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Dog grooming advice

  • 18-01-2023 2:59pm
    Registered Users Posts: 2

    Hello, I am in my early 40's and considering a career change. As I have about another 25 years left in my working life I want to do something I will enjoy and after a lot of consideration I have decided on dog grooming. Looking for advice on where to start and what to avoid to make this a reality. The plan would be to eventually set up my own business and be my own boss


  • Registered Users Posts: 8,139 ✭✭✭Ray Palmer

    Start with the basics. How much will it cost you to set-up? Insurance costs? Location and costs of rent?

    There are grants and help to start up a business if you are unemployed

  • Registered Users Posts: 3,355 ✭✭✭Oscar_Madison

    See if you can train under an experienced and renowned dog groomer- it might help you establish your business when you go solo - there’s an awful lot of bad dog groomers out there so you need to distinguish yourself with the right qualifications and experience - best of luck

  • Registered Users Posts: 32,007 ✭✭✭✭Hotblack Desiato
    Golgafrinchan 'B' Ark

    In the last recession dog grooming parlours were the first businesses to go.

    Bring back the :pac:

  • Registered Users Posts: 307 ✭✭chooey

    Contact the IPDGA and they’ll be able to give you advice