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Episode 46: Website Copy, SEO, Blogging, & FB Live With Jen Phillips April

On this episode of “Bella in your Business” Bella speaks with Jen Phillips April, an SEO copywriter and social media trainer. They discuss different ways of impacting the traffic you get from search engines. Specifically they discuss: Website copy (the words on your website) and how you need to rewrite so people can find your […]

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10 Pet Sitting Business Podcasts You NEED to Be Listening To

In this day and age, many people have podcasts. Why? Because podcasts are extremely handy for when you’re on the go, but still want to listen and learn. Since there are so many podcasts out there, it can be difficult determining which ones are worth listening to. But did you know there are a number […]

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How Much Does A Pet Sitting Business Coach Cost?

One of the biggest deciding factors when choosing a pet sitting business coach to work with is cost. Good advice can be valuable, but what it really comes down to is how much you’re willing to spend on it, and if you will get a return on your investment. The cost of a coach can […]

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Episode 45: Everything You Need To Know About Background Checks With Jason Waggoner

On this episode  Bella spends time with Jason Waggoner, Vice President of Marketing for ACUTRAQ Background Screening Solutions. They discuss the importance of background checks and how ACUTRAQ can help eliminate some of the liabilities around doing it yourself. They discuss: Some of the drawbacks to using the simple background check services you see online […]

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A Quick Guide On EXPLODING Your Business With Pet Sitting Videos

Video is TOTALLY exploding right now. Seriously. If you’re not taking advantage of using pet sitting videos in your business, it’s never too late to start. You’ve heard me time and time again talk for days about how important video is for your business and how it can help explode your social media following. However, I […]

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Episode 44: Why Your Business Needs Pet CPR Training With Cara Armour

In this episode of “Bella In Your Business”, Bella speaks with Cara Armour, Product Manager and Marketing Manager for ProPetHero, a pet CPR and first aid online training program for pet business owners. In 2003 Cara Armour co-founded Active Paws Inc., in the Boston, MA area. In 2009, Cara won Pet Sitter of the Year. She […]

4 May Pet Sitting Blog Ideas

With Summer quickly approaching, many people are going to start going on vacation and taking trips. That means they will need a wonderful professional pet sitting company to come take care of their pets! But how can you make sure they choose you instead of another competitor? Blogging is one of the best ways to […]

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Episode 43: Helping Your Clients Deal With Pet Loss Grief With Wendy Van de Poll

In this episode, Bella speaks with Wendy Van de Poll, the founder of The Center for Pet Loss Grief and an international best selling and award-winning author and speaker. They discuss pet loss grief and what pet professionals can say and do to be supportive to their clients in their loss. They also talk about how […]

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Partnership Agreements: The $40K Pet Sitting Business Lesson Learned

When you start a pet sitting business, you never think about the end, right? You start your business, all excited, with all these hopes and dreams of changing the world and having all this freedom and flexibility to do what you want. Right?  Or maybe you already have this wonderful business going part time or […]

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Episode 42: How To Use Facebook Groups and Video In Your Pet Sitting Business

On this episode Bella speaks with Maureen McCarthy, owner of Love and Kisses Pet Sitting. Bella has found Maureen’s use of Facebook groups, social media, and video to be an awesome example of how to market.  Bella gets the scoop from Maureen, about how Facebook groups can be a great way to connect and expand your […]

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The Do’s & Don’ts of Pet Sitting Business Marketing

Are you stuck trying to decide the best ways to implement effective pet sitting business marketing? Don’t worry – we’ve all been there at some point or another. I completely get it. I know that there are so many different tools and techniques that you as a business owner can use when trying to market […]

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Episode 41: Communication Problems In Pet Sitting Companies With Adam Smith

On this episode Bella speaks with Adam Smith from Precise Petcare. They discuss communication problems pet sitting business owners often have with both the pet sitters who work for them and with customers.  They discuss how the software offered by Precise Petcare addresses many of these challenges. Precise Petcare is an online management system that […]

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What Makes Up Good Pet Sitter Facebook Groups?

