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  • What Form of Company for Your Business

    What Form of Company for Your Business

    Discussing your choices for the form of your company with an attorney is strongly recommended. There are service providers that will form and file organizations for a modest fee, but they are not legal advisors for your company nor capable of informing of taxable consequences and legal requirements. The most common company forms are: Sole Proprietor This legal structure is very common. It is very easy to setup, and there are fewer requirements to file applications with the government compared to...
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  • So You're Thinking of Adding a Second Mobile Unit

    So You're Thinking of Adding a Second Mobile Unit

    by Dina Perry, Wag'n Tails Mobile Grooming Conversions © 2001 Dina Perry - Wag'n Tails Mobile Conversions All Rights Reserved Published here with the permission of the author. This is a sure sign of success. Usually the statement is made to me when you are so busy you can’t see straight. You’ve taken every client you can and have fired all the ones you don’t want. What to do? First, if you’re that busy make sure your prices are high enough. Raise your price and sit back and select...
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  • Canine Nails 101

    Canine Nails 101

    This article originated in the SmartStyling GroomWise Blog by Chris Sertzel, aka WindyWayCavaliers in GroomerTALK. We see them every day, in sets of four usually, but sometimes 5 or even 6. Multiply that by 4 legs and it adds up to a lot of nails that we see, clip and address with clients each and every day. But do we really understand all that we should about these incredible little appendages? We should first realize the larger picture. Dogs walk on their toes like a horse, not on their pad...
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  • Four Principles of Effective Drying

    Four Principles of Effective Drying

    By Debi Hilley Admin has published this article on behalf of Debi Hilley, GroomWise Blogger, aka Particentral. For efficient drying of anything that is wet, you need four things. Extraction Air Flow Volume Dehumidification Controlled Heat By understanding how these principals affect drying you can make your drying process faster and safer while saving yourself money on utility bills as well. I found a lot of really good research has been done on the topic by several manufacturer...
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  • Carrot Tails Done Quickly!

    Carrot Tails Done Quickly!

    This article originated in the SmartStyling GroomWise Blog by Chris Sertzel, aka WindyWayCavaliers in GroomerTALK. This is a quick and easy way to get a nice carrot tail on your pet trims in the salon. If you are hand stripping or very familiar with Terriers, you likely already know the ins & outs of quickly producing a proper tail, so this tip is more so for saving time in the salon. First trim in your pet pattern as you normally would--whether just a heavy card or a clippered back, rememb...
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  • Routing Your Mobile Vehicle

    Routing Your Mobile Vehicle

    by Dennis Gnetz, Wag'n Tails Mobile Conversions © 2001 Dennis Gnetz Wag'n Tails Mobile Conversions All Rights Reserved Published here with the permission of the author. What is the best way to route your van? The most important thing to consider is why would you change your existing system. The goal is to organize your routes so you can minimize your fuel cost and maximize your profits without inconveniencing your customers. First of all you must find a logical way to organize your cust...
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  • Self-Service Pet Wash Business Planning

    Self-Service Pet Wash Business Planning

    Today I decided to post this article once again in GroomerTALK Magazine online after receiving another round of calls from business owners thinking about self-server. Usually they are not groomers. Instead they own pet stores, boutiques, feed stores or even coin-operated car washes. This article provides good general information and way to prepare a business plan for a self-service pet wash. The 1990's birthed a new concept for pet care, the self-service pet wash for D.I.Y. pet owners. ...
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  • Why Buy an Existing Grooming Business

    Why Buy an Existing Grooming Business

    If you don't want to start a grooming business from scratch, buying an existing one may be your alternative. First of all, there are the plusses and minuses. The plusses are: Existing Customers: The customers and loyal clients of an existing business have already been developed. A well-planned transition will retain the clientele for the new owner, and thereby maintain the demand for services and cash flow from sales of services. Businesses started from scratch have much less initial cash f...
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  • Questions to Ask Prospective Schools You May Attend

    Questions to Ask Prospective Schools You May Attend

    PetGroomer.com has a List of Grooming Schools Worldwide and another version is also providerd here in the Resources Industry Directory that you are reading now. Please note that not every onsite grooming school is listed here, but the majority are. Some schools allow very limited enrollment each year. Because PetGroomer.com has huge web traffic we can sometimes swamp these very small schools with too many prospective student inquiries, so they ask us to occasionally remove their listings temporarily...
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  • Is an In-House Pet Grooming Business for You?

    Is an In-House Pet Grooming Business for You?

    By Lorrie Bracaloni, www.ahomepetgroomer.com. I have been grooming in the clients home for over 35 years and loving every minute of it. I am a self-published author of the book Pet Grooming in the Home - Working Smarter Not Harder. Not all groomers can groom in the clients home. There are some requirements and abilities you must have to build a successful lucrative pet grooming business. First, you must enjoy working with people and communicate well. It requires good organization skill...
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    Groomsoft is online pet grooming software that provides a user friendly, simple yet powerful way to manage your pet grooming business. You no longer have to spend hours installing, configuring or updating your pet grooming software. Groomsoft is easy to set up and we guide you through every step. We handle software updates behind the scenes and your data is backed up nightly to multiple off site facilities. Groomsoft is affordable with a low monthly payment. With no large upfront costs, y...
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  • PetLinx Grooming Software
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    PetLinx has been the trusted name in pet grooming software for over 19 years, with happy customers world-wide. We’re all about options with PetLinx – need to be able to connect in from both home or salon? Then choose our Cloud edition and run your business from any location. Have a bad internet connection or don’t want to pay monthly fees? Then go for our Windows installed editions, buy a licence outright and don’t pay another cent. Have boarding or daycare with your business as well? Ch...
    11-11-19, 11:05 AM
  • Welcome to the Newer RESOURCE ARTICLES Section
    by Admin
    In the past version of GroomerTALK we had various resource articles here and some industry information. Most of that has been removed except a few classic articles. Starting with the Fall 2019 issue of PetGroomer.com Magazine, many of the magazine articles will be copied here. You will still download a copy of the whole magazine at www.petgroomermagazine.com or use the E-BOOK version at the site to read. No changes there. Select articles from future issues will be featured here too.

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    10-16-19, 02:47 PM
  • Best Grooming Industry Magazines
    by Admin
    Here is a list of the most popular grooming industry magazines. Often subscriptions are free, but you may be required to be a member of the industry to get a hard copy postal mailed to you. Most of these magazines have online editions to read.



    Other magazines:

    PetGroomer.com Magazine (Quarterly, free, online only) www.petgroomermagazine.com

    Pet Product News
    Grooming Business Magazine...
    Barkleigh is the premiere company serving the pet care industry. Barkleigh produces Groomer to Groomer and Pet Boarding & Daycare magazines.>
    10-14-19, 10:41 AM
  • DBA Doing Business as Grooming Business Names
    by Admin
    Would you like to see the names of thousands of grooming businesses gleaned from public records? This fun feature has been around here for years and often looked at. We moved it to the main PetGroomer.com website. Use this link: https://petgroomer.com/dba-business-fun/
    10-14-19, 10:32 AM
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