Starting Your Own Pet Business

About the course


This is a starting point for anyone interested in starting their own pet business. It will cover the range of businesses that are potentially available as well as the legalities that may be involved in that particular sector of the industry.

What are the entry requirements?

Interest in starting your own pet business

How long is the course?

2 days

What will the course involve?

Are you planning on setting up your own pet business? The following topics will be covered to raise your awareness of the aspects needed to be considered when setting up on your own.

- What do you need to do to set up in business - Marketing (Websites, Social Media) - Accounting - Sales planning and delivering - Strategy (Where do you see yourself in 6 months, 1 year, 2 years etc) - Legalities - Insurance - Sole trader vs Limited company - Do you need a start-up loan (where to obtain finance) - Swot analysis on other businesses - Time management (realistic smart goals) - What training do you need to be able to do the job - Employing staff, pensions, HMRC, Paye, Insurance - National insurance contributions - Money to invest - Motivation

How long will I be learning?

2 days

What equipment will I need?

Writing paper and a pen

How will I know if I am making progress?

Feedback during the course

What course work will I be expected to complete?


What can I expect to learn from this course?

This is designed to give an insight in to the logistics of setting up an animal related small business.

What other training programmes and progression opportunities are there?

Other part time courses are available in related subjects.

Full time study programmes are also available.