Thinking of starting your own dog walking business? There’s a lot to think about when setting up on your own, and it can be mind boggling. Taking on a franchise can ease some of that worry.
Scamps & Champs offer franchises in their very successful dog walking & pet care business.
Kayleigh Gaskill was among the first to take up a Scamps & Champs franchise just over a year ago. Here’s what Kayleigh has to say to say about the experience.
"I’ve always loved having pets around and love walking dogs so I knew I wanted a job like this. I was employed by Scamps & Champs for 4 years and loved going out, meeting new people, walking their dogs and taking care of their pets for them while they were at work or on holiday.
When Lesley, Scamps & Champs Managing Director, mentioned she was going to start offering franchises, I thought it was the perfect opportunity for me. I got to become my own boss and fit in my hours around my lifestyle. I took on my own franchise area and Scamps & Champs helped me every step of the way.
I had no business knowledge, didn’t have a clue where to start advertising on my own, or how to handle the financial side of things, but Lesley was brilliant. She is only ever a phone call away offering support and guidance when I need her. She helped me reach out to new customers and plan for the future of the business. I was only 23 when I set up on my own, so to have someone behind me with that level of support was invaluable!
My partner used to work in a call centre but has now been able to quit his job to work with me full time. We want to start a family and because we have that flexibility now, it’s going to make it so much easier to bring up kids and still earn a living at the same time!
Having the support of Lesley, and Scamps & Champs, has been amazing. We’ve grown our business from nothing and can really look forward to a brighter, flexible future doing a job we love! It doesn’t even feel like a job!"
We caught up with Bev Stait to see how she feels a year into her new Scamps and Champs business and new way of life.
Scamps & Champs have welcomed a brand new franchisee, Alison, to their network.
Carol Donovan has been running her own Scamps & Champs franchise in Beverley since 2015.
Melanie Kerry became the latest owner of a Scamps and Champs franchise in late 2015.
After six months of running her Scamps & Champs business in Fareham Jeanette Harding is loving being in control of her life and career!
There are great benefits to running your own dog walking and pet care business, as Kayleigh Gaskill discovered with Scamps and Champs.
In just six months, the business has certainly started to grow well with 49 clients and 865 jobs to date!Jeanette Harding
I really enjoy myself now, every day! What’s not to love about walking dogs and visiting all the lovely pets I now care for and their owners who I now count as friends! I only wish I’d had the opportunity to do this years ago!Jeanette Harding
Having the support of Lesley, and Scamps & Champs, has been amazing. We’ve grown our business from nothing and can really look forward to a brighter, flexible future doing a job we love! It doesn’t even feel like a job!Kayleigh Gaskill