Episode 240: How Do I Know If I Am Ready To Hire?

On today’s podcast, we are asking ourselves the question “How do I know if I’m ready to hire?”

The short answer is: there is no perfect answer. To start here’s a word of advice, it’s gonna get worse before it gets better.

BIGGEST TAKEAWAYS:

There are four things you need to consider when asking yourself this question:

  1. Failure
  2. Time
  3. Nurturing
  4. Mindset

 

Show Highlights

  • Do you have time to lay the foundation? (5:17)
  • How are you going to nurture and coach? Where are you getting your leadership skills? (7:08)
  • It’s going to get worse before it gets better. (9:20)
  • Think about how much people are worth to your business because that mindset is will change what you are willing to deal with. (12:09)

Special Offers

  • $10 Hire Challenge! From May 1st – 31st. A $525 value for just $10! Bella is that committed to helping you scale!
  • www.jumpconsulting.net/challenge

 

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Episode 239: Let Me Help You Hire Employees In May!

This episode is one of our shorter episodes but I wanted to bring you two very valuable opportunities.

First is the pop up group I am starting for the month of May. I am challenging you to pick a number of people that you will be hiring and let me help you hire. Do not go into this summer under staffed and feeling scared to hire. Join this group for only $10 and I will show you along with a bunch of other people who are in the same exact position you are.

 

Also, to help you prep for this – I want you to take my Jump and Scale course. It is completely FREE and it is three one hour sessions showing you how to create hiring ads and attract the right people you want for your business. www.joinjumpconsulting.com

Episode 238: How To Crush the “I’m Too Scared To Hire” Fear

In today’s show we’re going to talk about hiring employees and those fears that may surround this topic. If you’re not into hiring employees, that’s totally fine! But if you are, sit back and have a listen as we dive into it all and approach those fears that just may be holding you back from growing your business.

Show Highlights

 

  1. Topic has been talked about my free Facebook group, Jumpstart Your Pet Business. [1:35]
  2. You may have been burned in the past or heard horror stories and that scares you. You feel independent contractors cost you less [2:18]
  3. Having independent contractors is a major liability. [3:02]
  4. I want you to get confident in your process. The hiring process is a two way street and you’ll need to understand how that is going to do for your life and your business[3:22]
  5. You may be afraid to hire because you feel you may need to micromanage or they may be a flake and cancel. Or they may not have your same standards unless directly trained by you. [3:37]
  6. Many have gone through a lot of hires over the years with only a handful of good employees.[4:20]
  7. Fear of animals being abused or mishandled has been a big factor [4:40]
  8. Sometimes you have the fear of losing the team you have because they are great and you’re afraid they’ll leave. [5:00]
  9. Another worry is attention to detail that my endanger the safety of the animals such as not locking things properly [5:28]
  10. Your business is only going to be as good as it’s leader – you. It’s the captain that steers the ship! If you’re down on the docks mopping and doing other tasks and your ship crashes, you can’t blame the ship for not sailing right. It’s not that it didn’t sail right, it’s that we left our position – we weren’t being the leader [6:10]
  11. What I’ve learned is that no one is going to be as good as me. Why? Because a lot of them are going to be better than me. I can add value to pet businesses and pets by aligning my values and vision if I’m too busy being in the trenches. Same goes for you. [7:04]
  12. Staff has one job to focus on as their primary responsibility, which can make them better as it instead of you doing way too many things at once. [8:34]
  13. If you’ve been in that rut of doing it all yourself, how long has it been? How long have you wanted to get out of that rut yet expecting something to change? [9:37]
  14. The hiring challenge from May 1st-31st which is normally $525 will be $10.00! Whoa! It won’t be a huge group where you’ll get lost. You’ll be among people who are doing what you’re doing, getting direct advice from me on how to hire and learning the best method hiring practices [13:39]
  15. Once you understand these hiring practices, once you’ve tweaked them, you’ll be able to hire the right people that will support your business [19:30]
 
BIGGEST TAKE AWAY:
 
You don’t have to do this alone. It doesn’t have to be a scary experience. Once you get your hiring processes in place, you can have the right staff to support you while you steer your ship and focus on what’s important to scale and grow your business
 

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  • $10 Hire Challenge! From May 1st – 31st. A $525 value for just $10! Bella is that committed to helping you scale!
  • www.jumpconsulting.net/challenge

 

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Episode 237: Facebook Hiring Ads with Pam Curry

In today’s show we are rounding out the series that has been all about Social Media and the best way to actually leverage it! We’re going to talk to you about using the graphics you can get from Better Marketing With Bella, (or any graphics you might make) and how you can create a campaign to attract people in your local area, who are already members of your page, to work with you.

First off, it’s important to remember: US & Canada Ads must not discriminate or encourage discrimination against people based on personal attributes such as race, ethnicity, color, national origin, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, family status, disability, medical or genetic condition.

 

Show Highlights

  1. Difference between ‘Boosting’ and an ad. Ads are used to get people to take action and it then directs traffic to your website. A boost just pushes it out to as many people as possible so your ad can be seen. A boost doesn’t inspire action. [2:50]
  2. A Campaign Setup is the initial part to do when in Ads Manager. You start setup in under the umbrella which is your hiring campaign [3:41]
  3. When starting your hiring campaign, you must declare to Facebook that it’s a hiring campaign when you’re in the U.S. and Canada. When using a Custom Audience, be sure that your audience selections do not discriminate against people based on certain personal characteristics. [4:07]
  4. Have your pixel on your website. It will immediately start gathering data. Research how to add your pixel. [7:53]
  5. Location is the next part. We desire to hire with our proximity, but with FB ads it’s difficult to get a precise location range. Not use of postcodes or specific locations [9:23]
  6. Power of the localized audience. This is where it helps you find the right people [10:43]
  7. Be selective and broad with your targeting interest to have more of a range in results. Think of people like your team [11:07]
  8. Placements: go with all placements just to start with and let Facebook to the optimization [12:09]
  9. Optimization: Important to select Landing Page View so Facebook know what action you want people to take [12:44]
  10. It’s important that people press “see more” because that tells
  11. Facebook that you are engaging your audience [14:26]
  12. Can you come up with one sentence, or five words, that will make me want to click “see more” [15:06]
  13. Create ad copy. Use a well performing post from your page to create the ad. Keep it short and simple, lead with the benefits, and do not include a list of “must haves”
  14. Media: Do not use stock images. Use pictures of you actual team members with dogs, selfies, or behind the scenes photos. Carousel ads. Better Marketing With Bella graphic [16:00]
  15. Headline: Have fun with it! Finish ad with website URL. Send traffic to your landing page [18:07]
  16. Make sure everything is working properly and all the correct links from your landing page is taking people the right place [12:12]
  17. Make sure your pixel is on and tracking is captured
 

Biggest Takeaway: 

You have to make sure that the entire process is completely taken care of and is a smooth journey for your visitors – from start to finish.

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Episode 236: The New Era of Remote And Flexible Work.

The New Era of Work and What That Looks Like as a Business Owner

I am the founder of remoteworkadvocate.com, the go-to place for both companies embracing flexible work and individuals willing to thrive in the remote world. Within the past few years, having worked with various international clients, I created a Remote-Ready Audit as a tool to guide companies through the remote work implementation process. Through the years, I’ve had the pleasure of hiring hundreds of candidates for various remote and hybrid companies and created long-lasting business relationships around the world.

 

 

 

Biggest Takeaways You Don’t Want To Miss:

 

What has changed in our attitude towards working within the past year?

Nadia describes the major shift she has witnessed in companies culture and work environments in regard to remote and flexible work. She explains how this change stems from mindset and attitude in order to make everything work. 

