Lorraine Johnson and Monica Mangis first came to the Alaska Small Business Development Center in Ketchikan when the clinic they previously both worked at chose to close their doors. They wanted to create a practice that offered a wide range of services to pet owners to help keep their furry friends healthy and happy.
During their first meeting Linda Koons-Auger introduced Johnson and Mangis to the financial model in the Tools Section of our website. Koons-Auger and Johnson worked with this model for several months in order to project what it would cost to open the clinic.
“Linda has been very helpful in guiding us with a business plan and the financial model. She never let me give up” said Johnson, “There were many times if it hadn’t been for her positive attitude and professionalism, I would have said forget it. She pushed me to work and re-work my financial projections to get numbers that were as close to a projected income as possible. She wanted our number to be realistic and conservative.”
Koons-Auger also provided direction on many aspects of the pre-opening preparation including location scouting and remodeling, marketing options, and even an exit plan.
Johnson and Mangis opened Stonetree Veterinary Clinic with the mission to provide quality care at every stage of their client’s lives and they are proving to be successful in their endeavor! You can view their full range of services, check out their store, and find out more information about the business at their website. You can also visit them in person at 989 Stedman St. Ketchikan, AK 99901.