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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.

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?

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?

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!!!!

I Can’t Help The People That Aren’t Willing To Do These 4 Things | pet sitting business coaching services

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!!!!

Have You Copied A Pet Sitting Website?

Copying another business is NOT a form of flattery. Any business owner who knowingly directly copies another business is stealing. When a copycat steals another person’s information for their own use it shows that their own business culture is lacking. If a business is solid and has clear direction and uniqueness than no other businesses […]

Goal setting – the pipe dream with an end | Small business coaching

It was at that point that I decided SCREW IT – I want to keep building this business and that is what I am going to do. I forget where I heard it, but the quote “You can’t change the way the wind blows, but you can change the position of your sails” was PROFOUND to me and I took that and ran.

How To Set Great Goals In Your Pet Sitting Company.

It was at that point that I decided SCREW IT – I want to keep building this business and that is what I am going to do. I forget where I heard it, but the quote “You can’t change the way the wind blows, but you can change the position of your sails” was PROFOUND to me and I took that and ran.

Simon says, "Follow the Leader" but which one? |Pet Sitting Business Coaching

With so much being published on a daily basis these days I think it is important to really think about who you are following. Do you really know who they are? What they stand for? What is their track record? Are they in a position of life that you want to be in? Are they a person of integrity?

Simon says, “Follow the Leader” but which one? |Pet Sitting Business Coaching

With so much being published on a daily basis these days I think it is important to really think about who you are following. Do you really know who they are? What they stand for? What is their track record? Are they in a position of life that you want to be in? Are they a person of integrity?

Don't make New Years Resolutions | Small Business Success and Coaching

So don’t set a New Year’s Resolution. Make a commitment to yourself. To your life. Create your own path and give a long hard look into things.