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Episode #244 10 Things You Need Before You Hire

So you think you’re ready to hire but are you? Do you have a manual? Do you have a handbook? Wait…. aren’t those the same thing?  I’ll be honest with you, hiring can be frustrating. Having these things in place will make the process much easier for you. BIGGEST TAKEAWAYS: Yes, there is a difference […]

Episode 243 – Why You Need Hiring Phases To Hire Fast and Effectively

  This week’s podcast is all about hiring phases. Focus on what’s important to you in YOUR business, and use hiring phases to save you both time and money. BIGGEST TAKEAWAYS: Do some brainstorming to narrow down the traits you’re looking for. Your systems are only as good as you are. The market is open. […]

Episode #242 How To Accept Video Applications

In this week’s podcast, I’m challenging you to try something new!   Today I am sharing valuable information that has been tried and tested during our Higher Gear Challenge. Tune in to learn what you should be doing to hire the right candidates for your business. It works!   BIGGEST TAKEAWAYS: The future of hiring […]

Episode 241: How to get UNSTUCK with Hiring in 2021

On today’s podcast, I’m making my next prediction!   There are 8.1 million job openings and 9.8 million unemployed per the Dept of Labor. It’s time to stop complaining and start making adjustments to get people hired. You are not alone…. let me help you get your business back! BIGGEST TAKEAWAYS: We are in a […]

Episode 240: How Do I Know If I Am Ready To Hire?

On today’s podcast, we are asking ourselves the question “How do I know if I’m ready to hire?” The short answer is: there is no perfect answer. To start here’s a word of advice, it’s gonna get worse before it gets better. BIGGEST TAKEAWAYS: There are four things you need to consider when asking yourself […]

Episode 239: Let Me Help You Hire Employees In May!

This episode is one of our shorter episodes but I wanted to bring you two very valuable opportunities. First is the pop up group I am starting for the month of May. I am challenging you to pick a number of people that you will be hiring and let me help you hire. Do not […]

Episode 238: How To Crush the “I’m Too Scared To Hire” Fear

In today’s show we’re going to talk about hiring employees and those fears that may surround this topic. If you’re not into hiring employees, that’s totally fine! But if you are, sit back and have a listen as we dive into it all and approach those fears that just may be holding you back from […]

Episode 237: Facebook Hiring Ads with Pam Curry

In today’s show we are rounding out the series that has been all about Social Media and the best way to actually leverage it! We’re going to talk to you about using the graphics you can get from Better Marketing With Bella, (or any graphics you might make) and how you can create a campaign […]

Episode 236: The New Era of Remote And Flexible Work.

The New Era of Work and What That Looks Like as a Business Owner I am the founder of remoteworkadvocate.com, the go-to place for both companies embracing flexible work and individuals willing to thrive in the remote world. Within the past few years, having worked with various international clients, I created a Remote-Ready Audit as […]

Episode 235: How to Use Social Media to Get New Staff for Your Pet Business

How To Use Social Media to Attract New Staff for Your Pet Business Did you know that social media isn’t just for getting new clients? What if we can show you how it can easily attract new employees and staff to your business without you even having to go out and look for them. Listen […]

Episode 234: Triumph Over 2020 and Looking Towards the Future

A Story of Triumph Over 2020 and Looking Towards the Future   Established in 2014 by me, Becky Lea, Paws Around Motown offers mobile services to fit into your busy lifestyle! We come to you and offer dog walking, pet sitting, obedience training, pet taxis, and yard cleanups all around Oakland County. This company and […]

Episode 233: How To Decide On A Social Media Manager

  Biggest Takeaway You Don’t Want To Miss Social media is the storefront of your business and doing it on your own can be tough. Finding the time, knowing the strategies, and planning it all out takes a lot of time. Many pet sitting and dog walking businesses make the mistake of delegating their social […]

Episode 232: The 5 Biggest Problems Pet Sitters and Dog Walkers Have With Social Media

  Doing the same thing over and over again? Put anything in a process and avoid starting from scratch every single time. Keep a file of the templates, fonts, colors, and embellishments that you always use. Making these decisions once can actually help you multiple times in the future whether you’re doing graphics, video or […]

(Secret Episode 2)

I have a very special announcement in this secret episode. A workshop that is an hour long, helping you with social media with many freebies. Register here: www.jumpconsulting.net/workshop. $9 to the public and free for mastermind members.

