Bazil & Ruby Pet Boutique is an earth conscious pet boutique, supplying Twickenham and the surrounding area with all-natural, ethical, pet products, complimented by knowledgeable pet advice and genuine customer service. Since opening our doors just over a year ago in Twickenham's charming and historical Church Street, we've received incredible support from our truly amazing customers and the Twickenham community, making our first year a very positive one!
Unfortunately, the high rent of our location has put the shop in a difficult and dire position. We realised awhile ago that the shop will not be able to survive by continuing to operate solely as a retail offering - We need to offer more! After many conversations with our customers and local clientele, it came to our attention that there is a need for a trustworthy, good quality pet grooming service in the area. We couldn't agree more! And we're confident that we're the right people to open it! Not only that, but introducing a service based offering on top of our existing retail offering would provide the extra revenue stream needed to remain Open!
However, sourcing the funds that are needed in-order to cover the start-up costs of a grooming service, while simultaneously trying to finance the running costs of the boutique, is proving to be a painstakingly, difficult thing to do. In the past 5 months, we have ventured down many avenues seeking the funds needed to incorporate grooming in our business offering. We've also been pretty creative and strategic with ways to make it work without having to have all of the funds, upfront. But, just when we think we've jumped our biggest hurdle, frustratingly, an even bigger one gets put in our way.
We are now months beyond the point of when we wanted to and needed to open the grooming service. But without the funds, we are at a standstill. The worst part is, if we are unable to source the funds by the end of June, we will be forced to close entirely.
In an effort to prevent imminent closure and continue our endeavour of opening a pet grooming service, we are asking for your help. The £2000 worth of funds that we are hoping to raise through this campaign will go towards purchasing the rest of the equipment needed to complete a full groom as well as the labour costs associated with fit-out and installation. If we reach our extended target of £5000, the funds will help pay for the following month of rent (while the grooming service builds up) and will also go towards a much needed restock of items in the boutique.
Any amount will be extremely appreciated, but take a look at the rewards we are offering for certain amounts and higher.
Please help support us in our mission to continue to provide a trustworthy, unique experience to the pet loving community of Twickenham and the Richmond Borough of London.