Interested in starting your own entrepreneurial journey in pet care but unsure what to expect? Then read up on our interview with Teri Jaymes, CEO of BrilliantK9, located in Lucas, OH, USA.

What's your business, and who are your customers?

We make custom Ergonomic Dog Harnesses. Our customers are dog trainers, dog rehabilitation therapists, and dog lovers.

Tell us about yourself

I saw a need for a better solution to walking dogs. Rather than the traditional aversive tools, I wanted something that allowed the dog to be comfortable and encouraged them to listen naturally. I listen to my customers and love creating new sizes and custom designs tailored to each animal's unique needs.

What's your biggest accomplishment as a business owner?

That I created my own niche, and I have over 15,000 customers in my database.

What's one of the hardest things that come with being a business owner?

Navigating the changing technologies and making things simpler for my customers.

What are the top tips you'd give to anyone looking to start, run and grow a business today?

  1. Follow what you love.
  2. Listen to your customer.
  3. Anticipate your customers' needs and what the business needs.

Where can people find you and your business?


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