Brick & Mortar Expert
In 2006, Candace D’Agnolo created and opened a retail store in Chicago called Dogaholics, Inc.
Within three years, she had three locations and over 20 employees. In the last decade she has employed 150 people while running a successful 7-figure business in an urban competitive environment. The road to building her business was paved with intense obstacles and struggles, expansion and con- traction that almost put her out of business many times, but she learned quickly how to turn any crisis into growth opportunities, bringing millions of dollars into her business, allowing her to now travel the world and live a stress free life with her canine kids.
She took her initial concept of brick and mortar location and turned it into multiple revenue streams – retail, services, online informational products, books, merchandise and now business consulting.
Candace strategically sold her retail assets in April 2016, and kept the profitable services piece to continue to grow the Dogaholics brand.
The pet industry veteran has recently launched a business-consulting portion of Dogaholics to help pet business owners go from working like a dog to living the Top Dog Life.