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Episode 160: How To Use Facebook Groups In Your Pet Sitting Business

What would you say if I told you I had a way for you to get in front of a lot of local clients? And that you could have a way to position yourself as an expert in your community? Well today I’m really excited to talk to you all about Facebook Groups! We’ve talked […]

Charge - pay online

7 Considerations When Deciding What To Charge Your Clients

Knowing what to charge our clients is always a hot topic. It is hard to figure out if we should base it off of what others are charging, the averages, stay competitive, or something else. There is a fear that if we charge too much, we won’t have any work or a bunch will leave. […]

relationship marketing

Episode 159: BEST OF BELLA: Relationship Marketing & Buyer Personas With Jessika Phillips

Today for the Best of Bella series we are replaying Episode 120 with Jessika Phillips. She runs a multi-million dollar marketing firm where her major platform is relationship marketing and at the end of the day as small service providing businesses in our communities it’s all about the relationship. Jessika really leaves you with a […]

instagram secrets

Episode 158: BEST OF BELLA: Instagram Secrets For Your Pet Business With Jenn Herman

Today we are replaying Episode 116 with Jenn Herman as part of the Best of Bella series. Jenn literally wrote the book “Instagram For Business for Dummies” and she is a wealth of knowledge. She is incredibly insightful, she talks fast, drops lots of value bombs, and you are sure to learn stuff from her. […]

Curing the Loneliness In Your Pet Business |Jump Into Paradise Retreat

Many pet business owners fall into the trap of feeling lonely which causes great stress in their lives. Forming real-life relationships with other like-minded individuals can really help and here is how…

pet sitting employees

Episode 157: BEST OF BELLA: Coaching Your Pet Sitting Employees To Success With Niki Ramirez

This week for the Best of Bella series we are replaying episode 95 with Niki Ramirez. Niki is a wealth of information for everything human resources related, she is also a monthly guest in the Jump Consulting Mastermind. A lot of pet sitters and dog walkers may think that they’re too small to afford an […]

Lain Ehmann

Episode 156: BEST OF BELLA: Defining Your Brand With Lain Ehmann

Bella chose episode 56 with Lain Ehmann to be part of the Best of Bella series because it was one of the most downloaded episodes of Bella in Your Business. Bella and Lain dive in deep on branding and how to make your website stand out. They talk about figuring out who you are as […]

Navigating Social Media

Episode 155: BEST OF BELLA: Navigating Social Media with Mari Smith

We’re taking it back to episode 93 on this edition of the Best of Bella series, when Bella had the sincere pleasure of interviewing Mari Smith. She knows everything that is going on and she is the nicest, most approachable woman Bella has met in the social media space. They had fun talking about the […]

Joey Coleman

Episode 154: BEST OF BELLA: Customer Experience With Joey Coleman

Bella chose this episode to be part of the Best Of Bella series because it is with Joey Coleman. She first saw him live at Social Media Marketing World 2017 and his presentation skills blew her out of the water. Without further ado, she wants all of you to experience Joey and his First 100 […]

hiring

How To Stop Asking The Wrong Interview Questions At A Dog Walking Interview

Picture this…. You are all excited about this new hire you just brought onto your team. They have worked at a dog rescue as a volunteer for over five years. They have three dogs of their own. Their husband makes all the money and has the health insurance and their kids have almost graduated high […]

Carey Conley

Episode 153: BEST OF BELLA: Vision Is Victory With Carey Conley

Welcome back to another episode in the “Best of Bella” series. Bella chose this episode with Carey Conley, because her story and purpose on this planet are so inspiring. Bella and Carey talk all about vision and if you let yourself soak in this episode it will set you on the path to success. Show […]

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Marcus Sheridan, The Sales Lion

Episode 152: BEST OF BELLA: They Ask, You Answer with Marcus Sheridan

This episode is part of the “Best of Bella” series. Bella chose this episode with Marcus Sheridan as one of the best for many reasons. Marcus is one of her favorite human beings, they go on a deep dive of content marketing and his book “They Ask, You Answer”. She doesn’t want you to be […]

What Happens To Your Business When You Join A Mastermind?

