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Episode #263: One Secret To Winning Almost Every Sale

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Aaron Miller is going to share with you the secret to winning almost every sale and why this is so successful. He began sales management when he was 17 years old. Working through school and operation management he was top of his class in relationship cultivation, sales, and operational strategy. Even after becoming a shining star in school, he became one in the work world as well. “Aaron was a rising star who quickly moved up from working as a phone agent, to Team Leader, to Operations Manager, and ultimately to Vendor Manager, all in less than a year.” says a Business Development Executive.

Like most of us, Aaron had a lot of anxiety talking to people and learning how to stay confident, especially when selling something. However, he soon realized how to communicate and connect with people. Leading him to the tactic that has made him so successful in sales. Listen in as he shares his story and this simple method to make the sales you want to keep.

 

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Biggest Takeaways You Don’t Want To Miss:

The Secret to Winning Sales

Why did they come to you in the first place? Where are they in their mental and emotional state? Provide empathy and a solution no matter how basic or how in-depth they go when they first reach out, meet them where they are at. They reached out to you so connect with them and find out how you can help. You can start by saying something like “I am so glad I got ahold of you today because I want to help solve this for you” or “I am so glad to hear from you today.”

How to Get Through the Psychology of Talking to Clients

Be casual and recognize that they called you. Talk to them like you would friends and family not like you are trying to sell to them. This is a big part of the secret to winning almost every sale. Don’t pry from them just have a conversation. Remember why you started your business in the first place and the passion you have for your business, this will give you more confidence

What Do You Do If They Reached Out Via Email, Social Media, or Text

Try to get them scheduled for a phone call and connect with them. Show them it can be easy and convenient and that you have availability for them. Help them make the decision to go with you. Try even sending an audio or video clip of you responding so they can see you and feel your energy, leaving more of an impact on them.

 

Quote from Aaron Miller: Meet them where they are at

 

Show Highlights

  • What is “meeting people where they are at?” [8:40]
  • How to find out where people are at when they don’t tell us [16:23]
  • How to connect with people through social media, email, and text [25:50]

 

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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 #262: How To Train An Office Manager To Manage Your Facebook and Instagram

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Are you ready to have their office manager not just take over their social media but do it right? Social media can be hard to run and staying on top of the constant changes that come with it is even harder. Do you have the time to keep up with it or learn everything you need to know to gain the right numbers?

That is why I made this podcast for you. I want to tell you exactly what your office managers need to know to take over your Facebook and Instagram. The project that is making you feel like you are being held back. You should not have to continue to feel this way, there is another option.

 

 

Biggest Takeaways

There are solutions and resources and I am going to tell you all about them… and… how to train your office manager to utilize them and learn everything they need to to keep your social media up to your needs.

 

What To Focus On

Social media is always changing and needs to constantly be relearned. However, there are some things that should always be followed if your office manager is going to successfully take over your Facebook and Instagram.

 

Utilize Resources and Train

Using the resources you have to stay on top of your social media is good but that does not mean your should stop training your office manager on how to use it for your business. There is so much more to look at than what you post and so much more to know that can be easily delegated to your office manager and I am going to tell you how.

 

Real Results

Do you want your social media to be even easier than passing it off to your office manager? What about not have to spend the time making sure your brand is followed perfectly? That is why I offer Better Marketing with Bella, to really help set you up for success because your success is my success.

It is so important to maintain your brand and keep positive energy with your social media and Better Marketing with Bella can help you do that. See what some of the members have to say and check out the website.

 

 

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Show Highlights

  • What you need your social media manager to focus on Facebook and Instagram [11.10]
  • Train your office manager and use your resources [13.40]
  • How BMWB has helped so many businesses [18:56]

 

 

Links:

The Secret to Knowing What to Post on Social Media

Better Marketing With Bella

 

 

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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 #261: Biggest Mistakes I See Pet Sitters Make On Facebook and Instagram

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Do you know if you are making mistakes on social media? Posting to social media can be hard especially when you feel like you can’t think or get creative when you need to. We are pet sitters and dog walkers, not writers, am I right?

In this week’s podcast, I am going to tell you some of the biggest mistakes I see pet businesses make on social media, why you should not do them, and how you can improve.

 

Biggest Takeaways

In the podcast, I am going to quickly scroll through the list of mistakes I see and why you should stop doing them.

 

Share Your Business and Who You Are

When someone goes to your social media account they are wanting to see you and what your business does in action. Get on camera, make videos, show them who your team is and how you perform in the field.

 

Real Results

Get the results that you need on social media. I have a BMWB client that has another pet business take her BMWB content and share it on their social media. Prompting my client’s logo, colors, and business overall.

That is why I offer Better Marketing with Bella. I want to support you and help you create the content other pet businesses want because it is what you need.

 

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Show Highlights

  • Biggest mistakes made on social media [9.50]
  • How BMWB supports you and your business[14.00]

 

 

Links:

How To Market Your Pet Business to Get Clients and Staff In 2021 Workshop

Better Marketing With Bella

 

 

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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 260: Are You Making These Social Media Mistakes?

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What if I told you that there is a good chance you are making some mistakes on your social media? You would probably lean in…because you know there is room for improvement, am I right?

On this week’s episode, I am going to list out the most common 4 or 5 mistakes that I see and tell you why you should stop immediately from making these mistakes.

 

Biggest Takeaways

In the podcast, I quickly go down my list and explain what you need to stop doing and why.

 

Be Real and Original

People want to know who you are and what your business does, what makes it unique. What better way to show them than to be yourself. Be who you are show them what makes you different and connect with people.

 

Real Results

I teach this stuff all the time to my coaching clients and they get actual results. One actually gets staff applications in addition to client inquiries… just from her social media.

That is why I offer Better Marketing with Bella. I want to support you and help you save the time you need to work on your business and not for it.

 

Can You Guess Who The Special Guest Is? 

