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retention

Episode 325: Retention Revolution: How To Decrease High Turn Over Rates

retention

Are you tired of constantly having to replace employees and going through the hiring process over and over again? Imagine having a team that stays with you for the long haul! Imagine never having to worry about the retention of your staff. What would that look like to your business?

I’ve got the secret to reducing turnover rates and keeping your employees happy, engaged, and committed. In this episode, I’m going to reveal the retention revolution and share with you the key steps to creating a positive and thriving company culture.

And if you missed my BIG announcement on social, we are gearing up to start a new hiring group, Destination Hire. A two-week group jam-packed with everything you need to know about hiring, templates, sample schedules and a free 20-page download PDF. Listen for a special code in this episode for $20 off! Then head over to jumpconsulting.net/destinationhire

Biggest Takeaways

  • 5:21 Destination Hire 
  • 12:27 Hire the right people 
  • 13:07 Foster a positive work culture
  • 15:08 Address any conflicts or issues 

Recommendations

Hiring is the forefront of your business and the first step in good employee retention. But if your hiring starts off on the wrong foot, your retention of said employee will be less likely. That is why I created Destination Hire, a two-week group designed with YOUR hiring needs in mind. From hiring to onboarding/training, retention, employee letters, sample job duties, templates to utilize, a 20 page free download and a plethora of resources. This group has everything you will need to kick your hirin gear up. In this episode I give you a code to receive $20 off, head over to jumpconsulting.net/destinationhire and sign up today, the group begins February 6th!

