Pet Franchising Takes Off

Pets and pet-related businesses are among today’s hottest franchise opportunities – especially in the U.S., where pet owners are notorious for pampering their dogs, cats, birds (and even their rodents, reptiles, amphibians, and fish).

Niche Biz: Selling Roaches

13 year-old Kenny Hogrefe operates in an unusual niche in the pet food business.


$25,000 Pet Product Invention Contest Starts Today

Have you ever wished you had a product for your pet that hasn’t been invented yet?

Pet Habitat

→ pethabitat.com

Pet Habitat has been operating in British Columbia since 1978, and currently operate 4 retail stores in the Greater Vancouver Area.

802 Most Common Small Businesses In the United States

From Google Answers, comes the 802 most common small businesses in the United States: Abrasive Blast Cleaning Services Accountants Acoustical Analysis Services Actuaries Acupuncturists Addressing & Mailing Services Adhesive Application Services Adult Schools Adventure Travel Agencies Advertising Agencies Aerial Surveying Services Agricultural Support Service Air Cleaners Dealers Air Cleaning, Purifying & Monitoring Services Air Conditioning Contractors Air Freight Forwarding Services Air Quality Monitoring Services Aircraft Accessories, Parts & Supplies Aircraft Engine Repair Services Aircraft Instruction Aircraft Rental Airline Food Service Contractors Ambulance Services Amusement Places Animal Breeders Animal Hospitals Annealing Services Answering Services Antique Appraisers Antique Dealers Antique Restoration Apartment Rental / Property Management Apparel Apparel – Baby Apparel – Big and Tall Apparel – Children’s Apparel – Men’s Apparel – Natural Fiber Clothing Apparel – Swimwear Apparel – Women’s Appliance Dealers Appliance Repair Appraisal Services Aquarium Dealers Arcades Architects Art Dealers Art Galleries Art Instruction Art Therapist Artists and Entertainers Arts & Crafts Athletic Clothing Suppliers Athletic Shoe Dealers Auctioneers Auto Parts Dealer Auto Sales (New) Auto Sales (Used) Auto Wheel Alignment Automobile Air Conditioning Automobile Brokers Automobile Customizing Automobile Detailing Automobile Inspection Stations Automobile Part Supply Automobile Rental Automobile Restoration Automobile Seat Covers and Upholstery Automobile Service Automobile Starter Repair Automobile Towing Automotive Roadside Service Automotive Transmission Repair Baby Equipment Rentals Backhoe Service Bail Bonds Bait Shops Bakery Bakery Cleaning Services Balloon Delivery Balloon Tours Banquet Facilities Barber Schools Barber Shop Bars Bathroom Safety Products Dealers Beauty Schools Beauty Shop/Salon Bed and Breakfast Inn Beef Farming Beer and Ale Dealers Beverage Machine Service Bird Breeding Board and Care Facilities Boarding Houses Boat Charters Boat Covers, Upholstery Boat Repairing Boat Storage Body Art, Tattoos, Piercing Body Care Products Dealers Body Waxing Boiler Cleaning/Calibration Services Book Dealers Bookbinding Services Bookkeepers Booklet Printing Services Boot and Shoe Repair Bottled Water Dealers Brake Service Bridal Consultant Bridal Shops Builders Supply Delivery Service Building Inspection Services Building Materials Dealers Building Movers Business Card Printers Business Coach Business Forms Suppliers Business Intelligence Consultants Business Schools Business Support Services Butchers Cabinet Makers Cable Installation Services Cable TV Service CAD/CAM Services Cafes Cafeterias Cake Decorating Camera Equipment Dealers Camper Sales Candle Shops Candymakers Car Washes Car Washing and Polishing Carburetor Repair Shops Careers Advisor Carpenters Carpet and Rug Cleaners Carport Contractors Carryout Foods Cat Breeding Caterers CD, Records, Tapes Dealers Cellular Phone Sales Ceramic Coatings Services Certified Public Accountants Chain Restaurants Charter Bus Services Chemical Disposal and Recycling Services Child Care Centers Child Care Services Children’s Party Supplies Chimney Cleaning Chiropractors Christmas Tree Farms Cigar, Cigarette