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Poodle to Pitbull Pet Business Podcast - Episode 116

The Poodle to Pitbull Pet Business Podcast

Release Date: 07/04/2020

Episode 232 - The Easier way to Build a Six-Figure Pet Business  show art Episode 232 - The Easier way to Build a Six-Figure Pet Business

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Everyone has a different definition of what is means to have a successful pet business. Some people want staff, some people want awards and recognition, and for others it's the mythical six-figure income level.  However, it might surprise you to learn that not all six-figure plus pet business owners are happy. Many have a very high turnover, lots of staff, loads of clients but little actual profit left over for the business owner.  It's crucial your thriving pet business grows profitably for you the business owner.   So, in todays show I'm going to break down the easier way...

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Episode 231 - Quitting the Rat Race and Starting a Dream Dog Grooming Business with Little Critter Whisperer, Lucy Hawke show art Episode 231 - Quitting the Rat Race and Starting a Dream Dog Grooming Business with Little Critter Whisperer, Lucy Hawke

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In just two years Lucy Hawke has transitioned from a full-time teaching role, to starting a side hustle pet care business, then she niched down to her true passion, which is guinea pigs and little critters, which led to her writing a book, The Healthy, Happy Guinea Pig Guide Book.  Lucy finally left teaching role, retrained as a groomer, and moved with her partner 77 miles to a new location where she now runs Dinky Doodles Professional Styling, a mobile, niched grooming business for doodle owners in Deal.  To top it all of, she got married three days after we recorded this...

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Episode 230 - The 2022 Pet Business Seminar Tour is Coming to Florida show art Episode 230 - The 2022 Pet Business Seminar Tour is Coming to Florida

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Dom has a BIG annoucement today as he's doing two LIVE seminars this year and YOU are invited. One is Wrexham, Wales on August 21st hosted by Karen Boyce of Beastly Thoughts Dog Training, and the other in Florida on October 15th, hosted by Doug Keeling of Bad to the Bone Pet Care. You can book an early-bird ticket for the Grow Your Pet Business FAST! Seminar in Florida by going to  

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Episode 229 - Living the Pet Business Dream with Doug Keeling of Bad to the Bone PetCare show art Episode 229 - Living the Pet Business Dream with Doug Keeling of Bad to the Bone PetCare

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This weeks guest Doug 'the dog guy' Keeling is a shining light in the pet industry. A self-confessed loner and nerd, Doug moved around a lot as a kid and ended up bonding hugely with his dogs.  A passion for travelling led to him training to be an airline pilot at college, that was until he tried flying the plane...hen ended up working in a computer repair shop and a grocery store before getting a job and quickly working his way up to co-owning an antique and estate sale company. He left and got a degree in business management and also a dog, which led to him putting an advert out to...

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Episode 228 - How to Read Your Pet Business Half-Term Report Card show art Episode 228 - How to Read Your Pet Business Half-Term Report Card

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This week Dom shares the half-term report card for his own business, including the good, the bad and the pugly... You'll discover what went well, what went badly and how he measures success in his business and personal life. This is a raw and real episode where Dom goes deep into the mistakes he's made, and how he is fixing them.  If you've struggled in the first half of 2022, and you're worried about how you'll be paying for Christmas presents in six-months time, then this podcast will show you how to assess where you are now, AND how to plot a new pathway to a better, more successful...

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Episode 227 -  From Single Mum to Super Successful Dog Groomer Business with Kirsty Jackson show art Episode 227 - From Single Mum to Super Successful Dog Groomer Business with Kirsty Jackson

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Today I'm speaking to one of my Elite members Kirsty Jackson who has an inspirational pet business story to share. Kirsty studied business at university, and was enjoying her 3rd year placement when she fell pregnant with her son Riley. Now, Kirsty is a self-confessed dreamer, but also fiercly ambitous and she was driven to go back to uni to finish her placement so she could build a better life for her and Riley.  She was offered a job at the same firm she did the placement, where she stayed foe a while, then she tried some different jobs until one day her partner Tom suggested she tried...

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Episode 226 - Growing and Selling Your Dog Training Business, with Laura Ward of Minds Alike Animal Behaviour show art Episode 226 - Growing and Selling Your Dog Training Business, with Laura Ward of Minds Alike Animal Behaviour

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This weeks guest is awesome animal behaviourist, and one of my Diamond coaching clients, Laura Ward.  A childhood love of animals led to Laura leaving school and becoming a Vet Nurse, a career she held for 10 years. In that time she also nurtured a love of dog behaviour, and eventually she left employed life to start her own training business.  Steady referrals from her network of Vet colleagues meant the new business thrived, and pretty soon she had a full diary and was hiring other trainers to help with demand.  Laura is a self confessed 'people pleaser', and not wanting to...

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Episode 225 - The Perfect Puppy to Portugal Project! Bonus Episode show art Episode 225 - The Perfect Puppy to Portugal Project! Bonus Episode

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Grab your dog leads and your passport because this special episode will take you to Portugal and back again, via car and boat! The training side of Dom's pet business recently completed a special assignment, that involved collecting a Giant Snauzer puppy puppy from the breeder, raising, training, socializing and loving him for six weeks, and then transporting him to his new owners in Portugal. Tune in to get live updates from the mammoth puppy to Portugal adventure. Check out Dom's bestselling Puppy book, The Perfect Puppy Project on Amazon 

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Episode 224 - From Pig Farming to a Premium Pet Sitting Business with Sarah Marginson show art Episode 224 - From Pig Farming to a Premium Pet Sitting Business with Sarah Marginson

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This weeks amazing guest, Sarah Marginson comes to the podcast straight from winning an award at the recent IMPACT - Pet Business Success Summit! Sarah loved growing up with animals, so much so she ended up going to agriculture college, then she was the first female to manage farms for the Home Office. Then she got married and started a pig farming adventure in Winnipeg, Cananda. Fast forward fifteen years and she returned to the U.K to run another farm, before her divorce which spurred her to start over and launch her own premium dog walking and pet sitting business in Scotland.  Tune in...

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223 - Your 2023 Pet Business Cost of Living Crisis Survival Plan! show art 223 - Your 2023 Pet Business Cost of Living Crisis Survival Plan!

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Fuel prices are up, inflation is raging, no-one had any money and the world has gone to hell in a handcart...certainly that's what you'll think if you follow the mainstream media and whingebag pet professionals on Flakebook. These are challenging times for sure, but as always, pet professionals who go against the grain and do different and better marketing will be the ones who not just survive, but thrive...and in episode 223 Dom gives you the blueprint to successfully ride your pet business through the recession. Don't forget to grab your IMPACT 23 ticket at...

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Do you feel like you are busy fool in your pet business? Are you passionate but penniless and time poor? That's how this weeks guest Sally Cousins felt about her dog walking business too! Sally worked in Tescos for 21 years before she finally followed her passion and started Woofer Walkies. Sally shares how she went from being an average 'low priced' dog walker, to being a 'premium' pet business by mastering email marketing, direct mail and she even wrote a book in lockdown. Go to www.growyourpetbusinessfast.com/challenge