Bored – Bought a Dog Crate Business

So after months of being retired, I grew to be incredibly bored. I could only golf SO MUCH before I began to lose my mind. It drove me crazy hearing all of these old guys talk about their back problems and their wives all day.

So what did I do? I went business hunting. I took my previous mergers and acquisitions experience and went on the prowl for a great value.

and I sure did find one. The business? A local manufacturer of high-end dog crates. Yes, that’s right, high-end dog crates.

This may sound incredibly odd, but they have an incredible business model with strong demand and good margins. Believe it or not, there is a huge market for high-end dog crates. Think about all of the celebrities that pamper their dogs. What do you think those dogs sleep in? A $50 crate? Hell no. They sleep in a luxury, high-end dog crate. Only the finest that money can buy.

That’s where my business comes in. I take special, custom orders from our clients and create the dog crate of their dreams. On average, it costs me about $150 to make each dog crate. This includes labor, materials, and overhead.

What do I sell the dog crates for?

$1,200 or more. Talk about one hell of a profit margin.

It’s awesome, my dog crates have even gotten great reviews. I am consistently rated as one of the best manufacturers of dog crates for large dogs. The press that we haven gotten has been out of control. Once we had a press release go viral and we sold 500 dog crates in the matter of a day. Needless to say I bought a yacht that night.

I really had no idea that there was such a lucrative market in the dog crate business. I may expand beyond dog crates into other dog products, but for now, I’m happy with my incredibly high margins.

Life Update

Have you wondered what I’ve been doing since I quit my job?

If you have, then you need to get a fucking life and think of other things rather than me haha! Kidding aside, life has been pretty great since I left my job.

I’ve been spending a lot of my free time golfing with some old friends and traveling the world.

That about sums up me golfing….

More importantly, I’ve been spending much more time with my family. It feels so good to be able to go to all of my son’s soccer games and my daughter’s dance recitals. It feels amazing to see the look that my wife gives me now that I am around all of the time.

I have no idea why I ever spent so much time working.

Everything that I could ever need in my life was right here in front of me.

I can’t make up for lost time, but I sure as shit can make sure that I am here, 100%, going forward.

Nothing will get in my way of that.