Dog Gone Walking & Co.
Describe your business
I am offering Dog Walking/Hikes, Pooper Scooping, and Home Check Ins for anyone needing a little extra help with their fuzzy family member!
I just started my business here in Sooke in the new year (2016) but also did this part time back in Alberta.
When did you first know that you wanted to be self employed?
I’ve always wanted to be self employed it was just needing to take that “leap of faith”. I pulled on my big girl pants and I’m so happy I made the leap! I am a proud entrepreneur by choice.
What support systems did you have in place when you started?
I’m still just starting but I have some pretty fantastic family and friends. As well I’ve been introduced to some amazingly smart women here in Sooke with some of the groups I have joined.
I really don’t think I could have done this without the support of my hubs and one of my closest friends I’ve made here. (Thank you both!)
What advice do you have for future entrepreneurs?
Keep learning. Research. And don’t give up.
What keeps you motivated?
The dogs keep me motivated and keep me working at my business. Learning about them and learning with them, creating that bond, caring for them and just bringing that little bit of happiness to their lives is what makes this all worth it.
The most challenging thing would be the stormy days but I still get the dogs to smile and have fun!
Looking back, knowing what you now know, what would you have done differently?
I would do everything the same except start sooner.[sam id=”15″ codes=”true”]At what point should an entrepreneur take the “leap of faith” and start up their business?
If you’re unhappy with what you do for a career, take that “leap of faith” and do what you are passionate about and what makes you happy.
Any financial management advice or tips you’d like to offer?
Talk to the bank professionals here in Sooke (They are pretty fantastic). They have lots of advice, tips and can really help with any questions you have.
Come check out my Facebook page (Dog Gone Walking & Co.) for more information and if you have any questions at all please don’t hesitate to contact me!
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