1. Design Support for Small Businesses - hosted by Dox Design
This Facebook Group is hosted by one of my best friends in the industry, Kaila Piepkow, and is all about design tips, getting design feedback, and any other design-related questions you may have about your pet business (or any small business for that matter).
Words from Kaila:
Hey Fur Friends,
Kaila here with Dox Design. We love helping small businesses grow with #droolworthy design and creative marketing. This group is the go-to place if you have ANY questions on branding, design, or marketing for your small business.
We will be providing FREEBIE downloads, expert interviews, tips and tricks on topics like social media, printed marketing materials, and MUCH MORE! If you have ANY design questions, cool packaging you want to share, or are rebranding your own business and need advice, post it here.
We want to be the go-to group where you can SUCCESSFUL DIY your business's design and marketing. While also being a welcoming place other service providers can share their knowledge on marketing without the #HATE. Because after all, we are stronger together.
We can't wait to meet you guys and see all your brands <3
To join the Design Support for Small Businesses Facebook Group, head here.
2. Sitter Confessionals - hosted by Pet Sitter Confessionals
If you’re a dog walker or pet sitter and you haven’t tuned into the Pet Sitter Confessional podcast, you definitely need to!! I was actually a guest on the podcast, too! You can listen to (or read through) my episode here all about website best practices and design for your pet business.
Anyway, they also have a Facebook Group called Sitter Confessionals all about connecting with other pet sitters, sharing stories, getting advice, and more.
Words from Collin and Meghan:
This group is designed as a way for pet sitters to connect with one another, share tips, and offer advice to grow and enhance their pet sitting businesses. Welcome!
If you would like to listen to the podcast, you can find us on all major podcasting platforms and at petsitterconfessional.com
To join the Sitter Confessional Facebook Group, head here.
3. Wear Wag Repeat Labs - hosted by Tori Mistick from Wear Wag Repeat
I LOVE Tori. She’s such an inspiration and a burst of happiness and positivity in the pet industry. The knowledge in her brain is mindblowing, so joining this Facebook Group is a must! It’s an active community full of AMAZING dog moms and pet business owners looking to grow their pet-obsessed businesses!
P.S. Tori was also a guest writer for a Pet Marketing Unleashed blog post all on the topic of 3 ways to use Pinterest to market for your pet business. You can read it right here.
Words from Tori:
Are you a woman in the pet industry? Wear Wag Repeat Labs is the best place for you to learn, experiment, and investigate ideas to grow your pet-obsessed business! We talk about social media, e-commerce, marketing, mindset, and more.
This group was created by Tori Mistick who also hosts the Wear Wag Repeat Podcast where she talks to women in the pet industry about their business and their dogs. Tori also has several online courses and a membership community to help women in the pet industry grow their businesses.
To join the Wear Wag Repeat Labs Facebook Group, head here.
4. Publicity Tips for Pet Businesses - hosted by Rachel Spencer.
If you’re looking to get your pet business on the map via media coverage or publicity, this is the group for you! She hosts wonderful challenges and posts really tangible tips for pet businesses looking to be featured in the media.
Words from Rachel:
Publicity Tips for Pet Businesses is a support group for small business owners in the pet industry who want to raise their profile through media coverage.
I'm Rachel Spencer, a pet journalist, and creator of the Publicity for Pet Businesses podcast.
Each week I share practical tips on ways to promote your pet business so you can get known by more pet parents and attract more clients and customers.
In this group, you’ll find a friendly community ready to give you support when it comes to getting your pet business out there. Because pet parents need to know about your pawsome products and services!
P.S. Rachel was also a guest on the Pet Marketing Unleashed! She discussed the 10 steps to winning media coverage for your pet business. Access the post here.
To join the Publicity Tips for Pet Businesses Facebook Group, head here.
5. Pet Boss Nation - Pet Industry Professionals - hosted by Candace D’Agnolo of Pet Boss Nation
Candace is a force to be reckoned with in the pet industry. She’s built SO many pet businesses and has so much experience. Her business, Pet Boss Nation, helps SO many pet business owners with their pet businesses. So, if you’re looking to grow your pet business, look no further than this Facebook Group, where you can gain insights from peers, learn from pet industry experts, and of course, grow your own pet business.
Words from Candace:
Hi! I’m Candace, the creator of this group and the Founder & CEO of Pet Boss Nation. Since 2004, I’ve owned businesses in pet supply retail, wholesale, dog grooming, dog daycare and boarding, dog walking, and more. From failing to scaling, broke (to the tune of $400k in debt) to naming my price and selling three businesses (pop the champagne), and from chained to my storefront to traveling the world, I’ve experienced first-hand the many struggles and rare successes of being a small business owner.
The one thing I wish I had but couldn’t find was a support system of industry peers, who believed in community over competition, a support system of mentors who had successful companies and could guide me, and last a place to get the best marketing ideas around!
Well, it didn’t exist. So, in 2017 - I created it!
I know you will love this group as much as I do! We have a special community! I hope you join us and participate!
To join the Pet Boss Nation Facebook Group, head here.
6. And, of course, I can’t end this blog post without shouting out our own Facebook Group, Unleashed Petpreneurs - hosted by me, Mikaela Vargas, from Pet Marketing Unleashed!
Unleashed Petpreneurs is a FREE Facebook group for petpreneurs (pet biz entrepreneurs), whether you're a dog walker, pet sitter, veterinarian, groomer, dog trainer, pet blogger, daycare/pet resort owner, you name it! This group is here to foster a safe & supportive community full of fellow Petpreneurs - to get advice, feedback, & grow your online spaces together from a place of ease.
While there is a focus on website design and marketing, this is a safe place to ask any questions regarding growing your business or seeking advice for speed bumps along the way. All in all, the goal here is to grow your business from a place of ease so you can have more control over your schedule and day-to-day life.
To join the Pet Marketing Unleashed Unleashed Petpreneurs Facebook Group, head here.