Bella’s Blog

A Special Message For You From San Diego!

This has been one of the most exciting weeks! I had the great privilege to not only attend Social Media Marketing World but to SPEAK there! I discussed how to get your Facebook Groups seen in the newsfeed and it was such a huge success. I recorded this video for you all the way from […]

Episode 138: Profit First With Mike Michalowicz

Mike is the author of Profit First, Surge, The Pumpkin Plan, and his newest release Clockwork. By his 35th birthday, Mike had founded and sold two companies – one to private equity and another to a Fortune 500. Today he is running his third multi-million dollar venture, Profit First Professionals. Mike is a former small […]

How To Automate Your Pet Sitting and Dog Walking Business

Technology sure has grown since the start of this industry. In the 90s, we were doing everything with paper and pen.Paper schedules, our flip phones, if we even had that… and websites were just coming on the scene. Social Media wasn’t popular and the only real type of marketing and advertising was good old fashioned […]

Episode 137: How To Make Better Decisions In Your Business

With an uncanny knack for connecting quickly with warmth and humor, plus years of practical relevance and experience (ex-Google, ESPN, HubSpot, NextView VC; current founder/show host, Unthinkable Media), Jay Acunzo delivers keynotes that move people to action. Whether it’s with 40 global brand executives, 400 fire chiefs, or 4,000 fired up marketers, Jay challenges others […]

Episode 136: How Does Blogging Help Me Get Pet Sitting Clients?

Today, we’re answering a question I get all the time – how does blogging help me get pet sitting clients? Although we’ve talked about how important blogging is, we’ve never really dived into the strategy behind how it actually works! Biggest Takeaway You Don’t Want To Miss In this day and age it isn’t about […]

Stand Out In A Noisy World By Knowing Who You (and your brand) Are.

  When you’re online, knowing your brand is a lot like when a kid grows up and develops into their own. There are those cool kids in one corner doing it all that one way (and being worshiped for it). Then, in the other corner, there are the band kids that are just beating to […]

legal mistakes

Episode 135: Legal Mistakes Entrepreneurs Make With Bobby Klinck

Bobby Klinck is a lawyer, but he’s not your typical lawyer. Sure, he went to Harvard Law School and worked prestigious law firms, but if you look at the big whiteboard in his office, you won’t see much about the law. It’s filled with tasks related to platform building, inbound marketing, and sales funnels. Bobby […]

social selling

Episode 134: Social Selling In Your Pet Business With Rebekah Radice

Rebekah Radice is the founder of RadiantLA, a digital marketing training and development company, International Keynote Speaker, creator of the PREP Performance Method, and the author of, “Social Media Mastery: A Comprehensive Guide to Strategic Growth.” With over 20 years of experience, Rebekah has trained thousands of growth-driven leaders on her PREP™ Performance Method. Through […]

pet business hiring

Recruitment vs. Reactionary Hiring In Your Pet Business

There is a major shift happening with hiring and recruitment in pet sitting and dog walking business. More and more people are starting to find the best applicants by being proactive in the hiring process rather than reactive. With the help of a popular software used by many pet businesses it is starting to revolutionize the way staff is hired.

transform your business

Episode 133: How To Transform Your Pet Business In Just 365 Days With Becki Davis

Becki founded her business, Prefurred Pet Care Services, in 2016 after an incredibly difficult period of personal change and loss. Her hobby quickly became serious, and Prefurred is now an award-winning business employing 13 people!       Biggest Takeaway You Don’t Want To Miss The way that we respond to life, not react to […]

live streaming

Episode 132: Leveraging Live Streaming For Your Business With Stephanie Liu

Stephanie Liu is an award-winning digital marketing strategist and live streaming expert. As an ad agency veteran, she spent the last decade and a half helping Fortune 500 companies go from unknown to unforgettable by using social media. As the host of Lights, Camera, Live®, she shines a spotlight on the best and brightest marketers […]

How Does Blogging Help Me Get Pet Sitting Clients?

How Does Blogging Help Me Get Pet Sitting Clients?

