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What Questions Can’t I Ask At A Pet Sitting Interview?

Did you know there are certain questions that you can’t ask during a pet sitting interview? If you do, and a person wants to report you, they can report you and your business to the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission(EEOC)? Questions about Race, Color, Sex, Religion, National origin, birthplace, and age are all off limits. […]

I Love Having Pet Sitting Employees and Independent Contractors Becasue…

Recently I asked my private facebook group called I Own A Pet Sitting Company With Staff why they loved having Pet Sitting Employees and Independent Contractors. This is a few of their answers: I love having staff because I can rest when I’m injured! Allows us to get away. I love having staff so that […]

4 Ways Pet Sitters and Dog Walkers Can Manage Their Time Better

The most common thing I hear amongst business owners is that “I just don’t have time”  I have been hearing this so long, I already wrote about this topic a few years ago titled: What Do You Have In Common With The President? Now, I am going to take it up a notch and tell […]

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Is Pet Sitting Business Coaching Right For Me?

In the pet sitting industry, pet sitters have the options of going to Josh from Petsittingology, Kristen from Six Figure Pet Sitting Academy, and myself.

10 Tips To Be A Successful Pet Sitting Employee

Here are some great tips for success for your pet sitting employees straight from an actual pet sitting employees mouth!

Open Letter to Pet Businesses Who Are Afraid To Raise Rates:

She realized she wasn’t making much money at all after paying expenses and taxes. Ooops! When you realize you can work at Mcdonalds and get health benefits and make more money just walking in the door per hour than you can in your pet sitting business, something’s gotta change.

My Open Letter To Pet Sitters Who Are Afraid To Raise Rates:

She realized she wasn’t making much money at all after paying expenses and taxes. Ooops! When you realize you can work at Mcdonalds and get health benefits and make more money just walking in the door per hour than you can in your pet sitting business, something’s gotta change.

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Pet Sitting Consultation’s Secret Weapon – The Brag Book!

A discussion was sparked in my private pet sitting group about “What Is a Brag Book?” It occurred to me that many may not know so here is an overview. Benefits of Your Pet Sitting Company Having a Brag Book:   It helps create the same experience for every client. Gives you something to write […]

Pet Sitting Consultation’s Secret Weapon – The Brag Book!

A discussion was sparked on one of my private pet sitting groups about “What Is a Brag Book?” It occurred to me that many may not know so here is an overview. Benefits of your pet sitting company having a brag book: It helps create the same experience for every client. Gives you something to […]

Should I List My Pet Sitting Prices On My Website?

I don’t believe that any pet sitter should list their prices on their website UNLESS they are trying to be the cheapest pet sitter in their town and sell price.

[Audio] Can I Get In Trouble For Using Photos That Are Not Mine On My Blog? | Interview With Arizona Lawyer

Some pet sitters have been getting letters from a certain online picture hosting site, demanding payment for the use of their photos. This has come as a shock for two reasons:

[Audio] Can I Get In Trouble For Using Photos That Are Not Mine On My Blog? | Interview With Arizona Lawyer

Some pet sitters have been getting letters from a certain online picture hosting site, demanding payment for the use of their photos. This has come as a shock for two reasons:

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[Interview] What are Veterinarians Looking For From Pet Sitters?

Often times, pet sitters go into vet offices, drop off cards and leave. Sometimes they are in the exam room with their own pets and tell the vet that they have sent clients to them, or mention that they have a pet sitting company, and just expect the vet to refer their services because they […]

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Should I Purchase Workmans Compensation For My Pet Sitting Independent Contractors? [Interview With Insurance Agent]

I received an email yesterday from a concerned pet sitting business owner who has Independent Contractors [Ic’s] She was rightfully concerned about them being injured on the job and what would happen. ” I’m wondering if I should just purchase Workmans comp, etc to protect myself and my ICs.”

Here’s Why Small Businesses Shouldn’t Do Their Own Payroll Taxes

There are so many payroll laws constantly changing. For instance, do you know the difference between filing your taxes the ACH Credit v Debit Method and which one benefits your business? If you did your taxes last year did you keep up with the changes and your responsibilities for the The Hire Act Credit, the Cobra Credit, the Making Work Pay Tax Credit, Social Security tax credit, plus numerous state and local changes?

What You Need To Have A Sucessful Pet Sitting Booth At An Event

I get asked numerous times, “I have an event coming up, what should I have at my pet sitting booth?” Having done more events than I can count over the years I have learned what works and what doesn’t. I am going to break it all down for you here and give you lots of […]

I Could Have Lost My Business If I Had Independent Contractors When This Happened:

As I continue to build up all the articles on Employees I came across this situation that really happened. But first I am going to remind you oof my own personal story, before telling you this pet sitter’s story. If you are reading this and are either: (a) Trying to decide which way to go […]

Find The Pain And Be The Solution To Gain More Clients

Imagine this…you get a call from a prospective client. They are scared to leave their pet at home with a stranger and they have never used a professional pet sitter before. You know that you are amazing. Your clients know that you are amazing. But how do you get it across to this potential client that you are trustworthy, know all about pets and their house wont be a scene out of Animal House while they are away?

The Secret To Make Sure Your Pet Business Keeps Getting Referrals

I had to explain to her that as business owners it is our responsibility to go out and make the sale happen. We need to show that we want it, that we care, and

Tips To Be Sucessful When Posting On Facebook As Your Business!

It is very important not to be that annoying person on Facebook who is always promoting and turning people off. It boggles my mind how people don’t even realize they are doing that!

It Is Rude To Post On Facebook As Your Business

Hey! Listen up all you business owners… Unless you personally know the person’s page you are posting on – it is rude to do it as your business. Don’t be a shameless promoter by posting from your business account onto other people’s facebook pages. Use your personal account. If you don’t want to do that, […]