Doggie Barber Shop: Melanie George

Published 9:29 am Monday, January 14, 2013

Person featured:Melanie George

Melanie George

Business: Doggie Barber Shop

Phone number: 864-457-4490

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Address: 202 E. Earl Street, Landrum, 29356

Operating hours: Mon. – Fri. 8 a.m. – 2:30 p.m., pick-up by 4 p.m., late pick-up by 6 p.m.; Sat. 9 a.m. – 2 p.m., pick-up by 4 p.m.

Nature of business: Dog and cat day spa.

Principal manager: Terri Henderson

Year founded: 2005

Number of employees: five groomers

How’s business? Never been better.

One thing I wish everyone knew about this business: We do crate for the safety of the dog but we do hand dry based on the owners’ request.

Something you offer that a customer won’t find elsewhere: We are open six days a week and work with the client to ensure the best groom possible.

Advice to young entrepreneurs: Practice, practice, practice.

My first job: Cleaning office buildings for JKL Cleaning Company.

Your role model (in business or in life generally): My mom. She always does the right thing even if it isn’t in her best interest.

The key to a successful business: Be here for your clients. Let them get to know you and get to know your clients.