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    I actually know through consultation or the early...

    I actually know through consultation or the early message board here that there are a number of husband wife grooming "teams." And some with brothers and sisters. If you go back 2 boards ago we had...
  2. Sticky: Husband closing local famous restaurant in Kansas City, Wife has grooming business

    Built on customer service, but hard times finding good employees (sounds like some groomers too).

    https://www.kansascity.com/news/business/biz-columns-blogs/cityscape/article229041859.html

    Mama...
  3. We had problems and I know other groomers have...

    We had problems and I know other groomers have too when after a divorce the party that didn't get the dog tries to pickup the dog after its groom, in effect dog-napping. It does happen. Hopefully...
  4. Pet owners that call PetGroomer.com and why

    This week already we have had quite a few calls. As you might imagine some want to know how to groom their pets, and that's easy to answer. Do you think some want to "turn in" a groomer? Actually we...
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    Saw this in moderation and will answer this...

    Saw this in moderation and will answer this quickly.

    As you keep adding figures to the master spreadsheet behind the scenes your breakeven point is being constantly calculated. You must be...
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    Another africanized bees story?

    Another africanized bees story?
  7. So true. Our bathers back in 60's and 70's could...

    So true. Our bathers back in 60's and 70's could share a 2 bedroom apt and each would have their own bedroom. The same quality apartment today in the same area would still be out reach today for FOUR...
  8. Having grown up in grooming since age 8 the...

    Having grown up in grooming since age 8 the answer is yes from our observations and hands-on work.

    Example: Pet bathers especially. We groomed around 20 years without HV dryers. Detangling, fast...
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    As far as "being the alone" part and being able...

    As far as "being the alone" part and being able to make contact outside if you were disabled by an attack, I do know groomers working alone that have Alexa type devices. They feel it gives them a...
  10. Wonder if it was a regular she sees there, and...

    Wonder if it was a regular she sees there, and now won't.

    Backup DAILY! Always have a spare backup either in a firesafe or if you have property with more than 1 building a copy off site in that...
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    We have been working on business plans selling...

    We have been working on business plans selling mobile businesses a lot this year. I remember when you posted this originally and some clients worked out some similar plans to sell their clientele. It...
  12. Thread: Going diesel

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    Here in the Northwest diesel is everywhere, even...

    Here in the Northwest diesel is everywhere, even the native american casinos have it and great prices. And the "clear" gasoline too. But like Cyn said, know your availability on your routes.
  13. Just last night I posted a used product...

    Just last night I posted a used product classified ad in which the husband of a groomer/wife passed away and he is selling her grooming equipment. So Dogma is right you often look to your spouse, and...
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    There are no federal limits on what employers can...

    There are no federal limits on what employers can say.

    "Are there limits to what an employer can say about you? There are no federal laws restricting what information an employer can - or cannot...
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    Of course fully dry, but I have seen places that...

    Of course fully dry, but I have seen places that clearly said an express bath service included damp dry. There are beach communities with express bathing available often right across the street from...
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    Warning on non-compete agreements

    Too often I see comments across the Internet watering down the impact of breaking one of these agreements. Typically it is something said like after two they are pretty hard to enforce. Well that may...
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    A 2 bedroom apt in those areas can easily be $4K...

    A 2 bedroom apt in those areas can easily be $4K and up a month for nice but pretty basic apt.

    I know some groomers don't believe me but I have done business plans for these locations besides our...
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    Selling client lists only based on lots of...

    Selling client lists only based on lots of experience is not so great. Let me put it this way I have seen more sales of a grooming business with the building than client lists only. But the other...
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    Thank heaven I thought you meant you hit someone.

    Thank heaven I thought you meant you hit someone.
  20. Surprise Joe Zucarello was on the call today and...

    Surprise Joe Zucarello was on the call today and we went into extended time. Fun informative call on the future of groomer training. We have 91 callers listening live. The storm was intensive for...
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    Just commenting on the numbers as presented here....

    Just commenting on the numbers as presented here. I gather the $100K is what the groomer wants as personal income from the business before taxes from the gross of $130K. And the groomer wants...
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    Job opening in Turkey

    If you are like Petstimes2 and know someone looking for an exotic location job. How about Turkey? Apparently the finest shop in Istanbul is looking and they have demand for Asian (interesting). They...
  23. Annual Survey Results 2018 to be Released Tomorrow - Take a Guesss

    Here are a few multiple choice questions based on the results?

    USA Groomers

    Employed Groomers and Bathers

    Groomers in this region of the US reported the highest annual gross wages before...
  24. As I understand it commute to from your place...

    As I understand it commute to from your place doesn't qualify, but perhaps in each commute there are a couple miles going out of your way, so you can identify the non commute portion of the ride and...
  25. Tax free income for personal use of your car for business

    Brit started a thread on home office rent. Another thing business owners can do for their businesses is track business use of your car for errands related to running your business. It is over 50...
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