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Behind the desk: Beth Wagner

Wagner

What products or services does your company provide?

Full-service pet grooming for all dog breeds with deep conditioning treatments, deshedding treatments and teeth brushing maintenance, just to name a few.

Who are your customers?

So many are clients that have been with me for 20 years. My new location has opened a door for new clients in the surrounding area.

What is your business day like?

A regular day in the shop is pretty fast-paced. Starting from check-in, I like to focus individually on each pet — making them and the owners feel welcome and confident that their furry family members are going to come home looking and feeling their absolute best.

What is the best business advice you have received?

“Hang in there! It gets easier!”

What is the most important thing you’ve learned on the job?

Clients’ pets are their family members, period. Respecting them and treating them as such is a reward at the end of each day that is the best feeling in the world.

What does the future hold?

I want to continue to provide professional grooming services for many more years and establish my business in the downtown Altoona area.

What have you read lately that has influenced your business life?

I’ve recently read some articles from other pet groomers about starting up their own businesses. Knowing that there are other people out there with the same challenges, but who are successful through hard work, gives me the confidence to continue to do the job that I love.

If you want your business to be featured in the Mirror’s Behind the Desk series, call Walt Frank at 946-7467 or email wfrank@altoonamirror.com.

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