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Episode 195: The Scientific Way To Choose A Pet Sitting Software

  The Scientific Way To Choose A Pet Sitting Software Choosing a pet sitting software is not an easy task. Maybe you’re overwhelmed with all of the different options out there, or even tried them all but just can’t decide. It’s difficult to determine which features are important to YOU and then to match those […]

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Episode 194: How To Prevent Your Website Content From Being Snatched

How To Prevent Your Website Content From Being Snatched Have you ever had your website content snatched? I’ve had a lot of pet business owners come to me about how other pet businesses STOLE their website content including services and blog posts! What would you do? Could you prove the content was yours? What images […]

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What Are My Options If My Staff Want To Stay On Unemployment And Not Come Back To Work?

In all my Facebook groups, the same question has been popping up. It goes like this, “I am thinking of re-opening and my staff doesn’t want to come back because they are making more on unemployment than if they were working for me?” When the CARES Act passed, part of it includes a $600-a-week bonus […]

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Episode 193: How To Utilize Video For Your Dog Walking Business

How To Utilize Video For Your Dog Walking Business If you’ve been following me for a while, you know that I’ve been squawking about the use of video for your dog walking business for YEARS. Video is the present and it is seriously skyrocketing – especially right now with everybody being home. If you haven’t […]

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Ultimate Apps and Ways to Use Video in Your Dog Walking Business

When my clients think about going in front of the video camera, it typically scares the heck out of them. I have been squawking about the use of video for years and all the predictions have only proven to be true. Video is The Present. The social media feeds have exploded with ways to show […]

Episode 192: 7 Day Pet Business COVID-19 Grand Re-Opening Challenge

  7 Day Pet Business COVID-19 Grand Re-Opening Challenge By now, most of us are in the “acceptance” phase when it comes to the COVID-19 Pandemic. That means it’s time to start thinking about how we are going to JUMP back into full-force once everything clears up. We have to be honest with ourselves and […]

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Episode 191: How To Recession-Proof Your Small Business After COVID-19

  How To Recession-Proof Your Small Business After COVID-19 KNOW YOUR NUMBERS! You’ve heard me say this time and time again. Today, I bring you Marilyn Parham, CPA & Jessica Mae Stafford from The Bottom Line CPA. The Bottom Line® CPA is an award-winning, 100% Xero cloud accounting practice serving as industry leaders for Amazon […]

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Using The CARES Act Strategically in Your Small Business

The following is a breakdown or rough transcript of our two-hour interview with the Profit Hero ladies, Marilyn Parham and Jessica Mae Stafford. If you go to the original interview and type “congress” into the comments, JumpyBot will pop up and 1. Give you a PDF of all the CARES Acts so you can have […]

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Episode 190: How To Move The Mountain In Your Life

  How To Move The Mountain In Your Life   Biggest Take Away You Don’t Want To Miss We all have rock bottoms. It may be physically, mentally, emotionally, financially, or something else. If you look at your “rock bottom” as being at the bottom of a mountain, it becomes easier to take that first […]

Episode 189: How To Make COVID-19 Stop Messing With Your Head

Episode 189: How To Make COVID-19 Stop Messing With Your Head How are you doing? Like really doing? Lately, I’ve been having A LOT of conversations with pet business owners about how to stay strong during the COVID-19 pandemic. I can not imagine the amount of stress that so many of you are having to […]

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How Do I Know If I Am An Essential Business?

Who is an essential business as we navigate through the COVID-19 crisis?

How To Make COVID-19 Stop Messing With Your Head

How are you really doing right now? I mean really? I can’t imagine you are having the best time of your life right now, or are you?  See, I have been talking to countless business owners around the world the past three weeks and I’ve realized a few things. A few things that if you […]

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Episode 188: Things To Consider Before You Close Your Business (Temporarily)

  Things To Consider Before You Close Your Business (Temporarily) Lately, I’ve been having A LOT of conversations with pet business owners around whether or not they should close their businesses during the COVID-19 pandemic. I want to be clear – I am NOT advocating one way or the other, but simply here to provide […]

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Things To Consider Before Temporarily Closing Your Business

Things to Consider before Temporarily Closing Your Business  As the outbreak of COVID-19 spreads worldwide, business owners are forced to make tough decisions. Considerations must be made not only for yourself but for your colleagues, employees, family, friends, and – of course – your pets. I understand that many of you reading this may be considering […]

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The Ultimate Resource Guide for Pet Business Owners During COVID-19

Running a pet business – or any business for that matter – can be a scary venture at the best of times… but in the face of a global pandemic, everything is much more overwhelming. Studies have shown that 96% of small businesses in the United States have been impacted by COVID-19, and 67% of […]

Small Business Survival During A Crisis

The Pet Industry is getting hit hard with COVID-19 cancellations but there are still ways we can fight to save our businesses. Learn from these business own…

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Why My Pet Sitting Business Needs SOP’s

Would you agree to board an airplane knowing that the pilot was simply ‘told’ what to do? Probably not! It’s not enough to TELL our employees what to do- it’s critical that we have clear guidelines and instructions in place to ensure our operations run smoothly and efficiently. However, not all businesses are the same […]

Episode 187: What The Coronavirus Means For Your Pet Business

  What The Coronavirus Means For Your Pet Business It’s no secret that the Coronavirus (a.k.a. COVID-19) is causing mass panic in our society, and it’s starting to impact many pet businesses. Clients are starting to telecommute from home and cancel upcoming trips, causing dog walking & pet sitting cancellations. In this week’s podcast, join […]

How To Know If You Should Promote From Within Or Hire From The Outside

How To Know If You Should Promote From Within Or Hire From The Outside You have grown your staff of pet sitters and dog walkers, but now you need internal back-office support. Now what? You’re probably debating on how to hire and thinking that you’ll just pull one of your pet sitters/dog walkers out of […]

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Episode 186: 6 Ways To Create ALL The Graphics You Need for The Next 90 Days

  6 Ways To Create ALL The Graphics You Need For The Next 90 Days If you’re feeling overwhelmed with content creation for your pet business, just know that you’re not alone! By planning your content ahead, you can actually save yourself tons of time, which means more time to spend on our beloved two-legged and […]

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The Secret To Knowing What To Post On Social Media

The Secret To Knowing What To Post On Social Media When it comes to knowing what to post on social media, you’re probably in one of these camps: You repost everyone else’s content You don’t post and feel guilty about it. You post way too much and get no traction or engagement. You always post […]

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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 – […]