Grooming business expanding

2013-09-22T08:15:00Z Grooming business expandingBy JESSICA HOLDMAN | Bismarck Tribune Bismarck Tribune

Mobile Paw Spa is now offering full service in-home dog grooming in addition to mobile grooming and in-home pet sitting.

Owner Connie Udby said the service is for dogs under 25 pounds. Groomings will be done on a portable table. All the necessary equipment will be brought along and set up at a work station in the customer’s home.

“All we need from the customer is a sink or utility tub for the bath, or water to use with our portable tub and an electrical outlet,” Udby said in an email. “We place a drop cloth under our work area to make every effort to contain the mess and we have our own vac for clean up afterwards.”

Udby said the service will be ideal for elderly, young, nervous or physically challenged dogs.

“They can stay where they are most comfortable ... in their own home,” she said.

Nail clipping with no grooming for dogs of all sizes also will be available.

Franchise development company

Transworld Business Advisors, a business brokerage, franchise consulting and franchise development company, is open in Bismarck.

Owner Fred Koenig said he opened the business because he wanted to do something different and thought the business seemed exciting.

Koenig will host an open house for the business from 10 a.m. to noon Oct. 4. The store at 513 E. Bismarck Expressway Suite 24 is open 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday and by appointment.

For more information call 226-7206 or go online to

Franchising seminar

Mandan Tomorrow Economic Opportunity and Prosperity Committee is hosting a workshop on franchising.

The workshop will be held 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Oct. 10, at the Seven Seas Inn in Mandan for anyone interested in starting their own franchise location.

Speakers will include Mike Wieland of Dairy Queen, Dennis Friesz of Safe Ship and Craig Ragland, director of franchise sales and development for AmericInn.

Those interested should register by Oct. 8 at under the “Meeting and Event Registration” tab or call 667-3485.

Grants available

The Credit Union Foundation of the Dakotas has grants available to credit union association members and community organizations.

The grant funds may be used for: education of credit union employees, public education on consumer finance, support of new credit unions, credit union service extension with emphasis on underserved or “low-income” consumers, affordable housing projects and disaster relief.

The foundation will review grant proposals. Those interested should submit applications by Sept. 30.

For more information contact Amy Jo Johnson at or download the application from the Credit Union Foundation of the Dakotas website .

Reach Jessica Holdman at 701-250-8261 or

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