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Transcript

Welcome to Bella in your business. Today is
February 2, 2023. I believe when this is posted, which is also Groundhog Day. Does your life feel like Groundhog Day? Does your business feel like Groundhog Day where you get up and you do the same thing every single day and you’re not moving forward? If you answered yes to that, chances are that it’s because you have a hiring problem. And as always, I want to come in and help you save the day. But first, I want to actually play something for you. This was from one of our listeners back on episode number 321. It was called four easy steps to ask him for testimony. And while you absolutely should, I also included a downloadable script for you for free. But I got this voice note from someone and I want you to hear it. Oh my
god, Bella. I’m listening to of course spelling your business and my car. And I’m listening to the testimonial episode. And I flipping love it. I can’t wait to execute all the steps. When I’m done driving, I’m gonna listen again. And write down all the nose. You are amazing. I love that in your business.
Isn’t that great? That is actually from Becky Lee, who was just on the podcast back on episode 222. And she talked all about how she was kicking butt with hiring, and marketing, and all of that stuff, you guys, it should not go unnoticed that the people that listen to the podcast and then implement things from the podcast, the mastermind better marketing, they see results. You heard from Connie, probably 20 or 30 episodes ago, where I had told you guys and taught you how to respond to people who are DMing you in a way that like stands out and lands you the sale. And you heard from Connie like 20 episodes ago on how she like literally landed the sale and gained hundreds of dollars. So you guys, the doers, see the results. And I promise I don’t just talk out here for like an experiment like stuff works. And it’s super exciting. When I see your success, I get really energized by it. It helps me live my purpose. But listen, if you are one of those people out there today who feel like it is Groundhog Day, because guess what it is at the time of this posting. And you’re just going through the same thing over and over and over again. It’s also sometimes the definition of insanity. A lot of you I’ve been asking and talking with you on Instagram right now. And a lot of you have said that, you know, yeah, I want to hire but there’s no one to hire or I get ghosted, or I just can’t find anyone or they just don’t work out or they quit, or, or or and I get it because the whole hiring process is it’s very discouraging. It’s very depressing as a business owner, right? You understand deep down whether you’re conscious of it or not, that your net worth is your net work, okay, which in this case is the employees or your internal staff, your operations, whoever you have around you. And if we can’t get great people on our team, then we can not move our business forward, which means we can not live out our vision or accomplish goals or have that quality of life that so many people blindly started a business because they wanted to work-life balance. They wanted to be their boss. But then somewhere along the line, you became a hostage to your company. Somewhere along the line, you became the backup if someone was sick. Somewhere along the line, if someone wanted to take off, you became that person that needed to do it or you’re just so darn busy that you have no time to hire, let alone do everything that you need to do to prepare to hire, which would be SOPs, handbooks, manuals, figure out what kind of questions to ask them to figure out how to front load the whole thing. So you’re just flying by the seat of your pants. Because that’s what you do. You’re a hustler. You figure it out. And it might not be great but you have hope for a better future. That’s why you keep going every day. But guys, I’m here to tell you today about how to decrease high turnover rates. But before I get into that, I do want to make an announcement. And this is a really big announcement. I do this only like once a year. This year. We have gone bigger than we have ever gone in as long as I’ve been doing this. You might have joined me for the bosses in charge group. That’s actually how I met Becky. It was like a year or two ago. And she found me through that. And she went in and just joined the mastermind, and she joined better marketing and Bella. And now like, the rest is history, like literally, and she’s taking vacations and doing all kinds of amazing things. But I’m doing another hiring group. It’s called destination hire. And the reason why it’s called destination here is because I believe that your hiring ad should be the destination that that applicant keeps going back to, they are applying for multiple jobs, it’s not just your job, but they keep going back to your job hopefully because they want to work for you. And they’re really, really excited to work for you. And so Listen, guys, this is what I’m going to do from February 6 to February 17. That’s two weeks, it’s a Monday through Friday kind of group. And what I’ve done is, it’s already scheduled, I have a minimum of two posts every single day. And these are teaching posts. This is like a high-paced class, okay? You don’t have to do anything per se, there’s no homework unless you choose to take action on the things that I’m teaching you. But every single day, there are a minimum of two posts, sometimes three, and these are long posts. The total post when I wrote this all out was 13,000 words. To give you an idea, my book was only 10,000 words. There’s a lot of content in here. And as I was writing all this content, and again, this was actually over Christmas break, I was writing it, because I got that excited. And that fired up. I also decided to give you over 20 pages of a free PDF download that has tons of things, you guys, literally I wrote hiring ads for you. I wrote a sample job duties. I wrote a job offer email, I wrote a job rejection letter, and I wrote 10 engaging text messages. I wrote sample training schedules, like three-day training schedules. And like what you do on each one, I did interview questions, I did a knockout question, I did employee assessments, I gave you a standardized ranking system, I gave you a 30-day employee check-in checklist. And then we also correlated all of the Bella in your business hiring podcasts that like you can go back and listen to because you know we have over 330 episodes, that’s a lot. And you can find them all. So I put them in a nice list for you. Also all the hiring blogs, basically anything I’ve ever written. And then, of course, all the mastermind resources. And this is basically like going to my intention is to literally like Firehose you full of so much information. So whether you think you’re ready to do it now, or you will be ready in the future. This is a group you’re not gonna want to miss out on, it’s being offered at $47. But because you’re listening right now, I want to reward you I love my podcast listeners a view go to jump consulting dotnet forward slash destination higher. That’s junk consulting dotnet forward slash destination hire, you’re gonna see it being offered $47. That’s it. But wait, there’s more. If you type in 20 Bala, I’ll give you $20 off of that. I’m not looking to make money off of this, you guys, I’m not. I’m looking to pay my designers and pay my community manager and pay all the people that have had to put the tech together and all just basically bare minimum cover the costs. I’m not looking to make money off of this. I am looking to inspire and motivate you with honest-to-God hopes that you will take advantage of our sponsors. I’m going to be so completely clear about this our sponsors, there are three sponsors, one guess what jumped mastermind, but you couldn’t, I bet you couldn’t predict that. Because of the job mastermind. That’s where everyone’s hiring this is people doing it differently. Also pet care team training, Pet Care Team training.com. I am the co founder, where you can get all of your staff trained on training videos, which is exciting and fun. And under two hours and get them pet sitting and dog-walking CPR certified. That’s two certifications, none of your competition can say that like it is Marketing Gold, let alone everything else. And the third sponsor is, of course, Jaz HR, who has been helping out hundreds of pet sitters since 2018. And you can get your half off discount code by going through me, which is jump consulting dotnet forward slash jazz HR. So I know that was a lot. I hope you guys are still with me. I’m having these self-doubts in my head right now. Oh my gosh, it’s nine and a half minutes into this podcast episode. I have not even gotten into the crux of what I want to share with you today. But guys, if you are listening right now, you need to be in this group. I cannot say it enough, okay? Even if you take everything I put in there, and copy and paste it into your own Google doc so that you can look at it when you’re ready. I cannot even begin to tell you I have it out into three phases. I call it like phase one, phase two, and phase three. And these phases are first it’s like everything the beginning like really helping you figure out what important qualities you’re looking for. What are your hiring ads going to be like? What are nonnegotiables who are you looking for it? And then the second phase like I go deep on our questions and how to rank people and how to do interviews and how to do a job offer and all of the nitty gritty of that. And then the third phase is all about how you onboard and train them. And then how do you what we’re about to talk about today is retain them the retention, because I think when people talk about hiring, they only talk about, oh, what are some good hiring questions? Good, that isn’t even the tip of the iceberg. That is like the tree that’s on the tip of the iceberg. Or actually, that’s a leaf that’s on the tree that’s on the tip of the iceberg. And the reason why so many people are failing at hiring is because they’re not looking at the entire process. And that’s why I have overwhelmed this group with so many nitty-gritty details and listen, do this, then do this, then do this. I mean, guys, it really should not even be in a group, it should be like a downloadable something for over $1,000 Because of all the resources that are in it. So please join, jump consulting dotnet forward slash destination higher today. Because it starts next week like you’re listening to this, and it is Thursday. I’m putting people in the group tomorrow Friday. And then all the content starts on Monday, the sixth, February 6, 2023. If you’re listening to this in the future, go ahead and send me an email and I’ll see what I can do for you. Okay, we’re gonna get into the podcast episode. Now now that we’re 11 minutes into it. Gosh, darn it, should I just save this for next time? I’ll tell you what, I’ll give you a high view of this. So I wanted to talk about the retention revolution, and how to decrease high turnover rates. Because imagine this if you never had to hire anyone, again, if people just stayed with you, alright. And this, of course, is negating the fact of like, people moving getting sick, maybe they graduated college, and they’re going on to a quote-unquote, like a real job, right? But like, imagine if you picked people that could just be with you forever, like their position of life isn’t changing, nothing’s happening, you wouldn’t have to hire so often, right? And so I’m gonna fly through this today. But I might talk about this, I’ll probably talk more this about this in the mastermind, or, actually the destination hire group, right? So the first thing I want you to think about is improve the hiring process. One of the key ways to reduce turnover is to hire the right people in the first place, right. And so to do that, you need to know who you’re looking for, so that when they’re in front of you, you know, to grab them or you know, to reject them, it’s really that simple. Know, what you’re looking for. Sometimes personality tests also really help with this. And I’m giving you like six steps, six or seven different ones that you can use in your interview process to get under the hood and understand who these people are. It’s the difference between someone giving lip service and you not knowing if you should trust them, or if they even trust themselves, and they know themselves enough to speak their truth. And then there are the cool personality tests. So the next one that I want to tell you about is foster a positive company culture. So a positive work culture can go a long way in retaining employees, I remember, I used to have pet sitters that I used to have to like yell at and like almost right up because they would work for free. They loved the job so much, or they felt so bad for fluffy the kitty, that they would go back over to the house when they were not scheduled. And granted, I sold my company in 2016. So this was before, like, every single door was hooked up to like Bluetooth, and you know, they got a message every single time a door opened. But like, I would find out that they would go back or they would either stay extra time or they would go back. And I’m like you’re not getting paid for this. And I don’t want to set this precedent with the client. But those kinds of people you can reel them in, but that kind of like I’ll I do this for free, it’s just a bonus that I get paid. Those are the kinds of people you want to find. Those are people that don’t need the money, but are doing this because this job gives them a satisfaction that they get to be nurturing, and get to make a positive difference in these pets’ lives. And that is so intrinsically important to them. Empaths I’m sure you’re one of them. That’s why you started this company. And so we need to find those emotional people that want to do it and do the job for the pets, but also that you’re able to foster and flourish a beautiful relationship with them. It has been proven over and over and over again, I don’t care if you’re a small business listening to this now or you’re like Amazon, people will leave the manager the person the answer to not the company. And so what are we doing to be a great leader that’s going to help you decrease high turnover rates. You know, are you passing along all of your stress and your theory to them? Oh my god. I don’t know what to do. I don’t like this client.
Or Hey, guys, I’m thinking about doing this. What do you think they’re not your business partners, either your mama bear or papa bear, and you need to act as the leader. Okay. Now, the other thing is you got to address any issues or concerns promptly. I know there are a lot of avoidant people out there, and avoiding problems and conflicts is never going to help. So if you’re one of those people, I highly suggest just doing some self-development on what healthy communication and healthy conflict looks like. Because when you can be a really good leader and face issues and problems head-on, and make everybody feel like they win at the end, it bonds you more conflict can be an incredibly beautiful bonding thing. But if you’re not a good enough leader, or your leaders aren’t good enough leaders, that conflict is like, Oh, well, I just didn’t want to tell you because I didn’t want to get you mad, or Oh, I didn’t want to tell you because you’re already so stressed out. It does not create a good working environment. So let me just recap this really quick, because I told you to keep these podcasts short. And I know you’re probably if you’re driving at the next house, or if you’re walking a dog, you’re probably towards the end of a walk. So I want you to think about first improving the hiring process. Who are you looking for use personality tests, I want you to foster a positive company culture, where they just love being with you. This also, by the way, could be creating career tracks for management, or maybe a social media position or community outreach, or hiring and training. Everybody has different skill sets that they’re bringing to your company. And it’s your job to know what that is. And kind of cast a vision of what it looks like in a year or two, working for your company. What are your plans for them? Do people love that that’ll keep them entertained? And then the last one that I talked about was discussing issues or concerns promptly. All right. So guys, all of this stuff contributes to a good working environment. And it does not always come down to money. It doesn’t. And just like clients and how we don’t chase after the cheapest client, if your workers chasing after a high dollar amount, I got news for you. Your wages are right in line with so many others. Why do they want to work for you instead of going and working at McDonald’s or Wendy’s? What is it that your position that your company that your job provides? These are all kinds of things we’re going to be diving into next week in destination hire. And I can’t wait to have these discussions. Because I want you guys to start thinking outside the box. Hiring is only as hard as you make it. Most people think it’s hard and it gets a bad rap. Because most people are not giving it the time and attention that it deserves. I promise you that if you front load it, that if you do the hard work, and you put it all first, you’re gonna have a way better success rate because I see it not only in my own company, but I see it with like dozens of pet sitting and dog walking business owners. You guys it’s been another episode of Bella in your business. I want to see you inside that destination hire group. So get your booty over to jump consulting dotnet forward slash destination hire us 20 Bella the number two the number zero Bella for $20 off. This group is only $27 For you guys come on that’s like what, like a lunch like Chipotle for two. That’s like maybe like three Starbucks runs, depending on what you get at Starbucks, y’all. There’s no reason for you not to soak up this information. And at least if you can’t handle it right now, or you’re too busy, don’t be like, Oh, I’ll wait for your next one. Because I don’t have an excellent plan. And I only do this once a year. And there’s so many of you out there right now that are like how can I work with you, Bella, I want to work with you. This is a really good way to get to know me and find out if you do want to work with me because I’m not playing. I do not play around. And I’m looking for more winners and ambitious people to put in our posse in our jumper network that want to work that want to be like the Becky and the Stephanies of the world. If you listen to the last two podcasts. I’m looking for people that want to be like them. Is it you go to jump consulting dotnet forward slash destination higher and use 20 Bella for $20 Off you guys has been another episode of Bella in your business. I am so excited. Seriously, you get me so excited. Thanks for listening to the podcast. Thank you for allowing me to do this today and sit here because now I am so energized for the rest of the day. Look out world it’s only 1030 What else am I going to do? Remember when life gets you down? Always keep jumping by now. So what did you think? Did you love this episode? I sure hope you did. Because I put a lot of love into this for you. The best way you can show me that is by going to iTunes stitcher Google Play or wherever you listen to your podcast and going ahead and leaving a review. I just might read it in the next episode. I also want to remind you that when life gets down, remember to always keep jumping. Thanks, Thanks for listening

business rut

Episode 320: Feeling Stuck? This Is The #1 Thing You Need To Hear

business rut

Have you found yourself in a rut lately? Like a place where you just feel stuck. There are many reasons why business owners find themselves stuck in a rut, but not many know what to do next.

