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Pet Grooming Business Plan Helper & Sampler (Book & CD)

Pages: 360    Format: Spiral Bind    Cover Price: $99.95

Click the large Play buttons below to reveal two audio players. Then click the Play button on the player to listen to an important short audio introduction to this CD. There is no other similar grooming business plan maker in the grooming industry worldwide. Please listen.

Introduction to Pet Grooming Business Plan Helper

Easy-to-Use Financials – Don’t Worry!

The Best D.I.Y. Grooming Business Plan Maker Anywhere

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Pet Grooming Business Plan Helper & Sampler CD is our bestselling Grooming Business in a Box® series title with over 3,000 sold. It is far and away superior to other pet grooming business plan products available today. It is not the cheapest but we wanted you to have the best. Although there are good business plan writing books and software available at office supply stores and online, none of them are devoted to pet grooming, and none offer 7 real sample grooming business plans.

If you don’t know accounting you will find their software difficult to use, if not impossible. Not so with our product. It produces truly professional business plans. In fact, read our Testimonials page. Actual groomers like yourself share how impressed banks were with their finished products.

We spent an entire year full-time simplifying the process and making it specific to pet care. Many consultants and accountants use our product to write pet care business plans for their clients, it’s that good.

No other grooming business plan product is backed by over 55 years of grooming industry experience. As consultants we wrote around 500 business plans for $2,000 or more. Now for less than $100 you can write a truly professional business plan more easily than you may think. Don’t pay thousands to have a plan written for you.

Only Grooming Business Plan Maker Has 7 Samples of Real Plans

Pet Grooming Business Plan Helper & Sampler CD is the only business plan product providing you with samples of 7 real grooming business plans! You will never find another grooming business plan maker as professional and complete. Did you know those would cost $20,000 if done by a professional consultant?

The sample plans cover many types of grooming business including shops, spas, salons, mobile, self-service pet wash, home-based and departments. Click the links below for more detail on each of the 7 samples.

  • Home-Based Grooming Business Start-up
  • Mobile-Grooming Business Start-up
  • Pet Boutique with Grooming Start-up
  • One-Person to Staffed Team Grooming Operation Start-up
  • Self-Service Pet Wash, Bakery, Pet Foods, Laundromat Start-up
  • Purchase an Existing Grooming Business
  • Adding a Grooming Department to a Pet Business

About the 360 Page User Guide

Don’t worry about 360 pages of instruction! Sample business plans account for 210 pages. You do not have to read the samples on your computer monitor. It is much easier to read them already printed out on letter-size paper. Instructions to create your business plan with the CD account for 150 pages in easy-to-read format.

  • Read Introduction in User Guide
  • Table of Contents for User Guide

The User Guide was written in exacting order. Start at page one and continue in order, a page at a time. Never skip a chapter. The work you do in each subsequent chapter requires information from the previous chapter. We kept it simple!

About the CD

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Pet Grooming Business Plan Helper CD has all the digital files you need to compile a professional plan for investors or banks. If your computer does not have a CD drive we can provide you with the files on a USB flash drive. Please request the USB drive when you place your order.

Grooming Business “Fill-in” Financial Plan

For the first time we present a collection of extraordinary Microsoft Excel® spreadsheets for public use. You won’t find anything similar to the expertise of these spreadsheets anywhere.

You load our “fill-in” style Excel® files on your Windows® computer running Excel® or Mac® as long as it has compatible programs for Word® and Excel files. Use the step-by-step instructions in the User Guide to complete 5 spreadsheets using Microsoft Excel® including charts and tables! When finished you copy them into your Microsoft Word® template for a truly professional business plan document. One year in the making just for you!

What Other Plan Product Offers These Tools
Customized Spreadsheets for Groomers

  • Pet Market Calculator – determine estimates for dog and cat population in your business market area.
  • Client Base Calculator – determine how many clients you need to reach your financial goals.
  • Start-up Purchases Planner – make a complete shopping list of everything you need to start-up your business, including leasehold improvements, mobile options, and even the smallest detail of grooming supplies. Amazing!
  • Grooming Wage Calculator – now you can calculate annual wages for yourself as a one person business, or your staff for a professional financial plan.
  • Master Financial Plan – It all gets down to this amazing spreadsheet. They have the information lenders and investors require. You get:
    • Sales Forecast
    • Personnel Projection (1 person or staff)
    • Start-up Assets & Expenses Requirements
    • Start-up Funding
    • Profit and Loss Projection – 5 Year Summary
    • Profit and Loss Projection – First 12 Months Detail
    • Break-even Analysis
    • Projected Cash Flow Summary – 5 Year
    • Projected Cash Flow – First 12 Months Detail
    • Projected Balance Sheet

It gets better. Once you are done with the Pet Grooming Business Financial Plan, you write the text of your business plan and copy financial charts and tables from the Financial Plan into your written plan. Beautiful! It all comes together and when you are done you have a business plan just like those in the Sampler worth up to $5,000 each.