Facebook groups are quickly becoming a premiere way to make meaningful connections and expand your network. There is seriously a Facebook group for EVERYTHING. As pet sitting business owners, many of you may be a part of (or are interested in joining) a pet sitter Facebook group. So, today we’re going to talk about what […]

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Episode 40: Positive Attitude & Opportunity With Tracie Hotchner

On this episode Bella spends time talking with Tracie Hotchner, author of The Dog Bible: Everything your dog wants you to know and The Cat Bible: Everything your cat expects you to know. Tracie is the host of 10 pet talk radio podcast shows on her own Radio Pet Lady network, including her NPR show “Dog […]

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4 April Pet Sitting Blog Ideas

It’s that time of the month again – no, not THAT time. It’s the end of the month where I give you, my hard working pet business owners, some blog topics and inspiration to help you pump out those blogs for your website! Hopefully these April pet sitting blog ideas will get the gears turning […]

5 Reasons Why Not Having Pet Sitting Software Is COSTING You Money

It’s no secret that ongoing innovations in technology can make running a business easier and more hands off. But one of the premiere technology hacks you MUST have for your pet sitting business is pet sitting software – no ifs, ands, or buts about it. Why? Because not having it is costing you more money […]

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Episode 39: Vision Is Victory With Carey Conley

On this episode, Bella talks with Carey Conley, speaker and Co-Creator of Infinite Nation; a community created for skill building, mentorship, and community for aspiring leaders and business owners. Bella and Carey talk about: Why “Vision is Victory”….especially for entrepreneurs The biggest stumbling  blocks for people to actually put a vision down on paper and […]

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Hiring Staff Or Switching From IC’s Without Losing Your Mind!

One of the scariest things to do as a pet sitting business owner is hiring staff or switching from IC’s to staff. I mean think about it – you’re literally changing the structure of your business. You’re going from hiring people who have their own company, who know how to do a job to someone […]

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How To Have Pet Sitting Employee Meetings That Don’t Suck!

When anybody thinks about having to go to a “meeting,” their first reaction is usually to groan and complain. To the average person, business meetings usually mean a overly-long discussion about things nobody really cares about. So how can YOU, as the successful pet sitting business owner break that stigma? How can you have pet […]

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Episode 38: Branding & Content Marketing With George Thomas

On this episode Bella speaks with George Thomas, Inbound Marketing & Brand Strategist for The Sales Lion.  George also specializes in training people on HubSpot. George spent  15 years working in a traditional marketing agency to design and build websites and  other types of content. George then joined The Sales Lion where as an inbound designer and brand strategist. […]

Best Practices To Prepare Your Business For Tax Season

If you don’t prepare your business for tax season, it will usually end up stressful at the last minute.  I know many pet business owners moaning and groaning wishing they hired that bookkeeper or kept better records. Personally, for quite a few years it was opening a bottle of wine, printing out every bank statement, […]

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What To Say To The Applicants That Weren’t Select For An Interview {Letter Included}

  Recruiting and hiring the right employees is likely high on your list of priorities. Making the right hiring decision the first time provides long-lasting benefits to your organization. Communicating with job applicants and keeping them informed of their status, relative to your search, is a key step in managing a successful recruitment cycle. When […]

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Episode 37: Leadership, Strategic Planning, & Vision With Tarran Deane

On this episode, Bella discusses leadership with Tarran Deane, author of the new book,  “The Alphabet Principle: Your A – Z Guide to Being a Compelling Leader”.   Tarran Deane is Australia’s Corporate Cinderella a Leadership Development Company. Tarran works with executives, entrepreneurs, experts and emerging leaders to increase their personal effectiveness, capability, communication and […]

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2 Fearless Pet Sitters Who Addressed Cost Head On

We know as business owners how serious pet sitting is. But, there is still a common stigma around the industry that is it more of  a “hobby.” To combat this, today I bring you 2 pet sitters who helped solidify the seriousness of pet sitting. They are doing this by educating potential clients on the […]

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3 Transparent Pet Sitters Who Go The Extra Mile On Their Websites

Transparency literally means you can see THROUGH something. It is a term that is thrown around a lot in business. But what does it actually mean? Transparency builds trust because the person, object, or business, isn’t hiding anything. If your viewer feels that you are being transparent, there is a higher chance they will trust you […]