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 […]
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.”
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?
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 […]
Blogging is something that is FREE that I think no business owner can afford NOT to do.
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 […]
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?
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
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!
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, […]
Welcome to Jump Consulting.
You, too, can get the courage to JUMP out of a plane!
Easier said than done, right? When you are full of worry, you become frozen. Nothing in your life is fluid. There is no mobility. Fear begins to breed inside of you and ends up gluing your feet to the ground. Worrying. Prevents you from moving forward. You need something or someone to release it to. […]
Having a great phone script is something that every pet sitting business needs to know how to perform. Without having a script that sells, your business could be dead in the water. From that initial “Hello” to the excellent pet care you provide, they are equally important in the growth of your business. This is […]
This is from Jenna with Playtime Pet Care after a session talking about the phone script and consultations: “So, I’ve been practicing the initial phone consultation and have landed the last 5 calls I got (and have left with keys and a check at each consultation)! The calls are going so much smoother and I’m […]
With email accounts increasing, MORE people getting MORE email addresses, and
communication being more effective via social media – why should we even
attempt to write email newsletters?
We learn more from 5 minutes of doing rather than 10 years of studying.
Logic tells us that:
1) You learn something.
2) You practice it.
3) You master it.
How many times do you have people call you and say, “Hi! How much do you charge?” You tell them the answer. They hang up. You never hear from them again. …Or maybe you go to the Meet and Greet and you think it went fine, but a week later you are left with wasted […]
Are you an expert? Did you know statistics show that experts make more money than non experts? We are all experts in something! Here is a speech I have in the Summer of 2010 to a local group of women. It is a interactive speech where there is lots of audience participation.
I admit it.
There were MANY YEARS that I was so overwhelmed, confused, and would have an huge about of anxiety at just the mention of money and my business.
So many times I hear business owners thinking THEY can’t do things. They can’t do the impossible. They are right. They can’t.
You know, it was pretty entertaining. Recently someone commented to me, “You are just a pet sitter.” How may times have you just been eliminated to “Just a…” I was taken back by this, as coaching is a big part of what I do. I really only spend two hours of my day working ON […]
This is a super question and very relevant in many business owners minds. Afterall, if you start giving away all your work, you are left with next to nothing, right? Wrong.
So this week I had a interesting conversation. One of my good friends was speaking about how much they HATE THEIR JOB. I don’t just mean like I can’t stand it. I mean like day in and day out HATE it. You know, on Sunday after church the anxiety starts setting in