Fall of 2022, through a Founding Member, the thought came for a renewed way of Networking for Small Businesses, especially those associated with Pets or the Love of Pets in the Sioux Empire. We didn't initially launch back then, but a small handful of us still worked together and added more along the way to our launch on August 1st, 2023. With over 270,000 individuals within Sioux Falls and the surrounding communities. Filling every need for our clients isn't always possible. That is where Networking comes in.
As a Small Business, we don't always have the time or resources available to join the many Networking Groups. From last-minute schedule changes, and incoming shipments, to being short-staffed. Making the investment into a group isn't always worth what we can put into it. Why should we miss out on the opportunity of Networking, just because we are focusing all our energy in some of the most crucial times of our growing business? That is where SooFoo PAWH comes in.
What we offer is a unique Networking opportunity. One that has direct resources to other members available down to a simple click. We do not hold mandatory meetings, required funding, or restrictions on being in other Networking Groups. Should there be the want to hold an Event, Fundraiser, or Meet and Greet, we will discuss it as a group and plan as a group. Making time, for when we have time.
SooFoo PAWH. Sioux Falls Pets Are Welcome Here. Well, that is pretty straightforward, right? Not entirely. We often see long lists of businesses that allow pets. But not always are they up to date. Things change, locations are moved, etc. There is one thing, at times, that those are missing. Businesses that are not directly related to the Pet Industry.
Not all PAWH Members may have pets within their locations. That doesn't mean they don't care or love our fur babies. Just every circumstance is different. Some things they offer can make your home life easier, or less stressful, therefore in return benefiting everyone within your home, creating that Happy House.
So we want to show, that your pet, is Welcome. From products, food, entertainment, services, you name it. Somehow, someway, these businesses get involved and show love for animals and this community.
That is what generated the name, a way to show, that one way or another, your Pets Are Welcome Here in the Sioux Falls Community. That is shown with the PAWH Print of Approval.
When a Client calls for Services or is looking for a product in your Store, sometimes you don't always have what they need or want. Having a good referral source is a great start to building a great relationship with your clients. Often times as consumers ourselves, we return to businesses that have assisted us in the past. The fact that they went the extra mile when they didn't have to goes a long way in earning repeat business. Having that group at your disposal is a valuable resource.
The Goal of SooFoo PAWH is to be active within the Community, continue to grow with added members, and be a Champion for the businesses involved. Through Networking, we will see the building of great relationships in the community. When businesses thrive together, you as a client benefit. That is the way it should be.
The added benefit of SooFoo PAWH for you is these Rescues. This is also very meaningful for their Organizations. As businesses, we engage in various charities, events, etc. throughout the year. As do these Rescues.
With SooFoo PAWH we hope to bring recognition to their Organizations. Maybe even lead to having a Dog or Cat in their Fosters care being adopted. We also hope to be a valuable resource that they, as Rescues, can turn to. Hosting Meet and Greets, Hosting or Sponsoring Events, Fairs, etc.
Take time to look at all the Rescues involved. Their hard work and determination are second to none. Maybe even see where you can make a difference.