Tips on How to Start a Business With Your Furry Companion Tagging Along for the Ride

Starting a business from scratch is never easy and could be more complicated if you have recently welcomed a new pet. But you have to handle both responsibilities simultaneously. Challenging as it may be, having your pet by your side while you build your business could give you the encouragement you need to enjoy those days that aren’t quite going your way. So if you are taking a pet along with you on your business journey, here are some helpful tips on how to make it pleasant for you both.

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Plan in advance

Planning is essential for preparing yourself for anything significant that's about to happen, like starting a business. Moreover, a business plan can help you by providing you with a detailed guideline of where your business is at present and where you would like it to be in the future. In it, you should include some of the following important details: what the structure of your business will be, what your plan is regarding acquiring additional funding in the start-up phase of your business, a detailed description of what services or products you will be offering, and what your financials are said to look like in the coming years, etc. Suppose you are a bit unsure of where to begin because you feel a little overwhelmed at this time, then there are helpful resources to help guide you on your way.


There are even resources available to help you fulfill business functions, such as invoicing. You can use an invoice maker online when you’re just starting out instead of investing in invoicing software. This is a great way to save money early on. You can even customize your invoice designs with your company colors and logo. Then you can download it to use as needed.


Get your pet used to a routine

If you want to familiarize your pet with his new environment quickly, getting him into a routine as soon as possible is the way. Moreover, get into the habit of following a consistent routine every day. Your dog will grow to learn what to expect and will gradually become more and more comfortable with his new environment as the days go on.


Making them feel comfortable in their new surroundings

If you plan to bring your pet in daily with you to your new office, you might as well make them feel as comfortable as you can in their new surroundings so that he settles in quickly. And since it doesn't really take much to make a dog happy, all you really need is a comfortable dog bed, his favorite blanket, a chewy dog toy, and their favorite dog treat (on occasion) and you're pretty much good to go. 


Before purchasing a new item for your pup, read product reviews and find expert pet care advice online. There are a seemingly endless variety of pet products to choose from, so a professional veterinarian’s opinion can be helpful in your decision. The last thing you want is to spend on your pet for something not suited to them.


Technology could be your (second) best friend

Technology is undoubtedly helpful these days when it comes to managing our lives better, and could be just as beneficial if you need assistance with taking care of your pet. For example, if you find that your schedule is just too busy in the beginning, and you don't have time to run around and shop for essentials for your pet, then Chewy is a helpful app that has all the essentials that you could need for your pet, and they even deliver too. Another helpful example is Petcube which you can use to keep a watchful eye on your pet at all times.


Then there’s always the option of a professional dog trainer (if all else fails)

If you still aren’t winning at getting your pet used to anything, then there’s always the option of a professional dog trainer to help condition your dog’s behavior so that he works with you rather than against you.

In conclusion, it is possible to start a business and welcome your new pet into the fold at the same time if you plan carefully and use the many resources that are widely and readily available to help you with this transition process.

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  • Shelby Sifers