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2 Of The Most Important Requirements To Establish With New Pet Sitting Employees

How exciting! You just hired a new pet sitting employee for your company and now comes the training period. But how exactly do you teach someone and ensure that they not only understand but will agree to all the policies and procedures you have created for your business? How do you make sure they respect […]

Episode 33: How List Building & Writing Helped This MicroPremie Mom Work From Home

  In this episode Bella speaks with Nicole Moore, a mompreneur who runs a marketing and promotions company for authors. She is also a mother to a micro-premie born at only 9.6 oz. Listen in as Bella and Nicole discuss a variety of topics including how Nicole was able to build her email lists, how working […]

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Reasons Why Most Pet Sitting Companies FAIL In Their Community

In the pet sitting industry, building community is extremely important. It’s up to YOU as a business owner to connect with your community and build meaningful relationships. Doing so will make your business relevant and well known. Over the years I’ve worked with a lot of pet sitting companies and am well versed in the […]

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4 Ways To Quickly And Easily Build Your Pet Sitting Community Online

Being a pet sitting business owner can undoubtedly be lonely and isolating. But what if I told you it doesn’t have to be? In fact, it shouldn’t be! It’s important that you are continually working to build your pet sitting community as often as possible. Not only will it allow you to make some great […]

Episode 32: Amy Schmittauer Explains Video In Her New Book VLog Like A Boss

In this episode of “Bella In Your Business”, Bella speaks with Amy Schmittauer from the popular YouTube series Savvy Sexy Social In this episode they discuss what a Vlog is, and how and why Amy got into it.  They also talk about how pet sitters can use video to enhance their business and marketing and […]

Why Your Staff Should Use Facebook Live For Your Pet Sitting Business Page

Technology is ever changing. And with new technology comes new ways for your business to connect with your clients. One of these ways is Facebook Live – a feature on Facebook where you can broadcast yourself LIVE to your Facebook friends. Cool, right? While blogging is still really popular, video is becoming where it’s AT! […]

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4 Ways To Find The Market Value Of Your Pet Sitting Business

Business owners may often wonder about the value of their business. Knowing the value of your pet sitting business helps business owners determine if they are pricing their services effectively. It can also help them better understand what they can do to improve the value of their business. Valuing your business service is an important […]

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Episode 31: Types of Apps

In this episode of “Bella In Your Business”, Bella speaks with Britt Alwerud from Handlr.  They discuss  the top 9 apps they think are great for the Pet Sitting business. The apps they discuss are: Google for Work Handlr Trello NextDoor Podcasts Grasshopper Instagram Waze SoundCloud Britt Alwerud lives in Los Angeles, CA with her […]

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5 Things To Consider When Choosing Pet Sitting Software For Your Business

Choosing pet sitting software is no doubt a daunting task. After all there are a TON of different companies, all with loads of different, innovative features. But how do you know which of those features you truly need? Today we’re going to talk about the 5 things you MUST consider when choosing pet sitting software in […]

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The Problems With Switching Pet Sitting Software Companies

Thinking of switching pet sitting software companies can be a big pain in the A$%, isn’t it? In fact, all the headache that goes along with switching is the single most important reason why I hear many pet sitters won’t do it. Even after we see the {free} comparison chart of all major 8 companies! As […]

Episode 30: Proven Social Media Marketing Methods

In this episode, Bella talks to Britney Young. Britney is a digital marketing professional and social media enthusiast. Her day-to-day life as a social media marketing manager includes: finding/curating relevant content to post to social channels, analyzing post data and post performance to see key trends or spikes in engagement, looking for relevant industry influencers […]

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The Best Pet Sitting Social Media Marketing Channels

In this day and age, there are SO many different types of social media marketing channels. So many in fact, that it is near impossible to manage accounts on all of them. Try to think of each social media outlet as a different channel on TV. Nick Jr. isn’t going to be attracting the same type […]

Episode 29: What Type of Pet Sitter is Best for Rover Type Websites?

In this Episode Bella talks with Walt Galvin, an independent contractor working for Rover.  They discuss how sites like Rover can be a viable option for some pet sitters and walkers who are just starting out or want to keep it simple. Some of the advantages include: Not having to handle payments from clients Saving […]

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Out-Of-The-Box Ways To Get More Pet Sitting Clients With This Simple Concept

Question: What would happen if today you didn’t gain any more pet sitting clients because you already have enough? How would you go about keeping the ones that you have? So many companies say they go “above and beyond” with their clients, and attribute that to gaining more pet sitting clients. But what does that really mean? […]

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How To Build Your Pet Sitting Network Locally

It’s no secret that the pet business industry, in a word, is competitive. There are all different sorts of businesses in the pet sitting network from pet sitters to dog walkers to dog groomers etc. I could go on and on. But what if I told you that you could use your competition to your advantage? […]

Episode 28: How To Pet Sit for Aggressive Dogs

In this episode, Bella speaks with Jennifer Taylor, the Founder and owner of JenLovesPets, an award-winning San Diego pet sitting and dog walking company. After sitting down with Jennifer in her home town of San Diego, Bella was so impressed with the vast knowledge and stories that Jen has that she immediately knew she had to […]

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Hilarious Care Note Examples: What To Say (And What NOT To Say)

Ah, client notes.  (aka care notes, journal, updates, etc) It can be tough deciding what to say (and not say) in your client care notes. Ever stare at that paper or screen wondering, “Just how do I make this visit sound more interesting than it really was?”  or “How I do make it sound like […]

Happy New Year From My Kitchen Table…

Happy New Year! ….as I start writing, it is 8:23 here in Arizona. I felt compelled to just write but realizing this was much longer than a Facebook status, I thought to post this here… I am talking to you. The business owner who is stressed, worried, overwhelmed, unbalanced, and willing to be vulnerable.  Here is […]

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9 Apps to Help Small Business Productivity

As a small business owner, we all wear many hats. Sometimes so many hats that we end up feeling like a character in a Dr Sueus book trying to balance them all up on top of our head! We know we should use apps to help our business productivity but often get overwhelmed with the […]

Episode 27:The Great Debate: DogVacay, Rover, Wag, and Zingy versus Professional Small Business Owners –

In this episode of “Bella In Your Business”, Bella speaks with Britt Alwerud from Handlr.  They discuss  DogVacay, Rover, Wag, and Zingy versus Professional Small Business Owners. In this episode they discuss: Why do you think so many small business owners are intimidated by the large powerhouses that have entered the market in the last few […]

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Rate Increase Letter Example To Pet Sitting Clients

You have decided to send a rate increase letter but are drawing a blank on what to start writing. I understand that increasing your rates can be scary. You might be thinking to yourself “What am I going to tell my clients?” and “HOW am I going to tell my clients?” But what if I […]

Pet First Aid and CPR Online

  Getting pet first and cpr online training can be life saving for your pet sitting clients, let your staff know that you are invested in their training,  and a marketing gold mine if you use it correctly. This coupon code is from Episode 26 of Bella In Your Business podcast where we discuss all the benefits […]

Pro Pet Hero: Pet First Aid CPR Online

Getting pet first and cpr training can be life saving for your pet sitting clients and a marketing gold mine if you use it correctly. Below is the goodies from Episode 26 of Bella In Your Business podcast where we discuss all the benefits of this program: Discount Code for pet first aid and cpr online training […]