Episode 231: 13 Biggest Mistakes Pet Sitters and Dog Walkers Make on Social Media

Social media is a jungle and it is always very tough to know what works and what doesn’t. Just when you get the hang of it and start seeing results, it changes! And it happens frequently. Today, we are going to make sure that you stay away these 13 mistakes I see pet sitters and […]

10 Ways to Save Money on Your Pet Business Taxes

Episode 230: 10 Ways to Save Money on Your Taxes

10 Ways to Save Money on Your Taxes   This week, Bella talks about some of the amazing tax-saving tips her Mastermind members were privy to when CPA and tax expert, Christian Culpepper joined the Mastermind video session earlier this month. Chris has 30 years of experience in accounting, banking, real estate finance, and tax […]

Episode 229: How Has The Pandemic Affected Our Mental Health?

How Has The Pandemic Affected Our Mental Health?  Dr. Tanaka founded Coronado Psych with the mission to offer clients evidence-based psychological services. She’s dedicated the majority of the last decade to developing and providing evidence-based, culturally sensitive, and accessible psychological services to patients. Dr. Tanaka specializes in working with young adults, adults, and seniors struggling […]

Running a Pet Business Around Kids at Home

Episode 228: How to Run a Business Around Kids Learning Virtually

How to Run a Business Around Kids Learning Virtually This week Bella reaches out to fellow parents everywhere. This episode is for all the overwhelmed pet business owners who are also busy moms and dads juggling their busy schedules, parenting, relationships, a household, and…kids who are also learning virtually. As we start to see a […]

Shhh! Secret Episode

I’ve never done this before… but I had something really special to tell you. My loyal podcast listeners. I am doing a workshop and I am giving it to you for only $7. www.jumpconsulting.net/workshop to sign up! I just wanted to say that I believe in you. I believe in your business. Every week I […]

Episode 227: How To Decrease Turnover and Create Raving Employees

How To Decrease Turnover and Create Raving Employees This week Bella talks about the importance of onboarding new staff properly along with the consequences of not having a standard onboarding policy in place. Bella’s vast experience in the pet based industry provides her with invaluable insights and the ability to go straight to the heart […]

Beware Of Certain Pet Business Coaches

Episode 226: Beware Of Certain Pet Business Coaches

Beware Of Certain Pet Business Coaches   Let’s talk about business coaches and mentors! This week, Bella, who is a big believer in coaches herself and has always had a coach, shares why it’s absolutely critical you choose the right business coach and what to look for.  This episode stresses being aware of the rather […]

Episode 225 Running a Business Through Divorce or Major Life Changes

How Relationships and Emotions Impact Your Business     Bella talks about a common thread she sees year to year in business owners. This includes the depth of emotions and how paralyzing they can be when it comes to going about your daily work and your business. Bella opens up about her own experiences in […]

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Episode 224 – 4 Massive Secrets To Attracting Dog Walking Clients in 2021

  4 Massive Secrets To Attracting Dog Walking Clients in 2021 Bella discusses 4 Massive Secrets to Attracting Dog Walking Clients in 2021 and moving forward after a pandemic influenced 2020. Pet business owners can maximize this time in their businesses by leaping into the unique business opportunities Covid-19 restrictions have placed upon all of […]

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Episode 223: How To Promote Inclusivity with a DEI Statement In Your Business

  The Importance of Diversity, Equality and Inclusivity in Your Business.   Hannah Boike is a hiring and recruiting professional with WalkerScout. WalkerScout is a unique RPO (recruitment process outsourcing) provider. Its mission is to help dog walking, dog daycare, and dog training businesses scout, hire, and support their teams. She is very passionate about […]

10 Of The Biggest Blessings and Lessons Learned From Pet Business Owners in 2020

  While 2020 has become an acronym for terror, pessimism, bad things, and despair… I wanted to bring you some light and hope. I wanted to share with you lessons and blessings coming from my clients. I am so stinkin’ proud of them. There has been so much good that has come out of 2020. No […]