The good news is you are not alone, we have all been there before. In this week’s episode, we are breaking through that business rut and discussing ways to overcome the feeling of being stuck! I am diving deep into the strategies and tactics that you can use to break free from a this rut and get back on track toward success and growth.

Follow along to find the common causes, tips to overcome feeling stuck, and how to maintain your momentum.

Biggest Takeaways

  • 5:33 Common reason why business owners feel like their stuck in a rut
  • 6:57 identifying the root cause of business rut
  • 8:26 Strategies for breaking free from rut 
  • 10:21 Maintaining momentum 

Recommendations

A business rut can leave any business owner feeling stuck, depressed and on the verge of wanting to give up. Sometimes it takes a different perspective or a different voice of reason you can lean on to help you through these painful ruts. The Mastermind group is a community of like-mined business owners who have all been in the business rut before! This community learns on each other and grows together with monthly HR questions answered live, 1:1 coaching with Bella, and a plethora of support. This is a community unlike any other in the industry and knows the pains of being stuck. But they also know the success of getting out!

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trust

Episode 318: Bedbugs, Boundaries, And Business: How To Be A Person Of Your Word

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How does it feel when you cannot trust someone? But I think the better question we should ask is, what if you do not trust yourself? You might be thinking, how am I not trusting myself? Plain and simple, it is when your yes doesn’t mean yes or your no doesn’t mean no.

We have all met that person in our life (or maybe we have been that person) that will give you a yes, but in reality, they mean no. How does this translate to your business? How can you be the affirmative leader and make sure your staff trusts your word?

Today I get a little personal with you, sharing stories that helped me realize the depth meaning behind someone’s yes and no. And how this will translate to your life, your staff, and your business. How you can ensure your staff trusts you.

If you haven’t already, subscribe to Bella In Your Business on your favorite podcast streaming site today!

Biggest Takeaways

  • 1:27 Bed Bugs Story! 
  • 5:20 Actions don’t match the words 
  • 7:45 Does your staff trust you? 

Recommendations

If you have ever had to ask yourself if you need to trust someone in your business you know how difficult that feels. Trust is a two-way street, and when running a business you need to know you are trusted by your staff as well. Learning how to build this trust comes with a lot of business, HR and everyday types of questions. The Mastermind Group is a community of like-minded business members going through similar situations, learning and growing together. With years of HR questions answered by an expert, a plethora of guest speakers and 1:1 guidance from Bella herself, the Mastermind group is an investment business owners cannot afford to to miss out on.

Better Marketing With Bella

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find and hire employees

Episode 302: How To Find and Hire 3 Amazing Employees In 2 Weeks

Find and hire employees

Does the process of finding and hiring new employees leave you feeling defeated? Or maybe you feel like you have done it all when it comes to hiring and it just is not working for you. What if I told you it can be much easier? That you may need to take a different approach you haven’t tried when you need to find and hire employees quickly.

What if I told you, I have 5 amazing tips to help you find and hire employees that you need for your business… in two weeks? Would you want to change up your process? Give a new way a try and do things differently.

Because I truly want you to be in a place of abundance, where you are never “caught with your pants down”. This episode is going to help you find and hire employees.. amazing employees, that will help you get to that place.

Biggest Takeaways

  • 1:34 Jazz HR 
  • 2:53 Multiple Hiring Ads/ Talking to multiple different avatars
  • 4:56 Contact connected people
  • 7:10 Leverage the emotional side of the job
  • 9:10 Spend 30 minutes a day working on this
  • 10:23 Go where your avatar hangs out

Recommendations

When people think of marketing, a lot of times they think it is only meant to attract clients. But really, your marketing can help attract the amazing employees you want working for you. Better Marketing With Bella teaches you how to put your best foot forward when showcasing to clients and potential employees. When a business is looking to find and hire employees, seeing how they attract employees is a great start to finding amazing candidates.

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sales mistakes

Episode 301: The 5 Hidden Sales Mistakes That Cost Pet Sitters

sales mistakes

If there was something in your business that was really a mistake and costing you time and money, would you want to know?

There are sales mistakes business owners make that are hindering them from success every single day.

This week I am diving into the 5 most common sales mistakes that I see people make and what you can do to avoid them!

Biggest Takeaways

  • 1:16 What sales mistakes?  
  • 1:55 Software
  • 3:15 Not having your branding everywhere 
  • 6:03 Always Be Closing
  • 7:27 Customer and Employee Love 
  • 8:54 Not having the “make it right” mentality 
  • 10:29 Always be thinking about solutions 

Recommendations

Your time is money in your business. Finding ways to elevate tasks and simplify business will help you achieve the desired success. Whether it is content creating, like in Better Marketing With Bella, or finding a community you can lean on for guidance (like the Mastermind group), finding places in your business you can make the system and process easier is key. You wanted the system in place to help you, not hinder you and remembering that is important.

Common Mistakes To Avoid When Using Pet Sitting Software

Is Your Pet Sitting Software Working For Or Against You?

One Secret To Winning Almost Every Sale

The Trick To Be Confident In Closing Sales

How To Leverage Your Competition For More Sales

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Business mindset

Episode 300: 11 Mindset Hacks To Take Your Business To The Next Level







Your mindset is going to get you everywhere or keep you exactly where you are at. As we publish this 300th episode, I am talking to you from my heart, as I always do on the milestone episodes. This time is it all about what you are saying in your own head. HOW to scale this business is the easy part. It is the MINDSET that is the tough part. When “bad” things happen, or you “fail” what is your reaction or response? Is it something that will turn it into a positive that you can stand strong on or something that holds you down and prevents you from growth and momentum?

Today, I am going to give you 11 Mindset Hacks to take you to the next level. These are all ones I have used myself. I have been posting them weekly on my Instagram, as I know some of you save them for inspiring quotes. It is my hope that this episode makes you uncomfortable enough to challenge your thinking so you can think clear enough to push to your next goal.

Thank you for listening to 300 episodes.

Biggest Takeaways

  • 8:00 11 questions to shift your business mindset
  • 10:30 Responding or reacting 
  • 12:15 What can I learn from this 
  • 13:22 The only person you can control is yourself
  • 17:31 I have something valuable 
  • 18:55 Shine my light 
  • 21:53 I need a goal, mentor, and bite sizes
  • 23:46 I am unique 
  • 27:11 Building a team is necessary
  • 29:29 Why does it affect me? where does it come from? what needs to be healed?
  • 31:31 Personal life mirrors your business

Recommendations

Shifting your business mindset can be one of the greatest tools to achieving success in your business. I have brought 300 episodes to you filled with information on how to hire, generate more sales, and even how to choose your software. But if your mindset isn’t in a place of positivity, you will sink the ship with your thoughts alone. Surrounding yourself with people who help you grow rather than hinder you, sets the tone for positivity. The Mastermind group is a community of like-minded business owners cheering each other on and leaning on one another when help is needed. If you are looking for a place to grow, this might be the community you have been looking for.

For more pet sitting and dog walking podcasts, check out Pet Sitter Confessional

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Employees, Blogs, & Daily Operations!

If I’ve Taught You Anything…Episode 200

Running a Business Through Divorce or Major Life Changes

Birthday Special!

Software tool

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You shouldn't be afraid to job share in 2022

Episode 297: Why You Shouldn’t Be Afraid To Job Share in 2022

Why you shouldn't be afraid to job share in 2022

Let’s talk about job share…

Job sharing can actually be a GREAT thing… and you already are probably taking on BIGGER liability in your pet sitting and dog walking business.

This episode will give insight into a different way of thinking.

Now is the time to be creative, think about how we are going to get our sales up. The big R (recession) is coming (or is it here?) and we have to think differently to achieve more.

