Unlike other Grooming Business in a Box®
CD's the Pet Grooming Business Plan Helper & Sampler
has two levels of features; those for "all users" and those for
"advanced users." Advanced users must have 2 programs on their
Windows computer; Microsoft Excel®
and Microsoft Word®, 2003 or later.
Both are included in Microsoft Office® 2003 or later.
Advanced users must be able to use these programs and have some
accounting knowledge. Like most groomers and career seekers you
should expect to require some level of assistance to complete the Financial Plan
section. It's worth it; the Financial Plan information is typically
mandatory in business plans seeking lenders and investors.
All USER FEATURES NOTICE
You get a 360+
page User Guide which includes info about business plans and financing
them, and printed copies of 7
real grooming business plans that originally cost over $20,000. Names,
locations and proprietary info has been significantly changed or deleted
to protect owners.
ADVANCED FEATURES NOTICE
The CD-ROM requires a Windows®
98, ME, XP, 7 or 2000 computer with Microsoft Word® 2003 or later,
and Microsoft Excel® 2003 or later. Mac OS computers
capable of running MS Office are supported.
To print your business plan you will need a printer, and to
listen to optional audio files you will need a sound card and speakers.
Microsoft Word® and Microsoft Excel® are included in Microsoft Office®.
None of these programs are included with the purchase of CD-ROM #1.
We have found OpenOffice.org to be 99% or 100% compatible. It depends
upon the version you use. We suggest you do not use OpenOffice. The
calculations were 100% but occasionally it did not display a field or
two of numerical results.
Future editions of other Grooming Business in a Box®
titles will also require MS Office Word and/or Excel. Because
Microsoft has released MS Office 2007 and the new 2010 versions, if
you cannot afford or acquire the use of these programs, you may be
able to locate a genuine, registrable copy of MS Office 2003
or 2007 online at sites like Ebay for a bargain price. Buy authentic
copies that can be registered. You only need the
lower cost Standard version
of MS Office get Word and Excel.
NOTE: Our support services do not include
instruction or support for Office®,
and Word® or compatible programs you may
We have written business plans for
groomers since 1989 and we continue to consult at times with bookkeepers and accountants on
business plan projects. You should expect to do the same, but the amount
varies by your skills. You can reduce the
assistance you require. Our step-by-step instructions guide you to collect
a lot of information on your own.
Also, our step-by-step instructions guide you to make decisions like your grooming
fees to charge, what your rent or mobile van payment will be, and costs of
operating the business, the equipment you need. You shouldn't need to pay
for that information if you do the research. Self-employed persons should be able to gather this information.
Then our step-by-step instructions
guide you to project how many pets you will groom, how much to pay your
staff, etc. Again, you should be able to do that research. You also have 7 business
plan models in the User Guide to help you.
As a businessperson that
grooms you compile all the required information on your own. Only then are
you ready to use the Advanced Features. Perhaps you have a friend or family member
with writing, word processing and financial skills. Anyone should be able
to locate a
consultant, bookkeeper or accountant to help you to with the fill-in Pet
Grooming Business and Financial Plans using your notes. You know grooming;
they know finance.
If you do all the
preparatory work it usually takes 4 to 6 hours for your professional
assistant to finalize your entries in the Financial Plan, and then you can
write the text of the business plan. Some of our consultation clients have
worked with professionals
associated with the SBDC (SBA) and SCORE programs they helped our business
plan clients complete the financials for very little, even nothing.
Consult with your
professional assistants before purchasing this CD-ROM to better understand
their fees to help you complete the Financial Plan and Grooming Business
Plan as needed. Our selling price does not include the fees you may incur
to complete your business plan. We are not responsible for any fees you
may incur, this is a fill-in program meaning you complete the work or get
the assistance to help you complete the project we start you with in
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Features for All Users
- Printed Workbook - 5 Steps to a Professional
Grooming Business Plan. Step-by-step instructions to
guide you for advanced users.
(Approx, 150 pages)
- Resources to getting financed.
- Detailed instructions for all Advanced Features
- 7 "Real" Sample Grooming Business Plan
(approximately 210 pages)
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$20,000 Worth of Sample Plans
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Today the average business plan writer charges about $5,000,
however they simply don't know grooming like we do with over
experience in the grooming field. Now you can make your own start-up business plan for less.
Even if you don't need a business plan for lenders or investors, what
about owning 7 sample business plans to help you manage your business?
Plans are not only for seeking money, but to create stability and success
as you define it.
