Purrrfect Bark: Eric Mack

Published 4:01 pm Friday, December 28, 2012

Person featured:Eric Mack

Eric Mack with purrrfect pup, Bailey.

Business: Purrrfect Bark

Phone number: 828-894-2444

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Address: 155 West Mills St, Unit 109, Columbus Commons.

Operating hours: Monday – Saturday, 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.

Nature of business: Pet supplies store

Principal manager: Eric Mack

Year founded: Dec. 10, 2011

Number of employees: 2

How’s business? Business is good, we’re now offering wild bird products and expanding our selection of toys, collars and leashes to go along with our quality food selections. We’ve had tremendous support from Columbus/Tryon/Landrum and others. We’re excited to be here.

One thing I wish everyone knew about this business: That you can afford better quality than grocery store foods. Our products start priced at the same as what you find in grocery stores and lasts longer because you can feed less of it, while still filling the dog/cat up. We have no foods with fillers, by-products or chemical dyes.

Something you offer that a customer won’t find elsewhere: Our nutritional knowledge and many of our brands we carry.

Advice to young entrepreneurs: Do it right the first time, and write it all down. You will forget things.

My first job: A host at Fatz Cafe, in Forest City.

Your role model (in business or in life generally): My mother.

The key to a successful business: Quality service to the customers, and their pets. Believing that a customer is not just a number, but rather a very important piece of the puzzle. Organization helps as well!