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Thinking of Becoming a Veterinarian? Beware the Debt Trap

We don’t usually write about the veterinarian profession as a pet business opportunity since there’s a huge difference between selling dog treats or dog walking services and becoming a licensed veterinarian. But we realized that some animal lovers may be considering a career in animal medicine as a way to turn their love of animals […]

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Should You Sell Pet Products Online?

If you’re considering selling pet supplies online you need to consider exactly what selling online really means. Chances are, you either have an existing brick and mortar or service business or you’re considering entering the pet industry by opening up an ecommerce store. If you already have a pet business in the physical world, branching […]

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GROWING YOUR PET BUSINESS VIA REFERRALS

Growing your business through referrals is probably the best way to grow your pet business. People like to do business with people thay know and trust. It’s just human nature.  All things being equal, would you rather deal with XYZ company that you found in the Yellow Pages or the ABC company that your friend […]

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ACCEPTING CREDIT CARDS FOR YOUR PET BUSINESS

Pulled this discussion off the PetPro forum, along with my response: Hello all… I am looking into being able to accept credit cards online. Everyone seems to be advising that I start with PayPal, as it is easy and relatively inexpensive for relatively low volume use. I also keep getting various oversized postcards and other […]

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The Geese Police

Geese Police is a franchise business that offers to clear geese from county parks, golf courses and other places where geese take over. The process is 100% humane and does NOT involve harming or even touching the geese in any way. The franchise owner uses the herding instincts of dogs, usually border collies, to clear […]

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