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Pet business coaching topics covering a variety of subjects that aren't frequently discussed. Listen in to Bella, a pet business coaching from Jump Consulting, leading the discussion in a raw and transparent way.

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Episode 219: Marketing Mistake: Are You Hiding The Best Kept Secret In Your Business?
Why The Market Is Saturated With Privately Owned Pet Care Companies Dying To Be A Top Dog and The Solution Are you making this marketing mistake in your pet business? As an entrepreneur and business owner, everyone has a unique value proposition or what we call the “Secret Sauce”. Most of us don’t know, but […]
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Episode 218: Why Most Video Training Doesn’t Work And The Solution
Why Most Video Training For Employees Doesn’t Work And The Solution As an entrepreneur and business owner you can customize your video training for employees through various methods. But often, it’s cumbersome as you’re not a videographer or editor. You may run into other issues such as not having proper lighting, software, and equipment. Without […]
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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 […]
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Episode 216: What You Need To Get Your Pet Business Out Of The Covid Crisis
Pet Business Covid Crisis Survive and Thrive Mastermnd The Pet Business Covid Crisis isn’t going away anytime soon. Things aren’t going back to normal. They will never be the same again. Consumer spending online is through the roof. Pivots are being made. Businesses are closing while others are soaring. If you want a fighting chance, […]
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Episode 215: Getting In Control of the Financial Numbers in Your Business with Jamie Trull
Financial Literacy Getting In Control of the Financial Numbers In Your Business with Jamie Trull   Jamie Trull is a Financial Literacy Coach and Profit Strategist. She’s fired up about helping small business owners overcome the overwhelm and anxiety of business finances. After leaving the corporate world in favor of a more balanced life. Jamie […]
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New Ways To Build Your Teams Confidence and Selling Skills
Looking for a unique way to build self-confidence in your team? Today’s podcast is all about confidence. Chris Trew is a touring comedian, sportswriter, and creative coach. He uses his background in improv comedy to help people find their funny whether they are using it for performance or self-improvement. His work has been featured at […]
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Episode 213: How UGC Can Create a Buzz About Your Dog Walking Business and Bring You New Clients
How User Generated Content or UGC Can Create a Buzz About Your Dog Walking Business and Bring You New Clients HAve you considered User Generated Content to create buzz for your dog walking business? Let me introduce you to Tyler. Tyler J. Anderson is an investor, entrepreneur, podcaster, and speaker. Day-to-day you’ll find him leading […]
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Episode 212: How To Start A Podcast
pod   How To Start A Podcast   If you have ever wanted to know how to start a podcast, today is your lucky day. Chris Laning is a Voice Over Artist, Podcast and Dailicast Producer and Host, Audio Editor, Audiobook Narrator, and a Creative Writer. He is a former Web Developer (primarily ColdFusion, Javascript, […]
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Episode 211: Marketing Tips From A Pro Through Tough Times
Marketing Tips From A Pro Through Tough Times   Byron Ingraham is a Facebook Advertising Expert, Best Selling Author, Business Strategist, and a Speaker. He is an Air Force Veteran turned entrepreneur. The reason he decided to become an entrepreneur is to give himself the freedom to help individuals achieve their dreams in business. He […]
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Episode 210: Use This Dog Walking Recruiter Next Time You Have To Hire
  Use This Dog Walking Recruiter Next Time You Have To Hire   Joe Latona is a Dog Walking Recruiter that is a motivated and dedicated HR professional, dog walking since 2008, and hiring staff since 2009. He has built award-winning dog walking teams in Chicago and has hired pet care professionals across the United […]
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Episode 209: Why You Need Video Training for Your Pet Care Staff in 2020
Why Your Pet Care Business Needs Video Training for New Staff in 2020 Liz Illg is a Business, Content, and Systems Consultant. Liz and her team take an all-inclusive approach to finally bring your vision to life. They specialize in building the systems and operating foundation that will help you truly take off and scale […]
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Episode 208: Easy Ways To Repurpose Content into Videos
Bella knows that you probably feel like making video content for your business is a tough task. to get creative, especially during 2020 is a tough thing to do. We are in survival mode and growth mode just trying to get back to the new normal. That is why Bella is suggesting you repurpose content […]
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Episode 207: The Power of Snackable Videos In Your Pet Business
Learn what snackable videos are and how easy it is to create and reuse in your pet sitting or dog walking business.