Some of you might say, “Insurance companies will not cover you if you job share.”

Well, that’s FALSE. I reached out to my friends over at Business Insurers of the Carolinas and this is what he said:

“I received your phone message. You are absolutely correct that you are still covered by insurance if job sharing. However I typically recommend if you are going to be sharing jobs with a nanny, a neighbor, a teenage son/daughter, or even another dog walker or pet sitter, that you get a release/addendum signed by the owner releasing you of any liability while others are also in and out of the home.

The pet business industry has seen many claims involving theft of clients’ property, as well as property damage, and injuries to pets. And typically we see them blamed on the insured pet sitter or dog walker. Especially when the person they share the job with does not have any insurance. As a result, we have seen claims denied as there was no concrete proof of who caused the incident.

Both situations are not typically ideal, as it increases both liability and the potential for a denied claim if no proof can be established.

So, it is certainly fine to job share if the client wishes to increase their liability exposure and do so. I do recommend amending contract language to have the client hold our insured harmless for liability or theft while others are in and out of the home.”

Do you want to hear how I think you can leverage this to get even more daily dog walking clients?

Biggest Takeaways

  • We need to get our sales up (2:24)
  • Insurance coverage (5:36)
  • Why you should job share (8:00)
  • What other liability you are already taking on that is even riskier (8:53)
  • It is possible (10:48)

Recommendations

Better Marketing With Bella

Mastermind

Gingr Pet-Care Software

Think about this before your next price increase!

Episode 296: Think About This Before Your Next Price Increase!

Increasing your pet sitting prices

Have you been thinking about increasing your pet sitting prices this year? Or have you recently increased your dog walking prices, and now you’re thinking it may not be enough…

Charging the wrong amount can be the difference between a thriving business and going out of business. Ouch

There is so much to consider before increasing your prices, so that you don’t find yourself sinking six months later.

Today, I am going to tell you everything you need to know, before increasing your pet sitting prices.

Biggest Takeaways

Before increasing your pet sitting prices, it is important to have a sound pricing structure and strategy in place. This is your time to rectify any mistakes you might have made with your old pricing structure, and apply new found knowledge to your future prices.  Creating a pricing strategy that works best for your business requires consideration and time.

  • What should you be researching?
  • Have you thought about your competition? Should you?
  • Is the value you provide worth the increase?
  • What about staff wages?

Considering important aspects and knowing how to navigate them is some of the first steps in creating a sound pricing structure for your pet sitting business.

Recommendations

  • The value you provide shines through your website and social media. Now is the time to make sure your social media and website are up to par when clients and future clients are looking for pet sitting and dog walking companies. Better Marketing With Bella provides 6 months worth of content for your pet sitting business to stand out above the rest. If you are interested in having the rest of the years content covered, we can provide that for you.
  • In the Mastermind group we talk a lot about pricing structures. Members have the chance to bounce ideas and experience off of each other when they need some help. This group is filled with HR answers, member accountability and like minded business owners achieving all their business goals.
  • Looking for website hosting or new site you need to check out Barketing

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How to use an SOP for your pet sitting business

Episode 295: How To Use an SOP for Your Pet Sitting Business

Does the thought of creating an SOP for your pet sitting business leave you feeling overwhelmed? Or have you hired an office manager but had that completely blow up in your face due to the lack of an SOP? Or even worse, take the route of starting to create one, just to end up with an unfinished mess of documents that serve the business no purpose.

While it may sound intimidating, an SOP will make everything run much smoother.

SOP For Your Pet Sitting Business

An SOP is a Standard Operating Procedure that is essential for making sure all of your operations are carried out in a consistent and efficient manner.  By having an SOP in place, everyone on your team will be following the same procedures and guidelines. This week I am helping understand the process of creating and executing this document step by step.

Biggest Takeaways

For a business owner, being able to delegate means you are able to work on your business rather than in your business. But without an SOP you cannot delegate to your team. With the right steps, creating an SOP for your pet sitting business will establish a cohesive understanding for all staff members.

How you create your SOP will be determined by certain criteria:

  • What is the goal of an SOP?
  • What platform will you use to execute this document?
  • How will you implement it?
  • What steps do you need to include?

A fluid, changeable document that will evolve with your business and define duties and roles, will establish a smooth process for staff, clients, and business owners alike.

Recommendations

  • Mastermind members have access to premium recommendations when it comes to creating an SOP for their pet sitting business. They have the support of fellow members while also gaining knowledge and advice from experts who have been in this industry for many years. It’s a community worth checking out.
  • Jumpers have exclusive insight into how to execute their business processes in a way that gains them, clients and employees. I work with many business owners one on one to achieve goals and solve problems that have been holding them back from growing. I offer a free 20-minute call to get to know you and your business. I’ll lead you in the right direction and see if the Jumper community is the right fit for you.

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Episode 293: 4 Mistakes When Hiring An Office Manager

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Episode 294: 4 horrendous mistakes many pet owners make with their CPA

Episode 294: 4 Horrendous Mistakes Many Pet Business Owners Make With Their CPA

If I asked you today, “how do your books look?” or “did you have any big surprises from your taxes?” would either of those questions confuse you? Scare you? Leave you feeling a bit unsure? That might sound invasive, but to evaluate your business, you have to be in the know of these aspects. You are not alone if you find this area tough to evaluate, but there is someone who can help you manage it all… your CPA.

Owning a pet business can be extremely rewarding, but it also comes with a lot of responsibility. Keeping good books being one of them. One of the most important aspects of running a pet business is making sure you have a good relationship with your CPA. However, many business owners make these mistakes every year, which can damage this relationship and their business.

I know tax season may have come to an end, but it actually is perfect timing for you to meet with your CPA. Or maybe you have your extension until October. Either way, in this episode I will encourage you to talk with your CPA to avoid these 4 horrendous mistakes too many business owners are making.

Biggest Takeaways

I know some business owners are paralyzed in fear when it comes to their finances, I get it. However, you need someone, the right someone, to be in your corner to answer all the questions that you need to know to ensure your business, your finances, and your livelihood are taken care of. A business owner should ensure they are taken care of all around.

  • How often do you speak with your CPA?
  • Have you ever been surprised by a big tax bill?
  • Do you know what is a right off?
  • What options do you have for incentives for your staff?
  • What about SCorp Vs LLC?

There are 4 huge mistakes being made when thinking about the questions above, and I do not want to see you repeat any of them. There are ways to avoid them and confirm your business continues on the right path.

Recommendations

  • Mastermind just welcomed a large group of new (and old) jumpers into the community. Here all of their HR questions will be answered with accountability partners to keep them on track. If you have been on the fence check out the Mastermind group and see if it’s the right fit for you and your business.
  • Are you looking for more depth? I offer two great options to spend 1:1 time with me picking apart my brain and helping you achieve goals to enhance your business. Whether you choose 6, 45 min zoom meetings or an in-person session where I come to you (or you come to me!) we can plan and achieve exactly what you want for you and your business.
  • I am getting ready to start up semester 2 of Better Marketing With Bella! Good news, I have space for a couple more! You may have put the brakes on marketing while you were trying to hire, it is time to hit the gas! In Better Marketing With Bella, 6 months of your content is created for specifically you. You will also learn how to execute it all. Bonus… we have reels this semester too!

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Episode 293: 4 Mistakes Pet Business Owners Make When Hiring An Office Manager

Episode 293: 4 Mistakes Pet Business Owners Make When Hiring An Office Manager

Episode 293: 4 Mistakes Pet Business Owners Make When Hiring An Office Manager


Are you tired of feeling overwhelmed and bogged down by the day-to-day operations of your business? Are you ready to take the first step toward creating an organizational hierarchy and scaling your company? Look no further! In today’s episode, we’re diving deep into the world of office management and uncovering the top four mistakes entrepreneurs make when hiring an office manager. From learning how to delegate effectively to creating an organizational chart, you’ll discover how to unlock the true potential of your business and achieve your goals. Whether you’re currently in the process of hiring an office manager or have tried in the past and failed, this episode is a must-listen for anyone looking to free up their time and focus on the big picture.

