Christina Schenk-Hargrove

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...

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...

Forming An LLC For Your Dog Training Business

Many advise forming an LLC when starting a business. But for dog trainers, an LLC might not be the best choice.

Planning For Catastrophe

Planning For Catastrophe

I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again: the best thing you can do for your business longevity is to make a plan for when things go wrong. When a client asks me what to do first when starting a new business, I tell them to think about insurance. Ask yourself, what...

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CARES Act for Dog Trainers

CARES Act for Dog Trainers

On Friday, March 27, 2020, the federal government passed the $2 trillion Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (CARES Act). The U.S. Senate Committee on Small Business & Entrepreneurship has published a short guide to the programs and initiatives that...

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Contracts for online classes

Contracts for online classes

The sudden move to online dog training means dog trainers are learning a whole new set of technology and methods of communication.  With changes come new opportunities, but also new risks and potential problems. If you are moving your instruction online, you want to...

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