and Tobacco Dealers Cinemas Circuit Boards Repair and Service Circuit Design and Layout Service Civil Engineer Cleaning Supplies Dealers Closet Organizing Clothing Alterations Clothing Design Company Clothing Resale Coal Delivery Cocktail Lounges Coffee Houses Coffee Kiosks Coffee Shops Coffee, Tea, Spice Suppliers Coin Dealers Coin Dealers Coin Op Carwashes Coin Op Laundry Coin Op Machine Service Collectibles Dealers Collection Agencies Commercial Aircraft Washing Services Commercial Steam Cleaning Commodity Brokers Communications Equipment Repair Computer Backup Services Computer Consulting Computer Network Consultants Computer Printer Supplies Dealers Computer Programming Computer Refurbishment Computer Service/Repair Computer/Technology Instruction Concrete Contractors Concrete Cutting Contractors Concrete Suppliers Confectionery & Nut Dealers Conference Organization Service Consignment Shops Construction Forms Supplier Consumer Electronics Dealers Contract Packaging Contract Parts Cleaning Service Convalescent Care Convenience Stores Cookie Shops Cooking/Gourmet Equipment Sales Corporate Fitness Consultant Cosmetics Sales Cost Reduction Consultants Costume Rental Court Reporters Court Reporting Schools Craft Malls Craft Supplies Dealers Credit and Debt Counseling Services Custom Drapery Makers Custom Embroidery Cyclery Dance Studios Data Processing Services Data Storage Products Suppliers Dating Services Day Spas Delicatessens Desktop Publishing Diaper Services Dietician and Nutritional Counseling Disc Jockeys Discount Stores Diving Schools Dog Breeding Doll Hospitals & Repair Dollar Stores Domestic Service Agencies Domestic Services Doughnut Shops Drafting Drapery Cleaners Drapery Installation Drapery Repair Drive In Theaters Driveway Contractors Driving Instructors Driving Schools Drug Stores Dry Cleaners Drywall Contractors Dynamic Balancing Services E-Commerce Consultants Educational Services Electrical Contractors Electrolysis Electronic Bookkeeping Services Elevator Inspection Services Employment Agencies/Consultants Energy Conservation Dealers Engine Rebuilding Engineer Engravers Escrow Services Event Planners Excavating Contractors Executive Placement Services Exercise Equipment Repair Exercise Equipment Sales Exhaust System Repair Fabric Laminating Services Fabric Shops Fabricating Services Facial Salons Facsimile Transmission Service Farm Equipment Operators Farm Equipment Sales Farming Fast Food Franchises Feed Dealers Fencing Contractors Financial Planners and Consultants Fire Damage Restoration Fire Extinguisher Sales First Aid Kit Sales Fish and Seafood Markets Fish Hatcheries Fishing Ponds Fishing Tackle Dealers Fitness Consultants Floor Covering Dealers Floor Coverings Dealers Floor Waxing and Polishing Services Food Service Supplies Dealers Forestry Support Services Forklift Sales and Service Formalwear Rental/Sales Framing & Art Franchise Restaurants Freight and Trucking Frozen Yogurt Shops Fuel Oil Delivery Fundraising Services Funeral Homes Funeral Homes Furnace Repair Furniture Dealers Furniture From Recycled Materials Dealers Furniture Repairing Garden & Lawn Sprinkler Contractors/Dealers Garden Accessories Garden Centers Gardeners Gas Stations Geologist Gift Baskets Gift Shops Glass Blowing Services Glass Coating and Tinting Glass Dealers/Installers Glassware: Advertising Global Positioning Systems Services Golf Courses Gourmet Food Dealers GPS Hardware Dealers Graffiti Removal Services Granite Dealers Graphic Designers Graphics Services Greeting Card Dealers Grocers Groundwater Monitoring & Testing Services Guitar Dealers Gun Dealers Gymnastic Studio Hair Removal Handicapped Transportation Services Handymen Hauling Hay Growers Health and Diet Food Producers Health Clubs Health Food Health Resorts Hearing Aids Heating Contractors Heating Oil Dealers Helicopter Services Here is an alphabetized list of the most common small businesses in the United States.

Pet Habitat: Pet for Animal Lovers

I’ve made a new post about Pet Habitat.