Hound Vibes / 2016 / December

Founder Of “I’d Rather Be With My Dog” Shares How He Grew His Fashion/Lifestyle Business On Instagram

Doug Ratner is the Founder of a fashion brand called, "I'd Rather Be With My Dog." I personally saw his brand all over the place on Instagram. He has over 191,000 loyal followers who love his brand. The most fascinating part about his Instagram growth is that before starting this business, Doug knew nothing about Instagram and actually hated social media. IRBWMD isn’t just a clothing company, it’s a life style brand or a mantra for people who are truly “obsessed” with their dogs. And by obsessed, they mean completely dedicated and have a love so deep that it can’t be compared to anything else! They have customers from all over the world who buy their gear, from China to Indonesia to Russia to Australia. People...

Long Island City’s Number One Dog Walker Grew Business The Old Fashioned Way

Ryan first started full-time work with canines 12 years ago; first as a dog trainer, then as the owner of "Ryan For Dogs".His dog walking service has been open 10 years now with an experienced team of professional dog walkers. He’s been featured in the WallStreet Journal, Market Watch, Quartz, Courier, Feauture Shoot, and more! In this podcast, you will learn: *How he educated himself and his mentors *What sets him apart from the other dog trainers *His suggestions for just starting out *Steps from starting his business to now *How he got publicity *How he runs his business the old fashioned way *Important traits and how he hires employees *Why he has the lowest turnover rate with employees *How the dog walking industry has changed and how he’s adapted *The “20 Hour Work Week” *The Not-So-Glamourous part...