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pet sitting employees

Episode 95: Coaching Your Pet Sitting Employees To Success With Niki Ramirez

Today we welcome our friend, Niki Ramirez! She is a Human Resource specialist at HRAnswers.org, who provides full-service HR consultation, compliance support and employee training for small businesses. Their mission is to take care of “HR” so that their clients can focus on their business. Today we’re talking about how to be a coach to […]

content marketing

Episode 94: Creativity & Content Marketing With Chris Marr

We are honored to be talking to the multi-award winning entrepreneur, Chris Marr. He believes content marketing is the only way to set business leaders free from the world of mediocre interruption marketing.  Chris is the Founder and driving force behind CMA, the UK’s largest membership organization of its time. He is raising the bar […]

social media

Episode 93: Navigating Social Media with Mari Smith

Navigating social media can be pretty difficult, especially when it comes to your online business. Often referred to as “the Queen of Facebook,” Mari Smith is hailed as the premier Facebook marketing expert and one of the most influential and knowledgeable new media thought leaders in the world. In fact, Facebook headhunted and hired Mari […]

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Episode 92: How To Successfully Hire Millennials with Teresa Murphey

Teresa Murphey is the founder and President of Hire Ventures, Inc. She loves to help simplify all things HR so that business owners can focus on what they do best! As she says, “I started Hire Ventures in 2001 because I saw a need that so many small growing companies had in terms of hiring […]

Episode 91: Becoming Known In Your Community With Mark Schaefer

Talking to Mark Schaefer is always an inspiration. Not only does he have advanced degrees in marketing and organization, he is the author of five best-selling books and a professor at Rutgers. You can find his books are even being used as textbooks. And he’s so approachable and humble. Today we are getting to know […]

taxes

Episode 90: Questions To Ask Your CPA & Tracking Expenses for Tax Time

It’s that time of year again. Something we all have to do, but none of us like it. That’s right, it’s TAX TIME. And that’s why today we are welcoming Jake Randall, the CEO of Taxbot. Taxbot is a mobile app that focuses on automating your expense and mileage tracking and staying IRS compliant. This […]

Facebook Advertising

Episode 89: Optimizing Your Facebook Advertising With Robert Vance

Want to learn how to do Facebook advertising to it’s fullest it potential? Join my guest Robert Vance and I to learn all about it! Robert is a husband, father, author and business owner. He spent the first part of his life saving lives as a Fireman, Paramedic and a Police officer. Robert now helps […]

Jump Mastermind

The Journey Of Discovering The Right Person For The Jump Mastermind Group

Being around a bunch of people where you can share your ideas, learn, and really bond can prove to be incredibly life changing for any pet business. I saw a need for the free pet sitting facebook groups I run. People wanted to feel closer to one another where they could bond and really know exactly […]

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Episode 88: Blogging Basics with Award-Winning Blogger Mike Allton

We are talking with Mike Allton, the award-winning blogger, speaker and author at The Social Media Hat in St. Louis. Mike works with bloggers and businesses to help them leverage every aspect of content marketing. He has tons of knowledge and a website full of resources that you need. Together we talk about everything you […]

workmans compensation

Episode 87: The Importance of Workers’ Compensation with Mark Shaver

Today we talk to Mark Shaver, the owner of Buckhead Paws outside of Atlanta, GA about the importance of workers’ compensation.    Biggest Takeaways You Don’t Want To Miss: What is Workers’ Compensation? Basically, it is a way to help protect yourself and your employees in case of an accident. There is no coverage for […]

Facebook Live

Episode 86: Facebook Live Confidence With Molly Mahoney

Known across the net as The Prepared Performer, Molly Mahoney is a master at helping entrepreneurs, artists, and direct sales professionals up their visibility and online presence by helping them leverage all of the newest and most powerful features that Facebook has to offer. From attracting customers to your Facebook business page, understanding how to […]

Facebook mastermind

Facebook Groups vs Mastermind Groups for Pet Sitters and Dog Walkers

  One of the most popular questions I have gotten since launching the Jump Mastermind group is what is the difference between the Mastermind and a Facebook group? It is a valid question that requires a lot of explanation because the difference is vast. One can almost compare it to a cross-country trip from California to Boston. […]

join a mastermind

Episode 85: What Should I Know Before Joining A Mastermind?