How can companies benefit from implementing flexible work models?

We all know there are benefits to remote work and Nadia breaks each of these benefits down showing how changing from a traditional workplace to remote and flexible work can help companies achieve the growth they want and the lifestyles people desire.

 

Where should companies start if they’re willing to embrace a scalable and transparent remote work model?

Our most valuable resource is time and Nadia provides the steps needed to take in order to start saving your time. From automation, cloud storage, to onboarding, and more you’ll be surprised to learn all that can be embraced from a remote work model.

 

Why have you decided to advocate for remote work in the first place? What’s your mission?

Nadia is someone who likes to challenge things.  She always questions “why is that so?” Working remotely for the majority of her career Nadia questioned why the workplace didn’t offer more remote work opportunities. You’ll want to hear what she discovered in her search of why we work the way we do and why she is so passionate about companies developing a remote and flexible working style.

 

Show Highlights:

 

We’re always resistant to change as human beings [3:12]

The pandemic left no choice but to adapt [3:20]

The pandemic has torn us out of our comfort zones [4:16]

You don’t have to be located in a skyscraper in order to have a great career [8:11]

This particular industry can definitely benefit from automation [9:13]

We can go digital with anything we basically want [9:28]

70% of onboarding is repetition… [10:03]

How did Nadia become Nadia? [11:40]

Why is the workplace the way we see it these days? [12:42]

Who gets to determine what the workweek is? [14:14]

There are a ton of means that can help us become more human [16:32]

 

Link:

www.jumpconsulting.net/mastermind

 

Downloadable Offer:

Feel free to visit www.remoteworkadvocate.com

 

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Episode 235: How to Use Social Media to Get New Staff for Your Pet Business

How To Use Social Media to Attract New Staff for Your Pet Business

Did you know that social media isn’t just for getting new clients? What if we can show you how it can easily attract new employees and staff to your business without you even having to go out and look for them. Listen in as Bella shares different ways you can use your social media to bring in those new ideal employees because if you’re only using it to get new clients and then you’re missing out.

Biggest Takeaways

  • They will check you out – what story are you telling?
  • Always look for people who are good at social or telling stories… 
  • Have you thought about posting on Nextdoor?
  • You have to have a strategy…
  • The only thing they know about you is what you put online. 
  • You want them to stalk you… 

Show Highlights

  • There are a lot of different things that your social media and marketing help [3:37]
  • Imagine a world where you didn’t even have to post and people would slide into your DM asking, “Are you hiring?” [4:30]
  • Why would you only leave it up to just posting for jobs on Indeed? It’s reactionary. [6:24]
  • How do you make a job look appealing online? [6:56]
  • If its not on Facebook or if it’s not on Instagram, it’s not happening [9:00]
  • Social Media is where you will fall or soar [9:28]
  • Growth happens when you are uncomfortable. [11:33]
  • The only thing that anyone knows about you is what you put online. [14:52]
  • Hiring is 50% of all the problems you will have in your business [18:39]
  • What is your social saying about attracting staff to work for you? [20:38]
  • We’re already facing a stereotype of things like “It’s just dog walking”. [21:40]
  • What are you going to do to level up? [22:59]

 

Offer: 

It’s not too late! Better Marketing with Bella just opened up 5 more spots. Grab your spot now!

Link: 

https://jumpconsulting.net/mastermind

 

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Episode 234: Triumph Over 2020 and Looking Towards the Future

A Story of Triumph Over 2020 and Looking Towards the Future

 

Established in 2014 by me, Becky Lea, Paws Around Motown offers mobile services to fit into your busy lifestyle! We come to you and offer dog walking, pet sitting, obedience training, pet taxis, and yard cleanups all around Oakland County.

This company and the customers we serve is everything to me and I am dedicated to offering positive reinforcement pet services by people who love animals as much as I do. What started out with me, with one dog, and a dream has flourished and grown 350 customers strong with 20 pet sitters.

Every Pet is different and we pride ourselves on knowing each pet as an individual and developing a care plan suited for each individual. What makes them tick, what do they like, what do they not like. We love all animals, all breeds, all shapes, and all sizes. Love does not discriminate.

Mission

To provide a safe, stress-free, and quality pet care experience for pet and pet parent. We do this through compassion, patience, honesty, open communication, and respect.

 

 

Biggest Takeaways You Don’t Want To Miss:

 

What were some of the ups and downs experienced in 2020?

Becky gets real about the hard decisions of having to let go of good staff and the struggle of losing 70% of her business this past year. She also shares the lessons learned and the amazing positives that never would’ve happened if the world had never shut down. 

What was a blessing that came from 2020 that you were grateful for? 

Becky realizes how the entire experience, as hard as it was, was truly a blessing. How she had to step back and rethink her entire business. What came out of it is something she never imagined. 

What kept you going throughout it? 

Becky shares her driving motive to keep going. Even with debt stacking up, Becky knew she wasn’t going to go without a fight. She explains the action taken to keep her customers, staff, and community going.

 

Where do you see your business going in 2021? 

Being awarded Best Dog Sitting and Walking Company in 2021 has been a great start to the year. It has shown Becky that her hard work this past year has paid off but she’s not stopping there. Decisions made in 2020 have caused her to take on new avenues, showing her nothing is impossible.

Did 2020 change anything in your business? 

Becky shows how 2020 not only changed her business but it also changed her. It has helped her to become a better business owner, person, and member of her community. She attributes the ability of these changes to her experience with Bella’s Mastermind and Better Marketing with Bella. Listen in to hear her explain how.

Show Highlights:

  • What life was like in 2020 [5:39]
  • Reconsider customer service going forward [14:00]
  • What kind of decisions did you make on a daily basis? [15:58]
  • I was not going to go down without a fight [16:40]
  • How did you decide on what to work on? [19:33]
  • What would be your best advice for people still in the haze? [22:42]
  • We were on a stay-at-home getting new clients as a result of that. [26:52]
  • There’s a lot of things you can do to train yourself that doesn’t cost a thing [27:35]
  • What have you seen as a benefit throughout 2020 with the Mastermind & Better Marketing with Bella [29:40]

 

Links: 

https://www.pawsaroundmotown.com/

https://petcareteamtraining.com/ 

https://jumpconsulting.net/marketing

https://jumpconsulting.net/mastermind

 

 

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Episode 233: How To Decide On A Social Media Manager

 

Biggest Takeaway You Don’t Want To Miss

  • Social media is the storefront of your business and doing it on your own can be tough. Finding the time, knowing the strategies, and planning it all out takes a lot of time. Many pet sitting and dog walking businesses make the mistake of delegating their social media to someone [usually younger] on their team when they don’t know the first thing about managing a social media presence. Others may look to marketing agencies for help, only just to be sold a fantasy and end left empty-handed. When they do promote your business, they may not be in line with your brand (i.e. colors, logo) and your business’ beliefs. That’s why it’s crucial to have someone who knows the ins and outs of the business.

In this episode we’re diving into the importance of social media management & things to consider if you’re going to:

  1. Manage your own social media
  2. Hire someone from your team
  3. Hire an outside agency

I also explain the importance of how social media can help or hurt your business. What most don’t realize is that because you don’t have a storefront, your social media IS your storefront and the way you show up online will either encourage people to hire you or repel them from doing so.

