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Meet A Business Member | Breederscan

Trudy Talbot lives in Coventry and has been a Preloved member since 2009. Once a dog breeder, Trudy has now moved on to do ultrasound scanning for dogs and cats. We caught up with Trudy to find out a little bit more about her business Breederscan, and how Preloved has helped it grow.

Have you always been a dog lover? 

I have loved dogs all my life! I started off by owning Staffordshire bullterriers (a long time before they were popular!) and then moving on to bullmastiffs 15 years ago.  I show my bullmastiffs as a hobby and I use to breed the odd litter but, as you have to dedicate a lot of time to a litter in order to rear them properly, I have not had the time recently because of business being so busy.

How long have you been a Preloved member for? 

I originally joined Preloved in 2009 to sell some household goods that I wanted to get rid of, but soon became hooked and over the years I have bought many items from other sellers.

How did you get into your sonography business? 

When I was breeding my bullmastiffs I really struggled to firstly get my bitch pregnant and secondly get a decent ultrasound scan done on her to see if she was pregnant. After much research I found a course on canine cervical cytology which can tell you when a bitch is about to ovulate and therefore the best time to mate her in order to get her pregnant.  I also decided to buy my own ultrasound scanner and completed a sonography training course.

Over the next few years I used my new found skills on my own bitches with great success and word soon got round my friends who started to ask if I could swab and scan their bitches for them.  The demand for my services grew and grew until I finally decided to turn it in to a business – BREEDERSCAN.  I joined my local Women into Business Scheme who gave me a business mentor and helped me to set up and start running. They advised me to find a good site to advertise my business on and after thoroughly researching the internet I decided to stay with Preloved and uprade my membership to a business membership.

How has using Preloved helped your business? 

Since advertising on Preloved my business has grown and grown and I have recently had the most profitable week since I started trading, and as I only advertise with Preloved – well it speaks for itself! I would recommend Preloved to anyone who has a business or service to promote and is looking for  an economical and effective source of advertising.

To find out more about what a business membership can offer you, click here.

Liz Wheelen

Liz Wheelen

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Liz Wheen has a passion for travelling and is always looking for the next great adventure! Liz looked after the Preloved Community and is constantly dreaming up new ways to help you win prizes and save money. Liz also enjoys finding new upcycling and DIY ideas which she shares on the Preloved blog.