Wondering how your blogging efforts can get you more pet sitting clients?

chatbots

Episode 131: All About Chatbots With Kelly Noble Mirabella

Dynamic. Engaging. Totally rad. These are a few words you might use to describe your latest Facebook video … but they also apply to Kelly Noble Mirabella, self-described social media geek and marketing consultant with Stellar Media Marketing.With more than 11 years of social media marketing experience—and more than a few wacky costumes—Kelly brings tricky […]

training employees

Episode 130: Training & On-Boarding Employees With Rob Balasabas

Rob Balasabas is the Social Media & Community Manager at Thinkific. He manages the daily curation of Thinkific’s message on social media. You may also find him engaging with their private online community of over 14,000 (and growing) online course creators inside the “Thinkific Studio” Facebook Group. Rob joined the Thinkific Team in 2016, as […]

social media strategy

Episode 129: The Relationships Behind Social Media With Chris Strub

Chris Strub is the first person to use live-streaming and Snapchat in all 50 U.S. states. He’s also the author of 50 States, 100 Days: The Book, and is the CEO of I Am Here, LLC.     Biggest Takeaway You Don’t Want To Miss Social media is more important now than ever and it truly […]

corporate america

Episode 128: Going From Corporate America To Small Business Owner With April Cox

April is a dog mom of 2 that just recently left corporate America to run her daycare and boarding business, Rocky’s Retreat. Rocky’s offers a boutique experience that allows dogs to thrive. Biggest Takeaway You Don’t Want To Miss There’s never going to be “perfect time” to leave your corporate job to become a full-time […]

State of the pet sitting and dog walking industry

State of the Pet Sitting & Dog Walking Industry 2019

  Whether you are just entering into the pet sitting and dog walking industry or been here a long time like me (17 years!) I bet you wonder about the state of the industry and where we are headed. You might wonder if all businesses are like yourself? What the effect of Rover and Wag […]

sales funnel

Episode 127: The Three Types Of Videos With Dave Feinman

At Viral Ideas, Dave Feinman creates to Inspire. He believes everyone has the right to be fulfilled, in shared creativity, and in the power of defining your why. Dave shares this message through the creative process of making videos.     Biggest Takeaway You Don’t Want To Miss When we talk about the three types […]

virtual assistants

Episode 126: All About Virtual Assistants With Trivinia Barber

Trivinia is the founder of Priority VA – a boutique Virtual Assistant Agency that matches elite level entrepreneurs like Todd Herman and Ray Edwards with highly skilled virtual assistants who “get” the online space and come prepared to deliver massive ROI right out of the gate.   Show Highlights What should we outsource? [2:00] How […]

jazzhr

Secrets To Success on JazzHR vs. Indeed for Pet Sitters and Dog Walkers

Hiring can be one of the biggest fears and challenges that I see pet sitters face on a day to day basis. This topic is for sure 50% of all problems that all pet sitting and dog walking businesses will face when trying to scale their business. Bill Gelderman, from Orion Systems, says that “hiring […]

quantum benefits

Episode 125: Quantum Benefits With Jennifer Diepstraten

Jennifer Diepstraten is the CEO and founder of High Ticket Sales Success. She helps entrepreneurs to raise their fees, gain confidence, and find the words to close big sales with ease. Jennifer has grown my own coaching and consulting business to multiple 6-figures in less than two years, sold over $14 million in sales with her sales […]

storytelling

Episode 124: Connecting With Clientele Through Storytelling With Gael Gilliland

Gael Gilliland is the founder of The Legacy Recorder, and is passionate about helping every person record their life story for future generations to cherish. She is also a freelance writer and millennial mother of three future creatives, who in the present day give her daily inspiration and a few grey hairs. Learn more about […]

hiring

Episode 123: Solving The Hiring Problem In Your Pet Business

Abbie Hawkins is the Senior Channel Account Manager for JazzHR, the best hiring software in the pet industry. Listen in to see how over 60 pet sitting companies are turning their “I don’t have anyone to hire” problem into “I have too many qualified applicants to sift through” This is a great episode you will […]

disaster preparedness

Episode 122: Disaster Preparedness In Your Pet Sitting Company

Nicole Brown Packin is the CEO of Miami Pet Concierge based out of Miami, Florida. Since MPC’s opening in 2007, Nicole has continued to grow and learn as much as she can about animal welfare. She earned her Small Animal Massage Practitioner (SAMP) Certificate in Maintenance, Performance, and Rehabilitation Massage from Northwest School of Animal […]

video gear

Video Gear for Pet Sitters

Many of you have asked for recommendations on what to use to start shooting your video. Rather than make a purchase and wonder if it is the right one, I thought I would give you the list of products I have bought and use. Enjoy! Please Note: The links on this page are affiliate links and […]