Businesses start for a variety of reasons. Some entrepreneurs have ambitions to build and scale enterprises beyond their wildest dreams. Some have a desire to simply do something they excel at and be their own boss. While others desire something more for their families, to create a better work/life balance and flexibility. The latter is part of Vanessa’s story and how she now finds herself operating Nails to Tails Dog Grooming in rural Turner County.

 Vanessa, her husband Ransom, and their 4 children live on an acreage north of Chancellor. With work as a sonographer in Sioux Falls and daily activities happening on the home front outside of Parker, the hope for something different was stirring. One day as Vanessa was searching for an available groomer to provide services to their dog, she found herself in an unforeseen apprenticeship. She asked the groomer on a whim if she could come back and shadow the groomer to see if it would be something that she might be more interested in. After multiple visits and stepping in to help the groomer after injury, it was decided. Vanessa was going to start a small business grooming dogs from her home.

 Soon after, she and Ransom contacted Heather with SEFP for assistance. Over multiple visits and emails, the business plan came together and a path to greater flexibility for their family took root. The Jones’ renovated part of their garage to become the place of business, fully equipped with the necessary tools and tricks of the trade.

If you are a dog owner and need any type of grooming services, you have likely encountered a wait list or long drive to find an available groomer. The dog-to-groomer ratio is extremely lopsided, leaving owners to have no choice but to drive long distances for the needed services. From small to large canines, Nails to Tails Dog Grooming LLC has a variety of grooming options to help the family pet look and feel their best.

To learn more about Nails to Tails Dog Grooming LLC, look them up on Facebook or contact Vanessa at NailtoTailsDogGroomer@gmail.com.

SEFP Board of Directors presents Vanessa and Ransom with their “1st Dollar” Certificate. Picture from Left to Right: SEFP Board Members Jerry Paweltzki, Jared Hybertson, Brad Miller, Vanessa & Ransom Jones, SEFP Facilitator Heather Broehm, SEFP Board Members Eric Fosheim, Curt Lukes, and Jeremy Grady. Photo Credit to Sarah Ebeling of SD GOED

Nails to Tails Dog Grooming LLC presented with 1st Dollar of Profit Certification

SEFP Board of Directors presents Vanessa and Ransom with their “1st Dollar” Certificate. Picture from Left to Right: SEFP Board Members Jerry Paweltzki, Jared Hybertson, Brad Miller, Vanessa & Ransom Jones, SEFP Facilitator Heather Broehm, SEFP Board Members Eric Fosheim, Curt Lukes, and Jeremy Grady. Photo Credit to Sarah Ebeling of SD GOED

 

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