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Episode 206: The Step By Step Process For Creating Promotional Dog Walking Videos
If you are a dog walker and need more clients, then you want to watch this Creating promotional dog walking videos podcast. Today you will discover the simple easy to use step by step process to quickly and easily creating promo videos for your dog walking or pet sitting business. Creating Promotional Dog Walking Videos […]
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Episode 205: How to Use Funnels To Easily Create Video Content
Would you like to learn how to use your pet business marketing funnels to create your video content? Structured properly you should have several campaigns going for all three stages of your funnel. Awareness campaigns are typically a top of funnel or TOFU activity. Lead generation campaigns are geared more for the Middle of Funnel […]
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Episode 204: How Your Vision and Focus Can Scale Your Business Fast with Joanna Price
  How have you separated your pet business brand from the rest of the pack (yes pun intended. )? Joanna Price is the Owner of Woofin’ It Pet Concierge. It is her vision, tireless work ethic, and passionate commitment to pets that has grown her business from the seeds of an idea to the best […]
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Episode 203: The Difference Between Customer Service VS Customer Experience Could Increase Your Profits
The Difference Between Customer Service VS Customer Experience Could Increase Your Profits What is your customer experience in your pet care business? For more than 20 years, Jeannie Walters, CCXP has had one mission: To Create Fewer Ruined Days for Customers™. Jeannie is the CEO and Founder of Experience Investigators, a global Customer Experience consulting […]
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Episode 202: How to Communicate, Persuade & Close like an Experienced Trial Lawyer
How to Communicate, Persuade, & Close like an Experienced Trial Lawyer     In addition to Mitch Jackson being a “2009 Orange County Trial Lawyer of the Year” and “2013 California Litigation Lawyer of the Year,” he’s also one of the most well-known active trial lawyers on social media. He’s been profiled in best-selling marketing […]
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Episode 201: Stop Preparing, Start Doing with Olenka Cullinan
  Stop Preparing, Start Doing with Olenka Cullinan     Olenka Cullinan is a CEO and Founder of iStartFirst. She empowers women to up-Level their business and mindset via on-line Bootcamp, iStartFirst Women’s Summit, and delivering keynotes and workshops for companies nationwide & globally. Olenka has developed a “Backbone of Success”™ method that helps female […]
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Episode 200: If I’ve Taught You Anything…
Lessons Learned In Life: If I’ve Taught You Anything… Wow – 200 episodes- of lessons learned. 200 episodes of me (hopefully) providing you value, nuggets of wisdom, and lessons that you can take and apply into your business. It’s been an honor to record, produce, and publish this podcast for you all every single week […]
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Episode 199: How To Do Virtual Meet and Greets In Your Pet Business
How to do Virtual Meet and Greets In Your Pet Business One of the “blessings” of our new normal under COVID-19 is that it has opened the realm of finding virtual alternatives to our everyday processes. One of these alternatives is virtual consultaations for pet sitters. That’s where you hop on a video call with […]
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Episode 198: Baby Boomers Vs Millennials… Or Is It?
