5 Compelling Reasons Why You Should Start a Doggie Business Now
The number of entrepreneurs is steadily rising with many people starting businesses on the side. The great news is that you can combine your new business with an existing passion and make money in the process. For example, you can run a dog-walking or grooming business. But why should you hang out your own shingle?
You are solely responsible for your own retirement. While there is a chance that you may receive Social Security when the time comes, most people can’t live on that alone. Starting a business now will help you save the extra money that you need to enjoy your retirement. Some small business owners are even able to turn their side hustles into a full-time gigs.
2. Spread Your Risk
The income from your job is not guaranteed unless you’re a teacher and have tenure. Therefore, it makes sense to spread the risk a little bit. If your employer cuts down your hours or has to let you go, you’d still have the side income from your business to cover some of your expenses. When you have multiple income streams, you’re safeguarding yourself when the unexpected happens.
3. Be Your Own Boss
Dogs need direction, and they need to be told what to do. On the other hand, humans love to be free and in charge of their destiny. You can be your own boss when you start a business on the side. While making all the decisions about the business can be intimidating, it’s nice to set your own hours and pick your own office furniture.
4. Bring Your Dog to Work
If you’re running the show, then every day can be bring-your-dog-to-work day. You’ll enjoy the companionship, and your dog will love spending more time with you. This will also give your dog a chance to socialize more with other dogs, and you can meet other dog owners in the process.
5. Make a Difference
When you’re in business for yourself, you can make a difference in other people’s and in our case, animals lives. Whether you’re a dog trainer, dog walker, or dog groomer – you’re a positive influence in other people’s lives. From bad dog breath to unruly behavior, you can be a resource to other dog lovers in your community.
It can be scary to venture out on your own, but there are lots of benefits to starting your own doggy business. Many of them only require minimum startup capital. And the best part is that your dog will be there every step of the way, from distributing flyers to welcoming clients.