Show Highlights

  1.  Handling your own social media accounts [3:00]
  2.  Start with one social media platform, Instagram [4:10]
  3.  What is the point of your social media? [6:37]
  4.  The mistake of hiring someone on your team to be a social media manager [9:24]
  5.  Create SOP’s for your brand guide [10:49]
  6.  Your store front is your social media [14:57]
  7.  3rd Option – Hiring an outside agency & ensuring strategies [15:32]
  8.  What qualifies someone to be social media experts? [24:11]

Special Offers

  • There’ll be a workshop that Bella is hosting on Thursday, March 18 6pm Eastern.  
    • 10 steps to make your social media poppin’
    • You’ll receive a big workbook, 3-D Presentation with real life examples
    • The bonuses of how to be engaging with your own stuff and with other people’s stuff to get them to talk to you online.
    • We will also give you a calendar with all of the pet holidays to have at your fingertips
    • A whole bunch of responses to use to engage with people on your social media
    • All this for $9.  Free to all Mastermind members

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Episode 232: The 5 Biggest Problems Pet Sitters and Dog Walkers Have With Social Media

 

Doing the same thing over and over again? Put anything in a process and avoid starting from scratch every single time. Keep a file of the templates, fonts, colors, and embellishments that you always use. Making these decisions once can actually help you multiple times in the future whether you’re doing graphics, video or even templates for blogs

Show Highlights

  1. Block out time to do all the things. [2:07]
  2. Be creative in different ways, either Lives, or videos, blog post writing, etc.  [3:43]
  3. Create processes for everything.  [5:05]
  4. If outsourcing, hire the right people for the right reasons.  [5:59]
  5. Hire those who are very knowledgeable in all the social media platforms you’re on. [9:27]
  6. Webinar Workshop [12:26] 

Special Offers

  • There’ll be a workshop that Bella is hosting on Thursday, March 18 6pm Eastern.  
  • You’ll receive a big workbook
  • Topics will include the 5 topics covered in this episode
  • The bonuses of how to be engaging with your own stuff and with other people’s stuff to get them to talk to you online.
  • We will also give you all the pet holidays to have at your fingertips
  • Another secret bonus that we’re excitedly working on
  • All this for $9.  Free to all Mastermind members

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(Secret Episode 2)

I have a very special announcement in this secret episode. A workshop that is an hour long, helping you with social media with many freebies. Register here: www.jumpconsulting.net/workshop. $9 to the public and free for mastermind members.

Episode 231: 13 Biggest Mistakes Pet Sitters and Dog Walkers Make on Social Media

Social media is a jungle and it is always very tough to know what works and what doesn’t. Just when you get the hang of it and start seeing results, it changes! And it happens frequently. Today, we are going to make sure that you stay away these 13 mistakes I see pet sitters and dog walkers making on their social media. How many are you guilty of?

 

Show Highlights

 

  • List them all
  • Instagram to Facebook
  • No open ended questions
  • No buckets
  • Static cover
  • Bad fonts and colors
  • Lingo
  • Personality
  • Consistency
  • Planning ahead
  • Original Content
  • Professional content
  • Repurpose

 

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10 Ways to Save Money on Your Pet Business Taxes

Episode 230: 10 Ways to Save Money on Your Taxes

10 Ways to Save Money on Your Taxes

 

This week, Bella talks about some of the amazing tax-saving tips her Mastermind members were privy to when CPA and tax expert, Christian Culpepper joined the Mastermind video session earlier this month. Chris has 30 years of experience in accounting, banking, real estate finance, and tax preparation for a very diverse group of people. From homeowners to business owners, he has been able to save people thousands upon thousands of dollars at tax time each year.

He believes CPAs should be serving the needs of their clients by using creative thinking to lower tax liability.  He offers many services including helping business owners to clarify income, expenses, and cash flow, set budgets, and projections while maximizing their revenues and reducing costs.  

Bella treats her podcast audience to an inside peek at the type of high-quality resources her Mastermind members receive every month. She sums up the main points of Christian Culpepper’s pointers on how to save big on your taxes. 

 

Biggest Takeaways You Don’t Want to Miss

  • Tracking Your Expenses
  • FUN Business Deductions
  • What Do Different Types of Cars Have in Common with Your Taxes? 
  • Legal Stuff like Scorp vs LLC

 

 

 

Show Highlights

 

  • Shout to New Members: Is your name here? [2:03]
  • Keeping track of your expenses the right (and simplest!) way [2:40]
  • FUN Business deductions you will LOVE [4:00]
  • Personal grooming deductions [5:10]
  • Meals and other expense[6:50]
  • Importance of testing your CPA and if they will work for YOU, What is “the law?”  [8:10]
  • Vehicle deductions, pros, and cons of traditional vs electric [9:30]
  • Sole proprietorship vs LLC vs S-Corp [10:45]
  • Reviewing your credit, building “business credit” [11:35]
  • Setting up an offshore account [12:10]

 

Other questions Mastermind members got answers to during the actual Mastermind session: 

  • Do groceries have to be “delivered” to be deductible? 
  • Is Starbucks deductible? 
  • Can I deduct my Metrocard, train fare, bus pass, public transportation? 
  • Suggestions for building business credit 
  • Can I put my kids on the payroll? 
  • How often should you meet with your CPA? 
  • Importance of covering all areas of life, retirement, business


    How to Get Access to the Mastermind 

    (including this awesome tax session!) Click the image below that says “Join the Mastermind.” 

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Links

Christian Culpepper’s website (Even if you do not live in AZ, he may be able to help or refer you to someone.)

Join the Mastermind group: Get in on this session’s recording, past session recordings, and future valuable business resources and sessions.

 

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Episode 229: How Has The Pandemic Affected Our Mental Health?

How Has The Pandemic Affected Our Mental Health? 

Dr. Tanaka founded Coronado Psych with the mission to offer clients evidence-based psychological services. She’s dedicated the majority of the last decade to developing and providing evidence-based, culturally sensitive, and accessible psychological services to patients. Dr. Tanaka specializes in working with young adults, adults, and seniors struggling with anxiety, depression, grief, stress, life transitions, health behavior changes, health-related psychological distress, and her practice offers services to children, adolescents, and adults struggling with a wide range of concerns. In addition to providing in-person psychotherapy, Dr. Tanaka has extensive experience providing remote psychological services through telehealth.

Rika Tanaka

Biggest Takeaways You Don’t Want To Miss:

 

It’s Okay to Not Be Okay.

Whether it’s yourself, a staff member in your business or someone you care about, we have all felt the impacts of a stressful year behind us and the pandemic is still impacting lives everywhere. One of the first things Dr. Rika mentions on the show, is how a key part of identifying a concern or issue is to recognize it is completely acceptable to recognize something is wrong and talk about.

Recognizing the signs or symptoms of depression, anxiety or other cues that you or someone you care about may be struggling with.

Anxiety and depression can present differently from person to person. Kids are especially different. Dr. Rika shares some of the ways these symptoms show up and also gives tips on how to determine whether or not something more serious is going on while being careful to let the professionals do the diagnosing.

How to approach someone you care about or suspect may be struggling.

What to say? How to say it without being offensive or making them feel embarrassed. The importance of creating a safe space to share and not feel judged.

Telehealth and Virtual Therapy.

Is it here to stay? Did you know there are some accepted benefits of utilizing this form of help? In fact, you may be surprised to learn that you have access to more options and greater levels of care. Listen to this section to learn more.

 

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Show Highlights

How do we recognize the signs of anxiety or depression that could also be related to the pandemic?  [4:10]

How should we approach or begin a conversation with someone we care about when we suspect they are struggling with anxiety or depression? [7:55]

The importance of providing a safe space for someone to feel comfortable sharing. The importance of our own “give and take” in helping someone not feel judged. [8:00]

Creating safe spaces while simultaneously maintaining and keeping up healthy relationships. Taking the pressure off and “just checking in.” [10:20}

Virtual Therapy and Telehealth. Why it’s here to stay. The benefits and validity of the virtual experience. It’s just as effective as in person. Learn why. [14:00]

Why talking more about it is best. Helping people help themselves and making mental health an open topic [21:00]

 

Links

Dr. Rika Tanaka encourages everyone to reach out and talk to a mental health professional if you need to. 

