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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 […]

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The Problems With Owning A Dog Walking Business

Operating a business in the pet industry is tough no matter what you’re doing. One especially tough business to run, however, is a dog walking business. Partly because it just sounds so fun! I mean think about it, walking dogs for a living? Sign me up! I’m here to tell you that it’s not all puppy […]

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Episode 54: The Power Of Telling Your Story

On this episode Bella spends time with Andrew O’Brien, Founder and CEO of The Publicity Guy. They discuss: Andrew’s compelling story. How crucial it is for you to tell your story. How to get your story out there. Andrew is the founder and CEO of the Publicity Guy. They are on a mission to change the […]

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Review: The Top Websites For Hiring Pet Sitters & Hiring Dog Walkers

When hiring pet sitters or hiring dog walkers, it can be difficult knowing where to start. There are so many different websites out there where you can post job ads – so how do you know which one is the most lucrative? Today we bring you a review of the top sources for hiring for your […]

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Episode 53: Everything You Need To Know About Vetting With Justin Recla

On this episode Bella speaks with Justin Recla, Operations Officer for The Clear Business Directory Due Diligence and Vetting Solutions. They discuss: The importance of vetting your potential business partners, employees, and service providers How best to go about vetting How Justin and Tonya’s background in Counterintelligence translated over to the business world. Does having a […]

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Should I Pay Staff More If I Raise My Rates For My Pet Sitting Company?

If you’re a pet business owner, you know that business is constantly changing. One of the things that constantly changes is the prices of goods and services. There may come a time in your business where you raise your rates, whether it’s because you’re trying to slow down business, make more money, or just make […]

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The True Cost Of Hiring Pet Sitters In Your Pet Sitting Business

If you have employees in your pet sitting company, then you know how valuable they are to your business. But you may not have considered the cost of hiring pet sitters. Before we go into costs, I want you to think about how much a new employee could be worth to your company? How much […]

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Episode 52: Making Your Business Better With Nutrition and Fitness With Char Fazio

On this episode, Bella spends time with Charlene (“Char”) Fazio, one of her coaches who has inspired and motivated her to make a huge lifestyle change. Living a healthy life and sharing that passion and knowledge with others is exactly what Charlene Fazio believes she was put on this Earth to do. She continues to […]

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How Do I Know If My Pet Sitting Website Is Current?

Your pet sitting website is the online home base for your pet sitting business and is often the first point of contact potential customers have with your brand. Did you know that you only have 50 milliseconds (0.05 seconds) to make a good first impression? This is how little time it takes new visitors to […]

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The Problems With Creating Your Own Pet Sitting Employee Manual

Developing a pet sitting employee manual may be one of the most overwhelming projects you undergo in your pet sitting company. There are lots of different components involved in order to make the manual complete and well-done. Today we will discuss some of the problems with creating your own employee manual as well as the […]

Episode 51: Selling Your Business With David Barnett

On this episode Bella speaks with David Barnett, an Author, Speaker, Educator, Seminar Host, Consultant,  and Business Buy/Sell Process Coach. They discuss things you need to keep in mind when considering selling your business.  These include: Biggest mistake pet business owners make when running their business Understanding that there are several reasons people sell businesses. Most […]

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How To Make Sure Your Staff Aren’t Stealing Clients In Your Pet Sitting Business

When you lose staff members, it’s always questionable whether or not they are going to take clients with them. It’s just the nature of the business. Your pet sitters are in your client’s homes, building trust and relationship with them. This goes even if you have a team-based model. Unless your clients are having a […]