Based in Christchurch, best friends Amanda and Catriona decided to do create something rather spectacular! They ventured out to do something brave and independent from their very own backyard - opting for the trustworthy and spacious 3m x 4m Cabana Cabin to start their journey, and they have never looked back!
Amanda and Catriona knew they needed a dedicated space where they could essentially run a busy dog grooming business from home. The SheShed was an easy choice for them because it was a local home grown company that they wanted to support, and the competitive pricing as well as the team support really gave them ease and piece of mind.
Now their business, "The K9 Cabin," is up and running and is an absolute success with dog lovers in the region!
"[We love] how cute it looks – definitely has a true ‘wooden cabin’ appearance. It is warm, great size, perfect in every way for our business. Customers comment every single day about how ‘cute’ it is, they especially love the double doors, timber ceiling and the way we have been able to style it. As far as cabins go this is a real stunner. It really looks like a small cottage/cabin. Everyone loves the detail, things like the double door and lovely window detail, the timber ceiling. People are always surprised at the fact that it is only 12sq meters, it looks and feels so much bigger than that."- Amanda & Catriona
We are blown away with how Amanda and Catriona have made their business dreams a reality with a 12 square meter Cabana SheShed!
"We love working from our SheShed cabin based at Amanda’s home – it is the perfect balance of having a professional space while still being able to separate customers from the private family home. We have been able to avoid the high costs and risks associated with leasing a commercial premises somewhere else. After a professional lifetime of shared staffrooms, bathrooms, limited facilities etc it is a real luxury to have your home a mere 20 paces from your office door for those down times when you need to step away from the office for a break."- Amanda & Catriona
"To any women contemplating a home based business we would both say ‘do it, be brave and take that leap of faith’. Take your time, make a sound plan, get great advice from an independent accountant/small business professional, if they say the numbers add up and if it is an area of interest or passion for you then do it. We are two best friends who have successfully managed to take a shared love of dogs and turn it in to a home based business that is on track to smash every goal we had set ourselves for the first 12 months.
With plenty of humour, lots of energy and enthusiasm and great professional advice anything is possible."- Amanda & Catriona
We are so pleased that Amanda and Catriona have given us some valuable insight into their business and how well it has been established in a Cabana SheShed Cabin. We wish them all the best with the future of their business. If you live in the Christchurch area and have a furry friend who would love a bit of pampering - be sure to book your next appointment at the K9 Cabin!