07 3124 0244 07 3124 0244

Empire Times Client Feature | Friends with Fur Brisbane

Posted 25 Oct '18


Our client feature this quarter is the lovely Lori from Friends with Fur. Empire Accountants assisted Lori in the initial stages of her business with her company structure set up and have since been working together over the last few months, assisting with compliance requirements and watching her business grow.

We sat down with Lori and this is what we learnt about Friends with Fur…

Q. Tell us about your business! What do you specialise in?

A. Friends with Fur offers pet grooming and doggy dare care in our boutique space in Cannon Hill, Brisbane Southside.

Q. How and did Friends with Fur start?

A. I had been dreaming and planning to open my own salon for 4 years. I wanted to create a professional grooming salon for people who want their pets looking and feeling great!

Q. What makes your business different from other dog grooming salons in the area?

A. We don’t keep your pets locked in a cage all day, we allow the puppies to run free before and after grooming, getting plenty of attention. We also specialise in cat grooming which not many grooming salons offer.

Q. Starting a small business can be challenging in today’s market. What is one thing you feel was a challenge for you and how did you overcome that?

A. The main challenge I had when starting was the amount of advice given with regards to advertising my business via Google, I have learnt the hard way and paid a lot of money on products that didn’t deliver on purpose, I learnt quickly to go with recommendations when it comes to Google and online marketing.

Q. When did you start using Empire Accountants and what difference have you noticed since working together?

A. I only started with Empire Accountants to help set up my business model, I have only worked with Luke for the past 5 months, however what I do know is they care about the success of your business.

Q. If you were to recommend The Empire to a friend, what would you say?

A. Not your typical Accounting firm that you hear about. Professional, easy to understand when discussing finance.

Q. What service can you offer to our readers?

We offer day care during the week to help with our customers busy schedule’s, where their dogs can be free to socialise and play during their pampering session.

Q. Do you have any advice for anyone wanting to start a business in Brisbane?

A. Believe in your passion and vision and take the risk, I have not looked back from the day of opening!

Get in Touch

Contact Lori from Friends with Fur today to book your pooch for a pamper 3393 9351

Check out Friends with Fur pricing, location and details at their website here: www.friendswithfur.com.au or you can see what they get up to day to day on their Facebook Page.

Related News

Empire Partner in Business Feature: Boost IT

Boost IT works with small businesses as an extension of their own team delivering an IT department on demand. Client’s use our IT solutions and expertise to enhance capability and cyber security, as well as drive innovation and efficiency.

How Running a Small Business Prepared Me for Motherhood

Running a small business and motherhood may seem worlds apart but as I’ve spent the last 18 months adapting to the role of mum and I've realised the surprising similarities between these two roles. Both require unwavering dedication, resilience, and the ability to juggle multiple responsibilities. In this blog, I'll share the invaluable lessons I've learned from running a small business that has uniquely prepared me for the journey of motherhood.

Empire Partner in Business Feature: Cornerstone Advice

Cornerstone Advice provides financial planning and mortgage broking services.  They specialise in working with busy families and professionals to establish a financial roadmap that maximises their financial opportunities alongside establishing a backup plan to protect against the unexpected.