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How My Match.com Days Helped Me Find Good Pet Sitting Employees

I’d like to tell you a story. I was on match.com for over FIVE years. I went out of lots of different people. Some turned into friends, some relationships, some I would never answer the phone for again. Each time, I had to do the hair, get the heels on, muster up the energy for […]

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Episode 1: How To Get Through The Hiring Slumps!

  Listen in as Bella: Catches you up on her never boring life, Reflects on the State and Federal Audits that some pet sitters went through. Discusses how to push past those hiring slumps and find the people you are looking for! Subscribe To The Show: Listen To The Show:

Learn How Two Coaching Sessions Tripled This Pet Businesses Leads By Blogging!

Mark with Doggie Steps Dog Training came to Jump Consulting in the Fall of 2013. He wanted to know how to gain more leads to his website without having to spend lots of money on an SEO company. He tried this avenue before, and never had any real success. Mark did have a blog, but […]

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What Will A Book Keeper Do For My Pet Sitting Business?

Have you ever wondered what a book keeper would do for your business? I know what my amazing one does for me, but I really wanted to get the message across to all the pet sitters out there in cyber land, so I asked my book keeper to compile a list of everything that book […]

3 Fun Things To Listen To While You Walk, Drive, Exercise, or Work

I am a big believer in always feeding your brain. In fact, when I used to (past tense, lol) go to the gym, I was suck a geek that I didn’t often listen to music. I listened to business books on tape. I found that if I listened to music I would be trapped in […]

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Can I Be Sued For Doing My Own Pet Sitting Background Checks On Staff?

From time to time this question seems to come up in my coaching groups. I wanted to go straight to the experts mouth to get the hard facts and here is what I found out. I contacted Jason, at ACUTRAQ Background Screening. He and his company has been a fabulous supporter of pet sitters and will […]

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Lessons Learned From The Pet Sitting Audit Case Studies.

The pet sitting audit case studies were started because so much fur was flying around in pet sitting groups about what happens when a company gets audited.  I would get calls from people panicking that they were going through an audit and somehow wanted me to help them switch to employees. In many cases, I […]

#hangoutonair Talking About Email Lists, G+, and Podcasting for Pet Sitters

If you don’t know Shannon J Hernandez, it is time that you do. He is gaining a lot of popularity with pet sitters around the world as he talks a lot about many different marketing techniques. In this hangout on air we have a casual discussing talking about three ways you can reach your pet […]

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The 4 Leadership Chemicals. Which Do You Possess?

I had an amazing time while at the Infusionsoft 2014 conference in Phoenix, Az (my hometown!) The keynote speakers were the who’s who of the marketing world and they really blew the roof off the conference center. I love it when speakers approach a subject (that you may have heard of a gaziillion times) in […]

Have A Successful Business Partnership With Your Community

Recently, I found myself in a business partnership with a local referral partner I wasn’t sure if I wasted to continue to stay in. What happened? There are certain graces I feel should be extended from one business to another when forming a partnership. This could be in the form of a pet sitting business […]

14 Pet Sitting Technology Tools To Make Your Business Better!

We have come a long way since Patti Moran of Pet Sitters International started pet sitting! Back then, no one really knew who we were or what we did. Back then, there were no Pet Sitting Technology Tools. Everything was printed out, or ever written out. There were no cell phones, emails, let alone social […]

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[Case Study] Pet Sitting Audit: Having A Team Makes All The Difference

In our Pet Sitting Audit Case Study series we will go under the hood of pet sitting businesses and do what no one else is doing in the industry. Find out why companies were audited, how they survived, and their reflections looking back. We are so thankful to these companies for helping us to put truth to all […]

[Case Study] Pet Sitter Audit: Investigation Due To Company Collecting Money, Not The Independent Contractor.

 In our Audit Case Study series we will go under the hood of pet sitting businesses and do what no one else is doing in the industry. Find out why companies were audited, how they survived, and their reflections looking back. We are so thankful to these companies for helping us to put truth to all of the […]

[Case Study] Pet Sitter Audit: Your Independent Contractors Are Not In Compliance.

In our Case Study Audit series we will go under the hood of pet sitting businesses and do what no one else is doing in the industry. Find out why companies were audited, how they survived, and their reflections looking back. We are so thankful to these companies for helping us to put truth to all of the […]

[Case Study] Pet Sitter Audited By The State Twice And Told Two Different Things!

In our Case Study Audit series we will go under the hood of pet sitting businesses and do what no one else is doing in the industry. Find out why companies were audited, how they survived, and their reflections looking back. We are so thankful to these companies for helping us to put truth to all of the […]

2013 Pet Sitter Survey Results Are In!

If you have ever wondered if your business is “average” “above average” or “under average” this Pet Sitter Business Owner Survey will be very interesting to you…   In Feb 2014, we conducted the 2nd Annual Jump Consulting pet sitter survey. 2013.  This survey was spread through the Jump Consulting and PetSittingOlogy email lists, and […]

[CASE STUDY] Pet Sitting IRS Audit Costing estimated $25K!

    In our Case Study Audit series we will go under the hood of pet sitting businesses and do what no one else is doing in the industry. Find out why companies were audited, how they survived, and their reflections looking back. We are so thankful to these companies for helping us to put truth to all […]

CASE STUDY: Pet Sitter Audit on Home Expenses and Mileage Reports

In our Case Study Audit series we will go under the hood of pet sitting businesses and do what no one else is doing in the industry. Find out why companies were audited, how they survived, and their reflections looking back. We are so thankful to these companies for helping us to put truth to […]

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[An Interview] Independent Contractor vs. Employee Pet Sitting Business

One afternoon in March 2014 I had the pleasure of speaking with Jan Brown of Jan’s Pet Sitting and Teresa Toldeo – Larios of Hooves to Paws Pet Sitting  They are both located in California, which I believe (and Teresa too) is one of the toughest states in the nation to have a business due to […]

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18 Real Reasons To Switch Your Pet Sitters From ICs To Employees.

I had a coaching client that began to see that her sitters were not true independent contractors, nor did they want to be. She became fearful that she would not pass an IRS or Labor department audit, and she worried about the risks associated with having independent contractors. After researching the topic well, and talking it […]

Is Pet Sitting Profitable? How To Figure Out The Perfect Price.

Is Pet Sitting Profitable? Of course it is! If you know what you are doing. Although if you are a pet sitting business owner who has a staff, paying them 60 – 70%, after you add in taxes and expenses, it may be COSTING you money to have your business. I always chuckle when I […]

How To Have The Worst Pet Sitting Booth At A Local Event.

Recently there was a Home and Garden show in my area. You know, the ones that pack a stadium full of vendors with people trying to sell you things for everything for your home and garden? 🙂  There were pest control companies with tarantulas, there were cooking demonstrations, chair massages, all sorts of things to […]

7 Facebook Tips You Should Always Be Doing For Your Business

One of my top tips for being more successful in your pet sitting company is to get OFF Facebook. It seems to suck the life out of us. There are people who only connect with other human beings on Facebook and it is important to get out and live life! Although, many people’s excuses for being […]

Do I Need Bonding If I am A Sole Proprietor Pet Sitting Business?

Bonding is a type of insurance that you can get from almost any business insurance company. Typical rates I have seen from places like Mouer Foster are $100 for $10,000 bond. A bond is in case a worker steals from a client, the client and the company is protected up to your bond limit. Although […]