Becoming an entrepreneur in the grooming business is a great way to start your career as a pet care professional.
However, with the cost of franchising and vans plus your limited budget all working against you, the shot to become a pet care professional may be a little too hard to achieve. But your options do not end here; because you can still start your business with a dog grooming mobile trailer.
Now comes the question of the criteria you should look for a good dog grooming mobile trailer.
Here are those:
Trailer Dimension – This constitutes everything. A long mobile trailer would be less maneuverable especially on u-turns; it is more expensive; it is heavier, thus, your vehicle will consume more gas; and, expensive on brakes. Long dog grooming mobile trailer may look luxurious, yes. But in the long run, they will prove to be expensive to maintain.
Short trailer on the other hand limits your equipment to a minimum. On the other hand, wide trailer could be a traffic hazard. While mobile, you cannot see the vehicles behind you, making it more dangerous on the road. The right dimension of your trailer would be at around 5 by 8 ft.
Price – Starting a business does not need you to spend all your fortune in one given time. You still have to limit your capital where you can easily recover your investment. The right capital would be between $15000 and $25000. Deciding your initial cash out still depends on you though.
Features – When you buy a dog grooming mobile trailer, have the option to buy a bare trailer or buy a completely furnished one. Of course, it is very advisable if you would choose the latter because you don’t have to worry about where to place each of the equipment you need.
But whatever you choose, make sure that your mobile trailer has standard features such as the bathing section, water tank, easy to clean, air-conditioning system, interior walls and ceiling for natural light, self-draining floor, storage, a grooming station, and the mechanical compartment.
Composition – Ideally, the dog grooming mobile trailer should be made from aluminum and/or stainless steel. Both can be easily cleaned.
Add-on equipment provisions – There are several equipment you may need to add. Some of which may not be installed if the trailer is not made to accommodate them.
So make sure that your trailer has space to accommodate additional installation. There are some dog grooming mobile trailer makers that offer add-ons. You may want to prefer to buy from them if this matter is important to you.
Marketing assistance – Once you establish a business, you should also promote it. Some dog grooming mobile trailer manufacturers offer marketing assistance package to help your business jump on to the right start and be known.
Some of the marketing assistance available include paint job making your trailer a moving billboard. Some allows your business name to be advertised over the internet. Some include business card. Your task is to choose what would fit you best.
Knowing all these will lead you to the right start. Combine it with quality service, costumer care, and clean trailer and you will surely excel on your career as an entrepreneur in the pet grooming business.