here today. A few read mom's book From Problems to Profits 28 years ago and still call us. Many early readers are now retiring...
  11. Update on little Barb doxie and vet said her chiro has a GREAT idea.

    Well her front left leg is still a major problem. My preferred chiro is back in the office. She folds her paw all the way under and stands on that for some time and collapses. Certainly there is...
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    Great thread, great responses. Like reality show...

    Great thread, great responses. Like reality show in a way though. Some customers (the wife in this case) like to see, well measure, their control over the situation, through in this case you the...
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    Owned by someone else now but our Snyder...

    Owned by someone else now but our Snyder stainless steel cage bank is still working. We bought in the SIXTIES!
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    This sounds just like the farmers market in...

    This sounds just like the farmers market in Olympia WA, all the same opportunities right there. But also just a couple blocks away you have year round people living on their boats.
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    Dolly can we kind of share this thread. We have a...

    Dolly can we kind of share this thread. We have a 14 year old cream/blonde wirehaired Doxie that in minutes developed a major issue. It gets really bizzare but reminded me of issues you are having....
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    Dog bites at a commercial business in most if not...

    Dog bites at a commercial business in most if not all states are workers compensation cases, and governed by state laws and a workers compensation appeals process when an employee is bit. The...
  17. Thread: Pre booking

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    Kurt I know many groomers like thousands we have...

    Kurt I know many groomers like thousands we have worked with here, and this idea of "selling" is a bit of misunderstanding. Can you think about it this way?

    Pre-booking is a convenience for the...
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    Someone did post here some years ago using a...

    Someone did post here some years ago using a human shower insert with some wood framing around it for large dogs. If I had to guess it was you Parti? Did you ever have that setup? Maybe she thought...
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    Indeed the "gravy" in shop/salon grooming is bath...

    Indeed the "gravy" in shop/salon grooming is bath only dogs done by well trained bathers. I see the books every year of more than 1,000 groomers following our system and few are financial issues with...
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    Thank you dogma, I didn't want to say it. It...

    Thank you dogma, I didn't want to say it. It comes best and totally true by someone like you, doing it legal all these years. It absolutely can be done. My family did it legal for decades and those...
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    I am surprised it took this long. It has happened...

    I am surprised it took this long. It has happened in other states. Certainly some ICs will start their own one person businesses, and some of today's owners are going to have quite the shuffle to...
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    Long ago I shared some past history, long ago. I...

    Long ago I shared some past history, long ago. I left grooming for a short period of time because I moved about 2 hours away from family business. Guess what my job was? Workers compensation...
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    I didn't know she was even coming by. It was...

    I didn't know she was even coming by. It was quite a surprise. Made my day.
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    Woman won't let go of package thief

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h3r8HhjH0Lk
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    Another Use for Yorkie poop

    Another use for Yorkie poop
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h3r8HhjH0Lk
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