“Fill-in” Pet Grooming Business Plan Document

Create a business plan just like those in the Sampler of 7 real business plans. Using your computer (Windows® or Mac®) capable of running MS Office® or compatible programs by other software publishers,  you load a special outlined fill-in style business plan document we created onto your computer. It has notes indicating what information to put in each section, including charts and tables from your Financials. We give you topical instructions on what you need to write for each section. It’s YOUR original writing with our professional organization. When you are done you can have a truly impressive business plan.

Click the link below to see the Table of Contents for your business plan.

Table of Contents for Your Plan

Easily Add Beautiful Graphs to Your Written Plan

When you prepare the financial plan’s fill-in forms our spreadsheets automatically prepared colorful matching charts like the ones you see below. All you have to do is copy and paste them from the spreadsheets into your business plan written document. Wow!

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A Few Technical Reminders

Unlike other Grooming Business in a Box® CD’s, Pet Grooming Business Plan Helper CD has two levels of features; those for “all users” and those for “advanced users.” Advanced users must have 2 programs on their Windows computer; Microsoft Excel® and Microsoft Word®, 2003 or later. Both programs are included in Microsoft Office® 2003 or later and today’s Office 360. There are other compatible spreadsheet and word processing programs that can be used as well. Mac computers can be used as long as they are running compatible word processing and spreadsheet programs.

Advanced users must be able to use these programs and have some bsic accounting knowledge. Like most groomers and career seekers you should expect to require some level of assistance to complete the Financial Plan section. It’s worth it; the Financial Plan information is typically mandatory in business plans seeking lenders and investors. Most users only have to ask a few questions of an accountant or bookkeeper to complete their financials.

You will need a printer, black and white or color optional, to print your plans. If you don’t have one there are office supply stores, and places like Fedex Office stores or The UPS Store, that can read and print your final business plan document. All of them should be able to beautifully bind your final business plans too.

Our support services do not include instruction in how to use your word processing and spreadsheet programs, such as MS Word, MS Office or MS Excel or compatibles.

We have written business plans for groomers since 1989 and continue to consult at times with bookkeepers and accountants on business plan projects. You should expect to do the same, but the amount varies by your skills. You can reduce the assistance you require. Our step-by-step instructions guide you to collect a lot of information on your own. Also, our step-by-step instructions guide you to make decisions like your grooming fees to charge, what your rent or mobile van payment will be, and costs of operating the business, the equipment you need. You shouldn’t need to pay for that information if you do the research. Self-employed persons should be able to gather this information.

Then our step-by-step instructions guide you to project how many pets you will groom, how much to pay your staff, etc. Again, you should be able to do that research. You also have 7 business plan models in the User Guide to help you.

As a businessperson that grooms you compile all the required information on your own. Only then are you ready to use the Advanced Features. Perhaps you have a friend or family member with writing, word processing and financial skills. Anyone should be able to locate a consultant, bookkeeper or accountant to help you to with the fill-in Pet Grooming Business and Financial Plans using your notes. You know grooming; they know finance.

If you do all the preparatory work it usually takes 1 to 2 hours for your professional assistant to finalize your entries in the Financial Plan, and then you can write the text of the business plan. Some of our consultation clients have worked with professionals associated with the SBDC (SBA) and SCORE programs they helped our business plan clients complete the financials for very little, even nothing.

Consult with your professional assistants before purchasing this CD to better understand their fees to help you complete the Financial Plan and Grooming Business Plan as needed. Our selling price does not include the fees you may incur to complete your business plan. We are not responsible for any fees you may incur, this is a fill-in program meaning you complete the work or get the assistance to help you complete the project.

MS Office, Office 360, MS Word, MS Excel, Fedex Office, The UPS Store, Windows and MAC are registered trademarks of their respective owners.

