A pet grooming cafe

What about an idea that combines pets grooming with a cafe?

Hi there, I have been in the dog grooming industry for a while now and had an idea that I don't think anyone else is doing. A grooming salon and cafe at the same time, so your dog could get groomed while you have a coffee/feed. My worry right now(there's heaps more of course) is that grooming a dog takes a while (on average I'd say 2 hours depending on its size and condition).

Obviously this is just an idea :) I haven't put much thought into it and plan to study some business/management courses at TAFE because I have no idea about the business side of things.

Just wanted to see if I could go anywhere with that idea or is it dumb?

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This idea's problems

Of course your idea would work. But, but.

Man, new things never sell. If it is new, it only means someone tried it before and it did not work. Six billion people live on earth and you think your idea is so unique that no one has came up before and tried? of course, it is still possible you are very unique in this idea.

Your idea works for some places, maybe one or two cultural spots in Beijing/China, for a small business.

Here is the link https://www.thatsmags.com/beijing/post/25137/5-of-beijing-s-cuddliest-cat-cafes

Grooming happens in Petsmart stores all over in the USA. Petsmart and Starbucks both cater to the same crowd, so, there is always a Starbucks nearby a petsmart. So if you want to force this model, I am sure there is nothing wrong, but you have to compete with Petsmart and Starbucks. People have rented the best commercial real estate for the next 5-10 years. You are trying to enter two business - the coffee business and the pets business. You are asking for trouble. There are hidden rules for both sectors, and you will learn both.

It is a cute combo mix ... but not in a major stream. You are trying very hard to serve a niche - someone who has pets and have time for coffee - basically you are talking about house wifes who are very rich and have no kids.

I recently studied Chewy - a online pet food delivery company. Chewy spend 170 dollars per person for customer acquisition. You are doing end consumer business, very expensive.


Some suggestions on improving it

You need experience and money to pull this off.

Do a pet hotel.

nothing new :(

If you tell people "there is nothing new" it is a compliment, not insult.