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Episode 70: Facebook Bots 101 With Surbhi Sinha

Have you heard about Facebook Bots yet? If not, now’s your chance. It’s a brand new feature that has come to Facebook in order to help market your business, while reducing the amount of time you’re spending online! On this episode Bella speaks with Surbhi Sinha from PerfectingProfit.com. They discuss the in’s and out’s of […]

Episode 69: Lessons Learned When Buying 5 Pet Sitting Businesses With Crystal Hammond

Are you thinking about buying a pet sitting business? Then you NEED to hear what Crystal Hammond has to say. She’s been through the process a number of times, and is an expert in making deals. Listen as Crystal & Bella to discuss: WHY people sell their businesses The 3 things you MUST know about […]

Episode 68: The COPE Method For Social Media With Perri Collins

“Stop dreaming and start doing.” When it comes to using social media to explode your business, that’s Perri Collins’ mantra. But, it’s hard to stop dreaming until you actually know WHAT you need to be doing. That’s where Perri comes in. Listen in as Bella & Perri discuss: What Perri loves most about social media […]

Episode 67: Stress, Meditation, & Mindfulness In Your Pet Sitting Business With Dr. Kathy Gruver

Being a business owner can be STRESSFUL. So this week, we took a step back to discuss how business owners can manage their stress through meditation and mindfulness. Listen in as Bella and Dr. Kathy Gruver discuss: The definition and warning signs of stress What meditation is and what other coping mechanisms are for stress […]

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How Are Credit Card Rates Calculated For My Pet Sitting Company?

Since my last post on credit card processing and pet sitting software companies, I have gotten lots of questions about how credit card rates are determined. I know it is a taboo topic we don’t often talk about. The purpose of writing this is to be able to use it as a resource again and […]

Episode 66: WordPress & Website Hosting With Shauna & Javier Lee

On this episode of Bella In Your Business, Bella talks with Javier and Shauna Lee from Geek Ghost, LLC and Tampa Pet Sitters on all things website hosting and WordPress! Listen in as they dissect: What is a virtual private server and who needs one? Biggest mistakes business owners make when web hosting Why is […]

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The Truth About Credit Card Processing And Pet Sitting Software Companies

I couldn’t understand when a handful of clients came to me and said they couldn’t use more than one credit card processor in their pet sitting software system. (They all had the same one.) It bugged me, as their coach, looking out for their bottom line…. so I reached out to their software company. The […]

Episode 65: Local Marketing With Facebook & Instagram With Bruce Irving

On this episode, Bella spends time with Bruce Irving from SmartPizzaMarketing.com. Bruce Irving is the marketing visionary behind SmartPizzaMarketing.com and host of the weekly Smart Pizza Marketing podcast. On his podcasts, he interviews the leading minds of the pizza restaurant industry. You can listen to his Smart Pizza Marketing podcast at www.smartpizzamarketing.com. In addition, Bruce […]

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Episode 64: Maximizing & Analyzing Your SEO With Bethanie Nonami

SEO, or “search engine optimization,” is an extremely important aspect of your business in terms of gaining new clients. Why? Because it dictates how your website will show up on Google results! So how can you improve your SEO and how will you know if your efforts are working? Bethanie Nonami of Marley Nonami has […]

Episode 63: Keynote Speaker & Author are Being Added To My Resume

Throughout life, our paths are constantly evolving. I break the normal rhythm of interviews in my podcasts to spend this next episode sharing my big announcement. No, I am not pregnant. It is something that actually started in my life back in 2012 and I take you on this journey how this seed has evolved […]

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The Problems With Getting More Dog Walking Clients

It can be a scary moment in any dog walking business when you start to notice a decline in new clients. While dog walking clients are usually consistent in their bookings, there’s no telling when a loyal client may choose to stop service. This is why it’s SO important to consistently have new clients coming […]

Episode 62: The Do’s & Don’ts Of Hiring Pet Sitting Employees

One of the most challenging hurdles pet sitting business owners encounter is hiring. Many reach a point where they absolutely cannot take on anymore clients, unless they bring on some extra hands. What some business owners don’t consider is how much truly goes into making sure you’re hiring a HERO rather than a ZERO. So […]

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4 September Pet Sitting Blog Or Video Ideas

