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Episode 52: Making Your Business Better With Nutrition and Fitness With Char Fazio

On this episode, Bella spends time with Charlene (“Char”) Fazio, one of her coaches who has inspired and motivated her to make a huge lifestyle change.

Living a healthy life and sharing that passion and knowledge with others is exactly what Charlene Fazio believes she was put on this Earth to do. She continues to learn, share, and help as many people as she possibly can. She is no longer the mom sitting on the sidelines of her life – she is out there LIVING and LOVING every moment! Char believes that our time here is short, so you should spend every moment living YOUR BEST LIFE and always being grateful for what you have been given.

There are no topics untouched as they speak about:

  • The story of Char getting healthy
  • Pregnancy loss and still birth
  • The benefits of her healthy lifestyle
  • The benefits of bio nutrition.

Listen in as they show you how proper nutrition can actually HELP your business and poor nutrition could hinder it. Hear how pet sitting business owners have been able to start achieving their goals because their mind was right after they joined our pet sitting fitness group.

If you want to learn more about the (growing) group of pet sitters 25+ who are getting serious about their health and nutrition by working out and meal prepping and planning together, contact Bella: bella@jumpconsulting.net to learn how you can join the group too!

 

You can find out more about Char at http://MyBalancedChaos.com
Also mentioned is Mel Robbins 5 Second Rule.

 

 

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Episode 51: Selling Your Business With David Barnett

On this episode Bella speaks with David Barnett, an Author, Speaker, Educator, Seminar Host, Consultant,  and Business Buy/Sell Process Coach.

David Barnett

David Barnett

They discuss things you need to keep in mind when considering selling your business.  These include:

  • Biggest mistake pet business owners make when running their business
  • Understanding that there are several reasons people sell businesses. Most of the time it is not for retirement.
  • Learning that keeping your business in the best shape to sell (i.e. have strong processes in place) will actually benefit you even if you aren’t yet selling it.
  • When you will and when you won’t benefit by using a broker.
  • A high level overview of the selling process.

David Barnett has been working to help the owners of Small and Medium Sized businesses for almost 20 years. As a former business broker and financing broker, Barnett has helped people buy, sell, plan, manage and finance businesses. 

Since 2014, Barnett has authored 6 small business books, 3 of which have become Amazon best-sellers.

You can reach David in the following ways:

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Episode 50: Get Anything You Want With Consistency

Join Bella 1:1 for the 50th episode as she opens up and talks about what it means to be consistent in your life. Hear how you are a product of all your choices in life and how it applies to your business, relationships, and life:

 

When I first started this podcast, I was just trying to do it because I knew I should be doing it. But the problem with doing things because you should be doing it and not because you have intent makes for a sloppy or inconsistent work.

As an example, here is the publication date of the first few podcasts:

6/11/2014

7/3/14

9/15/2014

11/7/14

3/28/15

It wasn’t until Oct 2016 when I got consistent with doing episodes with my team….Posting every single Thursday for the past 9 months!

Now it has grown to 50 episodes and 600 downloads a week!

I was pondering if I should break the routine and just talk to you on this 50th episode?

Then I turned on the TV and a local church I love was on TV and guess what he was preaching about?

Consistency.

I have also started reading this awesome book called The Compound Effect by Darren Hardy and guess what he talks about?

Consistency.

So I took it as a pretty clear signal that yes – in fact, I should break the routine, and let’s talk consistency.

I got to really thinking about small businesses in general.

There are so many things that we are all told we HAVE to do. It is so overwhelming, right? You don’t know which to focus on. You feel like a dog chasing it’s tail… you just don’t know which direction to run.

Are your communication systems something you should focus on? What about marketing? What about hiring? What about pricing? What about office manager? What about keeping existing clients happy? What about…. what about…. what about….

So what happens is we try to do it all and then end up spread so thin we feel like we are about to crack or you want to speed down the freeway and throw your phone out the window.

Am I right?

My friends…. we are not a microwave business.

Darren Hardy talks about how we live in a microwave society and want everything NOW.

We don’t want to wait.

We don’t want to put in the long and hard work.

It is a tough thing to stay consistent because we don’t see the fruits of our labor for a really long time.

It reminds me of relationships and dating days.

Think back to your own dating days or maybe you have a child who is dating? Those relationships that are quick to start, often end quick, don’t they? The ones that are slow and steady tend to be much more fruitful.

Heck, it is like our marriages. What are we consistently doing in our relationships? Are we avoiding? being negative? are we not spending enough time? Are we always absent physically or emotionally? Or are we pouring into the other? Working on it daily? doing the things we know the other person wants and needs and vice versa?