  Baby Boomers Vs. Millennials…Or Is It? The generational gap between baby boomers and millennials is something that every business owner is bound to encounter…. perhaps you already have? But one generation doesn’t have to be at war with the other. Each generation has unique and specific experiences that they can share with one another […]
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Episode 197: How to Generate FREE Publicity & Marketing for your Pet Business
How to Generate FREE Publicity & Marketing for your Pet Business When you generate Free Publicity and marketing in your pet business, you will be able to connect with your community & learn how to truly bring value to your audience. But it is not an easy task Many business owners aren’t sure where to start […]
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Episode 196: Resiliency, Black Swans, and Perseverance Through the Darkest Times
Resiliency, Black Swans, & Perseverance Through The Darkest Times       We all have black swan events happen in our life. The Covid-19 Pandemic has definitely been an elephant-sized black swan event to the pet business. It has tested the resilience and patience of a larger number of Jumpers. Today I want to share […]
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Episode 195: The Scientific Way To Choose A Pet Sitting Software
  The Scientific Way To Choose A Pet Sitting Software Choosing a pet sitting software is not an easy task. Maybe you’re overwhelmed with all of the different options out there, or even tried them all but just can’t decide. It’s difficult to determine which features are important to YOU and then to match those […]
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Episode 194: How To Prevent Your Website Content From Being Snatched
How To Prevent Your Website Content From Being Snatched Have you ever had your website content snatched? I’ve had a lot of pet business owners come to me about how other pet businesses STOLE their website content including services and blog posts! What would you do? Could you prove the content was yours? What images […]
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Episode 193: How To Utilize Video For Your Dog Walking Business
How To Utilize Video For Your Dog Walking Business If you’ve been following me for a while, you know that I’ve been squawking about the use of video for your dog walking business for YEARS. Video is the present and it is seriously skyrocketing – especially right now with everybody being home. If you haven’t […]
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Episode 192: 7 Day Pet Business COVID-19 Grand Re-Opening Challenge
  7 Day Pet Business COVID-19 Grand Re-Opening Challenge Why are we putting on a  7 Day Pet Business COVID-19 Grand Re-Opening Challenge? By now, most of us are in the “acceptance” phase when it comes to the COVID-19 Pandemic. That means it’s time to start thinking about how we are going to JUMP back […]
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Episode 191: How To Recession-Proof Your Small Business After COVID-19
  How To Recession-Proof Your Small Business After COVID-19 Do you want to RECESSION PROOF YOUR SMALL BUSINESS? KNOW YOUR NUMBERS! You’ve heard me say this time and time again. Today, I bring you Marilyn Parham, CPA & Jessica Mae Stafford from The Bottom Line CPA. The Bottom Line® CPA is an award-winning, 100% Xero […]
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Episode 190: How To Move The Mountain In Your Life
  How To Move The Mountain In Your Life   Biggest Move The Mountain Take Away You Don’t Want To Miss We all have rock bottoms. It may be physically, mentally, emotionally, financially, or something else. If you look at your “rock bottom” as being at the bottom of a mountain, it becomes easier to […]
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Episode 189: How To Make COVID-19 Stop Messing With Your Head
Episode 189: How To Make COVID-19 Stop Messing With Your Head How are you doing? Like really doing?Is Covid-19 Messing With Your Head? Lately, I’ve been having A LOT of conversations with pet business owners about how to stay strong during the COVID-19 pandemic. I can not imagine the amount of stress that so many […]
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Episode 188: Things To Consider Before You Close Your Business (Temporarily)
Things To Consider Before You Close Your Business (Temporarily) Lately, I’ve been having A LOT of conversations with pet business owners about whether or not they should close their businesses during the COVID-19 pandemic. I want to be clear – I am NOT advocating that you should close your business temporarily or permanently one way […]
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Episode 187: What The Coronavirus Business Impact Means For Your Pet Business
  What The Coronavirus Business Impact Means For Your Pet Business It’s no secret that the Coronavirus (a.k.a. COVID-19) has caused we have mass panic in our society. As a result it’s starting to impact many pet businesses as a result. Pet owners have started telecommuting from home. They have also canceled upcoming trips as […]
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Episode 186: 6 Ways To Create ALL The Graphics You Need for The Next 90 Days
  6 Ways To Create ALL The Graphics You Need For The Next 90 Days If you’re feeling overwhelmed with content creation for your pet business, just know that you’re not alone! By planning your content ahead, you can actually save yourself tons of time, which means more time to spend on our beloved two-legged and […]
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Episode 185: Skyrocket Your Business With Your Health
  Skyrocket Your Business With Your Health Let’s be honest – sometimes being a business owner sucks. It can be lonely, isolating, and so easy to get inside our own heads. That’s why it’s critical to take care of yourself first. We have to take care of ourselves so we can set ourselves up for […]
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Episode 184: Quality Over Quantity Of Your Social Media Content
Quality Over Quantity Of Your Social Media Content It’s no shock that being on Social Media is a must for Pet Sitting and Dog Walking businesses. But, what platforms are best for us? How should we be using them? And what kind of content should we be creating? To share his 15 years plus years […]
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Episode 183: Video Training In Your Pet Sitting Company
Why You Should Do Video Training In Your Pet Sitting Company Whether you have new hires or you want to give current staff a refresher on your business, planning a training session can be time-consuming and overwhelming! You want your employees to be able to jump right into things, but what’s the best way to […]
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Episode 182: Using Video To Increase Sales In Your Pet Business
Using Video To Increase Sales In Your Pet Business The use of video is becoming exceedingly necessary in order to get your pet business known. To teach how to use video to increase sales in your pet business, I brought on my good friend Daniel Glickman. Daniel Glickman is an internationally recognized marketing leader, speaker, […]
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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 […]
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Episode 180: How The 90/10 Rule Can Get Your Dog Walking Business Back On Track
How the 90/10 Rule Can Get Your Dog Walking Business Back On Track Do you feel like content marketing is taking over your business? Like you have to consistently be posting on every social media platform possible and creating all the content you can in order to properly market and grow your business? Don’t stress! […]
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Episode 179: 2020 Predictions in Your Pet Business
As a coach in the Pet Industry, I have the opportunity to work with pet businesses from all over the world at all different stages of their business. Due to this, I’m able to see trends that spread from the starter businesses to the six-figure businesses and identify what trends are being used to help […]
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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 […]
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Episode 177: Staying Compliant with Staff In Your Pet Business – The Best Kept Resource!
