Neil Smith has a long history working with animals. His professional career began in the Queensland Police Service as a dog handler. Through many years of operational policing Neil developed deep skills in working with animals and understanding people. While in the police service Neil began helping dog owners with training programs. This grew into a business so large he left the police service to concentrate on his new venture.
As his business grew Neil saw further opportunities in the provision of pet products online. Capitalising on this opportunity, Neil developed his business into offering a large range of pet products across four websites in Australia and New Zealand, including Bark Control and Ready Pet Go.
In this episode Neil discusses his approach to business, the importance of thinking through decisions, trusting your instincts and when to focus on improving the structure of your business for further growth and to weather the many storms of the sea of business.
“If you are going into business, there must be some trusting of your instinct. If you need help you should get it but be careful about what help you get.”