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Tripple Your Small Business Website Hits In A Day

You know, it was pretty entertaining. Recently someone commented to me, “You are just a pet sitter.” How may times have you just been eliminated to “Just a…” I was taken back by this, as coaching is a big part of what I do. I really only spend two hours of my day working ON […]

Can I Afford Pet Sitting Employees?

This is a super question and very relevant in many business owners minds. Afterall, if you start giving away all your work, you are left with next to nothing, right? Wrong.

What Kind Of Boss Are You?

So this week I had a interesting conversation. One of my good friends was speaking about how much they HATE THEIR JOB. I don’t just mean like I can’t stand it. I mean like day in and day out HATE it. You know, on Sunday after church the anxiety starts setting in

3 Reasons Why You Need To Trust Someone And Hire Them!

“But I don’t trust anyone to do as good of a job as I do Bella. I do 110% and no one will do that as a worker for me, or I will have to pay them a lot of money!”

If I had a $100 (yes, $100) for every time someone said that – I wouldn’t have to work again in my life. First of all, you can’t

It Costs To Have Pet Sitting Employees: Payroll Taxes

Taxes are what every business should factor into the cost of doing business. So rather than pay your IC $5 extra, you pay them $5 less and the taxes make up for that difference.

Coaching client tells of an “Orgasmic Moment” with Danielle…

Oprah calls it the “Ah-ha” moment. Chris, from Aussie Pet Sitter in Tampa calls it the “orgasmic moment” See what she is talking about here as she thanks me for our last sessions:

Coaching client tells of an "Orgasmic Moment" with Danielle…

Oprah calls it the “Ah-ha” moment. Chris, from Aussie Pet Sitter in Tampa calls it the “orgasmic moment” See what she is talking about here as she thanks me for our last sessions:

You Are Helping Me Change My Life!

After a recent coaching session with a really awesome up and coming business owner, she emailed me the below. We were discussing charging what you are worth and how sometimes we are not always our own client.

5 Reasons Why Power Pet Sitter Is The Best Software for Petsitters.

As a business coach with a lot of pet sitting business owner clients,I have done my fair share of investigating software systems. Here is why I believe that Power Pet Sitter (PPS) is the best.

Communication Is Key, Secure & Close The Sale Now

Communication. Sometimes you don’t realize how important it is, until it doesn’t happen. Example… I had a recent weird experience with a vendor.  I admired their work, and passed it along to colleagues and friends, who also liked their work. In fact one colleague liked their work so much that they said they wanted to purchase […]

Why You Can't Afford Not To Have Employees, From the Insurance Company's Mouth

There. I said it and I really mean it. I know, I know, you are sick and tired of hearing this debate. But this is different. Why? Dennis Stowers, insurance agent for pet sitters, from Mourer-Foster explained all the below to me, and approved this article. So this isn’t just me typing away. Are you ready?

Why You Can’t Afford Not To Have Employees, From the Insurance Company’s Mouth

There. I said it and I really mean it. I know, I know, you are sick and tired of hearing this debate. But this is different. Why? Dennis Stowers, insurance agent for pet sitters, from Mourer-Foster explained all the below to me, and approved this article. So this isn’t just me typing away. Are you ready?

Why Happiness In Your Business Isn’t Just A Number

So what are your goals and plans? Are they determined by a number with a bunch of zeros after a number? Or is it a lifestyle that you want to achieve. Nothing is going to take off and grow big unless you take the training wheels off. 🙂

Why Happiness In Your Business Isn't Just A Number

So what are your goals and plans? Are they determined by a number with a bunch of zeros after a number? Or is it a lifestyle that you want to achieve. Nothing is going to take off and grow big unless you take the training wheels off. 🙂

Rule #2: Who Cares About The Competition.

How many of us have started off our business trying to do what everyone else does first? You know what I mean…. you figure out what your services are going to be, what you call them, how much they are, how they are structured – all by what already exists out there. Hmmm….. But if […]

How Do I Compete With The $10 Pet Sitting Rates That Some Companies Charge?

“Comparing your business to the hobbyist, is like the local convenient store being threatened by neighborhood kid’s lemon-aid stand.”   Whether you are in the pet sitting industry or you are in the purse business… there is always going to be someone willing to do what you do for less. It is a fact of […]

The Biggest Mistake You Can Make With Price Is Charging What You “Feel” Is Right

I just called McDonald’s here in Scottsdale. If you were to start working there today, you would automatically get health insurance and you your starting pay would be $7.30/hr. That is more than the average pet sitter makes.

Why Charging What You “Feel” Is Right, Could Cost You Your Business.

I just called McDonald’s here in Scottsdale. If you were to start working there today, you would automatically get health insurance and you your starting pay would be $7.30/hr. That is more than the average pet sitter makes.

[Audio MP3] Christ Based Networking

On April 13th, at Desert Life Church I gave a 30 minute talk to the monthly group that meets on the second Wednesday of every month. It was called “How hard are you casting your net? Networking – Christ Based. This is a fantastic group that meets from 12pm-1pm with a amazing lunch provided to […]

Why be bitter? Attitude is everything!

It is said that it takes more energy to be mad than to be happy. Being in the pet industry, how could one ever be mad? Personally, I am greeted by wagging tails, sloppy kisses, and purring kitties most of the day. It is great! A few weeks ago I was helping a person with […]

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Want Revenge? Think Again.

Revenge always feels good for a minute, but then it wears off. Speaking out and telling everyone of the wrong doing also feels good, but you run a big risk of it back firing and you looking bad…

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Who Exactly Is An Expert?

In addition to being an “expert” you need to have your niche. No one can possibly be an expert about everything. If they were, they would be God.

What IS Social Media anyways? | Small Business Coaching

Danielle, I just don’t get it. It is all GREEK to me and none of this makes sense. What is social media? How does social media all go together? and WHY do I need it for my business? Can you explain it all to me please?

Why Do I Need Social Media In My Pet Sitting Business?

Danielle, I just don’t get it. It is all GREEK to me and none of this makes sense. What is social media? How does social media all go together? and WHY do I need it for my business? Can you explain it all to me please?

I Can't Help The People That Aren't Willing To Do These 4 Things:

These are the same things that prevent us from setting goals. From turning dreams into reality. You attitude should be filled with I CAN not… “I can only if…” You must get rid of the stinking thinking, acknowledge that you are not perfect, you can’t always make everyone happy, and make a conscious promise to yourself to take a STAND in your life!!!!