(Top New Franchises) With only four locations, all in New York, it seemed like a longshot that Robyn Elman's In Home Pet Services franchise would be able to seize the lead in a national talent search for the Top New Franchise opportunity.
But Robyn Elman had a secret weapon: She and her franchise owners have a devoted and vocal following of customers... both two and four-legged.
The national franchise talent hunt - hosted by TopNewFranchises.com - was inundated with comments and testimonials for the budding pet franchise, and Elman's franchise seized the lead within 24 hours.
Franchise industry trendwatcher Sean Kelly launched the interactive TopNewFranchises.com site to identify promising new and emerging franchise opportunities across the nation. The site invites readers to nominate new franchise opportunities for a free listing, and to vote on their favorite new businesses by leaving a message of support.
“We had never heard of In Home Pet Services or Ms. Elman when we posted the listing,” said Kelly. “The outpouring of praise and support for the In Home Pet Services was immediate and amazing. More than three dozen heartfelt testimonials came in virtually overnight, moving Elman’s franchise to the #1 spot nationally.”
In Home Pet Services is a home-based dog walking and pet sitting company founded by entrepreneur Robyn Elman after she left her former career as a zookeeper at the Bronx Zoo. In addition to Elman’s company-owned location, there are currently four In Home Pet Services locations operated by franchise owners in Northeast Queens and Great Neck, Clinton Hill, Marine Park and Forest Hills.
Each location offers dog walking, in-home boarding, pet first aid/CPR classes, pet sitting, bird clipping and other services. Each franchise owner is trained in pet first aid & pet CPR, and lives in the community he or she serves.
The outpouring of support by customers, employees and franchisees seems to be generated by In Home Pet Service’s systemwide devotion to the needs of both pets and pet owners.
In casting his vote, In Home Pet Services client Timothy wrote: “I was initially referred to IHPS through a friend. I normally get pretty uptight about the care of my “little girls” (a beautiful Bichon and Beagle)… I just wanted to spread the word re their superb care since they’ve been so great to me!”
Dana Malatino wrote: “…my chocolate lab and I have tried out a variety of businesses and I have never been as satisfied with the overall care, passion and professionalism from any of the businesses I have tried out in the past as I am with In-Home Pet Services... I would recommend In-Home Pet Services, Inc to everyone.”
In Home Pet Services client Andrea wrote: “I have an 11-1/2 year old yorkie with clinical separation anxiety, and if it weren’t for Robyn and her staff, I don’t know what I would have done all these years! …it has been a pleasure to see the business succeed and grow over the past several years!”
Franchise owners also posted votes of confidence in the franchise opportunity which can be started for as little as $7,000 and operated from home.
“I just have to say that the day I found In Home Pet Services and of course Robyn, my entire life changed,” wrote franchise owner Diana Hurtado. “I learned what the true purpose of my life was and Robyn helped achieve my dream”
Helping others achieve their dreams of owning a business working with the pets they love has provided rewards to the young franchisor as well. According to Robyn Elman, who was interviewed on the site after gaining the lead in the Top New Franchises competition: “I LOVE being able to have taken people who wanted to have their own business and work with animals, and help them be the successful business owner they always dreamed of being. This may sound a little corny but it’s the absolute truth. This opportunity has changed their lives… and mine.”
Read the accolades for the In Home Pet Care franchise
Read Robyn Elman’s interview with TopNewFranchises.com
About In Home Pet Services: In Home Pet Services is a low investment, home-based pet sitting & dog walking franchise for animal lovers that’s received high praise from franchisees and customers (both human and furry). Founded by former zookeeper Robyn Elman, In Home Pet Services enables individuals to enter the booming pet services industry with complete in-depth training, unparalleled support, an exclusive territory and more. For more information, visit http://www.inhomepetservices.com or email Robyn Elman at email@example.com
About TopNewFranchises.com: TopNewFranchises.Com is a reader-powered interactive website that enables new and emerging franchise companies to compete for recognition. Anyone can nominate their pick for the Top New Franchise, and all nominees are able to receive “votes,” in the form of customer, franchisee and employee endorsements, free of charge. It is the only franchise recognition program that allows franchise owners and customers to share their enthusiasm for their favorite franchise. For more information, visit http://www.TopNewFranchises.com or email franchise writer and publisher Sean Kelly at TopNewFranchises[at]gmail.com
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