Demographics - Get data that sheds light on population characteristics such as location, age, income, education level, and more.
Canadian Industry Statistics — Pet Care (except Veterinary) Services (NAICS 81291) - Find information on the number of establishments, productivity and investment for the pet services industry.
Pet Industry Joint Advisory Council of Canada - Find resources, online courses, events and tradeshow information to help you with your pet care business
Canadian Veterinary Medical Association - Find information and advice from veterinary professionals on common health issues for the pets in your care.
Protecting your business - Your company is your greatest investment. Discover safeguard options that will help keep your business secure.
Pricing - Know the factors that will help you determine the payment you will receive in exchange for your goods or services
Negotiations - Negotiating is an inevitable part of doing business. Learn more about this important skill.
Finding and managing suppliers - Find suppliers to fill the many needs of your business
Stock control and inventory
Explore various stock control techniques and learn how to develop a suitable inventory system for your business.
Permits and licences - Find the federal, provincial/territorial and municipal permits and licences that you may need to start or manage your business.
Import policies — Pet food
Be aware of the regulations you need to follow when importing pet food and products
Guide for the Labelling and Advertising of Pet Foods - Find resources on labelling and advertising regulations for dog and cat food.
Criminal record checks and security screening - Find out how to obtain a criminal record check to protect your business and your employees, and to increase client confidence.
Pet groomers and animal care workers - Access information on training and job prospects in the pet grooming and pet care industry.
Pet first aid — St. John Ambulance training - Learn how to respond effectively to injured or wounded pets.
Canadian Association of Professional Pet Dog Trainers - Access information on education and resources for dog trainers.
Canadian Professional Pet Stylists - Learn how you can become federally certified as a professional pet groomer in Canada.
Business support organizations
Seeking the advice of peers, professional business counsellors and coaches can help you transition from new business owner to experienced entrepreneur.
Business support organizations - Seeking the advice of peers, professional business counsellors and coaches can help you transition from new business owner to experienced entrepreneur.
Contact the Canada Business Network - The Canada Business Network has centres across the country that offer guidance, information and resources to help make your journey in business a success.
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