7 "REAL" SAMPLE BUSINESS PLANS
Grooming Business in a Box™
Pet Grooming Business Plan Helper & Sampler
CD & User Guide


The Family Pet Groomer
One-Person Home-based Groomer
Start-up Business Plan

Today the number of home-based grooming businesses continues to rise. A business plan is not only for salons or mobile businesses but also the home groomer. There are different tax considerations for the home-based groomer. Not having to pay rent for a commercial space can potentially boost the profit margin. You may be “home” but without a road map to becoming a successful home business you may find that it is not quite as simple as it sounds.

7 "REAL" SAMPLE BUSINESS PLANS
Grooming Business in a Box™
Pet Grooming Business Plan Helper & Sampler
CD & User Guide


Doorstep Mobile Grooming
One-Person Mobile Groomer Business
Start-up Business Plan

Some lenders don’t require a formal business plan for vehicle loans including mobile conversions. That may change if you are seeking additional working capital for your business. Lenders prefer to see that you have completed the formal business planning process when their loans include capital to operate businesses. Because your business is mobile or one-person never lessens the need for a business plan. The more you plan the more likely you will succeed and effectively use your investment capital.

7 "REAL" SAMPLE BUSINESS PLANS
Grooming Business in a Box™
Pet Grooming Business Plan Helper & Sampler
CD & User Guide


Le Petit Chien Boutique et Salon
Pet Boutique with Grooming & Massage
Start-up Business Plan

Since 2000 the number of pet boutiques has sharply risen. Just like the corporate pet store chains the majority of them have added, or will add, pet grooming services. The foot traffic generated by grooming clients can increase retail sales from 10% to 30%. We are providing you with one of the most unique grooming boutique models we created.

The owner resides in an upscale area with upscale prices. Her exclusive is that she grooms dogs 25 pounds and under only. This limit reduced the amount of pricey retail square foot retail space to rent. Her design is exceptional and she stocks pet retail from books to beds catering to small dogs only. The pet massage services are perfect in upscale areas where owners have disposable income, and it does make a wonderful difference in the comfort and personality of so many pets. It’s a thorough yet simple operation and a real money-maker.

You can create any type of pet or animal boutique you desire. This sample is just one keen idea that has worked quite well earning over $160K annual income for the owner from business revenue over $500K a year.

7 "REAL" SAMPLE BUSINESS PLANS
Grooming Business in a Box™
Pet Grooming Business Plan Helper & Sampler
CD & User Guide


The Mary Groomer
One Person to Team Grooming Operation
Start-up Business Plan

We have written dozens of business plans for owners of one-person grooming businesses mapping their way to steadily grow a large salon (25 or more pets a day) using Team Grooming Operations in From Problems to Profits.

This business plan clearly shows you how to grow a business with superior quality and staffing, paying great wages with benefits, and yet leaving a higher than average net operating profit for the owner. For the first time non-consultation clients of Find A Groomer Inc. can see a business plan for one these miraculous operations that defy problems, drastically boost profit yet pay employees quite well with full benefits too.

7 "REAL" SAMPLE BUSINESS PLANS
Grooming Business in a Box™
Pet Grooming Business Plan Helper & Sampler
CD & User Guide


Mocha Java Pet Wash Experience!
Self-Serve Pet Wash, Full-Serve Bathing, Coffee Bar, Laundromat, Bakery & Supplies
Start-up Business Plan

Self-serve pet washes made their debut in the 1990’s and the demand continues. Here’s a very unique pet wash, that even added a coffee bar to rev up pet owners and to meet and greet other pet owners. The owner already has a Laundromat next door, it's not a part of this plan to start one up, but some do. It's an experience. Remember, if you just want a simple pet wash you can just subtract the extras and use this as a basic model. Retail sales boost profitability too.

7 "REAL" SAMPLE BUSINESS PLANS
Grooming Business in a Box™
Pet Grooming Business Plan Helper & Sampler
CD & User Guide


Melinda's Pet Salon
Purchase of Existing Grooming Business
Start-up Business Plan

Purchasing an existing grooming business can actually boost first year net operating income compared to a start-up operation. It may prove much easier to get a business loan when you inform the lender you are buying an existing business. Generally you are more likely to succeed when you buy an existing business at an appropriate price and carefully manage the change in ownership with care and concern. There are extra steps to take when buying an existing business, such as reviewing the last 3 years of financial statements of the business being sold. Since you are buying the financial performance of the business, you need to ensure that your financial projections for the future are in alignment with the current financials. Now you can see how we do that in a professional business plan.

