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retention

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

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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 

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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

self-development

Episode 319: Want More Profits? Here Is What You Need To Do

Have you had time lately to be intentional about your self-development? As a leader, because that is what you are, you need to continue to grow and develop. And when we are not intentional about it, influences come in and alter our ways of thinking.

Today I want you to think about the things that influence your life. What are you reading, who are you spending time with, and how are you developing in a way that will benefit you and your business?

If you knew it was as simple as doing this during brushing your teeth or getting ready in the morning, would it be something you prioritize? Because today I am telling you it is not about having enough time, but prioritizing self-development to help you and your business grow.

Biggest Takeaways

  • 2:37 Understand how you are feeling/ why you feel the way you feel
  • 8:49 Don’t react, respond 
  • 9:12 Does misery love company? 
  • 10:15 What type of support are you surrounding yourself with? 
  • 12:51 What can you do about this? Are you intentional about self-development

Recommendations

Self-development begins by being intentional about what we are doing and who we are surrounding ourselves with. As a business owner, it is imperative to be surrounded by people who are helping you grow, develop and accomplish your biggest goals. In the Mastermind Group, you will find a community of like-minded owners who are ready to grow and scale their businesses. They prioritize self-development and lean on one another for support and encouragement. With years of HR questions answered, 1:1 support with Bella, guest speakers, and a plethora of support, the Mastermind group focuses on self-development and growth.

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Episode 139: The Scientific Way You Can Increase Your Productivity 39%

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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.

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toxic cycles

Episode 317: Are Toxic Cycles Ruining Your Business Relationships?

We have all been there, toxic relationships. The kind that leaves us feeling defeated and knocked down when it is all done and said. The toxic cycles that repeat over and over again, ultimately making us lose trust. Whether you have been affected by someone toxic or been the toxic person yourself, this is something we have all experienced.

But how does it affect our lives when we allow this toxicity? What are the effects it has on your business life? Can your business really thrive and grow with this toxicity looming over it? Or maybe the effect on you is so heavy your focus can’t even begin to help your business flourish.

This is deep. Thankfully, there are approaches to take to fix toxic cycles in your business relationship but it requires reevaluating these toxic relationships and taking these necessary steps. This week I am getting real with you, challenging you to take a deep look into those toxic relationships and giving you insights on what you can do to fix these toxic cycles.

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Biggest Takeaways

  • 1:00 Mind Explained on Netflix 
  • 4:13 What happens if we allow it?
  • 6:09 How it affects your work business
  • 9:12 How do we fix it? 

Recommendations

Toxic cycles in relationships, both business and personal, can leave us feeling untrusting. That is why having a support system behind you and your business is so important. Who you surround yourself with makes a huge difference. As business owners, we want a group of supportive people we can rely on, lean on in times of need and grow with. The Mastermind Group is a community of like-minded business owners looking to grow and scale their businesses. With years of HR questions answered, business guidance, community calls, and 1:1 mentoring, the Mastermind is where business owners grow. Toxic cycles can attribute to the downfall of your business, you owe it to yourself to invest in a place where you can flourish.

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self-care

Episode 316: 4 More Ways To Practice Self-Care During The Holiday Rush

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What if there was a way to prioritize self-care during the holidays but not jeopardize business? Would you be willing to make small (but important) changes that would allow you to ensure self-care is a priority but kept business booming?

Many business owners today sacrifice their own self-care for the name of their business. Saying “yes” to everyone else except the most important person, you. You are the glue of your life, holding together family and business aspects, balancing everything else thrown your way.

If you have heard the statement, “you can’t pour from an empty cup” it is completely valid. Today I am going over 4 things you can do to make sure you prioritize self-care (read: boundaries) and make the holidays a time for family and friends. Most importantly, I want you to remember why you got into this in the first place and how important YOU are to your business.

