• Career Start Report by PetGroomer.com on PetGroomerCD

    We have prepared a truly extensive easy-to-read Career Start Guide last updated in early 2011 which is available on PetGroomer.com at www.petgroomercd.com. It's free, you only pay shipping and handling and comes with many more features. There is a wealth of information there, some that you simply find anywhere else. Every career seeker should read this guide, and come to our GroomerTALK Message Board and ask questions from our helpful members. You can read the report online, click here.

    Here are just SOME of the topics covered:

    Industry Outlook
    Foreword
    Somewhere Over the Rainbow
    Living Up to the Legacy of Being a Recession Resistant Industry
    Endless Shortage of Pet Groomers
    History of Pet Grooming
    Introduction to the Grooming Industry
    PetGroomer.com Surveys
    Who Are Groomers
    Diversity of the Industry
    Commercial Grooming Versus Show Grooming
    Dog, Cat, Exotic & Creative Grooming
    Job Positions
    Demands of Pet Grooming
    Physical Demands
    Get Your Feet Wet First
    Setting a Career Path
    Employment
    Self-Employment
    Differences Between Employment and Self-Employment
    Educational Opportunities
    Start Your Educational Plan
    Selecting a Grooming School
    Questions to Help You Interview Schools
    Selecting a Home Study Program
    Apprenticeships
    Other Training Programs
    Build a Library of Grooming Books & DVD's
    Scholarships and Grants
    Pet Groomer Wages
    Compensation Systems
    Hourly Wages
    Salary Wages
    Commission Wages
    Origin of Commission Wages
    Calculating Commissions
    Combining Salary, Hourly and Commission Wages
    Commission Wages Aren't Going Away
    Annual Wage Projections for Commission Groomers
    Employee Benefits
    Productivity Factors
    Independent Contractor Status Confusion
    Self-Employment Income
    How Your Area Affects Compensation
    Pet Groomer Wages Quiz
    Stages of a Pet Grooming Career
    Stage One - Initial Education
    Stage Two - Employment or Self-Employment
    Stage Three - Continuing Education
    Stage Four - Certification by a Professional Grooming Association
    Outfit a Grooming Business or Career
    Download Free Professional Planners
    Available Planners in 2010
    Supplier Resources
    Sharpening & Repair Resources
    Mobile Grooming Resources
    Floor Plans & Design Resources
    Self-Employment Requirements
    Pet Groomers Do Write Business Plans
    Introduction to Types of Grooming Businesses
    7 Benefits of Grooming Business Plans
    Typical Startup Costs for Grooming Businesses
    Pet Grooming Franchises
    Company Organization, Licenses & Permits
    Marketing & Advertising
    Client Relations
    Finance & Bookkeeping
    Legal & Insurance
    Occupational Safety & Health Administration (OSHA)
    Future Opportunities
    Certification
    Competition Grooming
    Self-Employment Advancement
    Open a School of Pet Grooming
    Expand Your Business
    Absentee Ownership
    Buying a Pet Grooming Business
    Advantages of Buying a Business
    Valuing an Existing Business
    Non-Groomers Purchasing a Grooming Business
    Get Involved and Stay Involved
    Magazines & Newsletters
    Grooming Associations
    Calendar of Events
    GroomerTALK Community & GroomWise℠ Blogs
    Find A Groomer Directory for Pet Owners
    PetGroomer.com Classified Ads
    Groomer Pedia™
    Comments 3 Comments
    1. LJRSnowcat's Avatar
      LJRSnowcat -
      Wow, Stephen, this must have taken a lot of time and work not to mention dedication! Do you have a life outside of Petgroomer.com? Great work, thanks
      Lisa
    1. 4Sibes's Avatar
      4Sibes -
      That really is amazing. It's all right there. Lucky newbies and "I think I wanna be a Groomers".

      Jeez...that 1/10th of that info had been available at the touch of a keyboard 30 years ago.... (well, I prolly would have read it and opted for a career in wetlands restoration or driving a cement truck.... or something else...... )


      It really is nice for the "I love dogs, I wanna be a groomer, whudda you all think" folks...to have 1 place to go and get a comprehensive overview of the job, the industry, the requirements, the physical toll, the education options, the employment options, you know...a reality check complete with bottom lines.

      I know a lot went into this....now go get some sleep.

      Worker Ants....we're FREE!!!!!!! There is now a place to send "those who will be groomers, or,.... not."
    1. Admin's Avatar
      Admin -
      The new 2011 edition will be published on the PetGroomerCD free CD-ROM available at www.petgroomercd.com.