I want to start a dog walking business for summer but how do i advertise it around my local area? also what do people exspect from a dog walker, i mean apart from walking their dog!
My daughter started by leaving cards at the Vets, in Supermarket's notice boards, newsagents, shop windows and the local pub!
She moved on to the local newspaper and then into Yellow Pages.
She started from the dog walking to feeding them when owners asked her (£5 a visit), which went on to feeding cats and doing litter trays if owners were away.
Then she began taking in small caged animals into her own home (budgies and bunnies, etc)
She eventually had a web site – with letters of recommendation from satisfied clients.
Took other pet carers onto her books – they were self-employed at £5 per hour but she received a booking fee.
Then she emigrated and sold the business for a 4-figure sum!
Best of luck in your venture – watch out Richard Branson!!