She also says if you are in California, please feel free to reach out to her through her website at Coronado Psych or send her an email

 

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Running a Pet Business Around Kids at Home

Episode 228: How to Run a Business Around Kids Learning Virtually

How to Run a Business Around Kids Learning Virtually

This week Bella reaches out to fellow parents everywhere. This episode is for all the overwhelmed pet business owners who are also busy moms and dads juggling their busy schedules, parenting, relationships, a household, and…kids who are also learning virtually.

As we start to see a possible light at the end of the pandemic tunnel, it’s also worthwhile to remember that many of us are still working from home and have children who are attending school via the e-learning platforms. But, even before the pandemic, moms and dads have always struggled to balance home and work. That’s why this week’s episode is dedicated to helping you find some peace and balance in a crazy busy world. 

 

Biggest Takeaways You Don’t Want to Miss

 

Special Webinar on How to Get More Dog Walking Clients in 2021 

Before we dive into today’s material, Bella gives another opportunity to get in on the powerful webinar she hosted for pet business owners this week. The webinar was all about how to get more dog walking clients in 2021 and offered a TON of bonuses and other materials successful pet business owners are maximizing. (See show links below)

The Importance of Giving Yourself Grace and Not Allowing Guilt

In this section, Bella spent some time emphasizing the normalcy of feeling guilt that so many parents experience. Often, we are so wrapped up in our businesses that we realize a good portion of the day went by and we didn’t take time to focus on our kids. Bella shares what has helped her in her own struggles.

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When It’s Hard to Ask for Help and Setting Strict Goals.

Bella gets it. She’s been in the fire managing a very busy company while being a single parent and handling all the challenges that come with it. It’s very easy to blame ourselves or just feel guilty for not being able to do more. Frequently, we find ourselves needing some help and not reaching out to resources that are all around us. We can often find ourselves missing out on opportunities to get ahead or gain ground in certain areas because we aren’t asking for help and because we haven’t been intentional with the time that we have.  Bella offers some ideas to consider.

InstaCart, Meal Prep Services and Grocery Delivery – A New Friend?

Some people balk at using these types of services. Often, they feel that paying a little extra is a waste. Bella gives some very reasonable advice on why these services are actually great ways to save money, create time and help you in your business.

 

Personal Development and Moving Your Body…Why You Should Be Doing Both

You’ll enjoy this section on the importance of getting outside your own head, improving your mind, and the benefits of just moving your body. You’ll learn that it doesn’t have to be something as intense as doing an entire one-hour strength training routine several times a week but baby steps you can take to add up to big results. 

 

Show Highlights

  • Bella hits us with value as soon as she introduces the topic when she also invites you to get in the business savvy How to Get More Dog Walking Clients Webinar in 2021. [1:00]
  • Parenting guilt and how to deal with it [3:00]
  • When it’s hard to ask for help [4:30]
  • Setting intentional goals [6:00]
  • InstaCart, meal prep services, home delivery: how they help business owners [7:30]
  • Self-growth and personal development tips [9:55]
  • Easy ways to move your body and feel more alive [11:30]

 

Tweetables:

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Links:

Get access to the How to Get More Dog Walking Clients in 2021 webinar

Atomic Habits by James Clear

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I’ve never done this before… but I had something really special to tell you. My loyal podcast listeners. I am doing a workshop and I am giving it to you for only $7. www.jumpconsulting.net/workshop to sign up!

I just wanted to say that I believe in you.

I believe in your business.

Every week I pump out free content for – YOU, so that you feel supported in your hopes and dreams.

Let’s do this together.

Episode 227: How To Decrease Turnover and Create Raving Employees

How To Decrease Turnover and Create Raving Employees

This week Bella talks about the importance of onboarding new staff properly along with the consequences of not having a standard onboarding policy in place. Bella’s vast experience in the pet based industry provides her with invaluable insights and the ability to go straight to the heart of why you can’t ignore having your own onboarding procedures.

NOTE: Some listeners may hear themselves in Bella’s examples. The onboarding problems she talks about are so common we think you’ll see some of your own business’ characteristics in this episode.

Biggest Takeaways You Don’t Want To Miss

 

Real Life Examples of Things Pet Based Business Owners Say and Do When It Comes to Employees 

  • “I can’t believe they left the door unlocked!”
  • They didn’t know they were on the schedule.”
  • “They told the client too much and now the client is upset. I wish they contacted me first about the incident before calling the client.”

If any of this sounds familiar you definitely need to listen to this week’s show!

 

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Why Pet Based Businesses are Going to Explode Soon

Are you one of the many businesses that decreased their staff down to 50% during the Covid pandemic? Bella talks about the reasons this is going to change and what you need to do to be prepared.

 

What NOT to Do In Your Onboarding Process

The sad thing is that so many people are already making one or more of these mistakes in their businesses. Bella covers several critical areas that can make a difference in how long you keep your employees. 

 

SHOW HIGHLIGHTS

  • Real Life Examples of Things Pet Based Business Owners Say and Do When It Comes to Employees [4:28]
  • Why you’ll be needing to onboard employees in record time very soon and how you can be ready[7:10]
  • Exactly what NOT to do in the onboarding process [7:45]
  • Defining Onboarding and what it means [8:45]
  • Studies pertaining to high employee turnover [10:00]
  • Why employees leave companies [10:30]
  • Standardization of onboarding process [11:05]
  • Importance of schedule for onboarding [15:30]
  • Why pet care team training videos can give you a headstart [18:45]
  • Types of employee learning and training styles for employees [22:00]

 

Links:

Pet Care Team Training

Jump Mastermind

 

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Beware Of Certain Pet Business Coaches

Episode 226: Beware Of Certain Pet Business Coaches

Beware Of Certain Pet Business Coaches

 

Let’s talk about business coaches and mentors! This week, Bella, who is a big believer in coaches herself and has always had a coach, shares why it’s absolutely critical you choose the right business coach and what to look for. 

This episode stresses being aware of the rather startling movement where anyone and everyone is calling themselves a coach. Buyer BEWARE. It takes more than a brief dabbling in a business or a quickly attained certificate to make an effective results oriented coach.

These days we are seeing a wide range of new coaching titles: dog biz coaches, dog training mentors, or dog business consultants. 

They are the people that dog business owners, facility owners, and corporations come to when they want to revolutionize how they do the business of dogs. 

Beware Of Certain Pet Business Coaches

 

Biggest Takeaways You Don’t Want to Miss

 

Not all coaches are equal.

Some haven’t been in business long and have just closed their doors on a pet based business that failed. Some decided coaching would be easier than working through a business with ups and downs and walked away. Now they think they should coach you, the pet business owner.

Examples of coaches who care and get results.

Bella is connected with commanding badass dog biz entrepreneurs who are dedicated to the growing and shifting dog training industry. These people are focused on and get results. As an example, Bella references The Grassroots Dog Biz School. This team consists of multiple 7-figure dog business owners, world renowned dog trainers, dog training facility owners, social media rockstars, Ivy League MBA holders and keynote speakers, etc. 

 

What happens when you aren’t sure if your business will recover from the pandemic?

Your business can recover! You are not alone. Bella shares a really meaningful analogy about a house in a storm and rebuilding. You don’t want to miss this part.

