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How to Start a Franchise: A Stress-Free Process

Opening your own business can be daunting, but starting a franchise offers the perfect solution for aspiring entrepreneurs. Over the years, we’ve fine-tuned our business model to learn what works and what doesn’t.

Learning how to start a franchise business doesn’t have to be stressful. Our process has already done all the hard work for you, so now it’s time to focus on learning and growing your venture! We’ve broken it down into eight simple steps.

Step 1

Your Inquiry into Starting a Franchise

This is where it all begins! If you’re interested in becoming a Woof Gang Bakery franchise owner, the very first step is to make an inquiry through our convenient online form. Once we’ve received your request, one of our team members will reach out to you to kick off the process with an introductory call.

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Step 2

An Introduction to Woof Gang

After we’ve chatted on the phone, we’ll provide you with a detailed overview of your franchising opportunity with Woof Gang, including our:

  • Expectations and process
  • Available locations
  • Start up costs & needed items
  • A copy of our Franchise Disclosure Document (FDD)

Our FDD includes all the details needed on how to start a pet grooming business. It will have details such as our business model, our place in the market, and your opportunity for success. Take time to review it carefully, and ask us any questions that may come up. If you think Woof Gang Bakery is the right partner to help reach your goals after reading the FDD, we’ll move on to an application.

Step 3

Submit an Application

Your complete application will include detailed financial information. We know that the financial part of learning how to start a pet store franchise or pet grooming business may feel nerve-wracking, but keep in mind that we’re on the same team. Our franchising team wants you and your business to thrive, and we’ll do whatever we can to make that happen.

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Step 4

Choose Your Territory

Whether you’re starting a dog treat business, a small business with dog grooming, or any retail venture, location is KEY. Our franchising team utilizes cutting-edge technology to identify the best open territories and provide you with protection of your area. That way, you’ll know exactly where your store will go. If you’re interested in opening multiple locations, we also offer multi-unit agreements and discounts.

You’ll also have the option of taking a Woof Gang Bakery market visit and getting an up-close look at franchise store operations. Get to know your local territory, chat with current franchisees, and witness the brand in action – all while meeting some happy pets!

Step 5

Join the Pack

Once you’re ready to become an official member of the Woof Gang pack, you’ll sign a Franchise Agreement, then finalize and secure your financing. As soon as the fine print is taken care of, your journey as a Woof Gang franchise owner can begin!

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Construction plans

Step 6

Onboarding, Site Selection, and Construction

Our exceptional development and market intelligence team is dedicated to helping you find the perfect spot for your store in your own neighborhood so that local pet owners can have an enjoyable experience. We strive to provide a unique atmosphere built on community support!

While you’re getting your business up and running, you’ll also get started with our comprehensive franchise training program, which includes both online and in-store training components. By the time you’ve completed your training, you’ll have mastered everything you need to know about Woof Gang’s brand and services, as well as how to run a successful Woof Gang franchise.

Step 7

Grand Opening

It’s time to welcome all your new adorable furry friends to their local Woof Gang Bakery!

In order to help you hit the ground running, we’ll assist you with developing a marketing plan to get the word out about your new business. We’ll be there for your grand opening and see you through every step of your first moments as an active Woof Gang franchise.

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Step 8

Continued Support

Our support doesn’t stop after your grand opening – it’s just the beginning! We remain by your side throughout every step of your franchising journey, giving you the resources and support you need to build a thriving business. When you’re in our pack, you’re never alone.

Take the first step towards learning how to start a franchise and becoming part of Woof Gang Bakery’s growing family by filling out the form at the bottom of the page! We can’t wait to meet you and get started on your journey with us.

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