Something that also struck me are YOU make your choices and then your choices make YOU.

Isn’t that right?

Let’s think about hiring. You make the decision to hire someone, and if you made the wrong choice, then that choice will shape part of your company.

So today – if there is one thing that I want to resonate with you is I want you to take an inventory of your day. Then I want you to compare it to your life.

You are exactly where your choices led to you be TODAY. It isn’t someone else’s fault that your business is exploding or not growing… it is your own.

It isn’t someone else’s fault that you are loosing weight or packing it on.

I know you can be consistent because we are all consistent right now… and it is a direct result of where we are today.

Thank you so much for being here for my 50th episode. Let me know what you thought of this one as it was from my heart to yours. Did you like it? Or what didn’t you like about it? Your feedback is everything to me 🙂 Thanks for allowing me into your airwaves and trusting me with your mind.

Always Keep Jumping,
Bella

 

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Episode 49: Strong Foundations & The Importance Of A Good Mentor

On this episode of “Bella in your Business” Bella speaks with Leanne Shannon, Co Owner of It’s Raining Cats & Dogs – Pet Sitters of the Palm Beaches.

Leanne and Tom Shannon

Leanne and Tom Shannon

Bella and Leanne talk about

  • Leanne’s understanding of dog walking v pet sitting before….. and after working with Bella.
  • Why learning this helped her and her husband create the foundation to build a strong empire.
  • Leanne’s understanding of where pricing structure and strategy came from before and after working with Bella
  • How Leanne went about understanding and absorbing the material in a way that worked for her.
  • How important is it to follow a good mentor or coach.

Leanne Shannon and her husband, Tommy were both laid off in 2008 after long professional careers in Corporate America. Not wanting to continue their careers, a friend (their first client) suggested they start a pet sitting business because of their deep love of animals. They joined the professional pet sitting associations, read books, articles, got bonded and insured and started their business 9 years ago. They wanted to grow their business from a Mom & Pop working 16 hour days, 7 days a week but didn’t know how or if they had the time or money to make the transition. In January of this year, they made the decision to reach out to Bella Vasta with Jump Consulting. It has been a slow process, only because they have a full client roster plus it’s huge paradigm shift from where they were to where they want to be; completely automated, building the brand and hire employees.

Website: https://www.ircdpetsitting.com/

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Episode 48: Social Media & Faith In Your Business With Heather Heuman

On this episode Bella speaks with Heather Heuman,  CEO/Founder of Sweet Tea Social Marketing, Elizabethtown Family and the
Founder of Sweet Tea Social Marketing Academy.

Heather Heuman

Heather Heuman

Bella and Heather discuss:

  • What social media can do for your business
  • What steps you should take to make social media work for you
  • What effects bringing her faith into her business had on it.
Heather is the CEO/Founder of Sweet Tea Social Marketing, Elizabethtown Family and the founder of Sweet Tea Social Marketing Academy. She is a social media speaker, strategist and trainer that specializes in helping Christian business owners and entrepreneurs, discover how to grow in today’s noisy social marketplace. Heather has corporate and locally-based client experience and enjoyed speaking at Social Media Marketing World earlier this year. She’s a proud wife and mother of three kiddos under 12 and is excited about her new podcast Business, Jesus and Sweet Tea is launching June 2017
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Episode 47: Customer Experience With Joey Coleman

On this episode Bella catches up with Joey Coleman, Chief Experience Composer, Design Symphony.  They talk about things you can do as a business owner to create a meaningful customer experience. Ideas include:

  • Sending personalized gifts to your customers seemingly at random
  • Sending handwritten notes thanking them for trusting you with their fur baby
  • Keeping track of simple things like the pet’s birthday and sending acknowledgements
  • Doing a monthly quick check of the pet (for any issues)

    Joey Coleman

    Joey Coleman

  • Giving the pet a bath unexpectedly
  • Sending quick personalized videos of the you and the pet to the client.

For over a decade, Joey has helped organizations retain their best customers and turn them into raving fans via his entertaining and actionable keynotes, workshops, and consulting projects.

His First 100 Days methodology helps fuel successful customer experience endeavors at companies and organizations around the world.

As a recognized expert in customer experience design and an award-winning speaker at national and international conferences, Joey specializes in creating unique, attention- grabbing customer experiences.

He works with companies ranging from small VC-funded start-ups, to large Fortune 500s, with hundreds of mid-size businesses in between.