7 "REAL" SAMPLE BUSINESS PLANS
Grooming Business in a Box™
Pet Grooming Business Plan Helper & Sampler
CD & User Guide


Animal Health & Beauty Veterinary Clinic
Adding a Grooming Dept.
Start-up Business Plan

Thousands of pet daycare, boarding and veterinary operations have added pet grooming with mixed results. Based on our experience as consultants we found the “mix” in the results came from the lack of business plans, and unfamiliarity with grooming operations. How a grooming department is run obviously varies greatly from other pet care operations. Now the owners of non-grooming pet businesses can plan and project the performance of a grooming department added to their businesses.

Pet Grooming Business Plan Helper & Sampler
Grooming Business in a Box®
CD & User Guide


Introduction

Welcome to Pet Grooming Business Plan Helper & Sampler, the first Grooming Business in a Box CD-ROM. This is the first business plan writing program developed for groomers by members of the grooming industry. We’re going to show you how to create a formal business “road map” you can follow to fulfill your dream for a pet business.

Grooming Business in a Box™ was created to balance the demand for a person to be both a groomer and business owner. Groomers take it for granted that training is required to become a professional groomer, but where is it taken for granted that grooming business owners should have small business management education? Now isn’t that a rare breed? Is it then any surprise that so many grooming business owners struggle? It’s an obvious result of a lack of small business education. That’s the balance we offer; educational opportunities to create businesspersons that groom.

Today, most pet grooming business owners do not have a formal business plan. Most of them have never read a grooming business plan and cannot poignantly describe what constitutes a business plan. Unfortunately, most grooming business owners create a business plan only when they are required. For example, the most popular reason to create one is to secure a start-up business loan.

Lenders or investors are not being cruel to expect and require business plans. In fact, business plans are the normal course of business and for good reason. There is truth in the saying that if you fail to plan, you plan to fail. Failure doesn’t necessarily mean that you lose your business. Failure in business can also be described as an operation that struggles to survive and noted for stress commonly associated with “groomer burnout.” It’s not the fault of pet owners. Honest grooming business owners have told us they sought our help because it was their desire to fall back in love again with their business. They didn’t want to establish a burdensome operation, but that is often the result of a lack of formal planning. You will come to better understand the difference between groomers that own a business and businesspersons that groom using business plans as you write your own plan.

Businesspersons That Groom

We hope that you will take a lighthearted approach toward your journey to quantify your dream business into words and figures. It’s going to be much easier using the Pet Grooming Business Helper and Sampler than going it alone or paying someone else to do it for you. You cannot go wrong by becoming more informed in what to expect from your business, and what the public expects of your grooming business. Setting goals for a business in writing and then measuring your success to achieve them has always been an important part of the formula “from problems to profits.”

We’re excited for you. For over 25 years as grooming industry consultants we have seen the business plan writing process take typical pet lovers and groomers and transform them into a “businessperson that grooms.” Most of them had no idea that they were not a businessperson. The title “owner” doesn’t make anyone successful in business. It’s how they manage what they own that either creates a problematic business, or a smooth operation. Out of hundreds of consultation clients only a few ever showed us their business plan. Was a lack of business planning the source of their problems; you bet. Those that did show us plans were usually asking for help to open another successful operation or to mend minor problems.

It’s time to consider the balance of your responsibilities. Most of you are groomers and business owners, and that requires balance. The pet groomer in you is consulted during the process of creating a business plan, but it is the businessperson in you that creates and follows the “road map.” Put aside the art of grooming while you work on your plan, and learn the tasks required of successful business manager. In many ways your role is much like the parent of a newborn child that needs your vigilant care. It is said by professionals that the first 5 years of a child’s life make a profound effect upon who they are for the rest of their life. Isn’t it interesting that most business plans for start-ups chart the first 5 years of the businesses they establish? The decisions you make now about your business impact the formative years of your business. Be a vigilant parent of your business and use the management system in From Problems to Profits to fulfill that role.

Hundreds of our consultation clients came to us to find their way from problems to profits. They were fine groomers, but they overlooked management skills and they didn’t have a map, just the will to go into business for themselves. We regularly hear from groomers on our chat and message boards having problems with their businesses. As consultants we can quickly source the their problems to a lack of planning before they went into business. They have no road map, no chart, no way to measure where they are going. They didn’t anticipate the problems in order to prevent them!

