I first opened Pawsitively Pretty Mobile Grooming Salon in 2002. A mere 18 months after I started work as a bather. What I had going for me was drive and determination. That was it. Nothing else. There was nobody who could mentor me in starting a business.
I wish I had a copy of Ellen Ehrlich's book "The Successful Pet Groomer."
The cover of the book reads "Inspire, Motivate, Empower." Truer words were never written. This is a fabulous book. It does not matter which direction in grooming you take. Be it shop, mobile, home based, or housecall, The Successful Pet Groomer covers everything from running and growing a business, health and safety, grooming tips and time savers, and everything in between. The best part of this book is the appendix. It is loaded with sample forms, including waivers, price increase letters, owner tips, and other resources. The appendix alone is worth the $49.95 price of the book.
You can get a copy of this wonderful book on Ellen's website.