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Adam Warren (Jan 2017)
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Asking price: £14,957
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Business Description
Barking Mad has been delighting dog lovers since 2000 providing the very best professional home dog boarding. Dog business owners engage dog-loving communities and organise home from home dog-sitting services in local private residences.

As the market leader in a thriving industry we are growing and searching for dog lovers and new branch owners who want to grow their own business with comprehensive support and training provided throughout.

Join the brand leader with highly profitable, repeat custom and flexible working.
Barking Mad is a full member of the British Franchise Association winning accolades including Bfa Franchisee of the Year, HSBC Franchisor of the Year, Amazon Growing Business Award, Best Franchise 5 Star Satisfaction Award, Best in Category TrustPilot.

Part of the Franchise Brand plc group.

Dog Care Pioneers
The company, founded and managed by Lee Dancy has grown from strength to strength. Lee could not find suitable care for her Dalmatian puppy when going away over Christmas with family. She found she was not the only one and after starting her own business in Cumbria discovered there was interest from around the UK. The dog care sector is booming and even when money is tight, we know that the British want the very best for their dogs and complete peace of mind when they are away.

The franchise network now covers the majority of the UK and continues to grow by looking for passionate dog lovers who want to develop their own businesses.

The Franchise Opportunity
The Barking Mad dog business is the complete package that has been tried and tested over many years giving you everything you need to follow the system and be successful.

Our dog sitting business owners are kept very busy with no two days ever the same. There are many roles in the day to day running of our service and depending on the size of your ambition you can be home based on your own or office based with a team of employees and multiple cars. The only limit to growth is you!

A typical day might include:
• Meeting new customers and their owners to find out all about them and register them to the barking Mad service
• Organising a dog sitting host get together in a local café. Chat to existing hosts and invite new dog lovers to attend and find out all about being a host
• Taking photos and videos of dogs on holiday to share with their owners and use on social media when they get home
• Using our data systems to invoice, send a newsletter and complete your basic admin

Training & Support
We understand that the very reason you buy a franchise is to have the security of a tried and tested business model with support in all areas. Your business will develop as you do. It is not therefore just in the first year that you will receive guidance but throughout your franchise term. Our training and support is on going with regular points of contact and events every year. We even involve your employees providing a ‘Supporting Success’ training day. There are no short cuts and you certainly get what you pay for.

• In house classroom initial training 4 + 1 + 1 days (spread over 250 days)
• In territory marketing launch – 1 day
• On-line marketing and systems training – ongoing
• Annual National Conference
• Regional Sales Meetings

Topics include:
• Business planning / systems
• Dog behaviour
• Marketing / PR
• Social media / Email marketing
• Database / CRM
• Sales techniques including personal profiling
• Accounts
• I.T. (including laptop / smartphone set-up)
• Administration
• Customer service

Financial Information
The Barking Mad Franchise offers a significant advantage over many other businesses as it’s ‘cash flow positive’ trading position means that customers pay in advance and cash flow problems are completely avoided. You will benefit from a most enjoyable and rewarding business which allows you to achieve your optimum home, work-life balance.

The initial franchise package includes:
• Franchise Licence Fee
• Comprehensive Training Programme
• Online Operations Manual
• Bespoke Business Software
• Email and Web page
• Operational Equipment
• Corporate apparel
• Marketing material & merchandise including business personalised stationery
• Dog Tags
• Pet Services Association Membership (PIF) for year one
• Access to online marketing tools via FIDO system
• Internet discussion forum enabling you to network online
• An exclusive territory


(Extras are required dependent on preferences and requirements e.g. car, computer – details upon application)

Territories & Locations
We have exciting opportunities across the UK including greenfield and established businesses – details upon application. We have clear territories mapped on our system that contain all the socio-demographic data you need to identify and target the hotspots in your area.

Our business partners are passionate dog lovers with a propensity to work hard and follow our proven system. The vast majority of Barking Mad franchisees have enjoyed a previous career totally unrelated to dogs and have never been self-employed before. We enable them to use their existing skills to the maximum and are on hand to train and support in areas that are completely new to them. Rest assured between ourselves and the Barking Mad network there is nothing we cannot achieve together!
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