We had the good fortune of connecting with Nicole Fiorentino and we’ve shared our conversation below.

Hi Nicole, how do you think about risk?
Honestly I think taking risks has been the number one factor in why I’ve been able to be successful doing what I love to do. ALOT of work and ALOT of failures before getting to where I wanted to be, but I really owe my success to my ability to take risks. The entertainment industry is one of the biggest gambles as far as whether or not any person will become “successful “but I also think it depends on the individual’s idea of success. Now I work with animals after a long career in music and sometimes I can’t believe I was able to develop a second career doing something else I love. My mantra has always been “do what you love and the money will come”. and I have believed that and stuck to that through SO many failures. But I kept taking risks and kept believing in that mantra above all else.

Can you give our readers an introduction to your business? Maybe you can share a bit about what you do and what sets you apart from others?
I was able to have a career in music which was a lifelong dream of mine. With my Pet Care business I decided to hire only other artists/musicians/actors in order to give back and support the dreams and goals of other artists like myself. My team is amazing and I could NOT have grown this company without them. They help me support my dreams and goals in return! I started the business in 2015 by myself but started hiring after word of mouth/referrals had me in over my head very quickly, within 3 months! The foundation of my business has always been about building trusting relationships with my client, one by one. I continue to do that to this day, making it a priority to make the process of hiring a pet sitter a personal one, as it should be! Being a pet parent myself, I understand that pets are our babies! I strive to give each client the kind of care for their pet that I’d expect for my own.

If you had a friend visiting you, what are some of the local spots you’d want to take them around to?
Hollywood Cemetery for Cinespia movie night Hollywood Bowl for a concert
Hippo Highland park for dinner
Amara Cafe in Garvanza for brunch
cafe de leche in highland park for coffee
Rosies dog beach in Long Beach
catalina island
Town Pizza Highland Park

Shoutout is all about shouting out others who you feel deserve additional recognition and exposure. Who would you like to shoutout?
My mom and Dad. I am one of the lucky ones who was always told over and over by her parents that she could do anything she set her mind to. They ingrained that in me and I am forever grateful for that.

Website: www.thepetgroupies.com

Instagram: @thepetgroupies

Facebook: The Pet Groupies

Yelp: https://www.yelp.com/biz/the-pet-groupies-los-angeles?osq=the+pet+groupies

Image Credits
Red Kup Photo

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