Demand in the pet care segment of the franchising industry is at an all-time high. There’s a reason that Entrepreneur Magazine named it one of the top three industries in franchising—the American Pet Products Association estimates that nearly 85 million households have made pets a part of their families. And with Americans expected to spend over $69 billion on their pets in 2017 alone, it’s clear that those families are willing to invest in their four-legged friends. That’s why K9 Resorts Daycare & Luxury Hotel is preparing for rapid growth in the months and years ahead.
As one of the pet care industry’s leading luxury boarding facilities, K9 Resorts has carved out a unique niche for itself within the segment. The brand is in a league of its own when it comes to top tier amenities for dogs—from its cage-free suites to regulated indoor air quality, K9 Resorts makes it a top priority to provide customer service worthy of a five-star hotel to every pet—and owner—that walks through its doors. And now, the brand is looking to bring its unique concept to new communities with the help of franchisees.
Backed by a strong corporate support team and a network of franchisees who have already proven that the brand’s system can be successful, K9 Resorts is looking to expand in communities across its home region—the East Coast. That’s why the brand is hosting an informational event for interested candidates on Wednesday, October 18, 2017. Between 6:30 and 9:00 p.m., aspiring K9 Resorts owners and entrepreneurs can learn more about the brand’s business ownership opportunity while enjoying hors-d'oeuvres and cocktails at the Shackamaxon Country Club in Scotch Plains, New Jersey.
The event isn’t your traditional sales pitch—in addition to hearing from and chatting with the brand’s co-founders and co-CEOs, Jason and Steven Parker, candidates will have the opportunity to speak with existing franchisees about their experiences. Representatives from K9 Resorts’ preferred bank will also be at the event to discuss financing options for those looking to invest and launch their own business.
“We can’t wait to meet interested franchise candidates at our upcoming event. K9 Resorts has been a passion project from day one, and there’s nothing more rewarding than helping others find that passion for themselves with the help of our business model,” said Jason. “From our award winning service and best in class support to our simple concept that has the potential to lead to tremendous ROI, we’re looking forward to introducing the K9 Resorts concept to even more people.”
With seven locations currently operating along the East Coast and an additional five franchise units that are expected to open their doors for business soon, K9 Resorts is poised for rapid growth as it closes out 2017 and heads into the new year. And its business model is geared toward success—not only does the brand provide its franchisees with a variety of competitive advantages designed to help them stand out from the competition, it also goes above and beyond to make its franchise opportunity affordable and accessible to all those who want to be a part of it. While start-up costs range from $915,655 to $1,292,859, K9 Resorts also works with preferred lenders who are willing to lend up to 75 percent of the total initial investment.
By following the proven business model that the brand offers, franchisees are able to turn that initial investment into a profitable business. K9 Resorts’ first franchisee, for example, is still experiencing growth after opening up his unit back in 2013.
“As soon as you get past breakeven, the profits that you can bring in are insane,” said K9 Resorts’ first franchisee, Andy Lubalin. “It takes a lot of hard work to make sure you’re spending money on the right things and surviving that first year. But there’s no doubt that it’s worth it in the end. Once you’re over the hump, every dollar that you make in revenue leads to a profit margin that goes through the roof.”
K9 Resorts is eager to help other aspiring, passionate entrepreneurs like Lubalin become their own boss and launch their own unit. To reserve your seat at the brand’s upcoming informational event on October 18, please call 908-889-7387, email [email protected] or click here. You can also learn more about franchising opportunities with K9 Resorts here, or by contacting Peter Barkman at [email protected].