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Nate Palmer

Episode 185: Skyrocket Your Business With Your Health

  Skyrocket Your Business With Your Health Let’s be honest – sometimes being a business owner sucks. It can be lonely, isolating, and so easy to get inside our own heads. That’s why it’s critical to take care of yourself first. We have to take care of ourselves so we can set ourselves up for […]

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Here’s Why Your 2020 Pet Business Goals Are Probably Dead By Now

Here’s Why Your 2020 Pet Business Goals Are Probably Dead By Now   Did you know that studies show approximately 80% of New Years Resolutions fail by the second week of February? If you’re reading this right now, chances are that you are not keeping up with your pet business goals each and every day – […]

Episode 184: Quality Over Quantity Of Your Social Media Content

Quality Over Quantity Of Your Social Media Content It’s no shock that being on Social Media is a must for Pet Sitting and Dog Walking businesses. But, what platforms are best for us? How should we be using them? And what kind of content should we be creating? To share his 15 years plus years […]

How Do You Know If Your Staff Is Retaining The Info In Your Training?

How Do You Know If Your Staff Is Retaining The Info In Your Training?

How Do You Know If Your Staff Is Retaining The Info In Your Training?     As business owners, we spend countless hours per day dealing with all things staff. This could range from hiring and training to just answer staff questions through phone calls or text. Managing your staff is a never-ending routine, and […]

Episode 183: Video Training In Your Pet Sitting Company

Why You Should Do Video Training In Your Pet Sitting Company Whether you have new hires or you want to give current staff a refresher on your business, planning a training session can be time-consuming and overwhelming! You want your employees to be able to jump right into things, but what’s the best way to […]

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How Do I Know If The Candidate Is Right For The Pet Sitting or Dog Walking Job?

Hiring doesn’t have to be an emotional process. Learn how to pick the right people for the pet sitting and dog walking job so you can hire fast when…

Episode 182: Using Video To Increase Sales In Your Pet Business

Using Video To Increase Sales In Your Pet Business The use of video is becoming exceedingly necessary in order to get your pet business known. To teach how to use video to increase sales in your pet business, I brought on my good friend Daniel Glickman. Daniel Glickman is an internationally recognized marketing leader, speaker, […]

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Are You Using The Wrong Font In Your Pet Business Graphics?

  When I created my first flier back in 2003 for my former company “Bella’s House & Pet Sitting” it was a wreck. I think I used clip art for Microsoft word. I used ariel font and I hadn’t a clue what font my logo was at the time. Everything I created looked so homemade, […]

Episode 181: Remote Managing Your Pet Business

Remote Managing Your Pet Business   I know there’s plenty of you wanting to have the luxury of traveling or maybe even relocating away from your pet business but you’re afraid of trying to manage your pet business remotely. That’s why I brought on one of my personal friends and client, Tiffany Lewis, who manages […]

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Here’s Why You Should Do Video Training In Your Pet Sitting Company

Whether you have new hires or you want to give current staff a refresher on your business, planning a training session can be time-consuming and overwhelming! You want your employees to be able to jump right into things, but what’s the best way to support staff learning within your pet sitting business? Video training is the answer.

Episode 180: How The 90/10 Rule Can Get Your Dog Walking Business Back On Track

How the 90/10 Rule Can Get Your Dog Walking Business Back On Track Do you feel like content marketing is taking over your business? Like you have to consistently be posting on every social media platform possible and creating all the content you can in order to properly market and grow your business? Don’t stress! […]

How to Make Pet Sitting and Dog Walking Applicants Fall in Love With Your Business

One of the most challenging aspects of running any pet sitting business is the hiring process. Not only are you looking for those who align with your values and mission, you are trying to convince people why they should want to work for you! Many business owners forget that hiring is a two-way street. In […]

Episode 179: 2020 Predictions in Your Pet Business

As a coach in the Pet Industry, I have the opportunity to work with pet businesses from all over the world at all different stages of their business. Due to this, I’m able to see trends that spread from the starter businesses to the six-figure businesses and identify what trends are being used to help […]

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6 Ways To Plan and Create Your Graphics For The Next 3 Months

Feeling overwhelmed with content creation? Spend more time with clients and their beloved four-legged friends by planning and creating your graphics ahead of time! While jumping in and creating three months’ worth of content may sound harrowing, it’ll save you plenty of time in the end– trust me!    This practice is becoming increasingly more […]

Episode 178: How to Get Your Pet Business in the Media

We talk a lot about social media presence and making your business known on the media. However, we don’t often get the chance to talk about how to get your pet business in the media such as newspapers, magazines or even on TV. To teach us how to get in the media I’ve brought on […]

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2020 Predictions for Your Pet Business

Each year I set out to write an epic post about what has been changing in the pet industry and how you can take it into consideration when planning the next year coming up. Last year I wrote about the State of the Pet Industry in 2019 and commented on some major trends I was […]

Episode 177: Staying Compliant with Staff In Your Pet Business – The Best Kept Resource!

Today I want to share with you the best-kept resource in staying compliant with staff in your pet business. The Pet Industry Coalition is an organization dedicated to educating and advocating for the regulation and compliance of the Pet Industry. To tell you all about it, I’ve brought on two of the four co-founders, Lauren […]

Episode 176: Planning for Your Dog Walking Business in 2020

I know with being six days away from Christmas that planning for your dog walking business in 2020 is probably the last thing on your mind. However, I strategically posted this before Christmas so that you have time to get your thoughts flowing. I want to help you come up with a plan to grow […]

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Episode 175: How Your Pet Business Systems Save Your Profit

I want you to think of all of your pet business systems. Now, think about a time where maybe you told your staff to do something and gave them all of the direction needed to do it but for some reason, they didn’t do what you wanted them to do. Do you know what caused […]

Self Care for Pet Sitters

Episode 174: Self Care For Pet Sitters Over the Holidays

Do you think it’s impossible to maintain self-care for pet sitters over the Holidays? Tis’ the season for a booming business, kids asking when Santa will come multiple times a day, family festivities and holiday cheer. Yet, you’re stuck worrying about your business, keeping your head above the water and possibly planning for 2020. Don’t […]

How to Build Trust in Your Pet Business on Social Media

Nowadays with all the automation that we can incorporate in business, it’s becoming more and more necessary to prove that we are human. Especially when it comes to the internet and consistent technological advances. How do we remain human in a fast-paced technological world?  The answer isn’t as simple as we would think. Remaining human […]

Holiday Pet Events

Episode 173: Holiday Pet Events You Can Copy in Your Town

One of the best ways to gain exposure to your pet sitting or dog walking company is to host or participate in a holiday pet event. But oftentimes we have no idea what to do, where to do it, or just feel like it takes way too much energy. When I used to have my […]

Hiring Tips For Your Pet Business During the Holidays

Its that time of the year again when everything turns into all holidays, all the time. The time when every store is confused about what to celebrate first with multiple isles of Halloween, Thanksgiving and the MASSIVE Christmas section. I think we can all admit that September through December, Holiday preparation takes over.  What’s wrong […]

Episode 172: How To Build Trust In Your Pet Business On Social Media

The idea of being human is so obscure when you think of it. Obviously we are all human. However, nowadays it’s becoming more and more necessary to prove that you are human. Especially when it comes to the internet and consistent technological advances. How do we remain human in a fast-paced technological world?  The answer […]

Holiday Pet Events You Can Copy in Your Town

One of the best ways to gain exposure to your pet sitting or dog walking company is to host or participate in a holiday pet event. But oftentimes we have no idea what to do, where to do it, or just feel like it takes way too much energy. When I used to have my […]