(That's me and #Bear. We rescued him 2 years ago.) Are you a dog lover? I am-and I'm not shy about it. For example, #Bear gets a lot of mentions on Facebook. Heck, he even has his own Twitter account! You should follow him on Twitter @FranchiseDog. He's pretty funny. Anyway... Here Are 4 Dog Statistics You Should Know According to the ASPCA, approximately 44% of all households (in the U.S.) have a dog. It gets better. Since the 1970′s, dog ownership rates in the
Dogs. They're man's best friend. They're friends to many, actually. Lifesavers even. Wasn't that a nice story? (Heck, even if you're not a dog lover like me, it was still pretty great.) Stories like the one shown above are wonderful for the pet industry. It's PR at it's best. (Not that the pet industry needs it, as you'll see in a moment.) Dog Hotels And Other Pet Care Services: Some Statistics The International Boarding & Pet Services Association (IBPSA)
I wonder how the 120 or so Camp Bow Wow franchisees are feeling about what was just announced? If you were a franchisee, and the franchisor you partnered with just sold the company, how would you feel about it? It can and does happen once in a while. Hopefully, a few Camp Bow Wow franchisees will get asked about their feelings and even share them with the local and national media. Franchise Business News: Camp Bow Wow Is Sold VCA Animal Hospitals just bought Camp Bow
Elton Rivas launched One Spark, an annual crowdfunding festival in Jacksonville, Florida. Designed to help match startups with money and resources in the area, the five-day event drew 130,000 attendees, including 20% who came from outside The Sunshine State. Rivas told CNN Money that Jacksonville already has 700 registered startup projects for this year (2014 ) and about $3.5 million in capital committed from Venture Capital firms. From CNN Money: “The city's inexpensive business and
You only think you need to have passion for your business. That’s because you’ve probably heard it said-or have read about it somewhere. Heard what? Read what? This: “You need to have passion for your business in order for it to be successful.” It’s a lie. A big, fat one. Picking Up The Real Poop Did you know that you could pay someone to clean up your dog’s poop? Better yet, did you know that there are several franchises that specialize in that
I was so excited. After all, it had been almost two full years since we had to put Winston, (our Airedale Terrier) down. Winston was a cool dog. He loved our daughter, and he watched over her like only a best buddy could. He was a character…always testing us…always seeing what he could get away with. And, his bark…scary. (In a good way, if you know what I mean.) Winston even had his own Twitter account. Still does. @FranchiseDog Animal Lovers In our family, I'm the animal
That's because the one I used to predict the non-revenue producing opportunities in dog poop removal franchises is obviously defective. Now, I would rather have someone I know in the business of keeping poop-infested yards clean, as opposed to owning a pet-related retail franchise that purportedly does this. Wouldn't you? I remember the call I received about two years ago from an exec from one of the "dog waste management" franchises, asking me if I was interested in finding folks who may be
I really hope not. My daughter and I used to visit our local Petland franchise store to kind of check things out. We had heard rumors of Petland's alleged practice of buying their puppies from those nasty puppy mills. (In Ohio, some of these alleged puppy mills are located right in the heart of Amish country.) Nice. http://www.flickr.com/photos/mwillsphotography/ / CC BY-NC-ND 2.0 A federal court in Arizona has just issued a ruling allowing a lawsuit to proceed against Petland, Inc.