Hounds Town USA’s Newest Franchise Owner is Lauren Piacentini!
Lauren Piacentini is our newest addition to the Hounds Town USA family! She is currently setting up shop in West Chester, New York. Lauren started out in the legal sector as an attorney for twelve years before making the decision to launch her own Hounds Town USA business. This type of career switch is common for those who launch their own Hounds Town franchise– we offer a significant amount of support that makes starting a new business much more efficient and simple for career-switchers with no business experience.
“My long-time friend from law school recently became a Hounds Town USA owner on Long Island,” Lauren told us in a recent interview, “He told me about his new career and we discussed opening a store together.”
Lauren went on to note that she had worked in a corporate environment for so long that she realized her real dream was to work for herself rather than a corporation. We believe this is a major benefit of launching a Hounds Town USA location– There is no “boss” involved, only a corporate team of experts that work around the clock to ensure your business launch goes as smoothly as possible.
For every potential Franchise Owner that is considering working with Hounds Town USA, we’ll launch what we call a “Discovery Day.” These events provide potential Franchise Owners with the opportunity to get a feel for what an actual Hounds Town facility is like. At Lauren’s Discovery Day, she noted that she had nothing but good things to say about the experience.
“I thought everyone was very nice and professional,” said Lauren, “I have been very impressed with the support and professionalism of the Hounds Town team. My Discovery Day was a good opportunity to meet the team and learn about Hounds Town. I also appreciated the opportunity to speak with current Hounds Town Franchise Owners and see how they run their stores.”
Lauren went on to note that she didn’t experience any particular “a-ha!” moment when she knew that Hounds Town was the right franchise for herself and her business partner. Rather, her Discovery Day gave her the opportunity to really see how the executive team and other Franchise Owners operate. In the end, she was very interested in what she saw.
“I was just impressed with the Hounds Town team and their knowledge and support,” said Lauren.
For fun, Lauren noted that her hobbies include snowboarding, hiking, traveling, and bike riding.
“My interests include nature, wildlife, birds, and food,” said Lauren, “I try to spend my weekends doing something outdoors, whether it’s in Central Park, the Bronx Zoo, the botanical garden, or a bird sanctuary.”
It’s clear that Lauren’s love of nature and animals is a major factor in her choice to become a doggie daycare franchise owner. In fact, Lauren noted that being around dogs was one of the reasons she wanted to work with Hounds Town USA initially.
“i enjoy being around dogs and I appreciate the structure and guidance provided by Hounds Town USA to facilitate opening and running our store,” said Lauren, “As someone without any prior doggie daycare experience, I trust that Hounds Town will provide us with the training and the tools to be successful.”
We certainly will. At Hounds Town USA, we understand how vital it is to offer ample support, training, and tools to our new doggie daycare Franchise Owners. This is especially important for Franchise Owners like Lauren who are coming into the pet care industry from a completely different career and may not have much in the way of experience in the business world. As Lauren noted in the interview, Hounds Town USA “focuses on the dogs and is cost effective.” We believe that franchises are a fantastic alternative to starting a business from scratch, especially when it comes to being a first-time business owner.
When asked what she believed would lead to her business partner and her success, as well as what advice she would give to a potential Franchise Owner, Lauren’s answer was quite simple: “[We’ll be successful because] my business partner and myself are smart, hard-working, and good at networking. We are still in the very beginning stage and currently looking for real estate, so my only advice to potential Franchise Owners would be to communicate with the Hounds Town team and ask questions.”
We’re so excited to see how Lauren’s career evolves and how successful her Hounds Town location in West Chester will become!
Do you want to find doggie daycare franchise opportunities and start your own business? Get in touch with the team at Hounds Town USA to learn more about launching your own pet care franchise. We’re proud to offer a doggie franchise for sale for those with little to no experience in the industry, a low initial investment, and the opportunity to better your local community.