Christina Schenk-Hargrove

“For Better And For Worse” – Creating A Business Partnership

Did you start out as a dog trainer because of your passion for dogs? Many dog trainers feel so strongly about the human-animal bond that they decide to devote their career (life?) to working with dogs, As a result, their business is their passion, and it's difficult...

Even Out The Ups and Downs of Business Ownership

One frustrating thing about owning your own dog training business is dealing with the inevitable ebb and flow of clients.  One day you're drumming your fingers, waiting for clients to call, the next you're booked out six weeks in advance and then just when you least...

The Very First Step To Starting A Dog Training Business

Starting a new business is an exciting time. As a new trainer, you want to get started training dogs, but you know that you need to get your business and legal "pups" in a row, first. But where to start? Should you form your LLC, choose a name, decide what services to...
Creating Graphics For Your Business

Creating Graphics For Your Business

I am going to put on a different hat today, and talk about design.  You may know me as DTU's resident legal beagle, but what you may not know is that my undergraduate degree is in Fine Arts (I majored in sculpture).  While it may seem like a strange combination (talk...

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Case Study: The Freckled Paw

Case Study: The Freckled Paw

Case study: Crystal Partain, The Freckled Paw. On target to reach a goal of $150,000 in 2021. Summary: Crystal started working in a vet clinic, cleaning kennels, at 16 years old. She worked her way up, and by the time she went to college a few years later, she knew...

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Contracts for Business Owners 101

Contracts for Business Owners 101

Contract law was a full-year course when I went to law school.  While I found it fascinating, I understand that most people would rather spend all day washing dog saliva out of empty food toys.  But, as a business owner, it’s important that you have a basic...

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