Top 20 Pet Businesses

Ok, I have to admit that when I decided to do this series of posts on Pet Businesses I really thought it would be a slam dunk easy thing to do. Well, today I can tell you that I was very wrong and that is why it took me two days to get the list put together. As I started to do some research into what the current Top 20 Pet Businesses were I found myself drawn into the online marketing effort to sell people a turnkey pet business. That is a huge business all on its own! I was amazed and at the same time horrified to see all the effort that was being put into convincing the poor hapless soul who stumbled across those sites that all a person needed to do was fork over several hundred to several thousand dollars and whalla! Instant pet business, complete with over priced merchandise and an ongoing contract to keep paying, and keep paying, and keep paying, for the privilege of chasing the dream and ending up broke. It was very sad. I hope to save some of my readers from that fate, and if you are one of those who got sucked into that hype at sometime in the past, you have my sympathy because – yes, I have done it too. But I’ve learned my lesson. Have you? Let’s explore some REAL pet business opportunities and discuss the possibilities for each of them. For today I want to share the list I created during my search. I was taking into consideration both brick and mortar business models as...

How do I start a pet business?

It seems like the economy is bringing out the entrepreneur in everyone and over the last few weeks I have had numerous calls and emails from people who are looking for information about starting a pet business of one kind or another. Because of that interest I have decided to explore the possibilities, the pros and cons of each and what considerations need to be examined before starting any type of pet business. I will post a series of reports on this subject and some of the topics I will cover for you are: What are the most popular pet businesses? What is the easiest pet business to start? Where is the best money? How much does it cost to get started? What unique pet businesses are out there? What about the basics like getting a business license? What pet businesses do well online? Where can a person get training to start a pet business? And as I go along I am sure that there will be so much more. This is a subject that is dear to my heart because I have struggled to be a stay-at-home mom for more than 20 years and my pet businesses have helped to make that possible. As this series unfolds I hope to share some of my passion for this subject and a great deal of my experience in how I went about building several successful pet businesses. Do you have a question about building a pet business? If you have questions you would like me to address please leave them in the comments area below this post or submit them...