Joey developed his narrative skills as a criminal defense trial attorney, advised and counseled Fortune 500 companies as a business consultant, honed his communications and messaging skills at the White House, and did things for the U.S. Secret Service and the CIA that he can’t talk about publicly.

His design and artwork has been displayed in museums, featured in juried shows, and graced publications in the U.S. and abroad. When not traveling the world (48 countries and counting) for keynote presentations, client workshops, and quality beach time, Joey enjoys watching magnificent sunsets from his mountain-top home in Colorado with his wife and two young sons.

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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.

Jen Phillips April

Jen Phillips April

Specifically they discuss:

  • Website copy (the words on your website) and how you need to rewrite so people can find your page more easily when searching
  • The wide range of searches user are doing these days
  • How consistent blogging can affect your SEO
  • The importance of Facebook Live to attract customers.

Jen Phillips April’s online marketing journey started way back in 2005 with a dog treat recipe site. Using content and the best practices of SEO, she grew that site to 87, 500 visitors/month. These days, she works with clients like pet sitters and dog trainers. She writes their website copy so it gets found by Google (and their target market) and she also offers training on social media and SEO. When she is not working with her clients, she is usually reading a novel, practicing her Down Dog or cooking up a delicious meal.

Check out Jen’s free 5 day email course on “How To Gain MASSIVE Visibility with Facebook Live in Only 5 Minutes a Day — Even if You’ve Never “Done” Video Before.” 

You can find out more at www.jenphillipsapril.com

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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 of incredible pet sitting business podcasts that you could be taking advantage of in your business?

Today, I bring you my personal top 10 favorite pet sitting business podcasts (in no particular order).  Note that not all of these pet sitting business podcasts have to do with the industry of pet sitting, but I believe they all share important lessons that can help pet sitting businesses.

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1. Build Your Tribe – Chalene Johnson

If you don’t know Chalene Johnson, you need to! SShe is an expert in both fitness AND business – a double threat. Her podcast, Build Your Tribe addresses important business topics such as:

  • How to influence people and be an influencer yourself
  • How to create a healthy work-life balance
  • How to connect with your community and solidify your brand.

2. Glambition Radio – Ali Brown

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Ali Brown is seriously KILLING it as a woman entrepreneur with her 250,000+ followers! In fact, she was named the “Entrepreneurial Guru for Women” by Business News Daily

Glambition Radio is one of the top podcasts for women entrepreneurs. Every two weeks, Ali Brown holds powerful interviews with today’s top entrepreneurs and passionate business builders. She currently has over 100 episodes.

3. The Solopreneur Hour Podcast – Michael O’Neal

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Michael O’Neal is totally unique, and here’s why: As a former web designer, he realized about 10 years ago that he is unemployable. He didn’t want to be in the rat race anymore. That’s when network marketing and internet marketing found him.

Now he runs his podcast, The Solopreneur Hour – Job Security for the Unemployable. Its aim is to show the other unemployable people of the world how to find business success in a way that works for them. With currently over 550+ episodes, Michael has had the chance to interview a plethora of incredible guests. Definitely worth the listen!

4. The Social Media Marketing Podcast – Michael Stelzner

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Michael Stelzner is one of the leading pioneer of the social media marketing world, and pesonally one of my favorites!  He is the founder and CEO of Social Media Examiner. He’s also the brains behind Social Media Marketing World that I attended earlier this year. Not to mention, he hosts the Social Media Marketing Podcast – an on-demand talk radio show from Social Media Examiner. It’s designed to help busy marketers and business owners discover what works with social media marketing.

If you want to learn how market on social media, you absolutely need to start listening to Michael Stelzner.

5. The Pawsome Podcast: Marketing Tips To Grow Your Pet Business – Kate McQuillan

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Hopefully, you all know my friend, the marketing expert, and insanely successful pet sitting business owner,  Kate McQuillan. Not only does she continue to run her thriving pet sitting business, she runs her own social media company, Pawsome Media.

The Pawsome Podcast is yet another way Kate connects with her audience. She discusses topics such as how to grow successful email lists and run an engaging Facebook page. She’s not only brilliant in the marketing world, but the fact that she understands our industry makes her an even more valuable resource. Plus, she has a really great accent to listen to! 😉

6. Online Marketing Made Easy – Amy Porterfield

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Amy Porterfield is a picture perfect example of a girl who was tired of corporate work life and decided to make it on her own as an entrepreneur. Now she runs a 7-figure a year online business without working 40-80 hour work week. She is a story of success, which is one reason why her podcast, Online Marketing Made Easy, is so motivational. When I was in isolation with Olivia after coming home from the hospital, I used to walk my neighborhood with Amy in my ears. 

