Pawsitively Stylin' Success

Success Story: Pawsitively Stylin'

In the heart of Downtown Rhinelander, Oneida County, a unique small business shines as a beacon of entrepreneurial success and community spirit. Pawsitively Stylin', a pet grooming salon owned by Casey Anderson, has become more than just a place to get your pets groomed; it has transformed into a cornerstone of community interactions and a testament to the thriving business landscape in Oneida County.

A Passion For Animals Turns Into a Business Venture

From a young age, Casey was determined to make her mark in the world of animal care. Beginning her journey by volunteering at an animal shelter at just 13, she found inspiration in the transformative power of grooming. Watching a groomer meticulously style a Bichon Frise, Casey knew she had found her calling. 

Despite the challenges of starting a business, Casey's unwavering passion and the undeniable need for quality pet grooming in Rhinelander propelled her forward. She aimed to fill a critical gap in local services and seized the opportunity to turn her dream into reality.

Community at the Core

Pawsitively Stylin' quickly became more than a grooming salon; it evolved into a hub of daily interactions and friendships. "Every day, we get to meet neighbors, kids, and their pets. It's not just about grooming; it's about building a community," Casey reflects.

The salon's success stands as a testament to its significant impact on Oneida County, ensuring pets and their owners have access to essential grooming services right in the heart of their community.

Growing as a Woman Entrepreneur

Transitioning to a small business owner wasn't just a career move for Casey; it was a life-changing decision. "I transformed my life through Pawsitively Stylin', setting my own schedule and having more time for my family," she shares. 

Casey's journey also serves as a beacon of inspiration for other women. Her success story underscores the possibilities for female entrepreneurs in Oneida County, encouraging them to pursue their business dreams. 

Through Pawsitively Stylin', Casey not only watches her dreams come to life but also supports her team in reaching their personal and professional goals.

Unwavering Support from Oneida County EDC

None of this success would have been possible without the support of the Oneida County Economic Development Corporation (OCEDC). Casey received a critical startup grant from OCEDC, which was instrumental in launching Pawsitively Stylin'. 

But the support didn’t stop there. OCEDC provided continuous guidance on business planning and has been a steadfast pillar of support as Pawsitively Stylin' grows. "The OCEDC didn't just help me start; they've been with me every step of the way," Casey expresses gratitude.

Pawsitively Thriving

Today, Pawsitively Stylin' is not just thriving as a business but also contributing to the economic vitality and community fabric of Oneida County. Reflecting on the journey, Casey shares, "We’ve filled an essential service gap and built a community around our love for animals."

The future looks bright for Pawsitively Stylin'. With plans for expansion and continuous improvement on the horizon, Casey is excited about what lies ahead. This success story is a glowing example of what is possible with passion, determination, and the right support.

Inspiring Others to Take the Leap

Casey’s story is more than a personal triumph; it's an invitation to entrepreneurs and business owners across Oneida County to dream big and take action. With resources and support available through organizations like OCEDC, the path to business success is within reach.

Are you ready to transform your passion into a thriving business in Oneida County? Let Pawsitively Stylin's journey inspire you to take the next step towards achieving your entrepreneurial dreams.

Explore opportunities in Oneida County and take advantage of the support available through the Oneida County Economic Development Corporation. Together, we can grow and enhance our vibrant community.

Oneida County EDC

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