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  • Groomer Strong: Your Dream Vacation in 10 Minutes a Day

    Posted March 29 by admin

    What does health insurance, a new reliable car, your own home, or a dream vacation have in common?   Many groomers, consider them only dreams. They seem completely unattainable. The reality is that they are easier to get than you may think.   The first, and hardest part, is convincing ...

  • Groomer Strong: 5 Simple Things to Work Less and Make More

    Posted March 26 by admin

    5 Simple Things - Work Less and Make More   Proper Prep Work Dry coats like you want them to lay. Most sporting breeds and terrier coats should lay nice and flat down the back. If you are drying them against the lay of the coat, making them 'fluffy' you will spend far too much time trying to...

  • Groomer Strong: Knowing Your Rights -The waiting game

    Posted February 17 by admin

    Groomer Strong: Knowing Your Rights -The waiting game   In the pet grooming industry, a large number of groomers are still being paid on a commission only basis.     In many cases, groomers are required to stay until their dogs have been picked up or until closing time if the salo...

  • Black Bra Management Theory

    Posted October 20, 2012 by rubymom

    Many years ago, I worked at a large hospital within it's Nursing Staff. This was a time when everyone on the Nursing staff wore "Whites", EVERYTHING was white, from your hose to your shoes to the cap on your head. It was part of your uniform and required for you to enter your floor. Our Orientation ...

  • You Are Never Too Old (Or Too Young) To Go Mobile

    Posted October 13, 2012 by jessedawg

    You Are Never Too Old (Or Too Young) To Go Mobile    If anyone had told me, way back when, that I would go to grooming school when I was fifty years old I would have told them, “You have lost your mind.” Before I bought a poodle in 2002, I did not know a thing about grooming....

  • Working As A Team With The Pet Owner

    Posted September 30, 2012 by jessedawg

    Working As A Team With The Pet Owner   One thing I have learned since grooming school is that grooming is not just about a haircut and a bath.  Yes, we spend the day with brushes and combs in our hands, but not much is going to happen unless we get our human and canine clients to coopera...

  • In Gratitude,my Compatriot

    Posted August 14, 2012 by rubymom

    My phone rang early this morning. "I desperately need my Bichon groomed!". (Great I think, another desparate shavedown) "We just moved here. We usually get her groomed once a month and she's a bit overdue." (Sure you do). Bring her in at 10.   Zoe the Bichon hits the door at 10 am on the dot....

  • Search Engine Optimization (SEO)

    Posted August 5, 2012 by jessedawg

    Search Engine Optimization (SEO)   Being well positioned in an Internet search is critical to the success of your business. How is your business going to thrive if pet owners looking for grooming services can’t find you? If they don’t find you, I guarantee they will find someone ...

  • Super Tip For 2012

    Posted June 20, 2012 by jessedawg

    Super Tip for 2012   Capture a testimonial on video! Many of my customers say the nicest things! Next time you get a compliment, take out your smart phone. Don’t be shy. Go ahead and ask your customer if you can record their comments for an online testimonial. My customer was happy ...

  • Protecting Your Phone

    Posted May 12, 2012 by jessedawg

    Protecting Your Phone   Can you remember life without your Smart Phone? I can’t. Those days have become a distant memory. Today our phones go everywhere; including our grooming shops, mobile vans and trailers. We all know what kind of an environment this is. It could make a Smart Ph...