The good news is that if you will formally plan, execute and manage a business it will mature and turn the tables and serve you well. Grooming Business in a Box™ is for achievers, and that is the way it should be. You are an exception in the pet grooming industry. We cheer you for your motivation and intent. It’s obvious you are becoming the business person that grooms. In a few weeks the proof can be in your hands. Simply follow all of the step-by-step instructions in this User Guide.

5 Steps

This User Guide provides instructions for a 5 step process that results in a finished business plan. You must follow the steps in the order they appear. Here are the 5 steps:

Read the sample grooming business plans.
Get prepared to write your business plan.
Gather and organize information for the plan.
Complete the Workbook for the Grooming Business Financial and Business Plan.
Package you business plan and get financed.
The Pet Grooming Business Helper & Sampler package includes a CD-ROM. There are some resources on the CD-ROM that may prove helpful for Steps 1 to 3. For example, we suggest you use the copy of the PetGroomer.com Yellow Pages to research information required for Steps 1 to 3. When you reach Step 4 the CD-ROM becomes mandatory.

There are some audio files on the CD-ROM we suggest you listen to at this time, if you have not already done so. Insert the CD-ROM in your computer with speakers. The table of contents splash screen lists 5 audio welcome messages you can click and listen.

Features for All Users and Advanced Users

The Grooming Business in a Box™ CD-ROM #1 separates its resource into features for “all users” and “advanced users.” To qualify as an advanced user you must have access to a Windows® computer with a CD-ROM drive and 2 Microsoft® programs installed. They are Word® and Excel®. Microsoft Office® includes both of these programs.

The advanced user files we provide are powerful and unique Excel® and Word® computer files which we have created and refined over a period of many years writing professional plans. The files represent two separate plans. They are:

Pet Grooming Business Financial Plan
(Excel® files).
Pet Grooming Business Plan
(Word® file).
When you reach Step 4 of this User Guide you are given the green light to access the Financial Plan (Excel®) files on the CD-ROM. It is very important you complete the Financial Plan before you begin the Pet Grooming Business Plan file (Word®). The latter requires you to copy tables of financial figures and charts from the Financial Plan into its outline. You cannot do that if you have not fully-completed the Financial Plan. We reiterate that by “fully” we mean 100% complete.

If you are unfamiliar with using Word® and Excel® you must have the assistance of someone who has basic word processing and spreadsheet data entry experience. You are not required to create or formulate any formulas; we have done that you. You must accurately enter figures that you develop with our assistance. However, in the process of developing figures you will require some accounting knowledge. Of course, we cannot give you an accounting education here. It is absolutely normal to require some assistance using the services of a professional if you do not have someone so experienced among family and friends.

Before you seek assistance from a professional with small business finance experience there is a substantial amount of work to be done that you can do, and you should do. It will not only save you money, but you will grow by leaps and bounds as a businessperson.

During Step 1 to 3 you collect and organize information to be used in Step 4. In the process of completing Step 4 you are asked to make many decisions that you as the owner of the business should make. For example, what days and hours will your business be open in the next 5 years? Will you have employees in the next 5 years? How will you organize the staff as the business grows? Where will you open the business? If you are mobile, what are the boundaries of your service area, and will that change in the next 5 years? How many pet owning households are in your proposed market area? What is its dog and cat population? What equipment, tools and supplies do you require? What will the grooming fees be in Years 1 to 5? What portion of your grooming fees is allocated to overhead expense? These are but a few of the questions that lie ahead, and you need to work through them with our assistance before you seek additional assistance. Do your best. It is entirely normal for decisions to change and change again all the way up to the day you press the button to print the final draft of your business plan.

Do as much as you can do and leave blank what you cannot do. Then it is time to get assistance. Remember it is vital that you maintain notes that explain how you derived any and all figures. Some of our clients have taken short courses in small business accounting while they completed Steps 1 to 3.

Every businessperson that grooms has a bookkeeper or accountant, and you are likely to need some assistance from them to review your numbers, especially for more complicated spreadsheets such as the “Cash Flow Summary” and “Balance Sheet.” Do all you can do first to minimize the amount of assistance you require. We have some good news too. Many of our business plan clients have gotten free or modestly priced assistance from professionals associated with local SCORE, SBA or SBDC agencies.

We remind you there is no need to access the Advanced User files on the CD-ROM until you complete Steps 1 through 3 in this User Guide. You’re ready to move onto Step 1.