Do you have an organizational chart in your pet sitting company? Running a pet sitting or dog walking company means that every day is filled with duties big and small, and an office manager is a huge asset when it comes to helping run your business. They can help you take care of all your day-to-day tasks that bog you down and keep you, well in your business rather than working on it.

As a pet business owner, you probably think hiring this office manager will be the answer to all your needs, but unfortunately, the process of hiring one is not easy. Many business owners are making these staple mistakes that are costing them time, money and sanity. I want to make sure you know these mistakes so you can correct them and find the people who will help you fulfill your dream business.

Biggest Takeaways

  • 3:11 What does the process for your office manager look like?
  • 4:00 What is to happen if they make mistakes, or if you make mistakes teaching them?
  • 9:35 How do you decide what is set in stone or if the process is a fluid one that is ever-changing?
  • 12:22 Do you have enough help? How many managers do you think you need?

Hiring an office manager should be a person who is willing to help grow your business along side you. Making certain mistakes can leave you feeling hostage to situations you’ve been stuck in.

Recommendations

  • Meeting new people and discussing their business is something I love. I want to get to know who you are and how I can help you. I offer a FREE 20 minute call to see if these intensive sessions would be right for your business. Are you wanting to Jump in , but not sure where? These calls may just be the thing to help guide you. Book here
  • The Mastermind group is a place where established business owners can get HR support, workflow suggestions, accountability partners, and a community bounce ideas off of. I have a special deal for being a podcast listener, with a special code within this episode. 

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Episode 292: Staff Members Leaves The Manager, Not The Job

Episode 292: Staff Members Leave The Manager, Not The Job

Episode 292: Staff Members Leaves The Manager, Not The Job



Do you feel like you have a high turnover? Have you ever thought about why you have turnover? Do you know? Is it because of seasonal employees? young staff members moving on? or even life situations? Maybe so! But what if I were to blow your mind and have you consider something you might not have considered, but really can make a huge difference in whether employees stay or go?

It could be your management style, you as an owner, or your manager!

Bad management can turn even some of the best, most reliable staff members on your team away. And if nothing is done about the management, it will continue to happen. Because when the wrong person is named a manager, nothing can entice good employees to stay.

Statistics show, that more than half of employees with bad management are thinking about changing careers, and that half of them will quit because of this bad manager.

As the owner, you want the ability to step away from your business so you can focus on all the aspects that help you and your business grow. When you are bogged down with the everyday task of your employees, growth is put on the back burner.

This week I am giving you four things to consider in order to be a better business manager.

Biggest Takeaways

Employees are not solemnly enticed by just money. They want to feel valued, important, and needed. Having good management will ensure the longevity of your staff and keep the morale of the business high. It might be time to evaluate your management team and see if turnover could be due to their lack of good management

  • Do your managers know the staff members why?
  • How does their tone affect the staff?
  • What does the work environment look like?
  • What is their leadership type?
  • How do their expectations impact the staff?

It is important to know how your management is affecting business before staff members walk out the door.

Recommendations

  • If you’re looking for a community that is going to uplift you, challenge you, and help you grow I encourage you to look at the Mastermind group. You will find all the HR answers, business tips, and support you need to help run your business.
  • While you are looking to continue and hire your employees, do not take your eye off marketing. Because marketing is for employees too. Better Marketing With Bella helps you with all your marketing needs to ensure you are getting not only enough clients but the right employees too

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The Single Most Important Question You Need To Ask Yourself About Your Staff

Episode 291: The Single Most Important Question You Need To Ask Yourself About Your Staff

The Single Most Important Question You Need To Ask Yourself About Your Staff


Take a moment with me if you will and think about your staff.

Do you have a rockstar staff member? Someone who is your number one, most reliable member? And what would your business look like if everyone on the team was just like this rockstar?

What about your staff workload? Is it spread equally across the board, or do some members receive more work than others because of their ability?

Evaluating your staff members are an important aspect of moving your business forward. If you are done being a helicopter CEO and ready to step out of the business, there is one very important question you need to be asking yourself about your staff.

And this week, I am here to ask that question.

Biggest Takeaways

The old saying goes “You are only as strong as your weakest link” but I see more often than not, putting up with the weakest link of your company because the abundance of staff is not there. Does this sound familiar?

  • Are you having trouble of letting go “bad seeds” out of fear of not having enough staff?
  • You only want to hire when you have the work
  • You are having trouble getting out of the field and focusing on business rather than the work
  • The fear of too many employees holds you hostage to mediocre relationships with your staff members

Evaluating your staff and asking the important questions can and will get you to a place of abundance that allows you to become the CEO you desire.

Recommendations

It is not too late to jump into my FREE hiring group that has been going on this week. Yes, it started Monday, but all the good information is there for you to get caught up on. The live events are recorded and will be there to watch until Friday, May 20th. I filled the group with the most useful information you will need when it comes to hiring and building up your team members, answering probably all the questions you were thinking.

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How to attract multiple applicants to your business

Episode 290 How To Attract Multiple Applicants To Your Business

How to attract multiple applicants to your business

Are you putting in the hours to make your business a success, but struggling to attract the right job applicants? You’ve perfected your onboarding and training, put the right positions in place, and even posted those job listings, but still, no one is applying. Just like attracting clients, you need to have a strategy for attracting job applicants. You may be doing everything right, but that doesn’t mean anything if no one is applying. Don’t let this confusion hold you back, this week I am sharing some top tips on how to ensure you are attracting the right applicants to your business. Don’t miss out on the chance to take your business to the next level!

Are you putting in the hours to make your business a success, but struggling to attract the right job applicants? You’ve perfected your onboarding and training, put the right positions in place, and even posted those job listings, but still, no one is applying. Just like attracting clients, you need to have a strategy for attracting job applicants. You may be doing everything right, but that doesn’t mean anything if no one is applying. Don’t let this confusion hold you back, this week I am sharing some top tips on how to ensure you are attracting the right applicants to your business. Don’t miss out on the chance to take your business to the next level!

Biggest Takeaways

  • 5:40 How to make your job postings stand out.
  • 6:35 Why should you show that your company is fun to work for?
  • 8:11 What do you have to offer?
  • 11:15 What does a typical day look like?
  • 13:02 Show up on social media

Recommendations

Next week I am hosting a FREE hiring group where I have a ton of content, information, and helpful tools to take your business from needing employees to thriving with the perfect staff. It runs from Monday, May 16th to Friday, May 20th and I want you to make sure you join me! There will also be two live events where you can ask me anything you need to know! So make sure you JOIN TODAY and put these dates into your calendar.

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Taking A Stand, Trolls, & Leaving Your Business For 6 Months..... Personal Stories With Receipts!

Episode 289 Taking A Stand, Trolls, & Leaving Your Business For 6 Months….. Personal Stories With Receipts!

Episode 289:Taking A Stand, Trolls, & Leaving Your Business For 6 Months..... Personal Stories With Receipts!


They say to not believe everything you read online, but what would it look like if you did?

Because there are many out there online spreading bad info and giving out bad advice. They are spewing slander and stating there is no way you can accomplish the big goals of yours. Tearing you down, because.. how does the saying go? “misery loves company”

If you are in the crossfire of this negativity online, it is time to evaluate who you are hanging out with. Then get out of this mindset.

Because, as I have stated before, change is happening. And now is the time to really look at your business and evaluate who’s working with you or against you. Time to accomplish the big goals of yours.

This week I am telling you success stories of my clients who are taking a stand and thriving in their business without even being there.

How to dismiss the negativity and trolls out there, and stand firm within your business.

How to know, it is all possible.

Biggest Takeaways

“If you don’t stand for something, you fall for everything.” (Alexander Hamilton)

  • Sometimes taking a stand is doing it differently (especially against trolls). My clients are learning how to achieve business, hire employees and successfully sustain their business while not even being there.
  • But don’t just take my word for it, listen to the success stories I have to share with you.
  • Then watch who you are surrounding yourself with, spending your time with. The groups you are in, are they teaching you or adding negativity? Are you finding too many trolls creating negative space and no leader to around to control it? I’ll tell you how that is impactful to your business. And why you might want to change it.
  • Lastly, I will always be real with you. I will tell you my thoughts, when I feel my programs are not for you, as well as bring in an expert if I do not know the answer.

