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i looking to start a dog walking business

Discussion in 'Dog Services' started by leangermin, Jun 19, 2010.


  1. leangermin

    leangermin PetForums Newbie

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    hello i have just finished a national diploma in animal management and i would love to start my own dog walking business but i would like some help.

    do i need a licence and incurance for this or not as some sites say i do and some say i dont can anyone help?

    thank you
    leanne
     
  2. Pet Cartoons

    Pet Cartoons PetForums Junior

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    Most businesses require some type of liability insurance.

    For example, what if you were walking the dog and while it was in your care, it bit someone or ran off and got injured. The other person might want to sue you whether it be a fellow dog walker or your own client.

    It probably rarely happens but that's what Insurance is for, the unforseen!

    Goof luck though!
     
  3. sullivan

    sullivan PetForums VIP

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    SNAP WAS GOING TO MENTION GOOD INSURANCE ALSO. hAVE YOU DISCUSED THIS VENTURE WITH THE BANK THEY WILL ASSIST YOU WITH WHAT NEEDS TO BE PUT IN PLACE AND CAN HELP WITH START UP GRANTS ETC. GOOD LUCK I KNOW HAVING YOUR DIPLOMA WILLL HELP YOU ALOT.
     
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    Nina PetForums VIP

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    To be credible you should be registered, CRB checked and have public liability insurance :)
     
  5. lucysnewmum

    lucysnewmum PetForums Senior

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    contact your local Business Link who will have all the up to date information on licensing and insurance and grants available in your area.
    also. put a business plan together to help you work out if there is a need for your service and what your overheads are likely to be so that you can work out if you can get enough clients to make it profitable.
    :)
     
  6. petcoach

    petcoach PetForums Junior

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    Business link are good at offering advice to new business owners, but you will need public liability insurance and will need to register your new business with Inland Revenue. They do some good training courses for new business owners - I went on one and it was really helpful. I was told I had to register as soon as I started advertising, even though I had not started earning. They do not expect you to make an immediate profit and I have always found them very helpful,

    Best of luck

    Sue
     
  7. lucysnewmum

    lucysnewmum PetForums Senior

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    cliverton insurance specialise in insurance for those working with dogs.
    have a look on their website and contact them with your details.
    they will work out a policy to cover all your needs
    Welcome
    :)
     
  8. flosskins

    flosskins PetForums Senior

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    whereabouts are you?
     
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