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Biggest Takeaways

  • 5:25 Big rocks first
  • 8:10 Don’t overbook yourself. Consider supply and demand 
  • 13:20 Hire extra now. Including calling back college kids
  • 15:50 Make time to celebrate for you and your loved ones 

Recommendations

When it comes to prioritizing self-care, being apart of a community that supports you is an important aspect. The Mastermind Group, is a group of like-minded business owners who lift up, support and network with one another. This is a place of growth and learning, getting all your HR questions answered and having full 24/7 support from experts and business owners alike. If self-care is a priority for you in your business, the Mastermind is worth checking out.

Episode 139: The Scientific Way You Can Increase Your Productivity 39% (Brain.FM)

A Valuable Lesson For A Happier Life

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Better Marketing

Episode 312: The Evolution Of Better Marketing With Bella

I am coming to you today with a special, secret episode to spill all the secrets about Better Marketing With Bella.I know a lot of you struggle with doing social media on your teams. Whether you have done it yourself or sourced out to pay someone else to do it. My goal is to help you with your own marketing production and shine a little light on why this program is so successful. When Better Marketing With Bella began in 2017, it was very different. Mostly, because social media was different. I completely understand why you feel like you might be falling behind of the trends of social media that will help you obtain more clients and staff members. That is where Better Marketing With Bella comes in, and why we have changed it almost every single semester. Because as social media evolves, we must also. I am here to build you and your team up with the hopes of eventually graduating you from the program and leveraging all the social media trends there are.

Listen in on some insight into how it all began and the evolution of Better Marketing With Bella. I’ll tell you how and why this program is leading clients to their dream success and how it can for you too.

I’m putting it all out there today, just for YOU! If you are wanting better marketing then this is the podcast for you.

Biggest Takeaways

  • 2:55 How it started 
  • 6:30 Evolution 
  • 8:00 The process
  • 12:40 New packages 
  • 16:30 The best you can ever get! 

Recommendations

If you are a doer, which by listening to this podcast, I know you are, then Better Marketing With Bella is for you. This program is designed to help business owners who are ready to succeed with their social media marketing. The doors are open for 2023 and I have changed the packages up with you in mind. Whether you are looking for it all or just need a little nudge to have better marking with your business, there is a right fit package for you. DM me and let me know you heard it on the podcast and I will have an extra surprise for you.

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funny pet stories

Episode 310: My Funniest Pet Stories And How To Make It Into Social Media Posts

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In this industry, we all have them. This hysterical, how the heck did this happen to me, funny pet stories. But these stories can be used for much more than a funny, casual conversation. You can be leveraging these funny pet stories.

Yes. Leverage these stories for your social media posts and content.

Take those funny pet stories and show your clients and potential clients your hustle. These stories can show your audience that you can handle the tough things, guarantee your business, and follow their exact direction. Even if it’s the funniest thing you have ever done. It is a fun way to show your audience the times you had in your business that made an impact on your or your business.

This week I am bringing you 3 of my own funny pet stories and how they can be used to leverage social media content. So, get ready to laugh a little and learn how to batch a whole lot.

Biggest Takeaways

  • 3:50 Attack Kitty 
  • 9:45 Dog that was pushed in the stroller and fed McDonalds
  • 14:15 Pet Sitter locked out 

Recommendations

Do you know how you can leverage your funny pet stories for your social media content? Well, in Better Marketing With Bella, we teach you how to be a marketer and ask you to meet us halfway. Of course, the custom content in those 6 months is created for you. However, we teach you how to bring the personality of your everyday social media. Doors are opening for 2023, if you are ready to take your content to the next level as well as learn all the marketing skills you need to excel in your business.

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Plan for the holidays

Episode 308: What Every Dog Sitter Needs To Know For The Holidays

plan for the holidays

It may be September, but the best thing you can do to save yourself time (and sanity) is to plan ahead for the holidays.

Plan what business will look like, and how much or how little you are wanting to take on. Then prioritize everything. Right now you may be so swamped that the thought of planning for the holidays sends you into overdrive, but stick with me.

Are you wanting to take a holiday trip to the cabin? Maybe a tropical vacation to the Bahamas. Spend more time with those who are most important. Prioritize what is important first and plan accordingly.

This week I am breaking it down for you, giving you the exact tips you will need to plan for the holidays . After all, it is the season to be jolly, not stressed.

