Buying a pet related franchise is a great idea, here’s why:
If you have revaluated your life during lockdown and decided to go into business on your own, why not think about buying a franchise? There are plenty of franchise opportunities available, from home-based franchises to van franchises. However, one of the most popular franchise opportunities is pet based franchises. There are many options to consider, including small animal grooming, dog walking or pet food and accessory sales. Read on to find out why pet franchises are a great idea and what benefits there are to buying one.
Pets are becoming more popular as people are working from home
With more employees working from home, many people are starting to realise that a bit of company in the form of a furry friend can be comforting during the day. This means that as pet ownership increases, more pet based business opportunities will open up. If people are working all day, they will still need services like dog walkers, which is an extremely popular franchise opportunity.
The chance to work with animals every day
What could be better than working with animals every day? Instead of getting up when it’s dark, spending ages on a cramped, unhygienic commuter train or bus and sitting all day in a stale office, buy a pet franchise and work when you want, often from the comfort of your own home. Animals are proven to help with relaxation, so browse our list of pet based franchises today to see what opportunities are available to you.
Be your own boss
One of the best things about running a franchise is you can be your own boss and don’t have to answer to anyone else. No more being micromanaged or getting caught in management power struggles. You can get up when you like, work the best hours for your family and live the life you want. Any money you make is yours, not your manager’s, however, we advise getting into the habit of setting and keeping to a work schedule as you’ll have no one to remind you to do so. Also, make sure you know how to manage your finances. There is plenty of advice online and there are lots of short courses covering accounting and business finance.
If you are dealing with cats and dogs, you will be on your feet a lot. It also takes a strong pair of arms to hold a wriggling retriever while cutting its hair. If you are walking dogs, you will be covering many miles every day, so you’re sure to stay in top shape. Buying a pet franchise could not only boost your bank balance and get you away from the office, but it will improve your health and lifestyle too. Being your own boss is also good for you, as you gain independence and confidence in your ability to make decisions for yourself.
Not tied to an office
The joy of running your own business is that you’re not tied to an office every day. The daily grind of commuting and sitting in a crowded, overheated space with lots of other people is not appealing, especially during the current pandemic. If you hate working in an office and dread going in, it could be time to open your own business. Take advantage of a franchise opportunity. A franchise means you can offer your customers an established brand name that they trust. If your franchise involves working with pets, then even better. Imagine getting to deal with cute animals all day instead of sitting in a sweatbox working to other people’s deadlines.
Other franchises available
If you want to work with pets but are allergic, don’t worry, you can still get involved. There are other pet franchises available that mean you can work in an animal-related field. You could, for example, sell pet accessories. Pet accessories are extremely popular these days and people love buying their dogs or cats toys to play with. However, pet food is a huge market too. You may choose to specialise in food for one type of animal or offer a broad range of produce. What’s more, if you live in an area with stables and lots of horses, or in a farming community, you can tailor your products to your audience for maximum sales.
If you aren’t interested in pets, there’s plenty of other franchise opportunities out there for you. Why not consider a cleaning franchise, care franchise, management franchise, computer franchise or an education franchise, among many others? We also offer advice on how to franchise your business, how to get a franchise resales master licence and other franchise-based issues. Get in touch now to start a brighter future today.