During the last few minutes of the show… I have a very special guest joining me today. As I have mentioned it is so important to be yourself and show people who you are, so I am going to do that today. You all are going to meet a little piece of my life.

 

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Show Highlights

  • A few quick tips on common mistakes on social media [8.00]
  • How I can help you stop making these mistakes and still save you time [10.58]
  • Special Guest Announcement [16.21]

 

Links:

How To Market Your Pet Business to Get Clients and Staff In 2021 Workshop

Better Marketing With Bella

 

 

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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 #259: How To Make S*it Happen

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Are you ready to accomplish your goals? Today we are going to get real. Listen in as Bella is going to open up and really tell you how to make things happen in your pet sitting business. It is time to get inspired, get motivated, and take action!

 

Biggest Takeaways

Starting Goals and Following Through with Them

Look at the goals you have set. Do you embrace them? It is okay if you fail at some or even choose not to do them, but setting them again for finding new goals keeps you moving forward.

Comparing Your Business to Prior Years

Have you asked yourself what is different from this year to last, what about the year before? Look at what you have accomplished and how far or close you have become to your main goal.

Take Action, Make Things Happen!

Where do you want to end up? It is time to make it happen and keep moving forward. Find the resources you need, get your SOP’s done, hire the staff you want. Let’s get things done and make things happen in your pet sitting business!

 

 

Show Highlights

  • Getting Back Up and Starting Again, Moving Forward [6.45]
  • Let’s Get Real, Where are You in Your Business [11.00]
  • Jump High and Be True to Yourself [19.23]

 

 

Links:

How To Market Your Pet Business to Get Clients and Staff In 2021 Workshop

Mastermind

Better Marketing With Bella

Bella’s Instagram

 

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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.

Secret Episode #3: I Have A Special Announcement


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Woohoo! I am so excited! In this secret episode… I have a very special announcement…

Do you want to know what it is?

I am going to have a marketing workshop just for you about how to market your pet business in 2021 to get more clients and more staff. Listen in as I tell you in this secret episode exactly what you will be getting from this workshop.

The best part is… it is only $7.00! You can register here: www.jumpconsulting.net/2021workshop/

Are you as excited as I am? Let’s do this together!

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Episode #258: Why Is It So Hard To Say NO In Your Pet Sitting Business


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I asked my Mastermind members, what should I talk about next on the podcast? And an entire conversation was sparked about saying NO. Why is it so hard to say no? To themselves, clients, staff? It is an interesting topic that I have a lot to say about.

There is something interesting that happens when you say no to people. They actually trust you more. They are never left wondering if you really mean something because they know that your yes is a yes and your no is a no. But if you are like many pet sitting and dog walking business owners I encounter, a lot of the times their yes actually means no but they are too afraid to say it.

Also… when you say no, you are setting boundaries in your life and actually building your own self respect. Your own person starts to gain confidence because they feel empowered.

 

Biggest Takeaways

When to Say No to Clients

Identify what kind of client you are working with. First, Is this an ideal client? Second, what does your policy say, these were made and written down, for this reason, to say no when you need to.

How to Say No to Employees and Applicants

Look at their availability stay strict with it. Set up policies for change but stay strict with those policies. How many times do you hire someone with availability and then it just keeps changing? Protect yourself and prevent this from happening.

What Makes You Not Say No?

Find the source of why you feel like you can’t say no. What thoughts run through your head? Attack the issue at the source not at the symptoms.

 

 

Show Highlights

  • Identify Your Clients and Say No to the Wrong Kind [5.45]
  • Your Policies and Prices are There to Support You [8.03]
  • Have Boundaries with Your Applicants and Employees [10.50]
  • Why Don’t You Say No? [14.45]

 

 

Links:

Jump Scale Course

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.

Episode #257: What You Need To Really Scale Your Pet Sitting Business


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Have you made your mindset shift yet to scale your pet business? If you are someone who is looking to switch from solo to scaling your pet business, start hiring employees, and are ready to get uncomfortable to make the decisions needed then this podcast is just for you. Listen in as Bella tells you all about how to change your mindset to the one you have been looking for.

 

 

Biggest Takeaways You Don’t Want To Miss

Do You Work FOR Your business or ON Your Business?

If you are doing things on repeat or spending your time doing simple tasks then you should be able to pass them over to someone else and focus your attention on what your business needs to expand. Look at how you spend your days, how much time do you spend on tasks that someone else could have done?

Are Your Processes Simple and Accessible?

If it is complicated for you then it is complicated for your clients and potential employees. If it is not accessible then how is anyone able to help you? These are so important as thinking this way is taking that shift for your mindset to really scale your pet business.

Think Outside the Box, What If You Wanted To Sell?

You never know when this is going to happen since life is always changing. Even if you are not ready to sell it is all about setting up your business to be able to. Would you buy a business with no employees? What about one that does not have a PnL? Whether you actually sell or not keeping your business at this standard shows you what you need to continue to scale your business.

 

 

Show Highlights

  • 3 Major topics to start your mindset shift [7.20]
  • Asking the questions and having the thoughts needed to change your mindset [11:40]
  • Do you know why you are doing this and how to sell it? [16.23]

 

 

Links:

Bella’s Website

Solve One Problem With Bella

 

 

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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.

Episode #256: The Truth About What Happens In The In-Person Intensives

 

Ever feel like you just need someone right there with you to help coach you through your pet business goals? A Few of you have reached out to me feeling this way and that is why I am going to tell you all about how I started doing in-person intensives and how beneficial they can really be for your business.

 

Biggest Takeaways You Don’t Want To Miss

How In-Person Intensive Sessions Began

It started with just one person. Someone who reached out and needed help, more than just what a couple of hours on zoom can do. So It happened… I jumped on a plane and we spent ALL DAY hashing things out and focusing on everything she needed to take the steps she wanted.