Biggest Takeaways

  • 1:22 Big rocks first 
  • 2:20 Batch social media content 
  • 4:10 Set goals 
  • 6:30 Down time for yourself 

Recommendations

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a successful business

Episode 307: Want To Drive Your Business Into The Ground? Do These 3 Things Every Day

A successful business

Sometimes we think we know all the right things to do to have a successful business.

But the truth is, we are not always at our best. Certain things we think or do are causing us to drive our businesses into the ground.

This week I want to make you aware of these things. Because if you are aware, you then can see what you are doing wrong and adjust correctly to get your business where you want to be.

All the stress you feel and hold from your business will show in your business and attribute to a downfall. This week I give you 3 things you may be doing every day that is running your business into the ground. And how to change it to have a successful business.

Biggest Takeaways

  • 1:54 Generic website 
  • 3:45 If you want it done right, you gotta do it yourself
  • 5:08 DIY everything 
  • 6:22 Place of scarceness

Recommendations

Can you remember the 5 year goals you set for yourself back in 2017? What about even the 1 year go you set this time last year? Chances are, you may not even remember what they are, let alone if you obtained them! 90 days goals are what we practice in the Mastermind group. It allows you to fully emerge yourself in your goal and visualize yourself there. Thinking about where you will be in December versus 3 Septembers’ from now, gives you a realistic timeline to achieve t successful business Join a community of doers ready to help you achieve the goals you are working so hard towards!

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build a thriving business

Episode 306: I Have 20 Years Experience In The Pet Industry. Here Are 3 Ways To Cultivate A Thriving Business

20 years of experience in the industry comes with a whole bunch of advice and some ideas of what not to do. If you are looking to build a thriving business you not only need to know the correct steps but the right mindset to get you there. Today, I hope you don’t take this lightly, and learn from my mistakes and triumphs. Building a thriving business begins and ends with you, your mindset, and your willingness to make it happen.

Today I am bringing to you 3 ways you can build a thriving business that you may not have thought of, or may be afraid to try. Either way, if this episode resonates with you, it was meant for you. I thrive from seeing my clients thrive in their business and today I am sharing with you how I achieved the success I have today, so you can too.

Biggest Takeaways

  • 4:13 Become best friends with fear
  • 7:15 Build your team 
  • 10:05 Surround yourself with good people 
  • 16:36 DM Me! 

Recommendations

Negative energy surrounding you and your business will only hold you back from being able to build a thriving business. There are people right now in the Mastermind group that are doing the things you are truly dreaming of. If you feel alone in your business, I urge you to check it out and find the positivity that you have been missing. Years of questions answered a community of strength and positivity and a place where you are always surrounded by good like-minded people. To build a thriving business, you need to surround yourself with an energy that matches that.

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Stand out from the competition

Episode 305: 8 Ways To Stand Out From Your Pet Sitting Competition  

Stand out from the competition

Your hope as a business owner is to stand out from the competition and entice clients to choose you to work with, right? But you need to do just that, stand out! When there is a plethora of pet sitting or dog walking businesses to choose from, what sets yours apart from the rest?

But do you know the right things you should be doing to stand out from the competition? Do you know what your website should look like and include? Or how about the type of relationships you should build that your competition probably isn’t doing.

When you know the right things to do to stand out from the competition, business will grow and succeed. This week I fill you in on 7 ways to stand out from your pet competition, with a bonus tip!

Biggest Takeaways

  • 1:58 Beautiful Website 
  • 3:58 Show and Tell website 
  • 5:35 Anticipate questions
  • 7:07 Do as you say and say what you mean
  • 9:52 Genuinely figure out how to follow up
  • 11:56 Be real on social media 
  • 13:17 Real face-to-face relationships with community leaders
  • 13:56 Bonus! Veterinarian endorsements 
  • 16:45 Doors opening up soon.. 

Recommendations

Planning ahead is the biggest strength when it comes to running a successful business. In Better Marketing With Bella, planning ahead has never been easier. With 6 months’ worth of marketing content created for you, you get to focus on growing and scaling your business. Better Marketing With Bella stands out from the competition while keeping you on track with your marketing needs. Doors are opening soon for 2023!!

