Press Paws - Take 5 with Love Tails
I don't know about you, but I'm always in a a panic about when is my dog due for their treatments again. The dreaded paralysis tick is a fear for many of us, so Bec from Press Paws came up with a brilliant idea to solve that old problem and start a business you're going to love by delivering your treatments right to your door! 1. Bec! tell me your businesses life story! Running my own business has always been something I've wanted to do, but while I've had many ideas on what that might look like, there was never an idea I was passionate about enough to follow through. One day as I sat looking at the calendar feeling like a bad dog mum as once again I couldn't remember the last time I gave them a flea treatment, the idea struck me and the name followed quickly. I've always had animals in my life and always wished there was more I could do to reduce the number of pets in animal shelters. While I was a foster carer for Labrador Rescue I learnt a lot about how many animals there really are that need support and how desperate these groups are for support. As Press Paws has progressed through the planning phase, being able to give back has become an important part of what we want to do as part of it. So without any business qualifications, here I am, getting ready to launch into the world of business!
2. What does a typical day look like for you?
In the set up phase preparing for launch, a typical day has seen me still working a full-time job and working on things like order forms, websites and networking in the evenings and on the weekends. As we are swiftly approaching the launch on August 1st, so I have taken some leave to ensure the final touches are applied with great care. I'm really enjoying having my home office set up as an efficient workspace, especially since it's now filled with beautiful doggo photos!
3. What is the greatest myth about running a business like yours? It's so easy! Yeah right, there are so many elements I had no idea about. It has been an amazing journey of learning and creating though and I certainly don't regret it. But anyone who says starting an online business is simple, obviously hasn't done it!.
4. What are the best benefits of using the Press Paws service? What's coming up for you? Customers will love us for a number of reasons... 1) The convenience of treatments arriving on your doorstop when your pets need them. 2) Knowing that through purchasing our products they are giving back to pets in need. 3) Their doggos tails will be wagging with joy when they see those boxes arrive on a monthly basis! Importantly, we will be including local products from other small business and brilliant products that are good for pups!
If you were a dog, what would you be? Labrador - Happy, Friendly, always hungry If you think this is a great idea and would like to follow or subscribe, find Bec and Press Paws here! Online www.presspaws.com.au Instagram @presspaws_ Facebook https://www.facebook.com/presspawspackages/