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  • Ready to learn how to do it differently? This FREE group is for you! It begins May 16th and runs through May 20th. Join the FREE group
  • Message me. I say this often right, but I mean it. I will personally answer you and lead you in the right direction of how I think I can help you. Bella@jumpconsulting dot net

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3 of the biggest mistakes pet business make during onboarding and hiring

Episode 288: 3 Of The Biggest Mistakes Pet Businesses Make During Onboarding And Training

3 of the biggest mistakes pet businesses make during onboarding and training


A lot of business owners are trying desperately to hire employees right now, but are facing issues such as long waitlists, difficulty finding qualified candidates, candidates dropping out of the interview process, or quitting shortly after being hired.

These problems are running rampant in the industry and it is probably because of one of these three things:

Too long of an onboarding process, too much back and forth with new employees, and needing help with the probationary period.

This week I am diving into all these mistakes and what you should do to avoid them.

Biggest Takeaways

  • 3:48 Too long of an onboarding process
  • 6:32 Too much back and forth
  • 8:24 Probationary period

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Recommendations

  • Did you take your eye off of marketing to focus on hiring? Let’s call that a 4th mistake! Your marketing should also be attracting the right employees to work for you. DM me today and ask how Better Marketing With Bella has helped many, many clients not only land more business but multiple employees!
  • The Mastermind is the place to be around other business owners who are making this happen every day. It is a group of like-minded business owners who are killing the game when it comes to making sales and finding the right employees for their business. I am inviting you to come to check it out!
  • I am opening up a FREE group devoted to hiring new employees! If you are struggling, let me help guide you along. DM me to get o the list to join this exclusive group!

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Episode 287 Secure Your Support System For The Upcoming Pet Business Changes

Episode 287: Secure Your Support System For The Upcoming Pet Business Changes

As summer approaches, trends in the pet business world are getting ready for some big changes. Business, if it hasn’t already, will start booming, and while that may be so exciting are you ready for it? Does your business have a solid foundation with a good marketing strategy in place?

With the rising of inflation, people are spending their money where they feel comfortable, not only out of necessity. What is making your business stand out? If you are comfortable where you at, and think everything is great, just know things are about to shake up, and the time to tighten up is now.

This week I am sharing how I see the trends changing this summer and what you and your business can do to prepare for it. I am ready to help you succeed.

Biggest Takeaway

With upcoming changes, do you fully understand how these are going to affect your business?

You should ensure you have a supportive community rallying around you and your business in success and in help.

Never take your eye off one aspect, but in turn, make sure you are controlling all parts so that one element doesn’t end up lacking. If you think you can lay off your marketing right now because business is so busy and you want to focus on time on hiring. Then in no time, you will find yourself with a marketing problem.

These are things to consider now, as we are facing change on the horizon. You need to ask yourself, is your business prepared for where it is heading?

Recommendations

  • Are you looking for a new beginning? Stuck in a place you just do not know how to get out of no matter which way you turn? Then let’s talk. I want to hear from you and about what is going on in your business. Let me know how I can help you succeed! Book a 20 minute call with me and let’s start that new beginning you’re searching for. If spending a day with me in your home town or in mine (in beautiful Phoenix, AZ!) then an in-person intensive is exactly what you are looking for. 8 hours of hard work, getting down and dirty in the business, solving some of your hardest business needs.
  • Doors for Better Marketing With Bella are closing soon, so now is the time to get involved. 6 months of content creating and marketing set for you and your business. I can go on and on but the work speaks for itself and my clients are thriving in their businesses right now. So now is the time before the doors close for 2022.

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The biggest part of social media that everyone is missing

Episode 286: The Biggest Part Of Social Media That Everyone Is Missing

The biggest part of social media that everyone is missing.


Social media has become an important part of marketing, but many people are missing the biggest part: outreach

98% of people are neglecting this element of their social media strategy and then are surprised when they are not finding success in growing their business. Outreach is key to a successful social media marketing strategy, and yet, so many people are missing out on this vital piece.

It all starts with outreach. Outreach social media marketing is the process of connecting with potential customers and followers who are not already familiar with your brand or business. It is actively reaching out to your target audience and engaging with them in a way that builds relationships.

On this week’s podcast, I answer the question “Why is engagement so important to your business” and how you should be utilizing this strategy every day to increase your business.

Biggest Takeaway

When it comes to social media marketing, people seem to be lacking the social part of it. Without reaching outside of your immediate followers, businesses will not be able to reach their full potential on social media.

Outreach is all about connecting with other people and businesses in (and out of) your industry. It’s a way to build relationships, expand your reach, and get more eyes on your brand. Outreach is often overlooked as a key component of social media marketing, but it can be the difference between success and failure. If you’re not reaching out to new people, you’re missing out on potential customers and followers.

If you want to see success in social media marketing this is where you begin.

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Episode 285: 3 Types Of Pet Businesses That Need To Have Their Social Media Popping!


If you have been following along our theme of social media, you know just how important of a role it plays in your business. I think it is safe to say that at one point or another you have cyberstalker companies to learn more about them. Well, consumers are doing the same to your business too.

If you haven’t learned by now, social media is breaking or making goals you set for your business.

But utilizing social media is more than just posting right? Yet time and time again I see businesses with the utmost potential falling short when it comes to utilizing it. This week I address three types of goals that you might be working on that will be more easily achieved if you also leverage your social media.

Biggest Takeaways

Business owners who are leveraging how much social media can boost their business understand it involves much more than just posting and hoping for likes. If you have goals for hiring, increasing, and scaling your business than your social media needs to be excellent. I am not just talking about the great pictures you post. But conveying your worth to those who stop by.

Looking for employees?

Yes, potential employees will look at your social media and see if YOU are the right fit for them. Why would they want to work there, how would they fit in?

Wanting to raise your rates?

YUP! Your brand that your portray on your social media needs to reflect the worth of the prices you are raising! Your strategy online says a lot about your value.

Learn how to scale back business?

Well, there are two problems to be solved here, and guys I am here to help teach you this system.

Recommendations:

  • Knowing the right things to post and when to post is the tip of the iceberg when it comes to utilizing your social media correctly. After many years of experience, building my own brand and helping others find success in their business, I know how social media plays a huge part in success. With Better Marketing With Bella, not only is content created for you but success is outlined on how to use it.

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Episode 283 How to tell if your social media manager is worth their pay

Episode 283: How To Tell If Your Social Media Manager Is Worth Their Pay

Episode 283 How to tell if your social media manager is worth their pay


 
 
 
 

Have you ever hired (or have been thinking about hiring) someone to manage your social media?

Do you know what you should be looking for? Are you worried you won’t get your money’s worth out of the job?

Today, there are many types of jobs and tasks you can have your assistants accomplish for you. When it comes to your social media manager, however, they need to be implementing a job that goes past just button-pushing.

This week I dive into everything you should be looking for when it comes to someone managing your social media and why you should take feelings out of it and just look at the facts.

Biggest Takeaways

A social media manager can be a huge expense for a business, so it is not crazy to think you should expect a huge return out of having one. This results in a big difference between an assistant who can schedule your content and post to your pages versus someone who is creating, engaging, connecting, and building up your brand. This week I want to make sure you know what you should be looking for when it comes to a social media manager and how to be sure they are worth your time and money. 

Recommendations:

  • Check out Better Marketing With Bella and get an idea of what it is like to have all your content needs created for you. When marketing is done right you get to focus on the “why” of your business while we focus on the “what” to show it off.
  • Follow me (@Bella Vasta) on Instagram to see the success stories of my clients killing the business. Nothing makes me happier than getting to shout them out for all their hard work and effort!
  • Take a look at my Mastermind group; a beautiful community where we come together to learn and grow. Each month we have different themes on what we are talking about, HR experts come in to answer questions, and 3 years’ worth of material to answer almost anything you might want or need to know. Here you can learn from other members what works for their business (including having a social media manager!) and keep each other accountable in daily business.