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Hiring Questions

Episode 304: 4 Hiring Questions To Separate Good From The Great Pet Sitters


What if you knew the right questions to ask that would separate the good, from the great employees? Asking the right hiring questions when searching for employees can weed out ones who may not be the right fit for you or your business. But how do you know what questions to ask?

The hiring process shouldn’t be a stressful situation that ultimately leaves you empty-handed a few months down the road. You are spending your time and resources trying to find those great employees who will help you grow and scale your business.

This week I am speaking from my many years of expertise and giving you the four hiring questions to ask that will separate the good from the great employees you are looking to hire. What would it mean to you and your business if you found the right employees from the start, rather than wasting time training those who aren’t going to work out?

If hiring the hiring process has left you frustrated or starting over multiple times, this episode will help you head in the right direction.

Biggest Takeaways

  • 4:16 Did you ask the right questions? 
  • 6:38 What would they do in a sticky situation?
  • 8:47 The “drink test”
  • 9:57 What does this job mean to you? 
  • 12:20 How long can they predict their current availability 
  • 14:55 How much do they need to make a month?
  • 16:37 Free Avatar class
  • 9:08 Jazz HR 

Recommendations

Imagine easily knowing how to find and hire the right candidates. If you are looking for help writing a killer job posting or even how to attract the right candidates, I have put together a three-part training series that helps you ask the right hiring questions and get the employees you are looking for. Head over to joinjumpconsulting.com to see if this is the answer you have been looking for.

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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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If I’ve Taught You Anything…Episode 200

Running a Business Through Divorce or Major Life Changes

Birthday Special!

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Episode 299: Is Your Pet Sitting Software Working For Or Against You?

Jodi came to me wondering how she could get more clients. We took a look into her systems and found out that the way in which she is having people sign up was stopping the sale from happening. She was having to send UN and PW to a new user and while they were waiting for that to happen, they were finding other solutions.

Her software was working against her.

When you compare Jodi’s sign up to Rover, the potential new client was able to sign up quickly and check off PET CARE for their trip to Cancun and be done with it. With Jodi, they were left wondering if she received their info and what the next step was.

Her software was working against her.

So much, that every year in the Mastermind, we actually go through five members’ websites and sign up. We time how long it takes to sign up and if there are any spot points. There are some very popular software out there that actually STOP the sales process.

Today, we are diving deep into ways that your software might be working against you. My goal is to make sure that your software is an asset to your sales process and not a liability.

BTW – As I wrote these notes…. I wonder if anyone actually READS them. Will you send me an email to bella at jumpconsulting.net and let me know? Ok, onto the epsiode! 🙂

Biggest Takeaways

  • 3:29 Don’t Overwhelm your client 
  • 4:00 Mastermind guide about how to use software
  • 4:40 Important aspects of how to choose pet sitting software
  • 5:28 Simple is better
  • 7:53 Free tool for finding software 
  • 8:19 GPS importance
  • 8:56 Quickbook integration
  • 13:19 Screenshots on your website 
  • 14:30 Big Surprise!

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If you find yourself google searching “how to choose a pet sitting software” then my newly developed (free!) software tool is for you. Head over to jumpconsulting.net/software and choose five top features that are most important to you and your business. From there it will generate a list of recommended software to try out. This takes the work out of researching many different software systems to help you and your business run smoothly.

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Why Rover Is Beating The Professional Pet Sitter

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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 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.

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  • 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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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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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.

Recommendations

  • 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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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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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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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.

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Episode 251: How To Decrease Turnover and Create Raving Employees

Imagine starting a new job, feeling welcomed, and having all the resources you need to succeed, compared to feeling lost and unsupported. Bella will share some relatable examples and personal experiences to help you understand why onboarding is crucial for employee retention and company success. In this week’s Podcast, Bella is going to take you on a journey of understanding the importance of a smooth and effective onboarding process.