Today I want to share with you the best-kept resource in staying compliant with staff in your pet business. The Pet Industry Coalition is an organization dedicated to educating and advocating for the regulation and compliance of the Pet Industry. To tell you all about it, I’ve brought on two of the four co-founders, Lauren […]
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Episode 176: Planning for Your Dog Walking Business in 2020
I know with being six days away from Christmas that planning for your dog walking business in 2020 is probably the last thing on your mind. However, I strategically posted this before Christmas so that you have time to get your thoughts flowing. I want to help you come up with a plan to grow […]
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Episode 175: How Your Pet Business Systems Save Your Profit
I want you to think of all of your pet business systems. Now, think about a time where maybe you told your staff to do something and gave them all of the direction needed to do it but for some reason, they didn’t do what you wanted them to do. Do you know what caused […]
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Episode 174: Self Care For Pet Sitters Over the Holidays
Do you think it’s impossible to maintain self-care for pet sitters over the Holidays? Tis’ the season for a booming business, kids asking when Santa will come multiple times a day, family festivities and holiday cheer. Yet, you’re stuck worrying about your business, keeping your head above the water and possibly planning for 2020. Don’t […]
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Episode 173: Holiday Pet Events You Can Copy in Your Town
One of the best ways to gain exposure to your pet sitting or dog walking company is to host or participate in a holiday pet event. But oftentimes we have no idea what to do, where to do it, or just feel like it takes way too much energy. When I used to have my […]
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Episode 172: How To Build Trust In Your Pet Business On Social Media
The idea of being human is so obscure when you think of it. Obviously we are all human. However, nowadays it’s becoming more and more necessary to prove that you are human. Especially when it comes to the internet and consistent technological advances. How do we remain human in a fast-paced technological world?  The answer […]
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Episode 171: Hiring Tips for Finding Staff During the Holidays
Its that time of the year again! When September/October hit and everything turns into all holidays, all the time. The time when every store is confused about what to celebrate first with multiple isles of Halloween, Thanksgiving and the MASSIVE Christmas section. I think we can all admit that September through December, Holiday preparation takes […]
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Episode 170: How Your Thoughts Affect Your Business Worth
A lot of growing up has revolved around knowing your worth and the value of yourself. But, what about knowing the worth of your business? Or how the way you perceive your worth and value affects the way your potential clients see your business? Many times, we don’t recognize how smart we are and therefore, […]
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Episode 169: How DIYing Bad Graphics Could Hurt Your Pet Sitting Brand
Since marketing was invented, the need for graphic design has been ever-growing. However, graphics aren’t used to simply sell your business like they’ve been used in the past, instead, they represent your business. Graphics are the foundation of your brand. They not only represent how you present your company but also whether or not potential […]
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Episode 168: My Social Media Process & How I Have Learned How To Streamline.