 

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Episode 282: How To Be A Good Business Leader And Juggle Parenting Duties: Spring Break Edition


 
 
 
 
 

Balancing parent life while running a business is super easy…. said no one ever!!

In reality, if you are a parent, you know how HARD it really is and all the struggles you have to go through to make it work. The mom/dad guilt of not spending enough time or attention on your child is apparent when you are giving your business the focus it needs. But the stress of your work to-do list can weigh you down when you are away from your business too.

So how do you find that balance? This week I am rocking the podcast during my daughter’s spring break to bring you all my tips on achieving running your business while parenting.

Biggest Takeaways

Running your business is your full-time job, but so are your children. Finding a balance that gives both aspects your full attention is what we, as parents, seek the most. But saying you want that balance seems easier than actually achieving it.  Take some of my tips and help find that balance you are looking for:

  • Schedule. Schedule time each week that is set aside just for your family. Maybe after work, you put your phone away and give your kid your undivided attention to play and spend that time together.
  • Say no. I know, crazy right? But say no to some things! If you do not want to have meetings or calls on certain days, say no, and schedule for a day when you are available. Better yet, have it kicked over to one of your assistants and have them schedule it on a day that works best for you.
  • Turn off. When you have the time for your child, turn business off. This ensures they know they have 100% of your attention. Guys, we only get 18 summers with them, we need to make sure they know how important that time together is.

I have a few more really helpful tips to get you to the work-life balance you are needing in your life right now. Parent to parent, this stuff really works.

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  • If less time working in the business is what you are looking for, join the Mastermind group so I can assist you and your business achieve your biggest goals.
  • Email me at bella@jumpconsulting.net to chat about finding that balance between parent life and running your business. I am here to help you and show you how possible it is.
  • Time to join the Better Marketing With Bell Waitlist is coming to an end. Soon we will be welcoming new members to the group, gearing up to help them with all their business content needs. If that is something you are interested in, jump on the list today.

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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 in a toxic relatioship with your business?

Episode 281: Are You in A Toxic Relationship With Your Business?

Are you in a toxic relatioship with your business?


 
 
 

If someone were to ask you today “Have you ever been in a toxic relationship?” what would be the first thing to come to mind?

When we think of a toxic relationship, we often think of it as either a romantic relationship or even a friendship. More times than not, you wouldn’t think of the relationship you have with your business.

But the truth is, you and your business can be in a toxic relationship right now. 

This week I dive into the red flags that stand out when it comes to a toxic relationship with your business and what you can do to ensure it gets to a healthy place.

Biggest Takeaways

We’ve previously talked about how to grow your business, how to ensure you aren’t leaving money on the table and how to keep a positive mindset to move you forward. But this week I want to talk to you about the relationship you have with your business and if there may be some red flags that are occurring.

You might notice

  • Clients that always nitpick
  • Employees holding you hostage
  • Boundaries with time that don’t exist
  • Worry taking over your sleep

And at least 8 more serious red flags you need to be watching out for as well as ways to turn it around into a healthy place.

Recommendations:

  • Look into help from  Better Marketing With Bella for all your business content needs. If that is something you are interested in, jump on the waitlist today. Next week we are gearing up to get commitments from existing customers for their renewals (which was over 80% last semester!) before welcoming our new members, so now is the time to get on the list.
  • Shoot me an email and let’s chat! Bella@jumpconsulting.net, I want to hear from you and how I can help YOU move your business forward in a healthy direction.

Better Marketing With Bella

Better Marketing With Bella Waitlist 

Episode 225: Running A Bussiness Through Divorce Or Major Life Changes

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

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8 considerations to make your website a selling machine

Episode 280: 8 Considerations To Make Your Website A Selling Machine

What do you think pet parents want to see when they go to your website?

Do they want to feel like they are being sold? Talked at? Or trying to figure out how they might fit INTO your company?

Do you think they might feel overwhelmed, not knowing if you are the right fit for skill or money?

All of these are probably true and how you present yourself on your website will make or break your bounce rate.

(Bounce rate: How long someone stays on your site until the “bounce” off going to look elsewhere to solve their problem)

Recently I got a DM from someone who was going to be updating their website asking, “So what’s important on a website these days??”

Truth is, there is a lot to consider. Unfortunately, most business owners are so close to their business, it is often hard to get the 30K view and put themselves in their potential client’s shoes…

Biggest Takeaways

If your website is the first thing potential clients are seeing about you, then you need to draw them in.  You need to make them say, “Yes, I want to work with them!”

I started off doing this as a 7 point podcast but by the time I got to the end, it turned into 8. I was on a roll.

  • Make it about THEM not about you.
  • Keep it simple like a 1st grader is reading your website.
  • Pay attention to the navigation.
  • Don’t make them think
  • …and there are a lot more. Listen to learn more!

Recommendations:

  • I highly recommend Erika and her team at Barketing Blog for a website. I have been recommending her for years and she has done countless client websites. They are very happy. You can’t go wrong. Great price too!
  • Need a group of knowledgeable people to bounce your website copy of design off of? Heck! You want three months of training dedicated to this topic? Join us in the best community in the pet industry, the Jump Mastermind! 
  • Want to make sure that once your website is popping, your social media also gives the same feel for your brand? Look no further than the leading industry marketing agency, Better Marketing with Bella where we ensure that your colors, fonts, logos, copy, and creativity are all on point!
  • Maybe you are a DIY person? You can learn everything that you should have on your website here in my one hour class that comes with a workbook and on audio. Enjoy!

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One thing that is preventing thousands of dollars of sales

Episode 279: One Thing That Is Preventing Thousands Of Dollars Of Sales

One thing that is preventing thousands of dollars of sales

What if I told you I knew what was preventing people from thousands of dollars in sales for their business, and what you can do about it?

This week I had the chance to reconnect with some old friends who I haven’t seen in close to a decade! It had felt like I stepped into a time machine and no time had passed at all. A gal that was there said she owned a house cleaning business and did petting sitting as well. Knowing I am a business coach she wanted to ask a little advice from me. Now, typically I don’t get into this with friends but I just couldn’t help myself this night! We started chatting, the energy was flowing, the conversation was amazing, and it inspired me for the topic of this week’s podcast.

Each week I receive wonderful messages from loyal listeners letting me know that they really are landing thousands of dollars in sales! What are they doing that is setting them apart from those who aren’t succeeding? If it was something that anyone could do, would you be willing to give it a try?

In this week’s episode, I break it down and examine what is the one thing that is preventing you from landing sales and what you can do over and over again to achieve this type of success.

Links

Mastermind

Les Brown

Solo School Cleaning 

Jump Consulting

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# 1 way to increase your sales that everyone can do

Episode 278: #1 Way to Increase Your Sales That Everyone Can Do

# 1 way to increase your sales that everyone can do

I’ve heard from many of you… I don’t like answering the phone. I don’t like being put on the spot. I don’t like selling. I don’t like talking about price. All of this is stinkin’ thinking that is severely limiting your ability to grow your business.

People literally make the decision to call and speak to a company. They put their environment on mute so they can ring you and potentially speak to you. If they are doing this, they have most likely already checked you out. They have seen your website, your social… and now, they just need a bit of reassurance. They are calling you for this reassurance and you are giving them a L for LOSING instead of a W for WINNING by not answering.

This is the equivalent of walking into a store and needing help and having no associates to speak to. Or walking up to one to ask them a question and them just walking away from you. Not only is it rude, but it is frusterating. Then, you are expected to check yourself out. Can you imagine if that wasn’t Walmart and it was Nordstroms?

The horror.

I know the idea of phone calls seems so ancient. We mostly communicate through email, text, and social media messaging. But what if I told you that the old-fashioned telephone has even more persuasion and would land you more new clients? Would you be willing to answer it more often?

If you are a business that has your phone number listed on google and on your website, then you need to be answering the phones. But many of you are not.

Why?

This week I went on a mission to find out what is going on out there and made 10 phone calls to 10 different companies in the Phoenix and Dallas area. The results were astounding.

Biggest Takeaways

As business owners, we are concerned with marketing, advertising and finding ways we can build up our client roster and in turn, create more sales. We know how important client relationships are, but we are forgetting to connect with potential clients. That connection begins with.. wait for it.. a phone call!

