January 2, 2015 Newsletter

How to Find Qualified Help

for a Pet Grooming Salon

with Melissa Verplank, CMG and Judy Hudson, NCMG 

If you've hired employees, you've probably struggled with this question: how do you find good help?  This is by far the number one question every salon owner faces when they're looking to grow their team.


In this lesson, long time business owners Melissa Verplank and Judy Hudson tackle this question.  Together, they have almost 60 years combined experience dealing with hiring help for their businesses.  That's a lot of time - and a lot of employees!  You can learn from their wealth of experience.  Find out some of the traits to look for in a new hire - even if that person has no pet experience.


In this casual conversation, they discuss what to look for when interviewing a job candidate.  Melissa and Judy talk about the subtle differences from an experienced pet stylist to a fresh school graduate to someone right off the street.


You'll learn what they look for when hiring a new employee.  And even if they don't have experience in the pet care field - there are still clues that will indicate how they will perform on the job.


If you are looking for a job - you don't want to miss this lesson.  Judy and Melissa tell you exactly what a prospective employer should be looking for when they interview you.


If you are an employer looking to hire help - don't miss this lesson.  With Melissa and Judy's help, you can determine which candidate is going to be the best for the position.  And sometimes - it's not the groomer with the most experience!


Approximate total running time:  17 minutes   


In this video you will learn:

  • what to look for in the initial interview.
  • what to look for if the job candidate has no pet experience.
  • what you can expect from a candidate straight out of grooming school.
  • how to know if a prospective employee will be reliable.
  • what type of tone you can set with a simple handshake.

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There is something for everyone from beginning groomer to seasoned pet stylist. You will also find cat grooming videos, creative styling lessons, business building topics, and product reviews.

New Blog From Melissa Verplank 

We love pets.  You don't become a groomer if you don't.  Grooming is also a business and in order to thrive, we must do the job well and efficiently.

If you aren't getting a medium-sized dog done in an hour, you are losing valuable time - and money.  If this sounds like you, there are ways to find out where you're losing time and improve your routine so you can become more efficient... and earn more cash.

This week, Melissa focuses on teaching you how to break things down so you can find out where you need help.  Read on - it's like having Melissa coaching right next to you.  Plus, download our FREE time and procedure breakdown to keep at your workstation.  Don't miss it!


  Click here to read the complete blog!

Creating a Natural Foot on a Long Haired Dachshund

Award winning pet stylist, Lindsey Dicken shows you how to create a natural show style foot on a long haired Dachshund.  The end result is a super cute chubby little foot.  Lindsey shows you how to do it on this breed but you can easily apply this technique to many other breeds as well.



Approximate running time:  

3 minutes.


Mini Lessons are only available to Members of L2GD.com.  

From the Archives!  

Great Ideas on How to Educate Yourself     

In this lesson, one of the most successful pet stylists out on the circuit shares her tips on self-directed learning.  Irina 'Pina' Pinkusevich tells you what study material you have to have to have the correct information on individual breeds.  She gives you fabulous ideas on how you can put together your own personal study guide.  Pina also shares insight on where to get the best and most up-to-date information on breeds you may not be familiar with.  

Estimated Run Time:  

17 minutes  

Grooming TIP of the WEEK!  

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