My social media process is always evolving and it has come a long way. I am constantly evaluating what is working, what isn’t, and where I can streamline my system or create processes. This is necessary for any business owner who is on social media. Depending on the talent you have working for you, the […]
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Episode 167: How to Show Up on Social When You Have No Time
Today, I am going to explain to five strategies to show up on social media when you just feel like you don’t have the time. Let’s face it, I’ve never, ever had anyone come to me and say… “Oh, I have all this time, and I need to do something.” These tips are going to […]
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Episode 166: How To Use Email Marketing In Your Pet Sitting Business
Email marketing is something that a lot of business owners have an adverse reaction to. They think they’re bothering people, no one opens them, and they don’t know what to say. Despite being able to batch them and schedule emails, not many choose this path. But why? In a world where Rover is killing it […]
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Episode 165: Planning Your Business With Yvonne Heimann
Today I have Yvonne Heimann, a business efficiency coach at Ask Yvi. She supports digital entrepreneurs by building bulletproof businesses that are so efficient they’ll be able to achieve their financial and personal freedom they deserve. Losing her husband to cancer after 2 years of being his caretaker has shown her how important it is […]
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Episode 164: What To Post On Social Media When You Don’t Know What To Say
People come to me all the time saying that they have no idea what to post on social media. They are staring at the cursor and have no idea what to say. All this pressure is mounting to try and be witty, to be different. If you’ve ever felt this way, don’t worry, you’re not […]
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Episode 163: How To Get Your Community To Know About Your Pet Sitting Business
Picture this… there’s a huge gala going on in your community. Everyone is dressed to the nines and it’s a very high ticket event. There are local celebrities there and while at dinner they’re talking about their pets, imagine if your company’s name came up. Here’s another example, you’re in a local Facebook group and […]
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Episode 162: 3 Problems with Marketing Your Pet Business
I’m coming to you today to talk about how you can solve the three biggest problems you have with marketing your pet business. I’ve found that marketing either comes naturally to you or you despise it. The ones that despise it are left lying awake at night wondering how to bring in more clients that […]
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Episode 161: Why Rover Is Beating The Professional Pet Sitter
I wanted to talk about something pretty controversial today. Our listeners are at a myriad of levels in the pet industry from buying multiple businesses all the way to people who are on Rover or Wag and wanting to start their own professional company. I want you to take this message to heart, no longer […]
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Episode 160: How To Use Facebook Groups In Your Pet Sitting Business
What would you say if I told you I had a way for you to get in front of a lot of local clients? And that you could have a way to position yourself as an expert in your community? Well today I’m really excited to talk to you all about Facebook Groups! We’ve talked […]
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Episode 159: BEST OF BELLA: Relationship Marketing & Buyer Personas With Jessika Phillips
Today for the Best of Bella series we are replaying Episode 120 with Jessika Phillips. She runs a multi-million dollar marketing firm where her major platform is relationship marketing and at the end of the day as small service providing businesses in our communities it’s all about the relationship. Jessika really leaves you with a […]
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Episode 158: BEST OF BELLA: Instagram Secrets For Your Pet Business With Jenn Herman
Today we are replaying Episode 116 with Jenn Herman as part of the Best of Bella series. Jenn literally wrote the book “Instagram For Business for Dummies” and she is a wealth of knowledge. She is incredibly insightful, she talks fast, drops lots of value bombs, and you are sure to learn stuff from her. […]
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Episode 157: BEST OF BELLA: Coaching Your Pet Sitting Employees To Success With Niki Ramirez
This week for the Best of Bella series we are replaying episode 95 with Niki Ramirez. Niki is a wealth of information for everything human resources related, she is also a monthly guest in the Jump Consulting Mastermind. A lot of pet sitters and dog walkers may think that they’re too small to afford an […]
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Episode 156: BEST OF BELLA: Defining Your Brand With Lain Ehmann
Bella chose episode 56 with Lain Ehmann to be part of the Best of Bella series because it was one of the most downloaded episodes of Bella in Your Business. Bella and Lain dive in deep on branding and how to make your website stand out. They talk about figuring out who you are as […]
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Episode 155: BEST OF BELLA: Navigating Social Media with Mari Smith
We’re taking it back to episode 93 on this edition of the Best of Bella series, when Bella had the sincere pleasure of interviewing Mari Smith. She knows everything that is going on and she is the nicest, most approachable woman Bella has met in the social media space. They had fun talking about the […]
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Episode 154: BEST OF BELLA: Customer Experience With Joey Coleman
Bella chose this episode to be part of the Best Of Bella series because it is with Joey Coleman. She first saw him live at Social Media Marketing World 2017 and his presentation skills blew her out of the water. Without further ado, she wants all of you to experience Joey and his First 100 […]
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Episode 153: BEST OF BELLA: Vision Is Victory With Carey Conley
Welcome back to another episode in the “Best of Bella” series. Bella chose this episode with Carey Conley, because her story and purpose on this planet are so inspiring. Bella and Carey talk all about vision and if you let yourself soak in this episode it will set you on the path to success. Show […]
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Episode 152: BEST OF BELLA: They Ask, You Answer with Marcus Sheridan
This episode is part of the “Best of Bella” series. Bella chose this episode with Marcus Sheridan as one of the best for many reasons. Marcus is one of her favorite human beings, they go on a deep dive of content marketing and his book “They Ask, You Answer”. She doesn’t want you to be […]
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Episode 151: BEST OF BELLA: Interview with a Small Business State Auditor
This episode is part of the “Best of Bella” series. Bella chose this episode with a former state auditor as one of the best, because she loves being able to bring unique experts to you. If you missed this episode the first time around you’ll be pretty surprised by what you hear. Show Highlights Who […]
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Episode 150: 150 Episodes!