If you answer the phone, you will land more sales. Especially because your competition isn’t doing it

Show Highlights

  • Making a connection [1:24]
  • Answer the phone [3:27]
  • Save the sale [7:45]

Links

Mastermind

Better Marketing with Bella

Bella Vasta Instagram

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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.

Making Money Off The Podcast: Real Life Stories Of Clients Increasing Their Bank Accounts

Episode 277: Making Money Off The Podcast: Real Life Stories Of Clients Increasing Their Bank Accounts

Making Money Off The Podcast: Real Life Success Stories Of Clients Increasing Their Bank Accounts

 

Have you ever heard the phrase “do it scared!” when it comes to your business? It applies to doing things that take you outside of your comfort zone to achieve the goals you are setting for yourself. Sometimes we define our goals with the motivation behind them, but we all know, motivation without any action means… nothing. Today I am sharing some client success stories that show applying action, thinking outside the box, and allowing yourself to be scared lead to some of your biggest accomplishments.

 

Biggest Takeaways

As we spend each week together, I am hoping to inspire you to apply these strategies to your own life and business, creating your own success. By sharing the success stories of other clients, you can see that this process really works, and that with the right direction and a lot of action, you too can make magic happen! Today we hear from two amazing clients and the success they have achieved.

 

Scary but Successful.. Ask for the Sale!

When it comes to running a business, fear can hold anyone back. In this story we hear about how my client stepped out of her comfort zone and approached her client in a manner that made her client want to book more with her! With a simple script and the right direction, she was making more money in a few minutes.

 

Simple Video Generates Lead 

In the digital world we live in, we find there are still people who do not want to live the digital, fast pace life style we all seem to succumb too. In Connie’s story we hear how she took a different approach to help her client in a manner that she was not only comfortable with but resulted in another sale. Sometimes such a little thing, can really go a long way.

 

 

Show Highlights

  • Inspiration stories [3.24]
  • Paws and Claws Story  [4.08]
  • Connie Story [8.19]
  • What are you going to do [13.48]

 

 

Links

Mastermind

Better Marketing with Bella

Bella Vasta Instagram

 

 

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How I Am Dealing With A 7+ Year Troll... And What You Can Learn From It

Episode 276: How I Am Dealing With A 7+ Year Troll… And What You Can Learn From It

How I Am Dealing With A 7+ Year Troll... And What You Can Learn From It

 

Personal Podcast Today

Lately, I have been getting questions about how to deal with Trolls. You know, those people that get upset at you and start trying to rip apart your character or credibility online? Maybe it is a person that you didn’t hire, had to fire, or a client that just went sideways and you parted ways. But it turned them into angry monsters with many heads.

Sure, you have heard of the typical ways to handle bad reviews. I’ve even written about it on my blog.

But what happens when they are persistent? What happens when they don’t go away or they try to disparage you on all platforms? This recently happened to one of my clients and she was perplexed on how to deal with it. We spoke in depth about it and it was then I decided to blow the lid off something that has been popping up on my own feed for at least seven years.

I deal with this too… you just may not (or may?) know about it.

I’ve had someone take something that I said on stage seven years ago and blow it out of context in multiple public forms for years. I’ve had another person who has a vendetta out for me that takes any chance she gets to say terrible things. (Funny, she has never been a client, but I have coached two of her direct competition to multi six figures and another to almost a million….so there is that.)

I’ve even had another (what could have been) sticky situation that resulted in some crappy things being said online.

In this podcast today, I tell you it all. No hold bars. I get real, honest, and vulnerable with you. It is my hope that sharing my story allows you to see that it happens to everyone and that despite their efforts, your business can still grow to multi six or even seven figures =)

 

 

Links

20min Consultation with Bella

Handbook and Manual 

 

 

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Episode 275: ?3 Disruptive Ways To Respond To Inquiries To Get Results

Episode 275: 3 Disruptive Ways To Respond To Inquiries To Get Results

Episode 275: ?3 Disruptive Ways To Respond To Inquiries To Get Results

Think about it from their shoes… when you go out looking for a service and the first person you contact responds with “Thanks for your inquiry. We will get back to you within 24 – 48hrs”, do you just sit back and wait? Or do you keep looking for other options because you have a problem that needs to be solved and now is the time you have to solve it? Chances are you keep looking, right?

Don’t be the business that takes their time and does not show they want to solve your problems. Right now is the time to step up and actually be the solution and in this week’s Podcast, I am going to show you 3 different ways you can solve a client’s problem, show you care, and maybe even upsell them as fast as possible! You are going to want to listen in on this one.

Biggest Takeaways

As the market becomes more and more volatile, it becomes more and more important to really step out there and know how to respond to prospects and lockdown leads. There is a common thing most of us do with how we allow people to contact us for services and I will tell you it can be utilized and used correctly… if you know how.

Respond to Inquiries

How do you respond to inquiries? Do you only use email? What if I told you this can be wasting time? The amount of time you spend just responding to their first question might just be what gets them to stay or not. using the different forms of contact available can create an opportunity to assist them right as they need you to. Not the next day when they are busy at work and already spoke to X amount of people… am I right?

Personal Connection

Once they are responding back to you, building a personal connection is vital! This does not only help you truly solve their problem but it will create trust in you and your business to provide the best services you can without having to “sell yourself”. Contact them in a way that shows you did stop to think about what they need and how you can help, making it about them and their pet instead of about you and your business.

Show Highlights

  • How do you respond  [6.14]
  • How to land the client as quickly as possible [12.07]
  • Different forms of contact that show you care [18.55]

Links

Mastermind

Better Marketing with Bella

Bella Vasta Instagram

Episode 274: 3 Reasons Why Sales Is Super Important In Your Pet Business In 2022

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Episode 274: 3 Reasons Why Sales is Super Important In your Pet Business in 2022

Episode 274: 3 Reasons Why Sales is Super Important in Your Pet Business in 2022

Episode 274: 3 Reasons Why Sales is Super Important In your Pet Business in 2022

 

Are you prepared? 2022 may have a lot in store for your pet business. But… do you know how to approach it so it goes in your favor? There is going to be some turbulence along the way but with the right support and by taking the right steps you can make 2022 work in your favor. It is so important to learn how to sell right now so you can overcome any stepping stones that come your way. I am going to be there to tell you how to do it and most importantly WHY. The why in the whole thing has such a large play and today we are going to talk about it.

 

 

Biggest Takeaways

Become the solution and learn how to establish and define your business. As the economy changes and becomes more and more volatile people start to have more problems. What they need right now is for you to solve them and show them the value you can provide during these hard times.

 

How Are You Preparing Your Business

If you have been staying up to date on my Podcast I am sure you are aware of how much the market is changing right now…. but does your office manager know? What about your social media manager? Do you have plans in place for how your business is going to stay on top of the economy? Now is the time to prepare your business for these changes.

 

Be The Solution

Start asking yourself the right questions. How does your sales process make people feel? Are they supported and cared for? Do you solve their problems and offer solutions? If you are just throwing prices at them and waiting for them to decide how they want to solve their problem then you are not selling. To be the solution you need to talk and connect with them really understand their problem and provide value with your solution.

 

 

Show Highlights

  • Being established and solving problems [7.50]
  • Why you should be the solution [12.45]
  • Why stepping up your sales game will set you aside [19.23]

 

 

Want Free Sales Training?

Sales is BIG on my heart this season…. and I want you to be prepared for what is coming. In a few months and you will be saying, “Bella! How do I get more clients?”

Here is a FREE 3 part sales training from Aaron Michael Miller on my podcast. He is already helping turn mindsets around by helping my clients with scripts AND MOST IMPORTANTLY teaching their team how to sell.

“He is brilliant when it comes to the sales process and communication. I was loving it! It was all gold!”

Next time you get in that car to drive 20 min, or walk a dog… take a listen. You won’t be sorry.

……did I mention it is FREE? Have your Office Managers listen too!

 

 

Links

Mastermind

Better Marketing with Bella

Virtual Consultation Podcast Episodes

Bella Vasta Instagram

 

 

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