Bella’s Blog

I’ve Made The Money Back And Then Some!

This is from Jenna with Playtime Pet Care after a session talking about the phone script and consultations: “So, I’ve been practicing the initial phone consultation and have landed the last 5 calls I got (and have left with keys and a check at each consultation)!  The calls are going so much smoother and I’m […]

Are Email Newsletters A Good Idea For Your Pet Sitting Company?

With email accounts increasing, MORE people getting MORE email addresses, and
communication being more effective via social media – why should we even
attempt to write email newsletters?

Learning Means Nothing Without Execution.

We learn more from 5 minutes of doing rather than 10 years of studying.

Logic tells us that:

1) You learn something.
2) You practice it.
3) You master it.

Make More Money In Your Pet Sitting Business: Land More Sales On The Phone!

How many times do you have people call you and say, “Hi! How much do you charge?”  You tell them the answer. They hang up. You never hear from them again. …Or maybe you go to the Meet and Greet and you think it went fine, but a week later you are left with wasted […]

[Video] Becoming An Expert In Your Community.

Are you an expert? Did you know statistics show that experts make more money than non experts? We are all experts in something! Here is a speech I have in the Summer of 2010 to a local group of women. It is a interactive speech where there is lots of audience participation.

How A Bookkeeper Could Save Lots Of Money On Your Taxes

I admit it.

There were MANY YEARS that I was so overwhelmed, confused, and would have an huge about of anxiety at just the mention of money and my business.

If the Bumble Bee Can Do It, You Can Too!

So many times I hear business owners thinking THEY can’t do things. They can’t do the impossible. They are right. They can’t.

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.