 

The importance of the right coach or mentor to help you rebuild.

Do you understand that choosing the right helpers to re-construct is just as important as choosing the right coach to level up? Let’s learn why it’s the same thing.

 

Are you the “right client” for a coach?

It’s critical that you be selective. Your time and your money is valuable. Hiring the wrong coach can not only cost you money but the price of how you’ll feel as an entrepreneur if you don’t meet your goals on time due to having the wrong coach is even steeper.

 

Show Highlights

Are you afraid you won’t recover after this pandemic? [4:00] 

The leaders you follow matter. Differences in types of coaches and so called gurus. [5:45] 

Understanding a coach’s motivation and goals. Is it to your benefit? [6:30]

What to look for when you choose a coach, cost of hiring the wrong coach [8:00]

Understanding their motivational style. ARE they even motivating? [9:15]

Are they results-oriented or just hope you show up for your sessions? [11:58]

Beware of FALSE COACHES. What to look for. [12:30]

What opportunities do they have to help you grow, materials, resources, etc. [14:00]

What type of client does Bella work with? [15:00]

Am I the RIGHT CLIENT for this coach? [18:00]

How do you “check” a coach’s heart? [22:00]

Why pet business will be thriving and hiring like crazy soon [25:00]

 

Tweetables:

Links:

What businesses who are thriving in the pandemic are doing right: 

https://jumpconsulting.net/episode-224-4-massive-secrets-to-attracting-dog-walking-clients-in-2021/

Grassroots Dog Biz School. These experts know the 100+ billion pet industry game inside and out as the leading pet industry consulting firm in the world.  Dog Biz School breaks and rewrites the rules of how dog trainers do the business of dogs, unapologetically and boldly. 

 https://dogbizschool.com/home

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Episode 225 Running a Business Through Divorce or Major Life Changes

How Relationships and Emotions Impact Your Business

 

 

Bella talks about a common thread she sees year to year in business owners. This includes the depth of emotions and how paralyzing they can be when it comes to going about your daily work and your business. Bella opens up about her own experiences in a painful divorce and trying to keep her business running at prime levels. 

CAUTION: This episode is very raw and transparent. We are including a trigger warning here for anyone who may be sensitive to this type of material.

Biggest Takeaways You Don’t Want to Miss

 

Emotional Abuse, Blatant Insults, Isolation, Coping, Loneliness, Embarrassment, Anger. 

If you’ve gone through emotional trauma, breakups or divorce, you may recognize some of those emotions. Bella lays her heart on the line. If you think you are alone, you’re not. She stresses it over and over. Her heartfelt identification with these emotions comes through. We are not alone.

The Importance of Emotional Intelligence. 

In this section, Bella discusses how the popular book Emotional Intelligence by Daniel Goleman helped her through some of her more difficult times. Goleman popularized the concept of emotional intelligence (EI) and its use to help manage your emotions and guide your behavior and thinking. You can improve your EI with regular practice of controlling your emotions and staying calm when they overwhelm you.

Why It’s Important to Deal with Emotional “Baggage.” 

It’s so critical that we deal with the emotions that are crippling us and holdings us back in life, business and relationships. The trauma that Bella relates to us doesn’t always happen in divorces or romantic relationships. It comes in all forms. It can happen in friendships, family relationships – even in some business relationships. 

Getting the Right Help From the Right Sources.

 Remember, you are NOT alone. A failed relationship doesn’t mean you are a failure. But it is critical that you surround yourself with the right people and that you get help from sources that are qualified and that are also GOOD for you. Bella shares resources that were helpful to her during some of her most soul crushing moments. 

SHOW HIGHLIGHTS

  • DON’T MISS the opening. If you’ve ever doubted yourself or felt like you were alone in your feelings and emotions or what is/has been happening, you will know you aren’t alone after hearing the intro.
  • Emotional Intelligence and why you need to know about it. [7:20]
  • Importance of Dealing with Emotional Baggage [9:48]
  • Emotional Intelligence and how it can set you free [13:00]
  • Sources for getting help and ideas to get started [16:00]
  • Emotional “flags” to look for [18:40}

Tweetables:

Links:

https://amzn.to/2LOM90YEmotional Intelligence by Daniel Goldman

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Episode 224 – 4 Massive Secrets To Attracting Dog Walking Clients in 2021

 

4 Massive Secrets To Attracting Dog Walking Clients in 2021

Bella discusses 4 Massive Secrets to Attracting Dog Walking Clients in 2021 and moving forward after a pandemic influenced 2020. Pet business owners can maximize this time in their businesses by leaping into the unique business opportunities Covid-19 restrictions have placed upon all of us.

Bella cautions us to push back on feelings of self doubt, skepticism or excuses why our businesses can’t flourish during this time. The reality is, there are businesses doing well in spite of the pandemic and Bella speaks about the strategies these businesses have in common.

The strategies talked about in today’s episode not only work, but they work very well. Each strategy has already been tried, tested and proven by pet businesses and other forms of businesses. Don’t wait! You’ll want to start implementing these today.

“How Do I Get More Clients?”

When asked what is your biggest challenge right now….business owners say “How Do I Get More Clients?”  People are certainly hurting financially during this time. But remember: There are plenty of people who are still spending money. They are just not using it on vacation or luxury type items. But, they are definitely spending. A ridiculous amount of spending is happening online. In fact, one statistic showed people spent more money online in the first quarter of 2020 than they did in the previous 10 years.

Generate more revenue with online and virtual business.

There is a BIG opportunity for you to grow your client base and it’s happening right now. YES, pet based business owners and dog walking services have a virtual or online component! Contactless is an option for pet sitting businesses! Don’t overlook this. The online space is your chance to show your clients how much you care and earn their trust. Bella shares more about this in the four secrets she shares with us.

You Have to TELL Your Clients About Your Covid Protocol.

Yes. We know there are banners at the top of everyone’s websites. We’ve all gotten the generic boring emails from companies explaining their Covid safety precautions. They have become white noise. We don’t “see” these things anymore, much less actually read them! Your clients and prospective clients often assume that certain businesses aren’t available to them because of Covid. Bella gives some excellent tips and ideas for incorporating your care for your clients into your marketing which increases your arsenal of client attracting tools.

Dealing with Feelings of Anxiety, Overwhelm, Depression During this Pandemic.

Worry, stress, anxiety, feeling stuck in a rut and just being sick and tired of being sick and tired are 100% normal. Isolation can cause business owners to spiral downward if they feel out of options. Bella reminds us of some ways we can reach out, get connected and take advantage of a large variety of resources, many of them free. There are some AMAZING opportunities for your business right now and all you have to do is implement them.

It’s your chance to SHINE. Show them you care! 

SHOW HIGHLIGHTS

  • How can you show you care and still continue to prosper during this time? [3:50]
  • Some ideas to show your clients you care and stand out above the Covid-19 white noise disclaimers [5:35]
  • Contactless dog walking, Why you should offer it. [7:08]
  • Virtual Meet & Greets. [9:00]
  • The benefits of Virtual Meet & Greets [10:25]
  • Financial benefits of going exclusively virtual [12:00]
  • Handbook & Manual updates – why they are important to your business growth right now [13:24]
  • Ideas you can implement in your marketing using your handbook and manual [15:00]
  • How can PPE help you get clients? [14:35]
  • Importance of changing your marketing and sales to adapt to this time [18:35]
  • What to do when you are sick and tired of being sick and tired [18:45]

 

Tweetables 

 

 

Links

https://jumpconsulting.net/group – Free to join Facebook group where Bella shares an enormous amount of free resources, expert training and materials.

bella@jumpconsulting.net – Connect with Bella to talk about getting access to exclusive sales training, step by step on how to conduct an Virtual Meet & Greet. What to say, how to run the event.

