Groomer Burnout is Real- Physical burnout value yourself

I knew when I was running my dog grooming salon I was becoming burnt out.  I was working 60-80 hours a week, I had 5 employees that were finally amazing but needed a lot of guidance.  I was physically feeling awful.  My body HURT which was terrifying considering I was in my...

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You are your Secret Sauce roi value yourself

Thanksgiving is a time of families and food, it’s a time for people to pull out their big cooking pots and cook books that they only use once a year… It’s turkey time!  As someone who burns water I decided to cater our family dinner from my favorite Italian...

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Memory Gnome Repellent #memorygnomes

The Memory Gnomes like to come out and play
Here is some of my favorite memory gnome repellents:


Grooming Appointment / Client information Software
This is a great tool to store information about client names, addresses, phone numbers, pet grooming/behavioral notes, price, and my favorite, how...

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To be Unclear is to be Unkind: Employers communication

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To be Unclear is to Unkind
Employees


Employers, figure out EXACTLY what you and do not expect of your employee. Take that time, makes it clear in your mind what those expectations are, and if they’re reasonable. Would your “ideal employee” be...

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To be Unclear is to be Unkind: Employees communication

If you haven't already please read
To be Unclear is to Unkind

Not an employee?  Read
Employers


Consider sitting down with a cup of coffee and write down what you expect of your ideal position. Think about your “ideal boss” and what they would offer you. Write what you NEED...

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To be Unclear is to be Unkind communication

If you are an employee, employer, co-worker or client the importance of knowing what you want and communicating clearly is priceless. How many times do you want to rip your hair out when a client says "short but not shaved", or "I want his hair 'this short' but I don't want a haircut". A lack of...

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Memory Gnomes #memorygnomes pro or hobby groomer

What is a Memory Gnome?

In the world of Savvy Groomer it is that thing you are trying to remember, trying to place, trying to get done... but for some reason you just can't seem to get your fingers on it.  Some people may call it a "blonde moment", even if you're not blonde.  If you're...

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Professional or Hobby Groomer: Why does it Matter? pro or hobby groomer

The way that a groomer looks at their business (as a professional or as a hobby) allows Savvy Groomer to guide them in a specific way.



 A Hobby Groomer is less about the money and more about the fun, they may invest their skill set into something that may not have a strong or immediate...

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Professional or Hobby Groomer: What's the difference? pro or hobby groomer

What is a Professional Groomer?

How I define a professional groomer is one that grooms for a living.  Do professional groomers love their job? Yes!  

Professional groomers have families to feed, roofs to keep over their heads and blades to sharpen.  While they love...

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Budget Action Plan (Thrive) financial journey

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Budget Action Plan
Step One: Survive
Step Two: Live
Before continuing on this journey


Thrive is the final step, this is where you can focus on getting the best insurance you can afford, giving to charity, growing your business and feeling comfortable knowing you...

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Budget Acton Plan (Live) financial journey

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Budget Action Plan
Step One: Survive
Before continuing on this journey


Live is your next step, this is your grooming tool, entertainment and saving to your beefed up emergency fund of $2500-$4000.

Keep your grooming tools in shape:
Sharpening, blade/scissor...

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Budget Action Plan (Survive) financial journey

If you haven't already please read
Budget Action Plan
Before continuing on this journey 


Survive is your first step, this is your food, clothing, housing, transportation and saving to your starter emergency fund of $500 - $1000. 

Food on the table:
Groceries, restaurants, daily habits...

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