On November 6, 2012 OPC University was launched at Barkleigh’s Pet Boarding & Daycare Expo. There were over 300 pet care facility owners and managers present for industry specific seminars & vendors. OPC University is the industry’s only on-line educational and certification … Continue reading Outstanding Pet Care University Launches November 6th!
Announcement taken from http://www.OutstandingPetCare.com On May 15, 2012, Outstanding Pet Care purchased the Pet Care Services Association (formerly American Boarding Kennel Association) assets from the Colorado bankruptcy court. We look back upon the end of this important organization with humble … Continue reading Outstanding Pet Care Announces Purchase of PCSA Assets & Announces Updated Education Program
Our experience has proven there are many good and profitable reasons why you should offer cat lodging at your pet care facility. Many dog owners have cats too! By not offering the additional service you are forcing them to search for cat accommodations. You risk the chance that that facility might also offer dog lodging therefore a more convenient choice. Cats take less space than dogs and accommodations can be built vertically to cover less square footage in your facility. You will receive a much higher return per square foot for a cat then a dog. Cats require less labor … Continue reading 5 Reasons You Should Offer Cat Lodging
Most of us go to see our primary care physicians once a year for our annual check up. During those checkups sometime there is an area of concern that needs further investigation, often by some sort of specialist or a series of tests are needed to diagnose a potential problem. In this case your doctor will often refer you to a specialist to perform the needed work. Your business health is very similar. Sometimes it just isn’t working right; something is amiss. It might be an operational problem or an internal system or structure that is not functioning the way … Continue reading Knowing when you are not the expert.
Are you tired of corporate? Maybe you have searched for the best place to lodge your pets and just can’t find it so you want to build your own. Regardless of what has brought you to this decision it is most important that you are prepared for the process of either locating an existing business to purchase or find that perfect property to build your own. There are several things you should consider as you venture off to achieve your dream of providing pet care services. You need to weigh the options of building vs. buying. Will you lease a … Continue reading So you want to get into the Pet Care Industry.
Have you ever found yourself in the position of wondering how many different ways there were to accomplish a certain goal, objective or task? You are not alone. You know and have spoken to individuals who have answers. They are your fellow pet care facility owner/operators and most of them are willing to discuss just about anything with you over a coffee or dinner. Get to know others in our industry, buy them a drink or take them to dinner. Share your problems with them and you will be surprised to find that they face the same challenges you do … Continue reading Networking with Pet Industry Peers
One of the biggest struggles for facility owners is recruiting and retaining staff to address the businesses seasonal needs. For many of you the interviewing and hiring process may be viewed as an interruption. I used to think this until I was tired of filling in and doing the day to day work. I quickly realized I couldn’t grow the business if I was performing the daily tasks. This took a change of mind set and viewing recruiting as an opportunity. It is an opportunity to grow to bring in the best staff to get the work done so you don’t have to. … Continue reading Recruiting Staff for your Pet Care Facility