“Halloween is approaching quickly. And for small businesses, that means it’s time to make plans for your Halloween marketing and promotions. There are many different tactics you can use to show off your holiday spirit and to get your customers involved as well.” – Annie Pilon
Small Business Trends (https://smallbiztrends.com/2016/10/online-halloween-marketing-ideas.html) has some ideas for you! Read them here:
If you love your dog, but have better things to do with your limited free time than shovel doodoo and you’re sick of arguing over who has to clean the yard, you can keep the dog and get rid of the chore! Hire a scooper.
“Research has shown couples with dogs enjoy greater well-being than those without canine companions…”
Professional scoopers often hear from clients about how great it is that having a dog waste cleanup service has eliminated the arguments about who has to scoop the poop.
Another good way to promote domestic bliss is to train your dog. Read more at DogTime.com:
Ald. Matt O’Shea (19th) blamed backyards filled with dog poop for recent sightings of rats in Mount Greenwood. Much of the conversation at a town hall meeting Wednesday night focused on the rodent problem.View Full Caption
MOUNT GREENWOOD — An emerging rat problem in the neighborhood can be attributed to one thing, the 19th Ward alderman said: dog poop.
Read the full story here:
Always give the customer the option to spend more money, because lots of them want to.
“The trend to treat dogs like children is becoming increasingly popular,” added Jancy Ulch of K. Sutherland PR. Ulch represents both Bella & Beau and Planet Dog, both of which cater to humans who seek to give their pets special treats.
“This may be due to the growing population of young, working professionals who aren’t quite ready for children, but still want something to spoil and love,” Ulch continued.
Humanization of pets drives spending
“The major concern with animal waste is that it is nasty stuff in it that can either make you sick or make the environment sick. Animal waste, like human waste, contains bacteria and viruses that if it gets into water bodies that people use can give them all kinds of nasty things, the most common of which is stomach flu.” — Jon Devine, a senior attorney at the National Resources Defense Council
Read more in this article at LifeHacker.com:
It’s axiomatic in the pet industry that anything that can be sold for people can be sold for dogs. The trend of dog lovers increasing the amount of money they spend to express their love of dogs and include them as family members continues. It is a good time to be in a business that helps people with their dogs.
Read the story by Claudia Romeo at BusinessInsider.com:
A recent article at Dogtec.org has some useful ideas for scoopers who are running up against the limits of their time.
“Most dog service businesses are one-person affairs. If you run one, you know what it’s like to juggle a multitude of tasks and wear too many hats at once: Trainer/walker/sitter/daycare or boarding operator, administrative assistant, marketing manager, bookkeeper, accountant, customer service rep, even janitor.
We find in our business consulting work and when on the road speaking at conferences and seminars that many dog pros are exhausted by the pressure of keeping up—or the stress of not being able to. When we suggest hiring some help, the reaction is often shock. “Oh, I couldn’t do that. I can’t afford it.” The question is, “Can you afford not to?”
You can afford it. Really.”