My goodness, 150 episodes of Bella In Your Business! That is days worth of me talking in your ears. When I started my podcast, my friend Shannon Hernandez had a podcast class, and me being the one to follow the trends I wanted to jump on it but I had no idea what I was […]
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Episode 149: What To Consider When Hiring A Pet Business Coach
I’m talking all about what to consider before hiring a business coach. Now, this might sound kind of funny coming from me since I am a business coach, but I have realized a lot of stuff from being a coach and from being coached. I’m wondering if any of you have had a coach or […]
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Episode 148: What I Would Have Done Differently If I Started My Business Today
This episode, I want to get into the six things I did wrong when I started my pet business. If you have not been listening since episode 1, I started my pet sitting company in 2002 when I found out I could get paid to sleep with two dogs for my neighbor who traveled four […]
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Episode 147: Creating Balance with Work and Life: Myth or Truth?
Today I want to talk about balance, this mystical creature that everyone thinks exists but doesn’t necessarily exist. While I was preparing for this episode I recalled a video called Everything is Spiritual, in it Rob Bell talks about how perfectly balanced the world is and it’s so interesting to hear how if even one […]
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Episode 146: All About Lock Boxes For Pet Sitters
The topic of lock boxes isn’t often talked about in blogs or on podcasts, yet it’s a question that comes up monthly in every Facebook group that I’m in. Today I’m joined by Natasha O’Banion of Walk with Renzo and Ruby, Dana McKellips of Peaceful Pets, and Tiffany Lewis of Pet and Home Care to […]
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Episode 145: Less is More – Using Video in Social Media
I recently went to Social Media Marketing World 2019 in San Diego and I wanted to share a little of what I kept hearing the entire time – the importance of using video on Social Media. It was pretty exciting because it basically validated everything I know and teach . . . but I thought […]
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Episode 144: The Ins and Outs of Doing Payroll In Your Business
We are joined by Alexia Matak from Payroll Experts, they offer award-winning, cloud-based human capital management solutions that allow you to leverage technology to streamline every part of your employees’ lifecycle. A proud partner of the Kronos Workforce Ready platform and a proud sponsor of the Jump into Paradise Retreat, they bring together best in […]
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Episode 143: How to Use Video to Find People to Hire
You might have remembered a few weeks back this video about hiring dog walkers going viral, well that video was Chloe’s! Chloe is a 22-year-old from Australia and owns Chloe’s Canine Creche. Her business provides dog walking services to groups of dogs Monday-Friday.   Biggest Takeaway You Don’t Want To Miss When you have an […]
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Episode 142 : How Connections In Your Community Can Produce Tens Of Thousands in Revenue
Want to learn how you can build a 6-figure business without using social media? In this episode, Bella is going to share exactly how she was able to do this in her business, prior to Social Media along with all the tips and tricks that still work today. Get ready to learn how relationships will […]
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Episode 141: Social Media Tips and Tools I Use To Stay Sane
There are a lot of problems with social media because there are so many different things you can do and you can’t possibly do all the things. Bella is sharing some of the problems she has experienced with social media and then sharing all of the ways you can solve those problems and help you […]
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Episode 140: 12 Ways To Automate Your Pet Sitting and Dog Walking Business
Want to learn all the ways you can automate a pet sitting and dog walking business? If you are a solo sitter, this is especially important because there is only one of you and you need to make every minute of your day efficient. If you are in the process of building and scaling your […]
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Episode 139: The Scientific Way You Can Increase Your Productivity 39%
  Daniel Clark has been in love with technology- and its potential to positively impact the world- for as long as he can remember. From building websites when he was 13, starting a design and advertising business at 18 and driving $2 million in revenue for multinational brands as a director for a boutique ad […]
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Episode 138: Profit First With Mike Michalowicz
Mike is the author of Profit First, Surge, The Pumpkin Plan, and his newest release Clockwork. By his 35th birthday, Mike had founded and sold two companies – one to private equity and another to a Fortune 500. Today he is running his third multi-million dollar venture, Profit First Professionals. Mike is a former small […]
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Episode 137: How To Make Better Decisions In Your Business
With an uncanny knack for connecting quickly with warmth and humor, plus years of practical relevance and experience (ex-Google, ESPN, HubSpot, NextView VC; current founder/show host, Unthinkable Media), Jay Acunzo delivers keynotes that move people to action. Whether it’s with 40 global brand executives, 400 fire chiefs, or 4,000 fired up marketers, Jay challenges others […]
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Episode 136: How Does Blogging Help Me Get Pet Sitting Clients?
