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Operating a Pet Franchise Reduces Risk but Increases Costs

While most of the businesses described at Pet Business Central can be operated from home, another way to profit from pet industry sales is by opening a Pet Franchise. Franchises generally require more of an initial investment than home businesses, but offer step-by-step instructions on beginning, operating, marketing and ultimately profiting from all the work you do.

However, this is not an appropriate business model for people who cannot follow procedures, work well within an organization, and accept coaching.

According to Entrepreneur.com, here are

Pet Franchise Benefits:

  • Reduction of risk
  • Turnkey operation
  • Standardized products and systems
  • Standardized financial and accounting systems
  • Collective buying power
  • Supervision and consulting readily available
  • National and local advertising programs
  • Point-of-sale advertising
  • Uniform packaging
  • Ongoing research and development
  • Financial assistance
  • Site selection guidance
  • Operations manual provided
  • Sales and marketing assistance

    and

    Pet Franchise Disadvantages

  • Higher start-up costs, ongoing fees
  • Loss of control
  • A binding contract
  • The franchisor's problems are also your problems

    For more information, click on the links below for details and examples on the most popular pet-related franchises. And be sure to read up on franchises in general, so that you know how to choose one with a proven track record yet that is poised for rapid growth. Entrepreneur.com is a good starting point for franchise opportunity advice.

    Pet Store or Pet Supply Franchises

    Pet Food Franchises

    Pet Grooming Franchise

    Pet Waste Management (Poop Scooping) Franchise

    Dog Training Franchise

    Pet Food Delivery Franchise

    Other Animal Franchises

    If the thought of spending all that money to start a pet-related franchise scares you off, you might like one of the direct-sales opportunities in the pet industry!