Behind the Scenes Getting Real and Connecting

One of the best parts is the homey environment. Sometimes you just need to curl up on the couch and just start getting real about everything that is going on. Opening your mind to thoughts and ideas that you have been wanting to get out. These intensive sessions are just that, a chance to spend all day on everything you haven’t had time to even think about.

Trying New Ideas and Finding the Positive Side

As incredible as these intensives are, they are still very new. With that, it leaves me learning a lot from each one and continuing to find ways to improve the process and make it EVEN BETTER! Finding the positive side in the things that go wrong helps me learn what I need to do to keep improving. That is why I want to try something new.

 

 

Show Highlights

  • How I Started Doing In-Person Intensives [9.40]
  • Behind the Scenes Experience [16.15]
  • The Connection that Grows from this Experience [22.08]
  • Finding the Silver Linings [28.42]
  • Interested in Doing an In-Person Intensive? [33.21]

 

Links:

Bella’s Instagram

 

Let’s Connect:

Did you enjoy the show? We would love it if you subscribed today and left us a 5-star review!

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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.

 

Ever feel like you just need someone right there with you to help coach you through your pet business goals? A Few of you have reached out to me feeling this way and that is why I am going to tell you all about how I started doing in-person intensives and how beneficial they can really be for your business.

 

Biggest Takeaways You Don’t Want To Miss

How In-Person Intensive Sessions Began

It started with just one person. Someone who reached out and needed help, more than just what a couple of hours on zoom can do. So It happened… I jumped on a plane and we spent ALL DAY hashing things out and focusing on everything she needed to take the steps she wanted.

Behind the Scenes Getting Real and Connecting

One of the best parts is the homey environment. Sometimes you just need to curl up on the couch and just start getting real about everything that is going on. Opening your mind to thoughts and ideas that you have been wanting to get out. These intensive sessions are just that, a chance to spend all day on everything you haven’t had time to even think about.

Trying New Ideas and Finding the Positive Side

As incredible as these intensives are, they are still very new. With that, it leaves me learning a lot from each one and continuing to find ways to improve the process and make it EVEN BETTER! Finding the positive side in the things that go wrong helps me learn what I need to do to keep improving. That is why I want to try something new.

 

Cover the walls in goals, phases, and processess during our intensives

A Little Taste of My Last Intensive Session

 

Show Highlights

  • How I Started Doing In-Person Intensives [9.40]
  • Behind the Scenes Experience [16.15]
  • The Connection that Grows from this Experience [22.08]
  • Finding the Silver Linings [28.42]
  • Interested in Doing an In-Person Intensive? [33.21]

 

Links:

Bella’s Instagram

 

Let’s Connect:

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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.

Episode #255: How to Stop High Employee Turnover in Your Pet Business

How to Stop High Employee Turnover in Your Pet Business

 

Losing employees is never easy especially when it is happening every other week or every other month, however, are you hiring the right employees to begin with? In this podcast, Bella is going to talk about understanding high employee turnover, how you have control, and how to ensure you are using the right resources to keep setting yourself up for success.

 

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Biggest Takeaways You Don’t Want To Miss

Understand Turnover and How This Can Change Your Business

Turnover occurs everywhere and it is important to understand the chain reactions that come with this. Knowing how to identify where your turnover is originating is one of the first steps to making a change.

You Have Control Over Your Processes and Phases

The things you choose to implement have a high effect on how successful the outcome is. Do your phases and marketing set you up for success?

Do You Use the Right Resouces for Your Phases?

Using the right software and tools to create and change your phases is a major key to success. Do your resources cover every angle you need to plus some? Or do they leave you hanging in some areas that you are now having to devote more time and energy into figuring out?

 

Show Highlights

  • How Turnover Works and Why it is so High Right Now [8:00]
  • You Have Control  [17:50]
  • JazzHR Works and How it Can Change Your Turnover [23:00]

 

Links:

20min Work With Me Call

Mastermind

Better Marketing with Bella

JazzHR

 

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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.

Episode #253: The Secrets Behind Employee Scheduling

 

In this week’s Podcast, I am going to talk about the secrets to make your employee scheduling more efficient. Don’t be afraid, look at your SOP and employee handbook, do they set you and your employees up for success?

 

Biggest Takeaways You Don’t Want To Miss

How Does Your Business Handle Employee Route Schedules?

Giving your employees the freedom to set their own schedules using time blocks can save time and money. However… are they trained to be able to do this correctly? Look at your systems and processes and ask yourself if you are just doing the work because you are afraid to let them take it over?

SOP and Employee Handbooks

Having an SOP and Employee handbook that streamlines this process will help you not have to micromanage. Employees will be more responsive if you are able to provide them with the trust that they can hit all their appointments as they need to and have you there to help them if they are unable to create their own route.

Is Fear Controlling Your Decisions?

Don’t let fear be the thing that holds you back. Fear comes from the unknown so make things known. This helps you take those steps that desperately need to be taken to make your business more efficient and get the most out of your employees. They want to do good and help you but micromanaging can prevent them from being able to do this.

 

 

Show Highlights

  • Does your SOP train your employees to schedule their own routes? (5.40)
  • Now when to take over scheduling and Offer help to assist them (7.15)
  • When to be alerted about when your employees are late (7.50)
  • When to realize you are micromanaging and how this can save you time and money (8.48)
  • Don’t be afraid of change. Rely on your SOP and Employee handbook (11.45)
  • Be prepared for the new changes in the business world (14.14)

 

Links:

Bella’s Email: bella@jumpconsulting.net

Liz Illg Group SOP

Jump Mastermind

Better Marketing with Bella

 

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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.

Episode #252: How To Choose A Pet Sitting Software For Your Business

 

Choosing a pet sitting software is not an easy task. Maybe you’re overwhelmed with all of the different options out there, or even tried them all but just can’t decide.

It’s difficult to determine which features are important to YOU and then to match those needs up with software.

In this episode of Bella In Your Business, I sit down with Kristin Young, where she shares her scientific process for successfully choosing a pet sitting software to use in your pet business.