Biggest Takeaways 

  • 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]

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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)

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

Finding the right office manager for a pet-sitting business can be a challenging task, as it requires someone who is organized, detail-oriented, and has a passion for animals. An office manager will handle the day-to-day operations of the business, such as scheduling, bookkeeping, and customer service. They will also be responsible for managing the staff and ensuring that the business runs smoothly. In this week’s podcast, we are talking about how to find and hire the RIGHT office manager successfully.

BIGGEST TAKEAWAYS

  • 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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Episode 246: 4 Different Types of People Every Business Needs to Hire


Unlock the secret to attracting the right clients for your pet-sitting or dog-walking business with our exclusive guide to the 4 different types of avatars that work best in this industry! Say goodbye to generic marketing strategies and hello to tailored techniques that will help you connect with your ideal customers and grow your business. In this week’s podcast, we are talking about 4 different types of avatars that work for pet sitters and dog walkers.

BIGGEST TAKEAWAYS

  • 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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  • Google: Social Media Week Lima, here

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10 Ways to Save Money on Your Pet Business Taxes

Episode 230: 10 Ways to Save Money on Your Taxes

10 Ways to Save Money on Your Taxes

 

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

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

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

 

Biggest Takeaways You Don’t Want to Miss

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

 

 

 

Show Highlights

 

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

 

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

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


    How to Get Access to the Mastermind 

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

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Links

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

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

 

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Video training, staff training

Episode 217: Major Solutions and Problems to Video Training

 

Major Problems and Solutions to Video Training

 

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

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

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

 

Pet Care Team Training Makes Video Training Effective

 

Biggest Takeaway You Don’t Want To Miss:

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

Show Highlights:

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

 

Links:

www.petcareteamtraining.com

www.facebook.com/bellavasta1/

www.instagram.com/bellavasta/

 

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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 181: Remote Managing Your Pet Business

Remote Managing Your Pet Business

 

I know there’s plenty of you wanting to have the luxury of traveling or maybe even relocating away from your pet business but you’re afraid of trying to manage your pet business remotely.

That’s why I brought on one of my personal friends and client, Tiffany Lewis, who manages her business remotely from across the country.

Remote Manage

Tiffany Lewis founded Pet and Home Care in Potomac, Maryland in 1999 as a one-person pet sitting business. She has since expanded PHC to offer a full team of dog walkers, pet sitters, pet care experts, and home care service employees.

Biggest Take Away You Don’t Want To Miss

The biggest factor in remote managing your pet business is having a support team that you can trust and wrapping your mindset to support your goals. From there, the rest is in the technology, systems and processes and your ability to stay engaged with your business. With the right set of tools, you’ll be able to remotely manage your pet business in no time!

Show Highlights

  • When did you start remote managing? [3:14]
  • How did you make the transition? [5:00]
  • What was it about changing technology that helped you? [7:05]
  • How do you handle hiring and firing? [8:47]
  • How do you stay active in the community? [12:22]
  • Do you spend more or less time in your business? [15:56]

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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 178: How to Get Your Pet Business in the Media

We talk a lot about social media presence and making your business known on the media. However, we don’t often get the chance to talk about how to get your pet business in the media such as newspapers, magazines or even on TV.

To teach us how to get in the media I’ve brought on Rachel Spencer, a journalist, and blogger for the Pet Industry who helps pet businesses create content and promote their work in the media. 

Pet Business in Media

Biggest Take Away You Don’t Want To Miss

When pet businesses are everywhere and companies like Rover and Wag are soaring with popularity, getting your business out there and validated as credible, has never been more important. If someone is searching for a dog walker or pet sitter, you want to be the business that comes up on google. A good way to guarantee you show up first is by having media coverage. Thus, providing you with credibility and building trust in your business.

Show Highlights

  • How can media coverage help a pet business? [4:29]
  • What kind of stories do journalists like to get from pet businesses? [6:10]
  • What story I should be telling about my business? [8:35]
  • How do I figure out what publications to approach? [11:21]
  • How do I prepare to talk to a journalist? [14:28]
  • Is all of this advice applicable for visual media too? Such as TV [17:35]
  • How do I make the most of the media coverage? [20:07]

Links

 

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Are You New Here?

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