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Episode 223: How To Promote Inclusivity with a DEI Statement In Your Business

 

The Importance of Diversity, Equality and Inclusivity in Your Business.

 

Hannah Boike is a hiring and recruiting professional with WalkerScout. WalkerScout is a unique RPO (recruitment process outsourcing) provider. Its mission is to help dog walking, dog daycare, and dog training businesses scout, hire, and support their teams. She is very passionate about implementing kindness, inclusivity, and diversity in the hiring process. She believes social justice, having empathy, and connecting with other people’s experiences is a vital component of any successful business and especially key in the animal care industry where kindness and compassion are core values.

Joe Latona also appears on this episode. Joe is a motivated and dedicated HR professional, dog walking since 2008 and hiring staff since 2009. He has built award winning dog walking teams in Chicago and has hired pet care professionals across the United States. He is the founder of WalkerScout.

DEI Statement

Biggest Takeaways You Don’t Want To Miss:

How Can Pet Businesses Create an Inclusive Environment?

Hannah shares tips and Strategies for practicing inclusivity, diversity and equality in our business and hiring process. She also covers the importance not only to clients but also to your staff members when it comes to showing your business is an ally to members of underrepresented demographics.

 

How Practicing Diversity and Inclusion Benefits Your Brand:

Not only do businesses have a moral and ethical obligation to be more inclusive but it is also financially beneficial. “When you put good out into the world, good will come back to you.”  

 

What is a DEI Statement? Why you need one and how to write it. 

Hannah shares the key elements of a solid DEI statement and resources for writing your own. You’ll also learn some of the places you should display your DEI statement and how to tailor your brand to appeal to everyone.

 

Joe Latona on Hiring Processes 

Intentional hiring processes are the key to a successful and happy staff. Don’t allow simple demographic information to influence your hiring decisions. Every candidate rejection needs a reason for declining. Standard and follow-up questions should be the same for all candidates. The greater the diversity in your staff the more well-rounded your business will be. Hiring services from Joe and Hannah are priced on a sliding scale. Connect with them on their website to learn more.

 

Show Highlights:

 

  • Learning about Diversity, Equality and Inclusivity [3:16]
  • Financial returns for businesses practicing inclusivity [3:30]
  • Why are all the Black Kids Sitting Together in the Cafeteria? [4:28]
  • What can pet sitting businesses do and what are some ways we can be more inclusive? [7:20]
  • Making a DEI Statement and Resources for Help  [9:20]
  • Joe Latona’s tips on ways to be more diverse and inclusive today and in your hiring process [10:50]
  • Tailoring your website and ads, staff bios to include the LGBQT and other underrepresented individuals [11:40]

Tweetables:

 

Links:

https://mck.co/38bxp54  McKinsey and Company: Delivering Through Diversity

https://amzn.to/3rSJ1Su  Why are all the Black Kids Sitting Together in the Cafeteria by Beverly Tatum

http://nonprofitinclusiveness.org/  The Denver Foundation

https://WalkerScout.com  

 

Downloadable Offer:

WalkerScout is offering a free marketing video with tips you can use to help your pet sitting business today. Contact Hannah at hannah@walkerscout.com for more information. 

 

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Episode 221: Will My PPP Loan Be Forgiven?


Many of you have gotten a PPP Loan with hopes that it would be forgiven. Currently, the 28 weeks have passed and you might have started to see some people starting to say my loan was FORGIVEN. What is this all about and how can you do the same?

This week, I moved my regularly scheduled content around to get you this time-sensitive topic. I reached out to Linda and Trevor who have over 60 years of experience combined in the financial services industries. Linda Rey has owned, bought, and sold a business, and Trevor has managed multiple businesses. They have seen what works and what doesn’t work when it comes to business financing especially now with COVID. They have helped many people through the loan process. 

The questions they answer:

  1. Where does one submit their completed PPP forgiveness application?
  2. What happens if someone received the SBA Economic Injury Disaster Loan (aka EIDL), how does this affect their PPP Loan?
  3. If someone was approved for a PPP loan and used 100% for payroll, why is there chatter of the SBA saying that they aren’t going to forgive $10k of the PPP loan because of the advance?
  4. Should I submit my PPP Forgiveness now or should I wait?
  5. I heard that PPP loans are going to automatically become 100% forgiven. Is this true?

Biggest Takeaway You Don’t Want To Miss: 

  • The PPP loan forgiveness program allows for forgiveness, certain percentages of the amount of the loan, depending on how you used the loan under (eligible expenses) and the idea is that you do not have to repay the loan.  
  • If you had a grant for the EIDL loan and you received that grant, then when you go for forgiveness the amount of that grant will be subtracted, which converts the grant to an advance. 
  • There is chatter out there on the internet about people saying wait until you file is because the chatter and talk in legislation is that in a new round of stimulus potentially, Congress may repair this aspect of the PPP program with the grant not being forgiven. 

 

Bella In Your Business Show Highlights:

  • 2:30 – What was the PPP for?
  • 4:30 – How to get the PPP loan forgiven?
  • 8:11 – What happens if someone received the EIDL and how does that affect the PPP loan from being forgiven?
  • 12:17 – Why is their chatter that the SBA is saying they are not going to forgive the $10,000 of the PPP because of the advance? 
  • 15:30 – Should you wait to file for your PPP to be forgiven?
  • 17:20 – Who is Linda Rey and Trevor?
  • 21:23 – How much does Aurora Consulting cost? 
  • 23:50 – How to reach out to Linda Rey and Trevor? 

 

 

 Links:

https://auroraconsulting.biz

http://youtube.com/lindareyandtrevor

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Welcome, I am so glad you are here. If you are a dog walker, dog sitter, cat sitter, doggy daycare or kennel owner, then you found the right place. Jump Consulting is the one place on the internet to get all the resources you need for your pet care business. Can I give you some freebies to generate sales and increase revenues for your business? Grab your freebies below.

 

Are you starting out? Been in business for less than two years? Get your startup resources here.

Do you own an established pet care business and you want to take it to the next level.? Get Your builder resources here.

 

 

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Episode 220: The Good, The Bad, and the Ugly of Creating Our Own Video Training Series

Creating Video Training And It’s Process


It’s not easy, we know it. Creating video training for your business is a lot of processes you need to think about, from the ideas, scripts, production team, supplies, post-editing, and more but the process makes it the perfect way to make training more exciting and engaging for your employees.

You need to execute that idea of yours and showcase your education to teach them what it means on going above and beyond.

Do it cause without a doubt I now “YOU” can!


Biggest Takeaway You Don’t Want To Miss:

How an idea can blossom and turn into a video training series. That’s why I want to share with you Team Care Pet Training and check our videos to show our support in every possible way from the creation, execution, and final output. We have gone through the process of creating video training for your pet business so you don’t hav to.



Creating Video Training Show Highlights

  • How it all started [1:03]
  • How we got specific about streamlining [5:26]
  • Importance of scripts [7:50]
  • How behind the scene works [12:16]
  • Making online training videos more exciting [16:42]
  • Having a visual brand guide [22:19]
  • Enjoying the whole process [23:23]

 

Links:

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Are You New Here?

Welcome, I am so glad you are here. If you are a dog walker, dog sitter, cat sitter, doggy daycare or kennel owner, then you found the right place. Jump Consulting is the one place on the internet to get all the resources you need for your pet care business. Can I give you some freebies to generate sales and increase revenues for your business? Grab your freebies below.