Bella has flipped the script on the Podcast today and is bringing you a one on one look at the hype and hive of becoming a part of a Mastermind. Are they a right fit for your personality and business? Bella breaks down the power and the responsibility of joining a mastermind.         […]

Nutrition

Episode 84: How Self-Care Can Help Your Business THRIVE With Bonnie Roill

Bonnie Roill is a “Lifestyle Architect.” Her boutique private practice, B3 Nutrition,  specializes in helping women develop their customized blueprint for eating, moving, and daily habits that create a “livable and health-generating lifestyle.” Bonnie’s background includes a practicing Registered Dietitian Nutritionist for over 35 years along with accreditation as a Hormone Support Coach, a certified Health […]

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What You Need To Know Before You Join A Mastermind for Your Pet Business

Have you ever wondered if you should join a mastermind? It’s a good question for many business owners who are ready to take it to the next level and who want the extra support and guidance from people they really respect. Today, I want to dive deep taking a look at what Masterminds are, what […]

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Episode 83: Balancing Business & Family With Mompreuner Katie Westerfield

Joining us today on Bella in Your Business is Katie Westerfield of Homeward Bound Pet Care out of Historic Centerville, Ohio. She is an entrepreneur (and mompreneur) in the Pet Industry. She is well versed in juggling life and business ownership as a mother of four and wife. In this episode, Bella and Katie discuss […]

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Episode 82: Scaling Your Business Into A Well-Oiled Machine With Randa Clark

Today’s Podcast features the inspiring Mompreneur, Randa Clark, from Tailchasers Pet Heroes Inc. Randa started Tail Chasers Pet Heroes Inc. in 2004 with the mission to help people discover, develop, and nurture the human and animal bond with their pets. She offers dog walking, pet sitting, dog training, and pet first aid classes to pets and […]

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Episode 81: Using Photography To Make Your Business Shine With Crystal Hollman

Today’s episode features Crystal Hollman, owner of Crystal Clear Photography AZ. Bella and Crystal discuss the importance of photography, graphics and visual appeal to websites and blogs. Show Highlights: Where do you use styled stock photos and why? [5:45] Key things you need to do when shooting your own photos. [9:35] Advantages of hiring a professional […]

orion survey

Episode 80: How The Orion Survey Can Make Hiring EASY With Bill Gelderman

Bella welcomes guest, Bill Gelderman, the President of the Steering Group. He not only founded The Steering Group in 1995, he is also a Certified Professional Behavioral and Values Analyst, a Certified Attribute Index Analyst. He also has certifications in the renowned TriMetrix and DNA Systems. Find out more about Bill on his website www.thesteeringgroup.com Show […]

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What The New Facebook Changes Means To Pet Sitters Facebook Pages

Okay, so I am sure you have heard about all the Facebook changes. First thing’s first, we need to all just breathe in and out and quiet ourselves a bit. Breathe in…. Breathe out…. I have a lot of thoughts on this, and I want to preface it by saying that these are MY THOUGHTS. […]

website optimization

Episode 79: Website Creation & Optimization With Erika Godwin

Erika Godwin is the Co-Founder and the Chief Marketing Officer of ProPet Software, a boarding kennel, dog daycare and pet grooming management software. She is also an expert on website creation, maintenance, and SEO. Show Highlights: What is the difference between an HTTP & HTTPS backup? [3:30] Why do business owners need a virtual webmaster to […]

video marketing

Episode 78: Video Creation To Aid Your Sales Process With Dave Feinman

At Viral Ideas, Dave Feinman creates to Inspire. He believes everyone has the right to be fulfilled. He believes in shared creativity. He believes in the power of defining your why. He shares this message through the creative process of making videos! Learn more about Dave at his website: http://viralideasmarketing.com Show Highlights: How can you embed […]

pet sitting mistakes

Episode 77: Competition & Consistency With Kate McQuillan

This week on Bella In Your Business, Bella sits down with long-time friend, Kate McQuillan to discuss how she started and grew her website, www.PetBusinessOwners.com.  They discuss Kate’s story of how she scaled her successful coaching business, and how it can be applied to pet sitting business owners. Bella & Kate tackle a number of topics including: […]

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Episode 76: The Importance Of Client Follow Up With Celeste Walmsley

Celeste Walmsley from Modern Marketing Advantage is an expert in social media marketing specializing on Facebook to get you in touch with new clients, keep you in touch with your old, and keep you top of mind.  She helps solopreneurs, ages 40-65+ harness the power of marketing, on a small budget, to grow their businesses successfully. […]

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Episode 75: Order Taker To Problem Solver With Aaron Pierson

“Worry less about the impressions your brand will get, worry more about the impression it will leave.” –Aaron Pierson   On this episode of Bella In Your Business, Bella and Aaron Pierson, International Branding Consultant, sit down to discuss how he went from an order taker to a problem solver. Bella & Aaron discuss important […]