Operating a dog walking or pet sitting business is hard work. You are required to balance the needs of your customers, pets, staff, and the business itself while trying to earn a profit and grow revenues. On top of all that, you’re working outside every day and battling Mother Nature. While being around dogs all day is very rewarding, it can be very demanding on your business and your resources. Honing in on your business model and the services you offer can make it a little easier to allocate resources, predict staff pay and build your business. But no matter how much planning and structure you create, one of the biggest challenges you face as a business owner is staff turnover.
There are a few factors that can contribute to staff turnover, including the overall economic landscape in your area, your staff hiring procedures and compensation packages, your company’s size and growth and company policies. Unfortunately, there is no magic answer when it comes to staff turnover, and it is often a juggling act between these contributing factors to see which combination works best for your business. And as these factors change over time, so should your practices.