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Pet Grooming Business Plan Helper & Sampler
Grooming Business in a Box™
CD & User Guide

Table of Contents

Introduction

Businesspersons That Groom

5 Steps

Features for All Users and Advanced Users

Step 1: Read the Sample Business Plans

Chapter 1: Seven “Real” Pet Grooming Business Plans

A Treasure Chest for Pet Grooming Business Plan Writers
List of Illustrated Business Plans
One-Person Home-based Groomer
One-Person Mobile Grooming Business
Pet Boutique with a Grooming Department
Self-Serve Pet Wash Start-up
Purchase of an Existing Pet Grooming Business
Addition of a Grooming Department
One-Person Expansion into a Team Grooming Operation
Use of Illustrated Business Plans
Read the Sample Business Plans Prior to Writing Your Plan
Don’t Rush Your Plan
Step 2: Get Prepared to Create Your Business Plan

Chapter 2: Become the Businessperson That Grooms™

Motivation

Chapter 3: The Dual Purpose of a Business Plan

Confidence in Your Venture
Other Uses for Business Plans
Your Plan Reflects You

Chapter 4: Common Business Planning Mistakes

Poor Attitudes
Misuse of Plans
Having Someone Else Write Your Plan
Developing Businesspersons That Groom
One-Sided Purpose
Keep It Simple
Favoritism
Overwork
No Performance Standards
Poor Record Keeping
Lack of Updates

Chapter 5: It’s Starts with Your Idea

What is Your Mission Statement?
What Are Your Priorities?
Sales Revenue and Operating Costs Snapshot

Chapter 6: Components of a Business Plan

A Look Ahead
Standard Elements
Critical Concerns
Standard Outline Used by Pet Grooming Business Plan Helper
Time Periods

Chapter 7: Starting a New Grooming Business

The Realities of Owning a Business
The Form of the Company
Licenses and Permits
Taxpayer Identification and Employer Identification Numbers
Your Business Name
Cash, Cash and More Cash
Step 3: Gather and Organize Information

Chapter 8: Stop, Don’t Pass Go You Collect All Information

No “Swiss Cheese” Business Plans
Get Organized Now
9 Information Gathering Tasks Checklist
You Are Ready to Collect, Sort and Organize Business Plan Information
Task 1: Your Company Information
Task 2: Grooming Industry Information
Task 3: Your Services and Retail Products Information
Services
Retail
Task 4: Personnel & Wages Information
One Person Businesses
Businesses With Staff
Payroll, Taxes & Benefits
Task 5: Market Description Information
Task 6: Start-up Expenses and Start-up Assets Information
Start-up Expenditures
Summary of Planned Purchases
Task 7: Your Financial Contribution Information
Task 8: Additional Information for Expansion Based Plans
Task 9: Additional Information for Plans Purchasing an Existing Business
Sources for Business Assistance
The Next Step
Step 4: The Workbook to Create Your Business Plan

Chapter 9: How to Use the Workbook

Computer Programs and Experience Required
Did You Pass Go Correctly?

Chapter 10: Setup for the Fill-in Grooming Business Financial Plan

Copy Files to Your Computer Hard Drive
Backup Your Files!
Color Shading Legend
The Mary Groomer Business Plan Illustrations
Professional Review

Chapter 11: Excel® Workbook 1: Estimated Pet Population Market Analysis

Introduction
Who Should Use This Spreadsheet
Instructions
Table and Graph

Chapter 12: Excel® Workbook 2: Pet Owner Client Base Calculator

Introduction
Who Should Use This Spreadsheet
Where Will This Information Be Used
Instructions
Calculator
Appointment Frequency is Everything
Preparing a 5 Year Client Base Marketing Goal Table and Graph
Printing Instructions

Chapter 13: Excel® Workbook 3: Start-up Purchases Planner

Introduction
Who Should Use This Spreadsheet
Leasehold Improvements
Floor Plans
Inspections
Multiple Written Estimates
Don’t Overbuild
Mobile Vehicles
Other Start-up Assets & Expenses
Entering Line Item Purchases
Graph
Printing Instructions
Additional Uses for the Spreadsheet

Chapter 14: Excel® Workbook 4: Grooming Wage Calculator

Introduction
Who Should Use This Spreadsheet
Hourly and Salary Wage Calculations
Commission Based Wage Calculations
Commission Rate
Average Grooming Service Fee
Average Number of Pets Groomed Daily
Average Number of Days Worked Annually
Less Reimbursements by Pet Groomer
Graph
Printing Instructions

