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funny pet stories

Episode 310: My Funniest Pet Stories And How To Make It Into Social Media Posts

In this industry, we all have them. This hysterical, how the heck did this happen to me, funny pet stories. But these stories can be used for much more than a funny, casual conversation. You can be leveraging these funny pet stories. Yes. Leverage these stories for your social media posts and content. Take those […]

stand out from the competition

Episode 309: 3 Ways To Beat The Competition At Their Own Game

You might be looking to increase your business, or take on more clients. Maybe trying to grow your business and increase your revenue. Whatever it is you are looking to do, you need to stand out from the competition. What are you doing differently that will stand out from your competition? What if I told […]

Plan for the holidays

Episode 308: What Every Dog Sitter Needs To Know For The Holidays

It may be September, but the best thing you can do to save yourself time (and sanity) is to plan ahead for the holidays. Plan what business will look like, and how much or how little you are wanting to take on. Then prioritize everything. Right now you may be so swamped that the thought […]

a successful business

Episode 307: Want To Drive Your Business Into The Ground? Do These 3 Things Every Day

Sometimes we think we know all the right things to do to have a successful business. But the truth is, we are not always at our best. Certain things we think or do are causing us to drive our businesses into the ground. This week I want to make you aware of these things. Because […]

build a thriving business

Episode 306: I Have 20 Years Experience In The Pet Industry. Here Are 3 Ways To Cultivate A Thriving Business

20 years of experience in the industry comes with a whole bunch of advice and some ideas of what not to do. If you are looking to build a thriving business you not only need to know the correct steps but the right mindset to get you there. Today, I hope you don’t take this […]

Stand out from the competition

Episode 305: 8 Ways To Stand Out From Your Pet Sitting Competition  

Your hope as a business owner is to stand out from the competition and entice clients to choose you to work with, right? But you need to do just that, stand out! When there is a plethora of pet sitting or dog walking businesses to choose from, what sets yours apart from the rest? But […]

Hiring Questions

Episode 304: 4 Hiring Questions To Separate Good From The Great Pet Sitters

What if you knew the right questions to ask that would separate the good, from the great employees? Asking the right hiring questions when searching for employees can weed out ones who may not be the right fit for you or your business. But how do you know what questions to ask? The hiring process […]

attract great employees

Episode 303: 3 Ways To Attract Great Employees That You Probably Haven’t Done

Are you struggling right now to attract great employees for your business? Because bringing more people on means more business you can take on, meaning… higher revenue for your business. A win-win all around! But you might be stuck. Stuck trying to attract great employees. Stuck trying to retain your employees. And stuck in a […]

find and hire employees

Episode 302: How To Find and Hire 3 Amazing Employees In 2 Weeks

Does the process of finding and hiring new employees leave you feeling defeated? Or maybe you feel like you have done it all when it comes to hiring and it just is not working for you. What if I told you it can be much easier? That you may need to take a different approach […]

sales mistakes

Episode 301: The 5 Hidden Sales Mistakes That Cost Pet Sitters

If there was something in your business that was really a mistake and costing you time and money, would you want to know? There are sales mistakes business owners make that are hindering them from success every single day. This week I am diving into the 5 most common sales mistakes that I see people […]

Business mindset

Episode 300: 11 Mindset Hacks To Take Your Business To The Next Level

Your mindset is going to get you everywhere or keep you exactly where you are at. As we publish this 300th episode, I am talking to you from my heart, as I always do on the milestone episodes. This time is it all about what you are saying in your own head. HOW to scale […]

Episode 299: Is Your Pet Sitting Software Working For Or Against You?

Jodi came to me wondering how she could get more clients. We took a look into her systems and found out that the way in which she is having people sign up was stopping the sale from happening. She was having to send UN and PW to a new user and while they were waiting […]

Pet sitting software

Episode 298: Common Mistakes To Avoid When Using Pet Sitting Software

Pet sitting software is a crucial aspect of running an efficient business. Many business owners find themselves either without software or paying for one they aren’t even using to its fullest potential. And as a business owner, you want to do everything that helps move your business forward by thinking smarter, not working harder. There […]

You shouldn't be afraid to job share in 2022

Episode 297: Why You Shouldn’t Be Afraid To Job Share in 2022

Let’s talk about job share… Job sharing can actually be a GREAT thing… and you already are probably taking on BIGGER liability in your pet sitting and dog walking business. This episode will give insight into a different way of thinking. Now is the time to be creative, think about how we are going to […]

Think about this before your next price increase!

