Learn how a home-alone pooch inspired a multi-million dollar doggie-daycare service. It’s a little bit of heaven for dogs called Dogtopia.
What they do:
Doggy day care.
Amy Nichols was in her late 20s when she had a dilemma. She was a hard working woman with a dog who was alone too much of the day. She thought many of her fellow commuters had the same problem.
About the business:
In 2001, Nichols left her sales career to focus on her inner-dog lover. A $75,000 small business loan got her on the path to owning her first doggy day care. She put the business in an empty building near thousands of commuters. The dogs came running to Dogtopia Day Care & Spa. In 2005, she and her husband Mike decided to franchise. Within a couple of years, Dogtopia was pulling in $6 million in revenue.