Well, I am starting my own business. I will be grooming pets and having a spa just for them. It is only going to be part-time at first considering I hs the children. I'm taking an ISP online and will be able to complete it in 6 months. DH is really excited. I know we pay 40 bucks a pet for our small dogs to get groomed. A typical groomer will take in 6-8 pets a day. Most groomers work 6 days a week. I don't plan on doing that until I feel comfortable with my time with schooling my children. I am amazed on how much $$ Groomers make. The good thing about it is, I will not have overhead costs. Well, maybe a bit but nothing compared to running a restaurant or any other small business. I'm really excited about it and comfortable that it may take up to a whole year to get established. Since there are so many senior centers here, I won't have a problem with getting my experience by offering free grooming. I need to be able to groom pets of all types of breeds. This would be a perfect opportunity to get experience. I've decided not to return back to the Supply Chain field. It stinks that I invested so much money and time. I worked in that field for almost a decade. I even went as far as getting certified in APICS, which is like getting easy access to any job in that field. It's really a man's club and I'm just not interested in with the arrogance of man thinking they know more. Some men just can't handle that a women can do it better. No more Coporate America. No more worries about downsizing and losing everything you got...well materialistic things. I still have my wonderful family who does stress me out sometimes. This is it. This will be my career along with raising and schooling my children. Another good thing is... there are so many pets here in FL and it normally takes three weeks to get appts with other groomers. It will definitely be profitable. Who knows my dh may not have to work. We'll see.
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Well, I got back on to take my first exam. It was a simple exam. I got a perfect score 100. I'm sure once I get into the anatomy part of cats and dogs it will be more complex. I know majority of the breeds b/c I've seen them on the dog shows and just asking. I think all the breeds are beautiful. One of my fav. one is the Afgan. There is even a beer commercial with the dog being the main act. A man isn't allowed to walk into a bar with pets so, since he is black he put the dog on his head to make it look like a hair do. I love that one. I hope I get a chance to groom all different types. I'm nervous about clipping the nails. I clip my cats nails. I sometimes try to cut the dogs but get really nervous.
I know already what to look for in the nail so I dont get the vein but with dark nails it is hard. I hoping to finish the next study unit by tomorrow and test. It's an intro to grooming business, so a lot is common sense and just knowing business in general.
I've completed my second exam and rec'vd a 95. I was ticked. The answer really wasn't wrong. There were two answers that fit the question and since I didn't chose what they considered to be more important, then I got it wrong. I email the POC and told them that the question has two answer and gave her refer.. to where I got my answer. I asked if they would consider to change the score and give me a 100. I know that I shouldn't be such a perfectionist but my answer wasnt wrong. Oh, Im griping over nothing. It is just PMS. I can feel it coming on. It's funny I dont even count the days to know when I suppose to get the visitor. I just get funny and moody and that's when I know to check my inventory. Oh I am off my subject. This journal is going to be strictly my goals in having my own business.
Well, I'm not sure if I will start a business in the states capitol. There are definitely a lot of pets here but I dont know for sure. I need to call the chamber to see if they have any stats on pet grooming businesses and pet population. They probably dont, considering they are behind the times here. I should be done with part two of my studies at the end of the week. I probably can get done in three months vs. their six months.
DH is still excited about us starting a business. I need to get on the ball with reading. I need to finish the fifth unit by the end of the week. I just have my hands tied with activities and splitting up my time, especially online. If I finish it tomorrow, I'll get on after dh finishes his magic games.
I need to start researching costs and equipment. I know the last unit will provide some info but it doesn't hurt. I am relaxed about it b/c I know I cant jump right into it. I need to get experience by volunteering and I cant do that until I get certified or license. That probably wont be until after Xmas. Since, I am on a payment plan with them, I have to pay everything off until they provide me with a cert. Im not even sure if it is a license or not. See, I have a lot to do. Permit info and such. I can pretty much obtain that info in a month so like I said time is not an issue with getting info. It is the experience, I need. I practice on clipping the dogs nails and cut Chelsea's nail too far. She is a scotty and they are diggers. This means nails are suppose to be somewhat long. Well, gotta mop some floors. Write later.
I feel a little discourage again about starting a business. I guess I am just nervous. I told dh I can't see myself volunteering and bringing ppls pets to this house. I need to get my own house and have a nice set up. He is great about it. He is excited. I am just crammed in this small rental house. Im not sure of this area either. Mosquitoes, Mosquitoes! I am on a role with them. I might have to work with someone to get the experience b4 I open mine. It will only be the weekends but oh well. I am upset that I don't have a little shop on my property. I dont even have property so I cant even start there. Just frustrated thinking about it.
Something will come to mind once it is clear of negativity and frustration.
Well, Im still studying and testing. Interesting things. I still haven't had any ideas how I should volunteer. What facility do I use? Should I just work on Sat. at Petsmart grooming. I don't even like it there. They ticked me off when they took so long to groom my Watson (scotty). They didnt even finish him. I believe in getting the dog in and out. Not keeping them for 7 or so hours. That is ridiculous. I have in the past. This is how groomers make their quota or goals of money. You wash the dogs or cats and let them dry with forced air or some other mechanic. Drying is the longest part of the grooming job. Clipping isnt long unless you are starting out.