 

About Kristin

Kristin spent 20 years in corporate real estate and business. She “woke up” one day and realized she wanted to take control of her time and get away from the common cubicle. With two young kids and a supportive husband, she began the search for an income model that she could manage, grow, and LOVE.

In January of 2019, she came across the opportunity to buy NOT ONE, but TWO cat-sitting companies, with the intent to merge them into a single business. Kristen uses her business experience to take a little of what she knows and a little of what she doesn’t know to learn how to run a pet care business. One of the first steps was finding the RIGHT pet sitting software company.

 

Kristin Young

Kristin Young

Show Highlights

  • [5:30] – Who is Kristin Young?
  • [8:00] – What was the driving force behind switching pet sitting software companies?
  • [10:45] – Can you describe what an “RFP” is?
  • [21:00] – How did you come up with the methodology for RFP and choosing a pet sitting software company?
  • [19:15] – How long did you try each pet sitting software for? What advice would you have for someone that is stuck trying to choose a pet sitting software?
  • [25:00] – Where can you find Kristin online?

 

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Episode 251: How To Decrease Turnover and Create Raving Employees

 

In this week’s Podcast, Bella is going to tell you the difference between what happens when you have a streamlined onboarding process compared to being unprepared and wigging it.

She is going to teach you why the onboarding process alone has the biggest impact on your turnover rate and employee retention.

 

Biggest Takeaways You Don’t Want To Miss

Having a Standard Onboarding Process Can Set You Aside from Other Employers

It’s commonly underappreciated to have a concise onboarding process. However… This is actually the most vital part about retaining employees, and weeding out the applicants you’re not looking for.

Being Prepared Can Be the Key to Finding that Superstar Employee

“Employees thrive on clear expectations”, New employees want to do good work and It is our job as business owners to set them up for success. Being prepared and systematized with your onboarding processes, training methods, and SOPs will enable them for success.

The Value of an Employee vs the Value of a Client

How often do you compare the revenue an employee brings in compared to a client? This is a huge thing that a lot of business owners don’t think about. Finding the balance between losing or gaining clients and employees is vital.

SHOW HIGHLIGHTS

  • Real-Life Examples of Things Pet Based Business Owners Say and Do When It Comes to Employees [7:28]
  • Why you’ll be needing to onboard employees in record time very soon and how you can be ready [10:10]
  • Exactly what NOT to do in the onboarding process [10:45]
  • Defining Onboarding and what it means [11:45]
  • Studies pertaining to high employee turnover [13:00]
  • Why employees leave companies [13:30]
  • Standardization of onboarding process [13:05]
  • Importance of schedule for onboarding [18:30]
  • Why pet care team training videos can give you a headstart [21:45]
  • What is an employee’s worth vs a client’s worth? [23:35]
  • Types of employee learning and training styles for employees [26:30]

 

Links:

Pet Care Team Training

Jump Mastermind

 

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Episode #249: Get Inspired, Then Take Action

 

In this week’s podcast, we are going to get MOTIVED and TAKE ACTION. I am so thrilled all of you get so inspired but it is time to do something with that inspiration

I am going to tell you how you can motivate yourself to take action and what to analyze to make sure you continue to take action.

 

BIGGEST TAKEAWAYS:

Inspiration and Results

Many people get inspired but no one really does anything about it. We are going to jump in and get motivated. It is time to take action!

Actions to Take

Just trying to figure it out… that is the worst thing you can do. There are so many positive actions you can take from your inspiration. Think about them all and use your resources.

Get Motivated and Get Uncomfortable

Taking the proper steps to get motivated and actually do something with your inspiration can be challenging. But what happens when you get challenged? You get uncomfortable? Then what… you do something about it. Recognize the time you stepped out of your comfort zone and think about what happened when you did.

 

Show Highlights

  • What is Being Done with Your Inspiration? (3:30)
  • Actions that can be taken from Your Inspiration (5.30)
  • How to Get Motivated and Take Action (9.20)
  • Acknowledge the Challenges You Overcome (10.55)
  • What do You do When You Get Inspired? (12.40)

Links

 

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Episode 247: How To Hire An Office Manager For Your Pet Sitting Business

In this week’s podcast, we are talking about how to find and hire the RIGHT office manager successfully.

BIGGEST TAKEAWAYS:

  1. How to Decide Who to Use as an Office Manager
  2. Setting Up and Maintaining a Foundation to Have a Successful Office Manager
  3. Recognizing Different Personalities and Your Control

Show Highlights

  • How Set Yourself Up for Success to Hire an Office Manager (10.00)
  • Determining the Foundation to Have an Office Manager (20.00)
  • Knowing Who You are Hiring and Different Personalities (27.50)

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4 Different Types of People Every Business Needs to Hire


In this week’s podcast, we are talking about 4 different types of avatars that work for pet sitters and dog walkers.

BIGGEST TAKEAWAYS:

  1. How to Make a Hiring Ad Directed to the Right People to Hire
  2. Look at Who You are Trying to Attract with Your Hiring Ads
  3. Find an Avatar, Hire Them, and Train Them

Show Highlights

  • Finding and Attracting the Right People to Hire (11:50)
  • Who are the 4 Different Avatars (24.00)
  • The Psychology Behind the Avatars and Ourselves (30.30)

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Episode 203: The Difference Between Customer Service VS Customer Experience Could Increase Your Profits

The Difference Between Customer Service VS Customer Experience Could Increase Your Profits

Jeannie Walters, CCXP Customer experience expert

What is your customer experience in your pet care business?

For more than 20 years, Jeannie Walters, CCXP has had one mission: To Create Fewer Ruined Days for Customers™. Jeannie is the CEO and Founder of Experience Investigators, a global Customer Experience consulting firm helping companies improve loyalty and retention, employee engagement, and overall experience. Hundreds of companies across three continents have trusted Jeannie to consult, train, and speak, from SMBs to Fortune 500s. In addition to being a Certified Customer Experience.

