Doggone it!

May 5, 2009

Need A Business Plan? I Will Write It (California)


Reply to: ****
Date: 2009-05-04, 5:03PM PDT

If you need any kind of business plan, I can help you. I have written dozens of plans for every purpose. Whether it be for a simple start-up, to get financing, to find an investor, to do a merger, for a marketing plan, to expand, etc. Quick turnaround if you need it.

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First Email

Hi – I’m an entrepreneur looking to start up a dog grooming business.  Can you help with that?

Namaste friend,

Ty

Reply

Ty,

Of course I can do a business plan for a dog grooming business.  A simple plan like this one would be for a fee of $1,000.  I require payment in advance, and can complete the plan in about 2 weeks.

Regards,

Timothy

Second Email

Great timothy!

well my idea is a rapid dog wash service.  Basically, I’ll go to dog parks and just quickly start washing dogs, any dogs I can find.  Then I think their owners will feel compelled to pay me a fee because I washed their dogs.  It’s kind of like homeless people washing your window – but  I’m not homeless and I’m washing little pups instead.  And everybody loves a clean dog!

Does that sound like something you can work with?
Ty

2nd Reply

Absolutely……….and I think it will work.   Very clever stuff.

We would come up with a very professional presentation to compliment the great idea.  Anybody you talk to would say, "wow, that’s cute."  Then you can present your business plan and prove that you have thought it thru.

Let me know if you make the decision to proceed.  I will wait to hear from you.

Timothy

-what?!  I think anyone I talk to would say “wow, that’s dumb”

Third Email

I’ve run this by some other people in the past and they seem to think that it is illegal to take someones dog from a dog park back to my van in the parking lot to wash the dog unless I have permission from the owners. 

But I’m not sure – I can understand why I wouldnt be able to go to a regular park and nab some kids to wash, but dogs are just animals so its not that big a deal im sure.

I would like to call the business "Spot B Gone" because I clean the spots away, and a common dog name is Spot and he would be gone for awhile while i secretly wash him. 

Or maybe “Dog-gone Cleaners” because the dogs are gone, getting cleaned in my van.

do you foresee any legal problems?

3rd Reply

I think asking the owners for permission to wash the dogs would be even more effective.  You could say you are testing your washing equipment and washing some dogs for free.  You could follow up with a "tip me if you’re happy" line.  That would eliminate any legal question.  Just a thought.

– What great advice!

Fourth Email

I like to think outside the box.  I’ve also had the idea of after I wash the dogs, selling them to someone else, but cutting the previous owners in on the profits.  Doable? 

Maybe I can look for dogs whose owners don’t seem to like they like them very much.

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Really? This is when Timothy stops responding?  Nabbing people’s dogs without permission and washing them in a van in the parking lot wasn’t too outlandish for him – but the second I mention possibly reselling the dogs, he’s done with me. 

Sounds like someone needs to expand their horizons.

Namaste.