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Episode 222: 4 Reasons To Be Happy That Rover Partnered with Walmart

Did you hear the news? Rover pet care actually partnered with Walmart. I’m going to tell you why there are four reasons why you as a professional dog walker and pet sitter should actually be happy in this as a pet sitting and dog walking business owner.

 

Biggest Takeaway You Don’t Want To Miss:

  • This will be great exposure for the pet sitting and dog walking industry.
  • First time clients will try a professional dog walker. so make sure your website and sign up process are on point.
  • We are a luxury service that isn’t for everyone.
  • They aren’t unique, you are. Get education, community support, and endorsement.
  • How to move past the fear of this.

 

 

Links:

News Article About The Partnership

Better Marketing with Bella 

Jump Consulting Mastermind

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Are You New Here?

Welcome, I am so glad you are here. If you are a dog walker, dog sitter, cat sitter, doggy daycare or kennel owner, then you found the right place. Jump Consulting is the one place on the internet to get all the resources you need for your pet care business. Can I give you some freebies to generate sales and increase revenues for your business? Grab your freebies below.

 

Are you starting out? Been in business for less than two years? Get your startup resources here.

Do you own an established pet care business and you want to take it to the next level.? Get Your builder resources here.

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Episode 219: Marketing Mistake: Are You Hiding The Best Kept Secret In Your Business?

Why The Market Is Saturated With Privately Owned Pet Care Companies Dying To Be A Top Dog and The Solution

Are you making this marketing mistake in your pet business?

As an entrepreneur and business owner, everyone has a unique value proposition or what we call the “Secret Sauce”. Most of us don’t know, but we all have something unique about our businesses. We just need to dig deeper and discover where our business does well and to send that message about our brand.

Today we’ll be talking about how it all starts with sharing visuals, such as graphics. Graphics allow you to share your unique value with an audience. A picture can speak a thousand words, right? Well, those 1000 words should include your brand’s authority, and how you stand out in your community.

It doesn’t stop there. There’s more ways to stand out from the crowd, like emblems. Think of emblems as your shiny trophies that you can share with your audience. It tells your ideal clients to pick you, without you having to say so!

It’s time for you to stop hiding your best kept secret in your business, which is YOU.

 

 

Biggest Takeaway You Don’t Want To Miss:

Educating through graphics will show why you’re valuable as a business.  This is why I appreciate Pet Care Team Training so much. They take the thinking out of creating by providing branded graphics, training emblems, and exposure for your pet care business. Having all of this in one distinct place for you is one way to stand out in an effortless way.

Stand out without the burn out!

 

Marketing Mistake Show Highlights

  • What is “Secret Sauce”? -1:40
  • Foundation of Training: Training people the same way -4:49
  • Educating through graphics -7:46
  • Putting Distinctions on your Website -9:55
  • Why do we need training? -11:25
  • How to stand out from the pack? -16:03
  • What is Pet Care Team Training? -17:00

 

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video training for employees, staff onboarding

Episode 218: Why Most Video Training Doesn’t Work And The Solution

Why Most Video Training For Employees Doesn’t Work And The Solution

As an entrepreneur and business owner you can customize your video training for employees through various methods. But often, it’s cumbersome as you’re not a videographer or editor. You may run into other issues such as not having proper lighting, software, and equipment. Without all these essential components, and skills, it’s difficult creating video training  for new staffthat truly works. 

Video training doesn’t have to be long, slow, and boring.

Our sponsor, Pet Care Team Training, takes care of ALL of that. Pet Care Team Training is specific, streamlined, and simple engineered for the success of your employee onboarding. Its videos keep the viewers engaged and excited by throwing the right graphics and instructions during the training to keep you and your employees entertained while learning. .

With Pet Care Team Training, you can build the foundation of your training from the video aspect and documentation, and YOU as the business owner get to decide the added things that you want to incorporate in your business.

 

Biggest Takeaway You Don’t Want To Miss:

    • Long videos can cause information overload. Video Learning may not work for everyone and it doesn’t work unless you pay attention. Having said this, you need to invite your team member to be a hero in your client’s story. You also have to cater to multiple learning styles in your training and “Game-ify” your training process!
    • Pet Care Team Training has these cool elements so you can onboard your employees the right way. You can watch it, read it, you can go to a checklist on it, and you can personalize it as your own business. It also has those visual elements that people can see something as we’re talking and see how it’s actually done with actual products. Video training doesn’t have to be long, slow, and boring.
    • You will be a happy entrepreneur or business if you train your employees properly. This way, you will have a staff that are going out to the field equipped and ready to move your business forward. You will get 2 certifications for each of your employees with Pet Care Team Training.

 

Video Training For Employees Show Highlights

  • Main issues, such as how to train someone on everything – 2:50
  • How to have new team members retain information – 6:03
  • List of “must have” training videos – 7:00
  • Make your new team members feel excited to work with you – 9:52
  • Video training brings your employee handbooks to LIFE – 11:05
  • All of the bonuses that come with Pet Care Team Training – 20:24

 

 

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Are You New Here?

Welcome, I am so glad you are here. If you are a dog walker, dog sitter, cat sitter, doggy daycare or kennel owner, then you found the right place. Jump Consulting is the one place on the internet to get all the resources you need for your pet care business. Can I give you some freebies to generate sales and increase revenues for your business? Grab your freebies below.

Video training, staff training

Episode 217: Major Solutions and Problems to Video Training

 

Major Problems and Solutions to Video Training

 

Pet Care Team Training is specific, streamlined, and simple engineered for the success of your employee onboarding. Its videos keep the viewers engaged and excited by throwing the right graphics and instructions during the training to keep you and your employees entertained while learning. Video training doesn’t have to be long, slow, and boring.

As an entrepreneur and business owner, you can customize your training through Pet Care Training’s paw print to keep your “Secret Sauce” and have a way to show to your people this is how you do it.

With Pet Care Team Training, you can build the foundation of your training from the video aspect and documentation, and YOU as the business owner get to decide the added things that you want to incorporate in your business.

 

Pet Care Team Training Makes Video Training Effective

 

Biggest Takeaway You Don’t Want To Miss:

  • Long videos can cause information overload. Video Learning may not work for everyone and it doesn’t work unless you pay attention. Having said this, you need to invite your team member to be a hero in your client’s story. You also have to cater to multiple learning styles in your training and “Game-ify” your training process!
  • Pet Care Team Training has these cool elements so you can onboard your employees the right way. You can watch it, read it, you can go to a checklist on it, and you can personalize it as your own business. It also has those visual elements that people can see something as we’re talking and see how it’s actually done with actual products. Video training doesn’t have to be long, slow, and boring.
  • You will be a happy entrepreneur or business if you train your employees properly. This way, you will have a staff that are going out to the field equipped and ready to move your business forward. You will get 2 certifications for each of your employees with Pet Care Team Training.

Show Highlights:

  • Problems that we hear from Business Owners with Video Training 1:14
  • Not a lot of companies are using video trainings 6:55
  • 1-minute sneak peek of Pet Care Team Training 9:25
  • Pet Care Training free video 11:14
  • People quit right after you train them 11:45
  • Handbook and manuals compared to Video training 14:53
  • “Game-ify” things 18:00
  • 2 Certifications for employees 20:48

 

Links:

www.petcareteamtraining.com

www.facebook.com/bellavasta1/

www.instagram.com/bellavasta/

 

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Episode 216: What You Need To Get Your Pet Business Out Of The Covid Crisis

Pet Business Covid Crisis Survive and Thrive Mastermnd

The Pet Business Covid Crisis isn’t going away anytime soon. Things aren’t going back to normal. They will never be the same again. Consumer spending online is through the roof. Pivots are being made. Businesses are closing while others are soaring. If you want a fighting chance, then this episode is for you. If you have decided you will “wait it out” or keep your business at the low numbers and hunker down, then this episode isn’t for you. In fact, it will probably upset you.