 

Pet Business Customer Care Show Highlights

  • What is the customer experience?
  • How can I understand my customer’s journey better?
  • How can investing in customer care benefit my organization?
  • What moments really matter along the journey?
  • How can a leader get their employees to buy into these ideas?

 

Links

  • Jeannie’s website https://experienceinvestigators.com/

Freebie

Text “Experience” to 66866 to join the 21-Day CX Challenge or visit www.experienceinvestigators.com

 

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Episode 202: How to Communicate, Persuade & Close like an Experienced Trial Lawyer

How to Communicate, Persuade, & Close like an Experienced Trial Lawyer

 

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In addition to Mitch Jackson being a “2009 Orange County Trial Lawyer of the Year” and “2013 California Litigation Lawyer of the Year,” he’s also one of the most well-known active trial lawyers on social media. He’s been profiled in best-selling marketing books and dozens of publications and platforms including INC., Mashable, and The Wall Street Journal. During the past several years, Mitch has presented cutting-edge business/legal/marketing techniques at the Tony Robbins Business Mastery with his good friend, David Meerman Scott.

Mitch is the founder of the global LegalMinds Mastermind and has written a new book, “The Ultimate Guide to Social Media for Business Owners, Professionals and Entrepreneurs” which was a #1 best seller on Amazon and top #1 new release in two separate categories. Mitch’s friends know of him as “The Streaming Lawyer” (live video) and you can stay connected at Streaming.Lawyer.

 

Biggest Takeaway You Don’t Want to Miss

Learning how to communicate and tell stories is all about the fundamentals. The more you tell stories, the more you communicate with your audience, the better you’re going to get at it. Stories connect us as human beings. One important technique you can try out is taking your client by the hand and take them back in time. Tune in to learn the three key steps to telling emotional stories plus the 5 steps to persuasion. At the end of the day, it’s all about know, like, and trust.

 

Show Highlights

  • [8:00] – The “Tap & Transport” Approach
  • [9:00] – What are the three key factors towards knowing how to communicate an emotional story?
  • [14:00] – Can you describe the 5 specific steps to persuasion?
  • [23:30] – How long can the 5 steps actually take?

 

Free Download

Grab Mitch’s best-selling book, “The Ultimate Guide to Social Media for Business Owners, Professionals, and Entrepreneurs” https://streaming.lawyer/the-book/

 

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Are You New Here?

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Episode 201: Stop Preparing, Start Doing with Olenka Cullinan

 

Stop Preparing, Start Doing with Olenka Cullinan

 

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Olenka Cullinan is a CEO and Founder of iStartFirst. She empowers women to up-Level their business and mindset via on-line Bootcamp, iStartFirst Women’s Summit, and delivering keynotes and workshops for companies nationwide & globally. Olenka has developed a “Backbone of Success”™ method that helps female leaders to take action, get paid their worth and show up like a BOSS-Babe. Olenka’s work globally, combined with humor and personal experiences led to her recent appearances at TEDx (twice) and made her into one of the premier consultants. She has worked with startups, corporate leaders and some of the top organizations in the country: e.g. GAMA International, Lincoln Financial, Chambers of Commerce, etc.

 

Biggest Takeaway You Don’t Want to Miss

You cannot out-read, out-listen, or outwatch your way to success. You stop preparing, take action, and actually apply what you learn. But what if you’re afraid? Then start small. Set your alarm for 90 seconds and DO whatever you’re scared of doing. After that 90 seconds, you’ll never be at the same level of fear. The best way to deal with a perfectionist mindset is with massive action. It’s messy, but you have to embrace it and do it anyways. Just remember that no matter what you are doing, it’s not going to be great the very first time you do it – so just get it over with! Perfection is NOT a human quality and it’s always going to hold you back.

 

Show Highlights

  • [1:45] – Where is Olenka’s story?
  • [3:00] – What holds business owners back from taking action?
  • [6:15] – Why do business owners get stuck in the preparation phase?
  • [9:30] – What are 3 things business owners can do to boost their cash flow right now?
  • [15:30] – What are some action steps that stressed business owners can take right now?
  • [18:00] – Where can you follow Olenka online?

 

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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 200: If I’ve Taught You Anything…

Lessons Learned In Life: If I’ve Taught You Anything…

Wow – 200 episodes- of lessons learned.

200 episodes of me (hopefully) providing you value, nuggets of wisdom, and lessons that you can take and apply into your business. It’s been an honor to record, produce, and publish this podcast for you all every single week for the past few years.

On this episode, you’ll find that it’s a bit different than the usual format. From my heart to yours, I want to share with you some lessons learned over the past several years in business and in life. I hope you enjoy it.

 

Episode 200: Lessons Learned

Lessons Learned In Life Show Highlights

  • [6:45] – Ever feel like life happens to you?
  • [8:00] – Whether you like it or not, you’re a leader!
  • [10:00] – How can you be the most impactful towards family & friends?
  • [12:30] – Don’t compare yourself to anyone else!
  • [15:30] – Leadership vs. Avoidance

All of which are life lessons learned, and shared with you.

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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 199: How To Do Virtual Meet and Greets In Your Pet Business

How to do Virtual Meet and Greets In Your Pet Business

One of the “blessings” of our new normal under COVID-19 is that it has opened the realm of finding virtual alternatives to our everyday processes. One of these alternatives is virtual consultaations for pet sitters. That’s where you hop on a video call with your potential client and host your meet and greet – virtually!

Nikki & Steph, co-owners of Dog Jogs, have actually transitioned to now conducting ONLY virtual meet and greets, and have a wealth of knowledge to share. Their company truly believes that ‘a tired dog is a happy dog’ and specializes in jogging dogs. They also believe in providing effective, efficient resolutions to customer service issues and ensure complete client satisfaction. Which is what helps them continue to think outside the box, and grow their business by evolving as challenges arise. This year will be Dog Jogs’ 4th year in operation, with many plans for many more to come! 

