Start your own recession proof, easy to start, low cost, in demand, very profitable but most importantly FUN business. Most pet owners consider their pets as part of the family and are continually looking at ways to improve their quality of life. Pet Sitting is a rapidly growing industry with more and more pet owners opting to leave their pets at home to be cared for by a Pet Sitter. This course will suit those who wish to make money out of Petsitting and build a viable business. Even if you already have your own Pet sitting business, we will still be providing you with very useful business advice.
Course duration: on average 6 months home study.
Maximum Time allowed 2 years from purchase date.
Qualification on completion – MDBA Certificate of Achievement.
Entry requirement - Students must have basic English literacy and numeracy skills.
Minimum education - Open entry. Previous schooling and academic achievements are not required for entry into this course.
Computer requirements - Students will need access to a computer and the internet.
Is Pet Sitting Right for You?
Assessing what you know now, and what you need to know more about.
Pet sitting etiquette
Sorting out what services you will provide
Description of the business services you will provide
Motives for the business
Opportunity and Strategy
Business goals and objectives
Your target market
Business structure and legal requirements
Market research and Analysis
Current state of the industry
Market size and trends
Competitor SWOT analysis
Profiling your potential customer base
Customer motives and expectations of using your services
Competition and competitive advantage
3. Marketing Plan
Service description and details
Development and Marketing
Features and benefits
Innovative marketing strategies
Advertising and promotion
Customer relations and service policies.
Marketing Action Plan
4. Operations Plan
Processes involved in service provision
Work place health and safety
Policies and procedures
Risk analysis and management
5. Financial Plan
Cash Flow forecast
Setting budget targets
Specialist Services required
6. Action Plan
Animal training skills
Animal first aid
Office and booking organisation
The initial interview
7. Bringing it all together -
Unit consists of an assessment and exam