As we enter into the “Dog Days” of the August summer long weekend, we realize that soon it will be back to school and back to work! Many families while out walking their best 4 legged “Fido” furry friend (who they may have adopted during COVID) wonder how they will be able to keep with Fido’s walk schedule! So come this fall when work and school start to mobilize again – who will take care of their Fido friend?
This is what happened to John Minchin 5 years ago when he adopted his new pug and as a result decided to make a career pivot! He couldn’t find an on demand service to accommodate his uncertain schedule as an accountant. So he decided to create an online solution – an App for walking dogs!
So what were the challenges of taking the deep dive from being an accounting – to entrepreneurship and learning everything about how to create App for dog walking? How did he address these challenges when he was told it was a bad idea? Check out his story!
Stay tuned for Episode 2! Investors on Board – What happens next?
About John Minchin
John Minchin is the founder and CEO of Spot Dog Walking. As a solo-founder and operator, John bootstrapped Spot to over $1M in revenue. John knows all about the struggles of founding a startup, he racked up $80,000 in personal credit-card debt to fund Spot’s early days, walked 427 customer dogs before Spot could reliably balance supply and demand, and went 2 years without a day off while single handedly fielding customer support from 8:00am – 9:00pm, 7-days per week! John is an expert in customer service, product design, and workplace efficiency, and credits the majority of Spot’s success to his wrinkly companion and unofficial co-founder Debbie, the pug.
Spot is Canada’s only on-demand dog walking app and guarantees walker arrival in under 90-minutes or the walk is FREE!