 

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Nikki & Steph – Dog Jogs

Show Highlights

  • [2:45] – Who are Nikki & Steph and how and why did you start Dog Jogs?
  • [4:15] – What sparked your idea to conduct virtual meet and greets, and what trepidations did you have?
  • [7:45] – Walk us through your thought process for implementing virtual meet and greets and how you successfully accomplished that
  • [9:45] – How do you handle potential behavioral/aggression issues with the pet during virtual meet and greets?
  • [11:00] – How did you instruct your clients to send over the videos you requested?
  • [12:45] – What’s been your staff reactions?
  • [15:00] – What percentage of clients have shown pushback ?
  • [16:30] – How and why are you going to be marketing this new process?
  • [18:00]- What advice would you give to pet business owners that are afraid to start doing virtual consultations?

 

Virtual Meet-N-Greet In Action!

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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 198: Baby Boomers Vs Millennials… Or Is It?

 

Baby Boomers Vs. Millennials…Or Is It?

The generational gap between baby boomers and millennials is something that every business owner is bound to encounter…. perhaps you already have? But one generation doesn’t have to be at war with the other. Each generation has unique and specific experiences that they can share with one another to improve themselves. That’s why in this week’s episode of Bella In Your Business, I bring you Steve Dotto who has a unique perspective on the generational gap.

Steve Dotto is a tech geek, entrepreneur, and business owner. He is the founder of Dotto Tech, which he has grown into a successful, self-sustaining business. He has built a community of our thirty-six thousand people, spoke at Social Media Marketing World, and worked with companies like Xerox and Blackberry.

 

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Bella Vasta & Steve Dotto

 

Show Highlights

  • [2:00] – How do we define baby boomers?
  • [2:30] – What are the stereotypes about baby boomers?
  • [8:00} – Can you tell us your best advice for boomers looking to expand their online presence?
  • [21:00] – What is the best advice you have for baby boomer business owners, millennial business owners, and where can my audience find you online?

 

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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 197: How to Generate FREE Publicity & Marketing for your Pet Business

How to Generate FREE Publicity & Marketing for your Pet Business

When you generate Free Publicity and marketing in your pet business, you will be able to connect with your community & learn how to truly bring value to your audience. But it is not an easy task Many business owners aren’t sure where to start or what direction they should take. In this episode, I bring you, Regina Robinson of Outward Bound Hounds who shares some of the ways she was able to connect with her community during the COVID-19 Crisis.

 

Regina Robinson

In 2012, Regina left her career in culinary arts, nutrition, dietetics, and yoga to help a friend build her own pet sitting business. She quickly learned that pets need adventure, exercise, and love just as much as people do! After five years of loving pets and serving their pet parents, she decided to take a leap of faith and open her own company – Outward Bound Hounds.

Show Highlights

  • [1:30] – Who is Regina Robinson?
  • [4:30] – What were you worried about before signing up for Better Marketing With Bella & what made you decide to take the JUMP?
  • [7:30] – Can you describe some of the challenges you’ve had to overcome while marketing your pet business?
  • [10:30] – What did you think was going to happen with the sidewalk chalk guerrilla marketing idea and what ACTUALLY happened?
  • [13:00] – Tell us what happened once you started getting entries in your sidewalk chalk challenge?
  • [21:00] – What has this experience taught you about marketing for your pet business?

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Are You New Here?

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Episode 196: Resiliency, Black Swans, and Perseverance Through the Darkest Times

Resiliency, Black Swans, & Perseverance Through The Darkest Times

 

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We all have black swan events happen in our life. The Covid-19 Pandemic has definitely been an elephant-sized black swan event to the pet business. It has tested the resilience and patience of a larger number of Jumpers. Today I want to share a lesson on antifragility.

Asha Olivia is the owner/operator of Hoby Dogy serving Hoboken, NJ ever since 2012

Asha is also a warrior. For example, she is a stage, four cancer survivor.  Asha also counsels others with deep wisdom. This is wisdom won from a lifetime of going to battle. She works hard to improve every single day. Therefore, Asha has become a guiding light in this world as a result of her daily improvements. Meanwhile, when Asha is not serving others, you will find her taking long walks with her dear husband Jan and their dreamy puppies Lovey and Savey who they met and rescued on the streets of Colombia.

 

Asha Olivia

Black Swan Show Highlights

  • [1:40] – Who is Asha Olivia?
  • [5:00] – What is a Black Swan moment?
  • [8:00] – Can you describe what the differences are between “fragile,” “resilient,” and “antifragile?”
  • [9:30] – Would you be able to tell us how you felt at that moment when you received your diagnosis. More importantly, how did that play into the different mindset conditions?
  • [14:30] – What is the story of Vice Admiral James Stockdale and what is the Stockdale Paradox?
  • [18:00] – How do you become antifragile?
  • [22:00] – Finally, what do you suggest that the audience’s first steps be so that they maintain their antifragility?

 

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Are You New Here?

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Episode 195: The Scientific Way To Choose A Pet Sitting Software

 

The Scientific Way To Choose A Pet Sitting Software

Choosing a pet sitting software is not an easy task. Maybe you’re overwhelmed with all of the different options out there, or even tried them all but just can’t decide. It’s difficult to determine which features are important to YOU and then to match those needs up with software. In this episode of Bella In Your Business, I sit down with Kristin Young, where she shares her scientific process for successfully choosing a pet sitting software to use in your pet business.

 

 

After 20 years in corporate real estate and business, Kristin “woke up” one day realizing she wanted more ownership over her own time and to escape the common cubicle. With two young kids and a supportive husband, she began the search for an income model that she could manage, grow, and LOVE. In January of 2019, she decided to buy NOT ONE, but TWO cat sitting companies, with the intent to merge them into a single business. With a passion for business, love of animals and affinity for cat puns, Kristin uses her inner “geek” to make data-driven decisions in her cat sitting business and create processes that allow her to start stepping out of day-to-day operations and spend more time working ON her business, instead of IN her business.

