Start Your Pet-Sitting Business

Start Your Pet-Sitting Business

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Americans love their pets. More than a quarter of all American households have dogs or cats. And then there are parrots and parrotfish, guinea pigs and pot-bellied pigs, iguanas and anacondas. If you love animals, you can start a profitable business caring for pets when their owners go on vacation. A pet-sitting business is easy to start and inexpensive to run. You can board pets in your home, visit pets in their homes, manage a staff of pet-sitters or even combine pet-sitting and house-sitting for greater profit. Plus, you can offer add-on services like grooming and walking. Learn everything you need to know to be a success, including: * Tips on animal feeding, grooming and exercise * Medical care information and resources * Insurance, regulatory and legal liability issues * What toys and supplies you need to make your job easier * Startup basics like writing a business plan and managing your finances If you love animals, dona€™t delay. Learn how to turn your passion into profit.Confidentiality. Agreements. If you hire a subcontractor, that person probably also contracts his services out to other pet sitters, either in your market area or outside it. ... A confidentiality agreement covers this and other situations, such as not providing copies of contracts and other forms ... Service. (IRS). Obligations. As an employer, you are obligated to withhold a certain amount for income taxes, usuallyanbsp;...

Title:Start Your Pet-Sitting Business
Author:Cheryl Kimball, Entrepreneur Press
Publisher:Entrepreneur Press - 2007-07-13


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