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    Well, this is what i was thinking, looking for any and all input. I work 3rd shift at wallyworld full time cause i couldnt find any grooming work. I was thinking just work and save my money, slowly buy the equipment i need to start up plus attain a business liscence (sp) at the same time. Im currently reviewing my personal financial situation, going through bills and such, seeing how long it would take me. Meanwhile, while im saving, use my copy of print shop and start designing my business cards, flyers ect. cause im quite good with my computer. Is there anything else I should be concerned about and such? Lemme know folks.

    -Jenn-

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    I am going through a similiar situation, as well I am terrible at saving money I wish I was better at it, but you have a good advantage by going slow. you can really research everything you want to use or buy. I have alot of my equipment already but I need the pricey stuff, a bathing system, a clipper vac tote $700 gotta have it lol, so good luck to you and it sounds like you are headed the right diection.

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      Last edited by pamperedpups; 02-20-07, 12:52 AM.

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      • #4
        Yes, I can groom cats, but i only bathe dogs. It been too long ive given one haircut that i dont consider myself a full fleged groomer. But id love to learn!

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        • #5
          I'm not sure if you should get a business license and plan on opening a business if you don't know how to groom. That part I don't quite understand. What are your plans on learning how to groom? If you can save up the money to attend a good school that would probably be a good start, or if you can find a good groomer to apprentice under that would be a good idea. (although if they know you're planning to open your own business they might not be so quick to help).
          don't find yourself up a creek without a poodle.

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          • #6
            Jenn
            I did the same thing worked for walley world and saved for equipment. Be very careful as soon as wally word caught wind they cut my hours and took away $1.00 and hour and put me in a different position. I was really angry as I had given my all for 4 years. They did this 3 weeks before xmas and I had just graduated from grooming school. My husband said screw them and we jumped in feet first into the grooming shop.
            What saved me was I am in my home so no huge over head I am still saving money for things like a clipper vac etc.
            Things are great
            "Whoever Said That Money Can't Buy Happiness Forgot About Puppies"
            Nancy

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            • #7
              Originally posted by furrybestjob View Post
              I'm not sure if you should get a business license and plan on opening a business if you don't know how to groom. That part I don't quite understand. What are your plans on learning how to groom? If you can save up the money to attend a good school that would probably be a good start, or if you can find a good groomer to apprentice under that would be a good idea. (although if they know you're planning to open your own business they might not be so quick to help).
              If I am not mistaken, Taffy is a kitty groomer and only wants to be a kitty groomer. Taffy, am I right? If this is correct, she would have no reason to learn how to groom dogs.
              SheilaB from SC

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              • #8
                Well, I said I didn't quite understand lol. Anyone who grooms cats has alot of respect from me that's for sure.
                don't find yourself up a creek without a poodle.

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                • #9
                  Thats what I did! I did an apprenticeship at a grooming shop ( didn't get paid or tips) for about 4 months then I met a mobile groomer who paid! me and showed me the ropes of doing mobile. I could never get enough hours in grooming, that's why I have been working 2 jobs for over a year now. My "money job" and then grooming job. Well it's a good thing I'm super cheap because I saved up enough money in a year to buy a used van which is everything I wanted (in a starter van). The minute I saw it, I knew THAT'S THE ONE!!! I got it in Dec and now I'm still working my job (as vet nurse) and I'm slowly buying my equipment. I am pretty set, now I just have to get my Registation tags (long story) and I'll be ready to head out on the road!! Oh yeah, I'll have to get clients too HEE HEE. Keep it up!!!!

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by sheilabgroomer View Post
                    If I am not mistaken, Taffy is a kitty groomer and only wants to be a kitty groomer. Taffy, am I right? If this is correct, she would have no reason to learn how to groom dogs.

                    Yep, you got it. I know fully well how to groom kitties, I just dont consider myself a dog groomer. I gots the know how. now I just need the means. Im currently working on a savings plan so I know what I can do when and such, thanks for the continued help guys!
                    -me-

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                    • #11
                      I have to wonder if it would be a struggle to just groom cats! It seems like you wouldn't have as much repeat business since a lot of times cats only get shaved down once or twice a year. People don't usually do regular grooming with cats since they are known to groom themselves. I'm sure there are a few people but just not on a whole compared to dog grooming. Hope i'm wrong but you may want to consider learning to groom dogs as well to supplement your business a little bit. Especially if it is your livelyhood and not just a hobby. Good luck to you!

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