With over 150 episodes, Online Marketing Made Easy brings listeners expert interviews and mini execution plans. Her mission is to make everything you listen to as actionable and profitable as possible.

7. The #AskGaryVee Show – Gary Vaynerchuk

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Directly out of college, Gary grew his parent’s wine business from a $4 million business to a $45 million business in just five years. Yeah. Wow. Now he’s a venture capitalist, angel investor, and the brains behind VaynerMedia.

He also is the host behind the #AskGaryVee Show where his audience asks questions and he answers them in form of a podcast. It’s an extremely unique approach and one that’s worked well for him. It’s allowed him to share his knowledge of how to build a successful business while connecting with his audience.

8. Mad Marketing – Marcus Sheridan of The Sales Lion

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Marcus Sheridan is one of my mentors, and a truly inspirational marketing expert. He is a former pool guy turned sales and marketing expert, as well as founder of The Sales Lion. Marcus is the go-to guy for content marketing.

His podcast, Mad Marketing, is really unique in that he rarely, if ever, interviews other people. He takes his audience’s questions and answers them, in an honest and transparent way. That’s why Marcus is great – he’s not going to sugar-coat anything. He tells you exactly like it is.

9. Entrepreneur On Fire (EOFire) – John Lee Dumas

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John Lee Dumas is an example of a guy who was SICK of the corporate life and knew there was something better out there. That’s when he decided to start EOFire, a now award-winning podcast with over 1600+ episodes. He’s interviewed some of the best-of-the-best including Gary Vaynerchuk (see above!) and Barbara Corcoran from Shark Tank. He now inspires millions with his story and his expert advice.

10. VLog Boss Radio – Amy Schmittauer

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Amy Schmittauer is another one of my inspirations, because she’s absolutely dominating YouTube with her VLogs . That’s why she’s the VLog Boss! Amy believes that if you believe you have a message worth sharing, you should be creating a vlog presence to get it out there.

In her podcast, VLog Boss Radio you can discover the strategies, ideas, stories, techniques and secrets to a killing vlogging platform. Amy also shares her experience both as a growing personal brand and as a video marketing consultant.

So there you have it – my top 10 pet sitting business podcasts that not only inspire me to be a bigger and better entrepreneur, but most importantly, a better coach. All of these pet sitting business podcasts share a unique perspective on business. So listen to them, absorb them, and learn from them! I guarantee you’ll be left with some incredible business advice, as well that extra motivation you need to follow through.

To listen to any of these podcasts, be sure to go to iTunes or Stitcher and type in the name of the show. Don’t forget to subscribe to always get the latest shows!

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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.

Jason Waggoner, VP. Marketing for ACUTRAQ

Jason Waggoner

They discuss:

  • Some of the drawbacks to using the simple background check services you see online
  • How a service like ACUTRAQ can actually reduce some of the liability around background checks
  • How you should proceed when a potential employee has something flagged in their background check
  • Jason’s UMeetU movement and acting/video production activities.

You can find out more about ACUTRAQ at https://www.acutraq.com/.

To find out more about Jason’s UMeetU movement, go to http://www.umeetumovement.com/.

To see a cool music video Jason put together for ACUTRAQ check out https://youtu.be/2giXfjnB0p4.

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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 ProPetHeroa 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 is decorated in many accolades and even expanded to opening a grooming and holistic pet supply store.

Cara Armour

Since 2003, Cara has been trained by the American Red Cross as well as several veterinarians in Pet First Aid and CPR. In 2011 she completed an instructor training course and became a certified Pet First Aid and CPR instructor. In 2015 she co-founded an online Pet First Aid academy and now works as a product and marketing manager for ProPetHero, the Pet First Aid and CPR division of ProTrainings.

She is also a volunteer and foster home for The Boxer Rescue Inc, a health conscious breeder of Boxers.

Bella and Cara talk about Pet First Aid and how to go about training you and your staff.

They discuss the benefits of being trained which are:

  • Being able to save the lives of your pets or pet clients.
  • Learning to recognize potential issues with a pet and bring that to the owner’s attention.
  • Using that trained status to stand out from your competition and create greater security among your clients.

They talk about how an online training course, such as the ones available through ProPetHero are more useful than in-person training because:

  • You can do them at your own pace and anywhere you want.
  • The cost is significantly low compared to sending staff to an in-person training course
  • You can monitor staff’s progress and comprehension of the material.

There is even a special discount for “Bella in your Business” fans. You can get 10% off by going to here.
Coupon code: CPR-petsitter

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