So many relationships have been built and broken on missed or targeted expectations and joining a mastermind is no different. When you join a mastermind you should know exactly what you can expect from the group, the leader, and what is expected of you. To make sure that everyone has a positive experience, we have […]

Episode 151: BEST OF BELLA: Interview with a Small Business State Auditor

This episode is part of the “Best of Bella” series. Bella chose this episode with a former state auditor as one of the best, because she loves being able to bring unique experts to you. If you missed this episode the first time around you’ll be pretty surprised by what you hear. Show Highlights Who […]

Episode 150: 150 Episodes!

My goodness, 150 episodes of Bella In Your Business! That is days worth of me talking in your ears. When I started my podcast, my friend Shannon Hernandez had a podcast class, and me being the one to follow the trends I wanted to jump on it but I had no idea what I was […]

Rover versus pet sitter

Why Rover Is Beating The Professional Pet Sitter

In May, we talked all about Customer Service and Experience in the Mastermind. As we do with every month, we have guest experts come in and speak with us. This month, it was Dan Gingiss. He simply blew us away with all his knowledge and his reflection on what professional pet sitters are really competing […]

Episode 149: What To Consider When Hiring A Pet Business Coach

I’m talking all about what to consider before hiring a business coach. Now, this might sound kind of funny coming from me since I am a business coach, but I have realized a lot of stuff from being a coach and from being coached. I’m wondering if any of you have had a coach or […]

Episode 148: What I Would Have Done Differently If I Started My Business Today

This episode, I want to get into the six things I did wrong when I started my pet business. If you have not been listening since episode 1, I started my pet sitting company in 2002 when I found out I could get paid to sleep with two dogs for my neighbor who traveled four […]

People vs Process How to Discover the Real Problem in Your Business.

I had a coaching call recently with a client who was upset that her employee started her own Instagram account sharing all of the dogs and cats that she was caring for. Understandably, the business owner was emotional over it as she has had two past staff members start their own companies. She felt threatened […]

Episode 147: Creating Balance with Work and Life: Myth or Truth?

Today I want to talk about balance, this mystical creature that everyone thinks exists but doesn’t necessarily exist. While I was preparing for this episode I recalled a video called Everything is Spiritual, in it Rob Bell talks about how perfectly balanced the world is and it’s so interesting to hear how if even one […]

Episode 146: All About Lock Boxes For Pet Sitters

The topic of lock boxes isn’t often talked about in blogs or on podcasts, yet it’s a question that comes up monthly in every Facebook group that I’m in. Today I’m joined by Natasha O’Banion of Walk with Renzo and Ruby, Dana McKellips of Peaceful Pets, and Tiffany Lewis of Pet and Home Care to […]

Switching ICs to Employees for Pet Sitters and Dog Walkers

Most Common Problems When Switching ICs to Employees

Switching from independent contractors (ICs) to employees can be a challenging process to execute no matter what industry you are in. It is especially tough for the pet sitting and dog walking industry because they are often small businesses, they have limited funds, and little advisement or support from experts. Luckily for you, that is […]

Episode 145: Less is More – Using Video in Social Media

I recently went to Social Media Marketing World 2019 in San Diego and I wanted to share a little of what I kept hearing the entire time – the importance of using video on Social Media. It was pretty exciting because it basically validated everything I know and teach . . . but I thought […]

Episode 144: The Ins and Outs of Doing Payroll In Your Business

We are joined by Alexia Matak from Payroll Experts, they offer award-winning, cloud-based human capital management solutions that allow you to leverage technology to streamline every part of your employees’ lifecycle. A proud partner of the Kronos Workforce Ready platform and a proud sponsor of the Jump into Paradise Retreat, they bring together best in […]