Imagine, having 7 samples of real grooming business plans
for your personal use.
No one has ever done this for the grooming industry. Aren't they worth
the price of the CD-ROM and User Guide alone? The plans are printed and bound in the User
Guide. You don't need to print the sample plans.
They are not on the CD-ROM.
We've printed them for you.
The Sampler Business Plans include:
- One Person Home-Based Groomer
- One Person Mobile Grooming Business
- Self-Serve Pet Wash
- Pet Boutique with Grooming Department
- One Person Shop to Fully-Staffed
Operation Using the Madson Management System
and Team Trimming Operations
- Purchase of an Existing Business
- Addition of a Grooming Department (vet, boarding etc)
Grooming Business "Fill-in" Financial Plan
For the first time we present a collection of extraordinary Microsoft Excel®
spreadsheets for public use. You won't find anything
similar to the expertise of these spreadsheets anywhere.
You load our "fill-in" style Excel®
files on your Windows®
computer running Excel®.
Use the step-by-step instructions in the User Guide to complete 5
spreadsheets using Microsoft Excel® including charts and tables!
When finished you copy them into your Microsoft Word®
template for a truly professional business plan. One year in the making
just for you! Read notice on the left, some professional assistance of a
bookkeeper or accountant is expected for most users. You do need
knowledge of financial statements to complete these professional
Plan Product Offers These Tools
Customized Spreadsheets for Groomers
▪ Pet Market Calculator -
determine estimates for dog and cat population in your business market
▪ Client Base Calculator - determine how many clients you need to
reach your financial goals.
▪ Start-up Purchases Planner - make a complete shopping list of
everything you need to start-up your business, including leasehold
improvements, mobile options, and even the smallest detail of grooming
▪ Grooming Wage Calculator - now you can calculate annual wages
for yourself as a one person business, or your staff for a professional
▪ Master Financial Plan - It all gets down to this amazing
spreadsheet. They have the information lenders and investors require.
|▪ Sales Forecast
Projection (1 person or staff)
|▪ Start-up Assets &
|▪ Start-up Funding
|▪ Profit and Loss
Projection - 5 Year Summary
|▪ Profit and Loss
Projection - First 12 Months Detail
|▪ Break-even Analysis
|▪ Projected Cash Flow
Summary - 5 Year
|▪ Projected Cash Flow
- First 12 Months Detail
|▪ Projected Balance
It gets better. Once you are done with
the Pet Grooming Business Financial Plan, you write the text of your business plan and copy
financial charts and tables from the Financial Plan into your written
plan. Beautiful! It all comes together and when you are done you have a
business plan just like those in the Sampler worth up to $5,000 each.
"Fill-in" Pet Grooming Business Plan
Create a business plan just like those in the Sampler of
7 real business plans. Using a Windows®
computer with Microsoft Word®
you load a special outlined fill-in style business plan we created onto
your computer. It has
notes indicating what
information to put in each section, including charts and tables from your
Financials. We give you topical instructions on what you need to write for each section.
It's YOUR original writing with our professional organization. When you
are done you can have a truly impressive business plan. Here's the outline
for your fill-in business plan we provide:
FILL-IN BUSINESS PLAN
MS WORD DOCUMENT
YOUR COMPANY NAME
Table of Contents
1.0 Executive Summary
2.1 Company Ownership
2.2 Start-up Summary
2.3 Company History
3.0 Management Summary
3.1 Staff Structure
3.2 Continuing Education
4.0 Services and Products
4.1 Pet Care Services
4.2 Client Services
4.3 Retail Products
4.4 Comparison with Competition
4.5 Sales Promotion Media
4.6 Technology, Tools & Equipment
4.7 Future Services and Products
5.0 Market Analysis
5.1 Client Base Goals
5.2 Trends and Growth
6.0 Sales & Marketing Strategy
6.1 Competitive Edge
6.2 Sales Forecast
6.3 Pricing Strategy
6.5 Sales Strategies
6.5.2 Appointment Scheduling
6.5.4 Referral Incentives
6.5.5 Grand Opening and Re-Openings
6.5.7 Press Releases
6.6 Marketing Milestones
6.7 Results Analysis
7.0 Financial Plan
7.1 Break-even Analysis
7.2 Projected Profit and Loss
7.3 Projected Cash Flow
7.4 Projected Balance Sheet
8.1 Pro Forma Profit and Loss – First 12 Months Detail
8.2 Cash Flow Projection - First 12 Months Detail
8.3 Detailed Purchases Start-up Planner
8.4 Additional Assumptions