1. Research the Market and Identify Your Niche: Investigate the local market to identify the right size, type, and location of your zoo business.
2. Develop a Business Plan: Create a detailed business plan outlining your goals, objectives and strategies.
3. Secure Financing: Obtain the necessary funds to start and operate a successful zoo business.
4. Find the Perfect Location: Determine the ideal location for your zoo that is convenient for customers and staff, allowing visitors to explore all areas of your facility.
5. Acquire Animals and Supplies: Purchase animals, cages, enclosures and supplies to provide a safe and comfortable environment for the animals.
6. Hire Employees: Recruit qualified staff who have experience caring for zoo animals including veterinarians and zookeepers.
7. Market Your Zoo Business: Utilize traditional and digital marketing strategies such as advertising, public relations and social media to attract customers.
8. Develop a Safety Plan: Establish safety protocols for visitors, staff and animals so that everyone is safe while at the zoo.