Episode 296: Think About This Before Your Next Price Increase!

Have you been thinking about increasing your pet sitting prices this year? Or have you recently increased your dog walking prices, and now you’re thinking it may not be enough… Charging the wrong amount can be the difference between a thriving business and going out of business. Ouch There is so much to consider before […]

How to use an SOP for your pet sitting business

Episode 295: How To Use an SOP for Your Pet Sitting Business

Does the thought of creating an SOP for your pet sitting business leave you feeling overwhelmed? Or have you hired an office manager but had that completely blow up in your face due to the lack of an SOP? Or even worse, take the route of starting to create one, just to end up with […]

Episode 294: 4 horrendous mistakes many pet owners make with their CPA

Episode 294: 4 Horrendous Mistakes Many Pet Business Owners Make With Their CPA

If I asked you today, “how do your books look?” or “did you have any big surprises from your taxes?” would either of those questions confuse you? Scare you? Leave you feeling a bit unsure? That might sound invasive, but to evaluate your business, you have to be in the know of these aspects. You […]

Episode 293: 4 Mistakes Pet Business Owners Make When Hiring An Office Manager

Episode 293: 4 Mistakes Pet Business Owners Make When Hiring An Office Manager

Do you have an organizational chart in your pet sitting company? Running a pet sitting or dog walking company means that every day is filled with duties big and small, and an office manager is a huge asset when it comes to helping run your business. They can help you take care of all your […]

Episode 292: Staff Members Leaves The Manager, Not The Job

Episode 292: Staff Members Leave The Manager, Not The Job

Do you feel like you have a high turnover? Have you ever thought about why you have turnover? Do you know? Is it because of seasonal employees? young staff members moving on? or even life situations? Maybe so! But what if I were to blow your mind and have you consider something you might not […]

The Single Most Important Question You Need To Ask Yourself About Your Staff

Episode 291: The Single Most Important Question You Need To Ask Yourself About Your Staff

Take a moment with me if you will and think about your staff. Do you have a rockstar staff member? Someone who is your number one, most reliable member? And what would your business look like if everyone on the team was just like this rockstar? What about your staff workload? Is it spread equally […]

How to attract multiple applicants to your business

Episode 290 How To Attract Multiple Applicants To Your Business

You have put in the hours to get your business booming right now. Perfected your onboarding and training. Put the correct positions in place and posted those job listings. You are ready for future employees to come knocking on your door! But they aren’t, and you’re confused. Just like any other aspect of your business, […]

Taking A Stand, Trolls, & Leaving Your Business For 6 Months..... Personal Stories With Receipts!

Episode 289 Taking A Stand, Trolls, & Leaving Your Business For 6 Months….. Personal Stories With Receipts!

They say to not believe everything you read online, but what would it look like if you did? Because there are many out there online spreading bad info and giving out bad advice. They are spewing slander and stating there is no way you can accomplish the big goals of yours. Tearing you down, because.. […]

3 of the biggest mistakes pet business make during onboarding and hiring

Episode 288: 3 Of The Biggest Mistakes Pet Businesses Make During Onboarding And Training

Are you trying desperately to hire? Do you feel like you can’t find anyone? Does no one apply? Follows through? Ghosts you? Or quits right after they start? These problems are running rampant in the industry and it is probably because of one of these three things: Too long of an onboarding process, too much […]

Episode 287 Secure Your Support System For The Upcoming Pet Business Changes

Episode 287: Secure Your Support System For The Upcoming Pet Business Changes

As summer approaches, trends in the pet business world are getting ready for some big changes. Business, if it hasn’t already, will start booming, and while that may be so exciting are you ready for it? Does your business have a solid foundation with a good marketing strategy in place? With the rising of inflation, […]

The biggest part of social media that everyone is missing

Episode 286: The Biggest Part Of Social Media That Everyone Is Missing

Social media has become an important part of marketing, but many people are missing the biggest part: outreach 98% of people are neglecting this element of their social media strategy and then are surprised when they are not finding success in growing their business. Outreach is key to a successful social media marketing strategy, and […]