What It Takes To Become a DogWatch Dealer
If your are responsible, enjoy working with people and pets, have good communication skills and want to own your own business, you have the core qualities that define DogWatch Dealers.
DogWatch Dealers come from a wide range of backgrounds. Many DogWatch Dealerships are owned and operated by couples who both actively participate in the business. Many Dealerships are owned by women. Our Dealer network is comprised of young "go-getters" as well as recent retirees looking for a business opportunity - - and everything else in-between.
What they have in common is:
- a strong entrepreneurial characteristic,
- a drive to succeed,
- good communication skills, and
- a commitment to outstanding customer service!
What It Takes To Get Started
You will need training (which we provide), an opening order to stock your inventory, an appropriate vehicle and some basic equipment. A storefront is not required. There are no franchise fees or other royalty or "ownership" fees.
What It Costs
Costs vary based on your market and other factors and may be more or less than the example shown. All costs are approximate.
|$6,000||Equipment & Tools|
|$4,000||Initial DogWatch Inventory|
|$2,000||Insurance (Vehicle, Property, General Liability)|
|$3,000||Computer, Software, Office Equipment & Phones|
|$3,000||Website Development and Advertising|
|$2,000||Yellow Page Advertising|
|$1,000||Miscellaneous Marketing Items|
|$1,000||DogWatch University (Travel & Accommodations)|
|$24,000||Typical start-up expenses (not including a company vehicle)|