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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.

 

Fees - $350 – Member Discount applies - This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for codes

 

Course Overview

 

Unit 1

Is Pet Sitting Right for You?

Assessing what you know now, and what you need to know more about.

Ethical considerations.

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

Financial considerations

Business structure and legal requirements

Contracts

 

Unit 2

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

Marketing strategy

Features and benefits

Innovative marketing strategies

Pricing strategy

Location

Advertising and promotion

Customer relations and service policies.

Marketing Action Plan

 

4. Operations Plan

 

Equipment required

Processes involved in service provision

Work place health and safety

Policies and procedures

Risk analysis and management

Financial Resources

 

5. Financial Plan

Establishment costs

Cash Flow forecast

Setting budget targets

Debt Control

Record keeping

Specialist Services required

 

6. Action Plan

Animal training skills

Animal first aid

Security

Office and booking organisation

Forms

The initial interview

Hiring Employees.

 

7. Bringing it all together -

 

Unit consists of an assessment and exam 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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