Interested in starting your own entrepreneurial journey in pet care but unsure what to expect? Then read up on our interview with Lori Ferguson, owner of Bittersweet Kennel, Inc., located in Newfields, NH, USA.
What's your business, and who are your customers?
My business is providing care for people's pets while they are away. We also offer grooming and daycare. My clients are anyone that has a pet that needs taking care of! We feature an all-indoor facility for your pets' safety and security so that we can keep your pet healthy and happy regardless of the weather. During the winter, radiant heating keeps pets warm, and we have several large exhaust fans to ensure continuous airflow. In the summer, large fans help keep your pets cool, and large windows line the building to provide natural light. Playtime in large, outdoor fenced areas ensures pets get exercise.
Tell us about yourself
My business started as a family business in 1972. I grew up with the business and am motivated every day to provide the best care we can for your pet!
What's your biggest accomplishment as a business owner?
Being in business for 50 years!
What's one of the hardest things that comes with being a business owner?
Finding good help and knowing you're responsible for someone's best friend.
What are the top tips you'd give to anyone looking to start, run and grow a business today?
- Have a vision.
- Stick to your guns.
- Be prepared to work hard!
Where can people find you and your business?
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