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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 – […]

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 […]