Setting Up Camp: 3 Great Locations to Start a Doggy Day Care
With more than 150 Camps across the country, we’ve learned a thing or two about what makes one location better for business than another.
A good retail location can set the tone for your business, and contribute greatly to its success. If you’re interested in opening a Camp, we typically suggest a location be between 5,000 and 8,000 square feet. We also advise having an outdoor area for dogs to romp and play. However, we also leave plenty of room to accommodate personal preferences.
Don’t be too quick to knock shopping centers and multi-tenant buildings. Crowded areas like these are a great way to boost your foot traffic and get your name out in the community. And if those stores also cater to a similar high end customer base, you’re location becomes that much better! Shopping centers also tend to provide snow removal and landscaping services — something you now don’t have to worry about.
If you do choose a shopping center, just make sure there is plenty of nearby parking for your guests and their furry friends.
Standalone sites are some of the most desirable locations because you, as a franchise owner, get to make your own rules (within reason, of course). Unlike shopping malls, which can have mandatory opening and closing hours, you can create your own schedule in a stand-alone building. Parking also tends to be better at these locations because your customers don’t have to compete with other shoppers for parking spaces.
Near Major Thoroughfares
Stores in high traffic areas (like just off a highway or main road) may cost more, but they usually make up for it in profits.. A street sign can be enough to grab people’s attention as they drive by. Your storefront itself is also an advertisement for your business.
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