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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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Episode 25: Compassion Fatigue

In this episode of “Bella In Your Business”, Bella speaks with Holly Cook, author of My End of the Leash: Compassion Fatigue From a Pet Sitter’s Perspective. She started pet sitting in 1994, and won the Pet Sitters International,  Pet Sitter of the Year award in 2004;  She has been serving the pet sitting industry […]

Episode 24: Faith-Based Business Networking

In this episode of Bella in Your Business, Bella offers up a recording of talk she gave to a faith-based business networking group in her area. In the talk she discusses approaching networking from a faith-based point of view. She says that successful networking results from: Listening Caring Taking time to build trust Influence Finding “family” […]

Episode 23: How Do I Know If It Is Legal To Board Dogs In My Home?

According to Kristy, she is the only properly zoned boarding facility in Philadelphia that is operating out of a private home. And it didn’t come easy. In this episode of “Bella In Your Business,” Bella speaks with Kristie Glazer from Philly Pet Care,a family-owned pet sitting and dog walking company in Philadelphia.  In an unprecedented interview, […]

Episode 22: How To Get More PR For Your Pet Business

In this episode of “Bella In Your Business”, Bella spends time with Susie Timm,  President of Knife & Fork Media Group. Susie specializes in comprehensive public relations and marketing strategy in the gourmet food, restaurant and retail industries. Gaining PR for your pet business can be wildly useful during the upcoming holidays, but if you […]

Episode 21: How One Pet Lover Took Her Passion For Pets and United An Entire State with Woofalong

In this episode of “Bella In Your Business”, Bella talks with Darcy Graham,  creator of WOOFALONG.com. The site, which shows you the dog-friendly restaurants, stores, parks, trails and events in Colorado, was launched earlier this year and is already looking to expand. Bella and Darcy discuss: The frustration that was the impetus for the site. […]

Episode 20: Interview with a Small Business State Auditor

In this episode of “Bella In Your Business”, Bella talks with Katrina Kadyszewski, a former state auditor with the State of Connecticut.   Katrina has over 16 years experience working in a variety of financial positions. She started in the brokerage industry with a Series 7, 63 and 65 and life and health license, and […]

Episode 19: A Look Back at How A Pet Sitting Business Started & Grew with Kristie Glazer

  In this episode of “Bella In Your Business”, Bella talks with Kristie Glazer from Philly Pet Care, a family-owned pet-sitting and dog-walking company in Philadelphia. Kristie talks about how she got started and what changes she made that really helped her business grow. After graduating college, Kristie and her husband moved to Philadelphia which […]

Episode 16: Getting Rid of Toxic Relationships

In this episode of “Bella In Your Business”, Bella discusses getting rid of “bad apples” otherwise known as bad relationships.  At some point in your personal or professional life you have had that person who is a vampire of your time or energy.  And they can be very influential in your life. You need to […]

Episode 15: How to Get Rid of the Fear of Delegation

In this episode of “Bella In Your Business”, Bella is joined by Kate McQuillan from Pawsome Media. They dismantle the myths surrounding the fear of delegation in pet sitting businesses and discuss the profitable advantages of it. Bella leads off by talking about her first delegation experience with the website Fancy Hands , a website […]

Episode 14: Discount Daily Dog Walks

In this episode of “Bella In Your Business”, Bella discusses whether or not you should offer a discount daily dog walks. She covers points on both sides of the issue. Bella starts by stressing that before even considering a discount for daily dog walks, you really should know just how much profit you make off […]

Episode 13: Should I Pet Sit for an Out of Control Dog?

In this episode of “Bella In Your Business”, Bella discusses whether you should agree to pet sit for an out of control dog.  The discussion is based on a post from the discussion pages of her private Facebook group found at https://www.facebook.com/groups/jumpersnetwork/. The writer of the post said that she had a “Meet and Greet” […]

Episode 12: Non-Owned Auto Liability Insurance

In this episode of “Bella In Your Business”, we are joined once again by David Pearsall, Vice President at Business Insurers of the Carolinas, which specializes in commercial insurance, including businesses providing pet services. David joins Bella for the second of many episodes dealing with insurance for those in the pet sitting industry. This episode […]