CONSULTING

FOR NEW FACILITIES

Help starts here!

Congratulations on deciding to turn your dreams into a reality! Building a new facility, whether it’s a veterinary hospital, pet resort, veterinary resort, daycare facility, or kennel, you are going to have many important decisions to make. Big Dog Ventures can help navigate those without experience, or those entrepreneurs who have experience but want to improve upon past performance.

Big Dog Ventures has all the knowledge you will need, from site development and build, design and branding, to staffing and management. Operational efficiencies and safety are our gold standards.

With the different levels of service that Big Dog Ventures offers, you can be confident that you are receiving expert advice and guidance on your pet care related business. Please read the details below, and decide which level of service you think would most benefit your specific needs. Then email us and let’s start the conversation about how we can help you make your business outshine the competition.

Level One

So you’ve decided to open your facility, and you think you’ve found your space, whether it’s a new build or you’re leasing or purchasing an existing building, this is the time to call in Big Dog Ventures for assistance. We have experience in asking the questions you will need to know the answers to before going under contract.  Please, involve us before you commit yourself and millions of dollars to a purchase or lease. Seeking wise counsel up front can save you money, time and headaches later. 

 

Once you have found your location, Big Dog Ventures will advise you on site layout, build-out of the space, materials, and fixtures needed. Decisions like this will be based upon the budget that you have already created. With this level of service, we will be guiding you through the build-process until it’s time for the design element to come in. We can help out on that too; branding is one of our specialties. 

Level Two

After the construction of your facility, your branding will set you apart from your competition. From the interior and exterior branding to the marketing collateral at your front desk. Big Dog Ventures will help you create a space where not only pets are comfortable; your customers are pleased. We want your customers talking, as referrals make the best customers. 

 

Whether you took part in our Level One services or not, we can step into your project for the design and branding aspect of your build. We know that you have a vision of what you want your facility to look like, but have you thought about what it will smell like, feel like, or sound like? Have you considered if you want your facility to be high-tech or straightforward and low maintenance? We like to use a collaborative effort to help make your vision come to life in the best possible way. 

Level Three

Level Three is “soup to nuts” involvement in your project. Level Three includes Level One and Level Two, and adds in the human element. Meaning, Big Dog Ventures will help teach you how to manage your two most significant variables: Staffing & Safety. Our six weeks of support will include: best practices in management, hiring and training, protocols and procedures keep turnover down and keep profits up.

Safety is our number one priority and it should be yours too. Remember, you will have lives in your hands, and you will be expected to keep everyone safe, humans and animals. With Level Three service, you and your staff will be trained on all the tools and procedures necessary to maintain impeccable safety standards. Without safety protocols in place, lives will be at risk. Level 3 will guide you through everything you need to know.

FOR EXISTING BUSINESSES

Help starts here!

The pet care industry is the fastest growing industry in the United States. If you are entering into this sector for the first time or if you’re a veteran in this sector, the most important thing you have to realize is that you have competition, excellent competition, and if you don’t currently,  you will soon. If you don’t set your business apart from the pack, then you will be wondering where all of your customers have gone.

Many variables need to be considered  if taking over an existing facility. Be sure to align yourself with an expert in the field who has already walked your intended path, and done so successfully. Seek wise counsel whenever you can to ensure you do not waste time and money. You will need to ask essential and critical questions, have a professional at your side to make sure you are asking the right questions.

No matter your intentions: whether you own an existing pet care facility, or you’re adding a service into your facility, or you’re buying an existing facility, our team can help you avoid the inevitable pitfalls and get you to big profits, fast. With over 30 years of experience in the veterinary hospital and pet resort field, we have what it takes to make your business profitable. You have nothing to lose and only profits to gain. Now that’s a return on your investment!

Level One

Level One is an analysis of the business financials and the factors of the business. Whether it’s your business or one you’re considering purchasing. We will evaluate the numbers and determine if this is a viable concept or not. We will analyze the company as a whole, and recommend steps that needed for an immediate increase in your bottom line. Once financials are received and interpreted, we will schedule a phone call to go over the recommended steps for implementation.

Level Two

In addition to everything included in our Level 1 service, we add a * 1-day on-site immersion at your facility. For existing businesses, this will consist of reports of any inefficiencies, procedural missteps, safety concerns, areas of relevance, and recommendations on improving current systems.

Big Dog Ventures will submit our proposal for improving company operations while identifying directional errors. Staffing, payrolls, and expenses will be analyzed, and recommendations will be offered. We also include an analysis of: operational flows, protocols, procedures, policies, human resources, expenses, inefficiencies, budgeting, forecasting, occupancy management tools, competition, social media, website, SEO efforts, branding and marketing.

You will be given all the tools to succeed!

Level Three

Level 1 & Level 2 services included with a *5 day on-site immersion. This involves examining complex processes spanning several separate parts of the organization. Key Performance Indicators (KPI’s) will be integrated to identify trends and to measure performance against set goals. Secret shoppers will make strategic strikes and send reports to keep you and your staff on target. This package is for the long play. We will be available for consultation for up to 6 months after the immersion week.

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