Any successful entrepreneur will tell you for a fact that you cannot succeed in running a business venture you don’t like. This is of course true. The only challenge is always finding something you like and turning it into a money minting venture. It always takes time. It therefore does not and should not come as a surprise that some of the smartest and successful business ideas were accidental. The ideas sort of ‘hit’ the owners when they least expected. Others were created out of necessity. With that in mind, observe the environment around you. How many ideas come into your mind? Let’s start with your pet – your dog. What kind of ideas does the pet give you? The following ideas could help you start up a good pet business.
Start with personalized pet items. It could be a dog collar, a dog ribbon or even a training leash. Warning signs of fierce dogs ‘manning’ property is also a nice idea. Anything personalized will always sell. Remember too to try normal pet items used by dog owners. Sounds strange but items such as a chew proof dog bed that can be found on sites such as DurableBedsForFido.com is a nice idea. Selling organic dog poop bags is also a nice idea.
Who doesn’t eat? You will face stiff competition here so make sure you have smart ideas up your sleeve. You could be a distributor or even a manufacturer. Talk to a few pet store owners first to know which brand sells and which one doesn’t or which brand is likely to give you competition. Alternatively, you can focus on dog snack or what dog owners aptly refer to as ‘doggie treats.’
You can almost count the number of pet spas available countrywide. It is a funny yet viable business idea. So many pet owners consider it unnecessary to take their pets to spas. Truth is, pets are just like humans. They need that treat every once in a while. Plus, there are high chances you know that your dog’s nails should be trimmed at least once every three months. Where else can you have that done professionally? These and more questions should encourage you to start that spa.
You do not have to have a knack for writing to start a pet blog. If anything, people do not start blogs because they write well. It is always about sharing knowledge. So if by any chance you know something about pets that others don’t, start a blog. Then monetize it. Sell advertising space or better yet, sign up an affiliate of any popular pet item. Just remember to make your blog interactive. That way, your readers can also share what they know about pets with other readers.
Get a mentor. Or someone who can help you learn and understand the ropes of pet business. Ideas often seem small and easy to implement but sometimes they turn out to be the opposite. A mentor or someone you will always look up to when things get hard will help you move on and come up with smart and competitive ideas.