Summer is coming to an end and we are quickly approaching the Fall season. But what does this mean for you as a business owner? Well, it means the kids are going back to school, Labor Day is coming up, and there are numerous opportunities for you get new clients. However, they will never know […]

Episode 61: Overcoming Procrastination With Eric Twiggs

Procrastination is something that EVERYBODY struggles with – and Eric Twiggs, expert in overcoming procrastination, knows that. But is there anything you can do about it? Join Bella & Eric on this episode of Bella In Your Business where they discuss: Why procrastination is something you need to tackle and overcome NOW A few easy […]

Ten Things You Need To Know About Being A Pet Sitting Employees VS. IC

Good help is hard to find, as any business owner knows. With the variety of web-based services which offer Independent Contractor (IC) opportunities for aspiring pet sitters and dog walkers, why would a pet lover choose to work for a traditional business as a pet sitting employee rather than working independently and possibly bringing home […]

Episode 60: Surefire Social Media Tactics For Pet Sitters With Calvin Wayman

On our 60th episode of Bella In Your Business, we have Calvin Wayman. He is a best-selling author, keynote speaker, and the CEO of a social media agency  called CobbsMedia designed to make corporations, small businesses, and personal brands grow and stand out through the power of social media.    He recently published his first […]

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The Problems With Pet Sitting Independent Contractors

I have to admit that I am not a huge fan of hiring pet sitting independent contractors for your business. Personally, I think investing in employees is a much better decision.  If you have IC’s or are thinking about hiring IC’s, we’re going to draw some attention to some of the challenges there are with hiring pet […]

Episode 59: How To Connect With Your Pet Sitting Audience Through Storytelling With Dr. Adrian McIntyre

When entrepreneurs, experts, and small business owners want to get their story straight, they call Dr. Adrian McIntyre. He’s a cultural anthropologist and storytelling consultant who’s worked in over 30 countries. Adrian has been telling stories on stages and in the media since he was 5 years old, and he’s advised and trained hundreds of […]

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Ways To Overcome Problems With Pet Sitting Employees

Many people think that when you have employees, you will always have probelms. But that isn’t always the case. There are just a few things you have to accept and understand in order for pet sitting employees to be the best decision of your life. Ways To Overcome Problems With Pet Sitting Employees Trust One […]

Episode 58: Networking Pointers for Pet Sitters and Dog Walkers With Gelie Akhenblit

On this episode, Bella speaks with Gelie Akhenblit, CEO/Founder of NetworkingPhoenix. They discuss the importance of networking, “do”s and “do not”s when going to a marketing event, and best practices for following up. “Networking is finding friends with professional benefits” Gelie Akhenblit (CEO / Founder of NetworkingPhoenix) has revolutionized the way Arizona’s professionals, small business […]

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How Much Does A Dog Walking Business Coach Cost?

Running and operating a dog walking business can not only be difficult, but also isolating. Sometimes having somebody in your corner, helping you make tough decisions for your business can be just what you need to get your bounce back. This is where a dog walking business coach comes in. A dog walking business coach […]

Episode 57: Lead Through Strengths With Lisa Cummings

Description On this episode, Bella spends time with Lisa Cummings, Founder of Lead Through Strengths.  Lisa talks about how it is her life’s mission to help people get over their obsession of fixing weaknesses instead of focusing on their strengths, the things that make them happy, give them energy and make them successful. “Notice what […]

A Review Of The Industry’s Dog Walking Business Coaches

I always say that as business owners, it’s up to us to wear several different “hats” so to speak. Not only are you the boss, but you’re the interviewer, payroll manager, schedule maker, and so much more. You may want to take your business to the next level. Or maybe you’re just not sure where […]

Episode 56: Defining Your Brand With Lain Ehmann

Description On this episode Bella spends time with Lain Ehmann, Marketing Strategist at #FastLain. Listen in as they talk about the mistakes small businesses make on their websites, including telling a story that your audience wants to hear vs. telling the story you want the audience to hear. Be mindful of your audience. You will […]

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Episode 55: Financial Planning in Your Business With Paul Adams

On this episode of Bella in Your Business, Bella spends time with Paul Adams, President and Founder of Sound Financial Group. They discuss:  The roles finances play in our business Why it is so hard for the self-employed to pay themselves What happens when we don’t focus on being financially fit Steps you should take […]