Though the graphic designers at Personal Financial Network got their start with mostly financial businesses as clients, today their clientele encompasses a wide range of small-business owners. Instead of gouging business owners on charges for website design, they keep costs affordable and still manage to create unique, polished pages. The designers will also develop a logo from scratch.
At Style Hawk, friends and fashionistas Alex Long and Helen Wallace help clients organize closets and design their ideal wardrobes. The duo develops clients’ style with in-store personal-shopping services as well as at-home wardrobe advice. Clients’ unwanted old garments are donated to nonprofits or sold, with commission, to consignment shops.
Soap bubbles float through the air as dogs try to outdo each other by catching them between their teeth. Meanwhile, their comrades bound up playground slides and race across artificial turf. The dogs spend most of the day socializing in one of the play yards with like-minded pups. They chase balls thrown by an automatic machine and cool off in dog-sized pools as attentive staff members keep a close watch. Dogs who are less active due to age or temperament can cuddle with staff members on sofas in the lounge. As pets enjoy themselves, owners can check in on their canine or feline charges via webcam. Additionally, the center offers training classes, during which dog owners learn to influence their pooches with basic commands such as "sit," "stay," and "give me back my shoe." Both training sessions and grooming appointments can be arranged during daycare or boarding, so that dogs look and act their best when they are reunited with their owners. Clients can drop their pets off at their convenience during the day for daycare, when pets are scheduled for grooming.