This is my first post, and this looks like a good place to post it! My name is Sharon, and I currently have a petsitting business. I`ve been at it for about 2.5 years. It`s going well, though I have had a part-time job to supplement my income, which is going away in mid-January. I really enjoy petsitting, but my income is limited to how many dogs I can walk in a day! In addition to that, I sometimes help out at a doggie day care center when they are shorthanded.
I would like to get into an online business of selling specialized pet supplies, the kinds of things you can`t find in Petsmart. Eventually I would like to turn that business into an actual store, while keeping it online. I have that idea because I recently found out that a new ski resort is being built very close to where I would like to live. My idea is to open a doggie day care at the resort. When people come to ski, they can bring their dogs and drop them off for the day. Figure they`d usually come for a week at a time. I could also offer pickup and dropoff service and boarding for those not in pet-friendly accommodations. So the supply store and the day care facility would operate out of the same building.
Sound like a feasible idea? The day care would be a year or two down the road as the resort isn`t built yet, but I`d like to start earning a little income from the pet supply sales ASAP -- of course the petsitting business continues on. Where to start? Thanks much!