This book has changed my life.
If you are a salon owner who spends more time grooming than managing and crying than laughing then this book is for you.
Thanks Dan for helping me see the light at the end of a very long and dark tunnel. Your motto “It’s always more important to work ON your business than IN your business” has changed my way of thinking and has proven that anyone can be a better business owner AND make the big bucks!
Thank you from the bottom of my heart and I look forward to many years of working on my shop and not in it.
See you on the beach!
I manage a pet grooming business in San Diego. We offer groooming, doggie daycare, training, a self-serve wash, and a small retail space with natural and organic pet foods. This book really helped me to re-think how I manage my business.
First of all, it changed how I see my own role within the company, allowing me to take more control and implement many changes I previously hadn’t had the insight or courage to make.
It also helped me to redesign the layout of our retail space to become more profitable. The changes that I’ve made after reading this book are already producing higher sales which ultimately make us a more successful business.
This book is a MUST READ for anyone with a small business looking for greater profits and long-term success!
San Diego, CA
Dan Barton’s “Stop Your Bitchin and Start Making Real Money” is certainly the definitive book on running a successful retail enterprise.
When I was looking for a way to take my business to the next step, I was fortunate enough to come upon this great book. Barton shares his ideas and experiences with an easy to read style and in terms that are very understandable to even the business novice.
Not only will this book provide a new avenue towards success for a Pet Grooming business, its priciples will also be of great help to any type of business. Since reading this book and implementing the Splash and Dash for Dogs system, I have seen a business gain of more than 50%. Needless to say, my staff is happy, I am happy and most of all, my customers are happy.
Great ideas; especially for us new business owners starting out. We continue to refer back to the text for ideas.