In the Beginning
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A few years back I suddenly found myself without a job. However, what could have been a disastrous—or, at the very least, unpleasant situation—actually turned out to be a blessing in disguise. You see, once we were faced with the prospect of not having a regular source of income, my wife and I were forced to look into the possibility of starting a home business. And, after some thought, we settled on a highly profitable enterprise that I believe almost anyone could begin in his or her home—either on a full-time basis or for only a few hours a week—with a minimal cash investment. Just what was this gold mine we discovered? A total-care dog and cat business!
We knew we’d be facing stiff competition from veterinarians and well-established commercial kennels, but we stressed—in our publicity—the advantages of in-home, personalized service. It was our hope that most pet owners would appreciate the fact that their special friends wouldn’t be locked in concrete-and-wire “cells” . . . but would, instead, be housed in a warm, loving home and have plenty of free space. And, as the business grew, we received lots of word-of-mouth endorsements from satisfied clients.
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