ABOUT US

THE ACADEMY

Running your own pet business is exciting and rewarding but there is so much to learn. Being a dog walker, pet sitter or groomer isn’t enough, it seems you need to be a bookkeeper, salesperson, marketer, social media expert and website developer! Hiring web designers and social media experts can be expensive and disappointing. Don’t waste time and money, we have the RESOURCES, KNOWLEDGE AND TOOLS you need to get your pet business up and running online!

PET BUSINESS WEBSITES

Get a beautiful, modern, tailored web design for your pet business. Built with WordPress, the most popular website platform in the World – ready in 72 hours and only $199 / £150!

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BUSINESS TOOLS

EVERY tool you need to start your Pet Business.  Our comprehensive training manual and toolkit walks you step-by-step how to set up your pet business,

 

Background

After leaving her career in Information Technology and Training in the City, our Founder, Stephanie, started her own pet business in 2005. She launched the UK’s first organic pet treat bakery, an award-winning Pet Boutique and Café, a pet walking and sitting agency, two Pet Grooming Salons – including the prestigious and famous Pet Spa in Harrods – and a pet grooming Training Academy.

With celebrity pet owners and cutting edge services Stephanie won Essex Business of The Year (2009), was Southend Business Woman of The Year Finalist (2010) and her London salon was voted No.1 Pet Spa in the UK by Time Out Magazine (2013). But it wasn’t all plain sailing. There were good times and bad times, bills piling up, cashflow running dry! She worked hard, won a few rounds, lost a few and made some rookie mistakes…but that means she knows how YOU can sidestep the obstacles to success.

Accreditations

Stephanie has a Post Graduate Diploma in e-business management (PGDip), is an Accredited Small Business Consultant (AASBC), and an Accredited Career Counsellor (CCA).  She is an experienced online marketer and a great Wordpress Lover. Stephanie is the author of a recipe book for pets: Pupcakes, and also co-wrote the Debrett’s Guide to Petiquette. She also broke the Guinness Book of World Records for baking the World’s largest dog biscuit! She lives by the sea on England’s east coast with her rescue mutt Ella and her ancient cat Fluffy.

Media Enquiries

Stephanie has regularly appeared on UK television including: ITV This Morning, Channel 4’s Sunday Brunch, ITV’s Daybreak, BBC2’s The Fixer, The Alan Titchmarsh Show and was resident Pet Chef on Sky 1’s Pet Nation series. She has regularly been featured in the press including articles in The Sunday Times Style Magazine, The Lady, Prima, You Magazine, Tatler, Hello! and The Financial Times. For more information please email us at bark@thepetbusinessacademy.com

Alex Polizzi from BBC2’s The Fixer brings two struggling pet business owners to one of Stephanie’s “aspirational’ businesses.

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