 

Kristin Young

Kristin Young

Show Highlights

  • [1:30] – Who is Kristin Young?
  • [5:00] – What was the driving force behind switching pet sitting software companies?
  • [7:00] – Can you describe what an “RFP” is?
  • [9:15] – How did you come up with the methodology for RFP and choosing a pet sitting software company?
  • [19:15] – How long did you try each pet sitting software for? Are you happy with your choice in software? What advice would you have for someone that is stuck trying to choose a pet sitting software?
  • [23:00] – Where can you find Kristin online?

 

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Are You New Here?

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Episode 193: How To Utilize Video For Your Dog Walking Business

How To Utilize Video For Your Dog Walking Business

If you’ve been following me for a while, you know that I’ve been squawking about the use of video for your dog walking business for YEARS. Video is the present and it is seriously skyrocketing – especially right now with everybody being home. If you haven’t gotten in yet on the video game, believe me when I say you need to! In this episode, I am going to teach you exactly how.

Biggest Takeaway You Don’t Want To Miss

  • Video connects you to your audience. You don’t have to do it every day, and you don’t have to do it for hours, but I would challenge you to try to do it at least once a week for one or two weeks. It will make a world of a difference. If your clients are browsing and see your videos, chances are they will feel a deeper connection with you. Not because you are perfect on camera, but because you are showing vulnerability by BEING on camera. It shows that you are human. That ALONE goes a long way – especially when the people who are searching on your social are trying to decide if they can trust you.

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Show Highlights

  • [2:45] – What types of video apps are out there?
  • [5:45] – What is the purpose of going live?
  • [7:20] – Better Marketing With Bella Marketeer Shoutouts!
  • [13:25] – What are the different ways to go live?
  • [16:00] – How can I partner with you?

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Are You New Here?

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Ultimate Apps and Ways to Use Video in Your Dog Walking Business

When my clients think about going in front of the video camera, it typically scares the heck out of them. I have been squawking about the use of video for years and all the predictions have only proven to be true.

Video is The Present.

The social media feeds have exploded with ways to show a video like Instagram Stories, Facebook Stories, Instagram TV, and a myriad of apps now available to help you edit together video clips you might have taken and look like a pro!

Today, I really want to blow the lid off any fear of using video in hopes that I can show you there are many different methods you can apply to reap the incredible benefits.

Video use on Social

All the apps

  • Wave.video – this is on desktop and one of my favs. They have a library, they will adapt the video to the size of the platform you want to post on, and they are very affordable. I also know the CMO and he is a really nice guy :). Check them out here.
  • Canva for gifs – I have been using the software for a long time and only recently started using the gif feature. It is really neat to be able to design a graphic and then have it fly in from the sides as you save it as a Giphy. I especially like this for IG and FB stories
  • Giphy to make GIFs – Do you know how you can comment with a gif on Facebook? What if I told you there was a way that you could type in your name or business name into the comments and a video you created from your business comes up? Want to see what I mean? Go type in Bella Vasta in the search bar of the Giphy and you will see a few that my friends did of me.
  • Quic – this is a great app if you have a few videos that you need to splice together and want a one-touch filter on them that make you look like Steven Spielberg.

  • Filmora-this is an app on your phone and desktop that requires a little more work than something like Quic but also has hundreds of downloadable special effects packages that you can purchase. If you want something retro, bachelorette party, Hawaii themed… this is the app to use. It can really change up the feel for what you want to do.
  • iMovie – if you are an Apple user, iMovie is on your phone and desktop. The phone version is a “lite” version and you can’t do as much Jason desktop but honestly, it is what has used for most of all the videos you see on my Youtube channel.
  • Animoto – This is an old but goodie. Personally, I haven’t used them forever – just not my style, but they are still popular which does say a lot about them. It is nice to see software still relevant 5 or 6 years later.
  • Final Cut Pro – This is a step up from iMovie with a little more bells and whistles. Honestly, I purchased it (expensive) and admittedly still stick to iMovie. Many of you might think I am saved when it comes to this stuff but mostly I like to stick with what I know and the path of least resistance.

The Importance of Going Live

Going live doesn’t always have to be your face. Sue, in the Mastermind, said her reason for not going live is because she doesn’t like the sound of her voice. Well, she and I both! But I want you to imagine if you never saw me online? If I never did any videos? Would you feel as close to me as you do today?

Probably not.

Video connects you to your audience. You don’t have to do it every day, and you don’t have to do it for hours, but I would challenge you to try to do it at least once a week for one or two weeks. It will make a world of a difference.

Introduce Yourself

 

Another important thought I need you to consider is that social media is a SECOND thought. Hardly anyone will see you on social media and think, “Gee, I am glad they popped up on my feed I want to hire them“.

It just doesn’t work that way.

The way it DOES work is that they find your website… typically through google…and then they click on your social media icons to “see” more of you. If they are browsing and see your videos, chances are they will feel a deeper connection with you. Not because you are perfect on camera, but because you are showing vulnerability by BEING on camera. It shows that you are human. That ALONE goes a long way – especially when the people who are searching on your social are trying to decide if they can trust you.

 

Video During COVID-19 Has Been So Important

Especially while we are all isolated in our homes everyone from a five-year-old to the 90-year-old great grandparents have developed video skills. The time is now. So many of our Better Marketing with Bella clients have taken it by storm.

Let me show you Poop’d Out going live with tips and tricks:

 

And then there is another Better Marketing with Bella client, Woofin’ It who has gone live just to reach out to her clients and followers:

 

 

And yet again, another Better Marketing with Bella client, using his stand up skills to use to his community:

 

 

Then there is Rockey’s Retreat where she actually did a scavenger hunt in her community! Ahhh all of these marketeers make me so happy… and this is just the tip of the ice burg!

