clotting powder. Unlike a chemical styptic, it does not sting the
pet at all. It does not stain fingers, expensive tables or fur, has an
unlimited shelf life, will not clump over time, and works with
the animal’s own natural blood-clotting system both quickly
and effectively. From nail quicks to major wounds, Clotit is a
product the industry has been waiting for for years. It is available in professional-size applicators, single-use packets to send
home with customers, and it is one of the smartest pet first aid
kits ever offered. Clotit works on dogs, cats, birds, farm animals,
reptiles—truly a remarkable product.
PPN: Whatinspired Groomers Helpertoexpandintootherproductcatego-
ries by distributing these brands? And why did the company choose these
Simons: We look for brands that enhance the grooming process—
products that are safer, more efficient, and bring more
time and money to the groomer.
PPN: Thegroomingindustry as a wholeisconstantlyevolving.
What are some of the key changes you’ve noticed over the years,
and how have these changes affected the way you do business?
Simons: With the advent of quality grooming shows
like the ones produced by Barkleigh Productions and
the WPA [World Pet Association], groomer education
has increased tremendously. Groomers are becoming
much better at their craft, which is spurring the industry. When they want to groom smarter, safer and more
efficiently, they look to us.
PPN: In what wayshas thecompany changedtoconstantlymeet
the needs of the professional groomers it serves? And what kind of
support do you provide for your customers?
Simons: You have to remember that we have been running our own grooming operation, run by a National
Certified Master Groomer—my wife, Beth—for almost
30 years. So we experience the same challenges our-
selves that the rest of the hands-on groom-
ing world deals with every day. That is why
we have been so effective in finding quality
To take all the risk out of trying our products, all of our products are guaranteed for
a full refund—100 percent money back. Our
Groomers Helper comes with a lifetime warranty, and we are available for consultation
through our website, through email and on the
telephone whenever a groomer has a question
or a problem with any of our products, or anybody else’s for that matter. We also continue
to exhibit our products at all major grooming
shows in the U.S. and Canada.
PPN: Whatdoes thefutureholdforthepetgrooming
industry as a whole? Where do you see the industry
heading, and what trends are you noticing?
Simons: As the population ages and people experience an empty nest, they are acquiring companion animals
to fill the void of giving and receiving unconditional love. We
expect the grooming business to continue to grow exponentially
and for smart companies to share in that growth. More pet parents, with more multiple pets, spending more on them. Combine that with the continued education of groomers and you can
see just how bright the future is.
PPN: Whatdoes thefutureholdfor Groomers Helper?How will thecompany
continue to evolve?
Simons: We are coming out with several new products that will
enhance the grooming experience and make it both safer and
more efficient. We will continue to be on the lookout for new
product lines that match up with our quality, safety and efficiency
goals and design systems to further enrich the lives of groomers.•
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