My Jumpers are do’ers. When the world says they can’t, Jumpers say I CAN. I have watched too many of you fight through this Pet Business Covid Crisis to come back stronger than ever and from that you have inspired this episode. Listen in to learn:

  • How times are changing
  • How society will never be the same
  • How COVID will revolutionize the way you do business.
  • Examples of companies who have failed during times of change.
  • The effects of the revolution.
  • How to revolutionize the way you do business.
  • Examples of others doing a great job.
  • 5  areas you need to focus on to survive.
  • The future is actually very bright!

 

If you are ready to Jump and work through things, consider joining me Monday through Friday in the Mastermind. It is where you can have access to me, the group, and all the resources that come along with it. It is the winner’s circle of the pet industry and a lot of fun!

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financial literacy, financial advice, business coach, podcast episode

Episode 215: Getting In Control of the Financial Numbers in Your Business with Jamie Trull

Financial Literacy

Getting In Control of the Financial Numbers In Your Business with Jamie Trull

 

Jamie Trull is a Financial Literacy Coach and Profit Strategist. She’s fired up about helping small business owners overcome the overwhelm and anxiety of business finances.

After leaving the corporate world in favor of a more balanced life. Jamie founded her Virtual CFO company, Balance CFO LLC. and quickly realized that there was an educational void for smaller business owners and self-employed individuals when it came to financial literacy training.

She pivoted her business to teaching Financial Literacy to help fill that void. Jamie helps entrepreneurs maximize their profit and feel more confident about the numbers side of their businesses. She lives just outside of Nashville in Franklin, TN, and has a 6-year-old son and a 3-year-old daughter who keeps her quite busy in her spare time!

 

What do you do when you don’t know how to get your numbers, what they mean, or how to make decisions in this 2020 climate?

 

Biggest Takeaway You Don’t Want To Miss:

  • Financial literacy can be exciting and fun. It’s not just about taxes or bookkeeping, it’s about making strategic decisions to put your business in a trajectory to really succeed. This way, you can pay yourself more money which is the main goal of a business.
  • How do you keep your business up and running so that you don’t have to go out of business because of Covid? The ones that pivoted blew their businesses upwards, there is still money to be made in this situation. You just need to be comfortable in the uncomfortable, you just need to figure out how to bring in revenue in maybe a different way than what you did before.
  • You should have a smart business strategy. Having said this, we all need to be focusing on strategy and then finding those supplemental ways that we can help ourselves through these difficult times but knowing we got to get back on our feet.

Freebie:

Are you charging enough?

Use this FREE worksheet to estimate your current all-in pay rate and determine if you need to change your pricing!

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Financial Literacy Show Highlights:

  • 1:47 – Why we’re in business
  • 2:15 – Who is Jamie Trull
  • 4:48 – How we actually are in business to make money
  • 7:23 – Covid’s effect on businesses especially to small businesses
  • 38 – What should we do or focus on now in this time of the pandemic
  • 40 – Example on how to pivot your dog walking business during this time of the pandemic
  • 23 – Smart strategy
  • 22 – Are you charging enough?

 

Links:

https://jamietrull.com/

http://jamietrull.com/byhour

https://jamietrull.com/group

 

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sales, podcast, entrepreneur

New Ways To Build Your Teams Confidence and Selling Skills

Looking for a unique way to build self-confidence in your team? Today’s podcast is all about confidence.

Chris Trew is a touring comedian, sportswriter, and creative coach. He uses his background in improv comedy to help people find their funny whether they are using it for performance or self-improvement. His work has been featured at events like SXSW and San Diego Social Media Day and festivals of all kinds all over the country.

His foundation of Improv Comedy provides the framework for everything he does. Whether he’s teaching a workshop to 100 professionals in a conference setting, a group of 6 for a small business happy hour, or a Zoom for literally anyone, the material is the same. If you want to learn how to boost creativity in the work environment, he’s your guy.

 

Why is Improv Comedy a Confidence Building Game-Changer

 

Biggest Takeaway You Don’t Want To Miss:

  • One Improv class could change how you communicate, listen to people, and the way you share your own stories. Having said this, you can be a better communicator, leader, listener, or storyteller which you can incorporate to your business or personal life to make it more engaging and fun.
  • Improv is extremely portable and very flexible. Chris can teach the same workshop to different groups of people regardless of number. He can even highlight a specific goal that you want for your employees or team.
  • With Improv Comedy, you will develop the ” Yes, And ” mentality and it’s a must learn! – listen to Chris and me in the podcast to know what I mean.

 

Confidence Building Show Highlights:

  • What is Improv comedy, 2.11
  • How can Improv help business owners, 4.42
  • Who takes Improv classes, 11.03
  • How Chris comes to work with your team, 13.27
  • Chris wrote a weird book about sitting close to basketball players at NBA games, 20.20

 

Links:

https://www.linkedin.com/in/christrew/

https://www.instagram.com/christrew/

 

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Welcome, I am so glad you are here. If you are a dog walker, dog sitter, cat sitter, doggy daycare or kennel owner, then you found the right place. Jump Consulting is the one place on the internet to get all the resources you need for your pet care business. Can I give you some freebies to generate sales and increase revenues for your business? Grab your freebies below.

Entrepreneurs, Podcast Episode, Marketing, Content Creation

Episode 213: How UGC Can Create a Buzz About Your Dog Walking Business and Bring You New Clients

How User Generated Content or UGC Can Create a Buzz About Your Dog Walking Business and Bring You New Clients

HAve you considered User Generated Content to create buzz for your dog walking business?

Let me introduce you to Tyler. Tyler J. Anderson is an investor, entrepreneur, podcaster, and speaker. Day-to-day you’ll find him leading the team at Casual Fridays.

Since 2009, Tyler and his team have played significant roles in digital and social media marketing campaigns for hundreds of hotels and resorts, including Marriott International. They have worked with notable brands such as Visit San Diego, SeaWorld, KAABOO, Jersey Mike’s Subs, Penske Automotive, Deloitte, The Los Angeles Chargers, Feeding San Diego, Susan G., and Koman San Diego. They also worked with The United Way Atlanta, and many more.

 

Have You Tried UGC In Promoting your Business?

 

Biggest Takeaway You Don’t Want To Miss:

  • UGC is a very viable way to have your Dog Walking Business promoted and marketed and is generally more trustworthy and authentic.
  • With UGC, you are promoting your business and it’s not coming from you. In other words, it’s actually the other person who’s doing it and you both get the benefit of it.
  • When you get your customers or potential customers a shared content of your business, you will get higher reach, and higher frequency in the news feeds. In conclusion, if you can get your customers from your dog walking business to become your content-creating army for you, it’s a game-changer.

Freebie

Free 4-Step UGC Strategy Workbook.  This workbook walks you and your team through the steps to develop a UGC strategy for your brand or business.

  • https://hello.casualfridays.com/ugc-strategy-workbook/
  • You can also TEXT CODE: UCGWORKBOOK to 44222

 

User Generated Content Show Highlights:

  • What is UGC, 2.04
  • How to leverage awesome contents, 10.10
  • UGC stats analysis, 19.05
  • Tyler’s 4-Step UGC Workbook, 23.26

 

Links:

https://www.tylerjanderson.com/

https://hello.casualfridays.com/

 

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