Chapter 15: Excel® Workbook 5: Master Financial Plan

Introduction
Keys to Successfully Completing the Master Financial Plan Spreadsheets
Who Should Use This Spreadsheet

Chapter 16: The Sales Forecast Spreadsheet

Introduction
First Year Sales for Start-ups
First Year Sales for Expansion Business Plans
Instructions for the Sales Forecast Spreadsheet
The Mary Groomer Business Plan Sales Forecast
Calculating Month 1
Entering Unit Prices
Mary’s Unit Prices for Year 1
Completing the Unit Prices Table
Mary’s Unit Prices for Years 2 to 5
Entering Unit Sales in Years 2 to 5
Mary’s Annual Unit Sales for Years 2 to 5
Summary

Chapter 17: The Personnel Projection Spreadsheet

Introduction
Instructions
One Person Business
Businesses with Staff

Chapter 18: The Start-up Requirements Summary Spreadsheet

Assets vs. Expenses
Instructions
Printing Instructions
Chapter 19: The Start-up Funding Spreadsheet

Instructions
Balancing Your Start-up Funding
Important Cash Required Reminder
Comparative Examples

Chapter 20: The Profit and Loss Projection – 5 Year Summary Spreadsheet

Instructions
Existing Businesses Charting Expansion Plans
Year 1 Losses and Adjustments
Table and Graph

Chapter 21: The Profit and Loss Projection – 12 Month Detail Spreadsheet

Instructions
Losses in the Net Profit Row

Chapter 22: The Break-even Analysis

Chapter 23 – Pro Forma Cash Flow Projection – 5 Year Summary Spreadsheet

Instructions
Pink Cells – The Alert Factor
Graph

Chapter 24: The Pro Forma Cash Flow Projection – 12 Month Detail Spreadsheet

Instructions
Pink Cells – The Alert Factor
Graph
Chapter 25: The Balance Sheet Spreadsheet

Simplified
Pink Cells – The Alert Factor

Chapter 26: Word® Document: Pet Grooming Business Plan

Keep it Simple
Instructions
Step 5: Package Your Business Plan and Get Financed

Chapter 27: Package Your Business Plan

Summary Document
Track Your Plans
Don’t Bank Hop
Confidentiality Agreement
Chapter 28: Get Financed

Small Business Administration (SBA)
Family, Friends and Contacts
Commitments
Lenders Fund Most Grooming Business Plans
Appendix

Print Version of the Word® Document: Pet Grooming Business Plan

Sampler of 7 “Real” Grooming Business Plans

YOUR FILL-IN BUSINESS PLAN
MS WORD DOCUMENT


YOUR COMPANY NAME

Table of Contents

1.0 Executive Summary
1.1 Mission
1.2 Objectives
1.3 Priorities
2.0 Company
2.1 Company Ownership
2.2 Start-up Summary
2.3 Company History
3.0 Management Summary
3.1 Staff Structure
3.2 Continuing Education
3.3 Certifications
4.0 Services and Products
4.1 Pet Care Services
4.2 Client Services
4.3 Retail Products
4.4 Comparison with Competition
4.5 Sales Promotion Media
4.6 Technology, Tools & Equipment
4.7 Future Services and Products
5.0 Market Analysis
5.1 Client Base Goals
5.2 Trends and Growth
6.0 Sales & Marketing Strategy
6.1 Competitive Edge
6.2 Sales Forecast
6.3 Pricing Strategy
6.4 Alliances
6.5 Sales Strategies
6.5.1 Advertising
6.5.2 Appointment Scheduling
6.5.3 Promotions
6.5.4 Referral Incentives
6.5.5 Grand Opening and Re-Openings
6.5.6 Website
6.5.7 Press Releases
6.5.8 Newsletters
6.6 Marketing Milestones
6.7 Results Analysis
7.0 Financial Plan
7.1 Break-even Analysis
7.2 Projected Profit and Loss
7.3 Projected Cash Flow
7.4 Projected Balance Sheet
8.0 Appendix
8.1 Pro Forma Profit and Loss – First 12 Months Detail
8.2 Cash Flow Projection - First 12 Months Detail
8.3 Detailed Purchases Start-up Planner
8.4 Additional Assumptions