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Mastering the Financial Aspects of Your Dog Business

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Mastering the Financial Aspects of Your Dog Business

When one thinks of setting up a pet care business, it is very common to think of all the obvious aspects of pet care first and foremost: learning canine behaviours, getting all the necessary qualifications to care for animals, studying dog welfare, etc. However, many people overlook just how important it is to have the basic knowledge to set up a business in the first place. There are lots of terminologies and processes that can seem very daunting and overwhelming at the start, but this need not be the case.

Our Financial Management for Canine Professionals course will give you a strong place to start your business. From learning whether you will be classed as employed or self-employed right up to creating your own business plan and learning to how to market your business, this course is the perfect place for a beginner in the business world. By the time you receive your certificate at the end of the course, you will have mastered the key financial aspects of running a pet care business.

Is this course right for me?

If you are looking to start a pet care business, this course is definitely for you. If you have never started a business of your own (or haven’t done so in a while!), this course is even better suited to you.

This course aims to equip you with a solid knowledge foundation whether you are a:

  • Dog boarder
  • Dog day carer
  • Dog walker
  • Dog trainer/behaviourist
  • Dog groomer
  • Pet sitter
  • Dog breeder

You don’t need any previous knowledge or experience to take this course, though any previous business experience you have will be an added bonus.

What kind of time commitment is involved?

We fully recognise that those taking this course might already be in full-time employment and thus need a flexible learning schedule. This course is completely online, so as long as you have a decent Internet connection, you will be ready to learn. You can start at any time, and you will have up to six months to complete the course. The total study time is 18 hours.

How will I learn?

With our online financial management course, you’ll learn at your own pace using several different types of media and in-course exercises. You can start any time, so you don’t have to worry about waiting for a start date, and downloadable learning materials make it easy to go at your own pace.

We recommend that you use a desktop, laptop, or tablet as your primary means of studying. While the course is accessible on your mobile, this is not the optimal way to study in the majority.

What will I learn?

In short, you will learn to establish your own pet care business, how to properly manage the financial aspects, and organisational skills. This will ensure that you are prepared as you set out to start your business and help you to not feel completely overwhelmed by all the legal jargon and setup processes.

Here’s a quick summary of what you can expect to cover during this course:

  • Introduction to the financial management of your new business
  • Employed vs self-employed
  • Different legal entities & VAT
  • Navigating HMRC & registering your canine business
  • Costs involved in setting up and running a small canine business
  • Creating a business plan
  • Marketing platforms & strategies for a canine business
  • Record-keeping & expenses
  • Taking on an employee
  • Tax in the digital world
  • FAQS
  • Final advice

If you would like to discuss whether this course is right for you, or any potential additional learning support you might need, contact us to discuss. Otherwise, we look forward to assisting you set up a strong financial foundation as you begin your first foray into the business world.