Meet Greta Glimm, owner of Dog & Kitty in the City and Featured Business Owner at SCORE Chicago this week. Learn how she started, and what tips she has for your success.
What is your company’s elevator pitch?
Dog & Kitty in the City is your destination for everything your urban dog and kitty need to live fabulously.
What inspired you to start your business?
I have a business background with both sales & retail management as well as a passionate desire to help animals in need. Through rescue and volunteer work as well as community outreach I strive to educate people with regard to healthier lives for their pets.
Who are your clients, and give an example of how you served that person or business?
Our clients are Chicago residents who are looking for top quality food and accessories for their pets.
Dog & Kitty in the City LLC will celebrate its grand opening Saturday June 1, 2013 from 10 am-7 pm at 2622 N. Halsted Street in Chicago’s Lincoln Park neighborhood. The event will include treat samples for dogs, a raffle for 2-$50 gift cards, 15% off purchases of $50 of more (excluding food but including special orders), reusable bags for the first 25 guests, and an on-site photographer to capture candid pictures of customers and their pets.
What is your biggest business challenge?
Inventory management! I want to have something for everyone yet I only want to carry brands I believe in.
Mentor name, and how they have helped you in your business?
Rhonda Henderson is my mentor. When I first met Rhonda I had a business idea and a name, that’s it! She really helped me to focus on things like my business plan which in turn allowed me to have both a big picture plan as well as the details to make it happen
What advice would you give other entrepreneurs?
Write things down. I used to think I had a great memory, but with millions of ideas floating around my head I have to be more diligent about notes, to do lists and reminders.
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Disclaimer: SCORE Chicago helps small business owners manage and grow their businesses. We help startups write business plans and launch. Nevertheless, our involvement should not be considered as an endorsement.