 

 

Ways to Go Live

FB share your screen

Facebook recently came out with a feature allowing you to share your screen while on live. It could be neat to do videos to show how to sign up with your company using this new feature. No one else is doing it and you would stand out.  The only downside is that once you go live showing your screen, that is all there is. You can’t flip back to your face.

FB live on location with pets

This one is the obvious one. But how about making it fun?

How long until Fido finds the perfect place to potty?

You wouldn’t believe how long it takes until Fido goes potty.

Who gets tired first? How many throws until Fido is tried?

Countdown of how many bites will it take him to eat his food?

How fast will he eat his food?

IGTV

The best part of this is that you can reuse the content. So if you have a video that you have already created and you want to upload to IGTV, go for it! You also have the option for it to show up in your IG feed, it will play the first minute and invite people to go watch the full thing. Keeping this in mind, make the first one minute as engaging as possible.

Snapchat glasses

Honestly, I think this is one of the BEST video features for pet sitters and dog walkers. But first, let me ease your worries, you do not have to be posting onto Snapchat for this to happen. These are actual sunglasses that you wear on your head and press a button to take a picture or hold it down to take a 10-15 second video. Once back at home, you can upload them to your social media or device and edit the clips together (if you want).

The point of view from these glasses is like watching from someone’s eyes. Take a look here as I show you in the pool with my daughter:

Are you Convinced Yet?

Showing up on social media through videos is huge. These videos give potential clients the opportunity to see who you really are and what your business represents. Do you do video on the regular? Why or why not? How can I partner with you to help you?

Did you know that the Better Marketing with Bella program helps coach you through all of this? Yup! Just like you saw above – a lot of our members gain the confidence, know how, and content to go live through our program. The doors are closing the beginning of May 2020 . If this interests you – join us. Don’t be left behind. I would love to help you!

 

Does all this social media management seem like a lot? You can actually get all the social media content with Better Marketing with Bella

Join us for a six-month contract to get all the graphics, captions, square videos, cover videos, vertical videos, blog/video outlines, emails, individual and group coaching calls, and more.

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.

Episode 192: 7 Day Pet Business COVID-19 Grand Re-Opening Challenge

 

7 Day Pet Business COVID-19 Grand Re-Opening Challenge

Why are we putting on a  7 Day Pet Business COVID-19 Grand Re-Opening Challenge? By now, most of us are in the “acceptance” phase when it comes to the COVID-19 Pandemic. That means it’s time to start thinking about how we are going to JUMP back into full-force once everything clears up. We have to be honest with ourselves and realize that not every client and staff member is going to come back. Some businesses themselves may not even be able to come back – and I want to make sure that’s not you.

That’s why Liz Illg, Erika Godwin, & myself have created the 7-Day Pet Business COVID-19 Grand Re-Opening Challenge to make sure you are fully equipped with everything you need to bring your business back to life!

 

 

 

 

7 Day Pet Business COVID-19 Grand Re-Opening ChallengeShow Highlights

  • [2:00] Bella & Liz’s Big Announcement!
  • [5:30] – Why are we hosting this 7-Day Covid-19 Business Grand Re-Opening Challenge Group?
  • [15:00] – How do we fight through all of the ups and downs?
  • [21:00] – What is “back-office” prep?

 

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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 191: How To Recession-Proof Your Small Business After COVID-19

 

How To Recession-Proof Your Small Business After COVID-19

Do you want to RECESSION PROOF YOUR SMALL BUSINESS? KNOW YOUR NUMBERS! You’ve heard me say this time and time again. Today, I bring you Marilyn Parham, CPA & Jessica Mae Stafford from The Bottom Line CPA. The Bottom Line® CPA is an award-winning, 100% Xero cloud accounting practice serving as industry leaders for Amazon FBA, eCommerce, and Online Business owners. Founded in 1996, TBLCPA launched into the online world circa 2013, quickly becoming the Certified Profit Pros behind many elite online brands. We are also home to ProfitHERO™ where we serve as virtual Profit Partners who are just as passionate about the businesses of our growing family of online DIYers as they are.

bella in your business

 

Biggest Take Away You Don’t Want To Miss

  • KNOW YOUR NUMBERS! You’ve heard me say this time and time again. In this episode, you’ll learn how to secure your financial foundation, how to understand your financial facts, and how to understand your financial funding. At the end of the day, we have to fully grasp where our cash is coming in and where it is being spent so that we can stay PROFITABLE.

 

Show Highlights

  • [1:00] – Who is Marilyn Parham & Jessica Mae Stafford?
  • [2:45] – How can we secure our financial foundation?
  • [5:30] – What are the ways to understand our financial facts?
  • [8:00] – What is the Pocket More Profit Masterclass?
  • [9:15] – How can we understand our financial funding?

 

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Are You New Here?

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Episode 190: How To Move The Mountain In Your Life

 

How To Move The Mountain In Your Life

 

Nicholas Trevillian

Biggest Move The Mountain Take Away You Don’t Want To Miss

  • We all have rock bottoms. It may be physically, mentally, emotionally, financially, or something else. If you look at your
    “rock bottom” as being at the bottom of a mountain, it becomes easier to take that first step. It’s really important to focus on “winning” that first 24 hours, and from there – the first week. Day 1 will always be the hardest, but by spending just 15-20 minutes a day climbing your personal mountain, you’ll be surprised at h0w much progress you can make to move the mountain.

 

move the mountain

 

Move The Mountain Show Highlights

  • [2:00] – Who is Nicholas Trevillian?
  • [6:30] – What is the difference between a victor vs. a victim mindset?
  • [8:00] – The “3 To Be” Method?
    • What Do I Want?
    • What Do I Have?
    • How Do I Get There?
  • [10:30] – What do we need and what do we NOT need in order to take the first step to change your life and move the mountain?
  • [17:30] – How can momentum in your personal life spill over to affecting your business?
  • [25:00] – The 3 things that successful people do every day
  • [26:00] – Where can our listeners connect with you online?

Links

 

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Are You New Here?

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