SOWPub Small Business Forums  

Click Here to see the latest posts!

Ask any questions related to business / entrepreneurship / money-making / life
or share your success stories (and educational "failures")...

Sign up for the Hidden Business Ideas Letter Free edition, and receive a free report straight to your inbox: "Idea that works in a pandemic: Ordinary housewife makes $50,000 a month in her spare time, using a simple idea - and her driveway..."

Also, please no insults or personal attacks.
Feel free to link to your web site though at the end of your posts.

Stay up to date! Get email notifications or
get "new thread" feeds here


Go Back   SOWPub Small Business Forums > Main Category > SOWPub Business Forum
Register FAQ Members List Calendar Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read

SOWPub Business Forum Seeds of Wisdom Forum

Thread Tools Display Modes
Prev Previous Post   Next Post Next
Old December 26, 2016, 09:02 AM
GordonJ's Avatar
GordonJ GordonJ is offline
Join Date: Aug 2006
Location: West Palm Beach, FL
Posts: 3,450
Default TWO. Pets.

Here is the excerpt from 52 Scattered Cards of Ideas.
TWO, Dogs, cats and pets. Besides entertaining yourself with a laser and a kitten, you could cash in on your love pets 1001 different ways but I'm only trying to stimulate your own idea generator, OK?

My neighbor did pet grooming in her basement, then moved into a small shop and then even a larger one, her business is still booming. For this one, here is a list of things you could do if pets are your thing.

Pet pics, fantasy, fun, memorable, frames
          1. Special pet clothes
          2. Bake your own dog bones
          3. Pooper scooper (even has a franchise)
          4. Rent a pet
          5. Training dogs and other pets
          6. Petting zoo for kids birthday parties
          7. Custom toys
          8. Halloween costumes
          9. Day care
As noted, all kinds of way to make a buck with pets. Exotic pets are always popular for schools and all elementary schools (most) have a budget to bring in a “learning experience” expert, and for a decent hourly fee at that.

The report is an idea stimulator. If you like animals, here are some resources. I've written many times about my neighbor Sue, who started in her basement with her pet grooming business and has had to move twice to bigger locations. Here is a site where you could buy an existing pet business:

And to get you started with how big the pet industry, read these articles:

How about this, over 3,000 pet bandanas sold on ebay:

One lady is selling her business, and with "takeover" possibilities*

And one of several mags on the Pet Business industry:

When I was selling supplements, we had a line of pet products and a couple of our SowPub members have or had pet businesses.

If you love animals, why not make some money from your love in 2017.


PS. So many pet ideas, we barely scratched the surface.

* Way, way back in one of the reports I talked about how Tiny the Tow Truck driver got into business via a "takeover" contract. Over the years, I've helped some of you to take over a business with no money out of pocket. Most often, they want something, and like the lady selling her pet business, she is retiring, but a big wad of a cash might not be her best choice, with taxes and all, which is one big reason why businesses get sold in a take over manner.

In most instances, it operates along the lines of a land contract, in that there is usually a default penalty clause for not making payments up to and often including a reversion of ownership.

Sort of like buying a car with dealer financing. If anyone wants to know more about the "Takeover" strategy, let me know.
Reply With Quote

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

vB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Forum Jump

Other recent posts on the forum...

Seeds of Wisdom Publishing (front page) | Seeds of Wisdom Business forum | Seeds of Wisdom Original Business Forum (Archive) | Hidden Unusual Business Ideas Newsletter | Hotsheet Profits | Persuade via Remote Influence | Affia Band | The Entrepreneur's Hotsheet | The SeedZine (Entrepreneurial Ezine)

Get the report on Harvey Brody's Answers to a Question-Oriented-Person

All times are GMT -4. The time now is 11:36 PM.

Powered by vBulletin Version 3.6.0
Copyright ©2000 - 2023, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.