7 Keys for a Successful Business Startup With a New Pet
According to American Pet Products, approximately 68%
of U.S. households have pets. Even if you are also one of the hundreds of thousands of U.S. business startups this year, you may have a pet or are considering getting one. Is it wise to get a new pet while also starting a new business? When you utilize these seven keys for success, such an endeavor is not as challenging as it may seem.
A Solid Business Plan Gets You Off on the Right Foot
There are a multitude of tasks you need to accomplish before your business is ready to roll. Coming up with a business plan and formation
should be the first items you check off your list, next to finding a location and obtaining licenses, permits, and insurance. To avoid hiccups down the road when your hands are full with a pet, make your business plan first.
Work Delegation Is Your Key to Sanity
Even when you intend to handle all of your business yourself, you stand to benefit by delegating the more minor tasks to someone else. You can find affordable freelancers
and independent contractors by using the right job boards and mobile apps. Whether for website creation or graphic design, hiring outside assistance benefits your business by freeing up your time for the more critical work and helping you avoid burnout.
It's Never Too Early To Start Pet Training
Plan to invest in pet training as early as possible to help control your pet's behavior and expectations. Puppies can start training as early as twelve weeks old
and sometimes even sooner. If you are not a trainer yourself, hire a professional to do it for you. A well-trained pet lets you better focus on your business when needed.
Quality Health Care Keeps Your Pet Happy
Learn as much about your pet's healthcare needs as you can before bringing your furry pal home. Consider the pros and cons of holistic care and what natural options exist to supplement your pet's health in addition to current veterinary care advancements
that may benefit your animal.
Your Business and Your Pet Need Designated Space
You need a personal space to work and your pet needs a space
to relax. Keep your work in your workspace, and help your four-legged companion become accustomed to his or her own space for when life gets overwhelming.
Tech Is Your — and Your Pet's — Friend
You can't be everywhere at once, but modern home technology
can help you monitor and even interact with your pet while you're stuck in the office. Cameras help you see what your pet is up to and talk to your pal remotely. You can even get alerts if your pet gets out of the house.
Don't Underestimate the Power of a Pet Sitter
Your pet may require a lot of monitoring, and that's fine. When you need to focus on the business, consider finding a sitter
using an app or job board. You can schedule regular hours or just use a sitter in a pinch when your pet needs companionship but you really have to get work done.
Appreciate Your Business Success and Pet
While bringing home a new pet will take a lot of your time at first, you can still be triumphant with launching your business. Take advantage of the resources around you both for work and your pet, and you'll get the hang of success in no time.
For more information on using a holistic approach to care for your animal companions, connect with Taranet!About The Author
This is a guest post by Cindy Aldridge