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Episode 8: How To Break Through From A $40K to $100K Pet Sitting Business.

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Matt asks the question:

Hi Bella, I guess [my question]  would be some actionable best practices for breaking thru that wall in business. IE. Going from a 40,000 pet sitting business to a 100,000 + business.

 Without further ado, here is your answer all laid out:

Your Pet Sitting Business Is Like A Car Engine

You have to think of a car with an engine. In order to get up to those higher speeds the engine needs to be efficient. The way a business works when making 40K typically isn’t going to be the same way when it is making 100K
In Order To Have a Breakthrough, You Must Control Areas Of Your Business So It Doesn’t Controlpet sitting business You.
Control is a big part of it. It rarely every happens just because. You have to be intentional about it. You have to control every
aspect of your business and make decisions that line up with your 100K goal. Each decision that comes into your business you have to ask yourself, “Will this help me get closer or further away from it?”
Here are some areas where you can control the outcome and put in place systems that will help you achieve the system that it takes to take it to a six figure business.
As a warning, I want to say that the biggest difference between a 40K business and 100K business is that the more volume that comes in, the less of EVERYTHING a business owner can do. They can’t possibly do it all anymore because there is too much to do. Those that attempt end up being burnt out of not good at a lot because they are stretched too thin. This, is where creating systems comes into play and learning how to control them. Here are areas that you can control and create systems for:
Control the marketing.
Control the leads and sales process
Control the follow up.
Control the sitters schedules
Control the quality
Learn to delegate more. small and big tasks. website, graphics, social media,
It is like that car that is coasting along the freeway. You can let your foot off the gas. Someone else can take the steering wheel.

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Episode 7: Get your Pet Sitting Business to 7 Figures By Renewing Your Vows!

From time to time, I come across people that just inspire me. Joette White of Park Cities Pet Sitter Inc has been one of them and I just had to interview her for the show. It was about two months ago we first connected on this and I am finally able to bring it to you today. In this 30 min interview, you will learn a lot about your pet sitting business. I know I did! Although not only will you learn, I am betting you will be inspired too. Here are some of the things you will hear about in this short 30 min interview:

  • Everything has a season. The ups and downs of the natural business cycle.
  • Renewing your business vows. How a recommitment is always necessary.
  • All about the audit that was appealed twice. You won’t believe the ludicrous things that the auditor tried to get Joette’s company for!
  • I bet you won’t guess how many staff it takes Joette to run a seven figure business! You will be shocked.

If you would like to contact Joette, she requests that you email her at Joette at pcpsi.com  You can view her website at http://www.pcpsi.com I would like to publicly THANK Joette for her time with me and for donating so much of her time to help promote and better our industry. She is a true advocate and role model!

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Episode 6: How To Deal With Negative Reviews

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Ever see Jimmy Fallon do his “Mean Tweet” segment? This is what I want you to think of when you listen to Ep 6 of Bella In Your Business.

There is so much negativity going on out there with pet sitters getting upset because someone wrote a negative review, told them their service was too much, said something “mean” to them, or just got their feelings hurt. I am here today to encourage you to be a DUCK and let it roll off your back.

Seriously! What you let into your head becomes your reality. It helps feed the stinkin’ thinkin’ and I want to show you that no business ever failed because someone said something mean. We all will get negative reviews at some point in time.

I even read what has been said about ME! Yes, me. Nothing online is private…. there are screen shots for everything. 🙁

bella in your businessHere are some of the show notes for you to follow along:

 

“It always has been your way or the highway Bella and you proved my point splendidly.”

“Very rude. Woman that I believe is the owner is very obnoxious and self-centered. You have to put up with constantly “I’m the best. Everyone wants to be like me. I’m so great people would pay double for pet sitting to be with my company but I decline” does anyone actually believe that? It’s pretty disturbing!”

“I can’t believe she is a consultant, she was so nasty with me when I decided to try a session with her.”

“Bella = narcissist”

What To Do When It Happens:

  • Consider the source
  • How To React
  • Attitude and Reaction is everything
    • Attitude is everything blog
    • Seek Guidance From Those Who Do Love You.
    • Think About All Good Feedback.
    • Don’t let one negative comment ruin your whole day.

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Episode 5: Bella In Your Business: Motivation, Podcasting, and 4 Helpful Tips

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In this episode of Bella In Your Business:

The impact that podcasting and Shannon Hernandez has had on me and fellow pet sitters.
How to get your motivation back and your staff!

My 4 tips:
1. Evernote
2. MeetEdgar.com
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*You have to listen to hear #3 and #4

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Episode 4: Employees, Blogs, & Daily Operations!

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Hi Jumpers!

In this podcast you will hear about how you can adapt your business to match your lifestyle. In this episode I answer the questions you submitted such as:

When you should hire on employees and who to get your clients to start using them.
How you can stay afloat and handle daily operations while working in the business.
How to get your blog to actually WORK for you. Including 8 tips on what to do after you post a blog!

It is jam packed and sure to keep you on your toes and your mind running.

URls mentioned:
www.facebook.com/bellainyourbusiness
www.facebook.com/jumpconsulting
Email me at danielle@jumpconsulting.net for links to Noelle

Don’t forget to post below and let me know what you thought and to ask your questions for upcoming podcasts! You might just hear your name being mentioned!

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Episode 3: Who Am I? Getting Real Personally and Professionally

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Dear Jumpers,

This podcast is breaking it down explaining a lot about what I believe about business and how to look at life. I get pretty real and you are going to either love it or hate it, but it is a risk I am willing to take.

You see, I truly believe that I owe it to you to explicitly state who I am, what I believe about business, and how I deal with tough times. Included you will hear a audio clip that I recorded on my iPhone especially to you as I was driving to visit my daughter in the hospital.

It concludes with (what I feel is) an inspirational song and the story about why I am so tied to it. It is my wish that you too will gain some inspiration from it and the entire episode will put a smile on your face.

Now go listen, and don’t forget to comment below so I know that I am not just talking into thin air! 🙂

Your Coach (and parachute holder)
Bella

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This will make much more sense once you listen to the podcast. Specifically at the end! *wink*

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Episode 2: Blogging To 1700 Hits In One Day and Delegating Your Business

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Bella In Your Business Ep. 2: Learn how to be so relevant in your blogging strategy that you can draw 10 times the average hits your website may get a day through the steps that Bella walks you through. Also, hear how delegation in your business, could help reduce your burnout and help you achieve your goals faster including a personal story from Bella on Father’s Day.

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Episode 1: How To Get Through The Hiring Slumps!

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Listen in as Bella:

  • Catches you up on her never boring life,
  • Reflects on the State and Federal Audits that some pet sitters went through.
  • Discusses how to push past those hiring slumps and find the people you are looking for!
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