Today, we’re answering a question I get all the time – how does blogging help me get pet sitting clients? Although we’ve talked about how important blogging is, we’ve never really dived into the strategy behind how it actually works! Biggest Takeaway You Don’t Want To Miss In this day and age it isn’t about […]
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Episode 135: Legal Mistakes Entrepreneurs Make With Bobby Klinck
Bobby Klinck is a lawyer, but he’s not your typical lawyer. Sure, he went to Harvard Law School and worked prestigious law firms, but if you look at the big whiteboard in his office, you won’t see much about the law. It’s filled with tasks related to platform building, inbound marketing, and sales funnels. Bobby […]
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Episode 134: Social Selling In Your Pet Business With Rebekah Radice
Rebekah Radice is the founder of RadiantLA, a digital marketing training and development company, International Keynote Speaker, creator of the PREP Performance Method, and the author of, “Social Media Mastery: A Comprehensive Guide to Strategic Growth.” With over 20 years of experience, Rebekah has trained thousands of growth-driven leaders on her PREP™ Performance Method. Through […]
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Episode 133: How To Transform Your Pet Business In Just 365 Days With Becki Davis
Becki founded her business, Prefurred Pet Care Services, in 2016 after an incredibly difficult period of personal change and loss. Her hobby quickly became serious, and Prefurred is now an award-winning business employing 13 people!       Biggest Takeaway You Don’t Want To Miss The way that we respond to life, not react to […]
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Episode 132: Leveraging Live Streaming For Your Business With Stephanie Liu
Stephanie Liu is an award-winning digital marketing strategist and live streaming expert. As an ad agency veteran, she spent the last decade and a half helping Fortune 500 companies go from unknown to unforgettable by using social media. As the host of Lights, Camera, Live®, she shines a spotlight on the best and brightest marketers […]
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Episode 131: All About Chatbots With Kelly Noble Mirabella
Dynamic. Engaging. Totally rad. These are a few words you might use to describe your latest Facebook video … but they also apply to Kelly Noble Mirabella, self-described social media geek and marketing consultant with Stellar Media Marketing.With more than 11 years of social media marketing experience—and more than a few wacky costumes—Kelly brings tricky […]
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Episode 130: Training & On-Boarding Employees With Rob Balasabas
Rob Balasabas is the Social Media & Community Manager at Thinkific. He manages the daily curation of Thinkific’s message on social media. You may also find him engaging with their private online community of over 14,000 (and growing) online course creators inside the “Thinkific Studio” Facebook Group. Rob joined the Thinkific Team in 2016, as […]
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Episode 129: The Relationships Behind Social Media With Chris Strub
Chris Strub is the first person to use live-streaming and Snapchat in all 50 U.S. states. He’s also the author of 50 States, 100 Days: The Book, and is the CEO of I Am Here, LLC.     Biggest Takeaway You Don’t Want To Miss Social media is more important now than ever and it truly […]
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Episode 128: Going From Corporate America To Small Business Owner With April Cox
April is a dog mom of 2 that just recently left corporate America to run her daycare and boarding business, Rocky’s Retreat. Rocky’s offers a boutique experience that allows dogs to thrive. Biggest Takeaway You Don’t Want To Miss There’s never going to be “perfect time” to leave your corporate job to become a full-time […]
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Episode 127: The Three Types Of Videos With Dave Feinman
At Viral Ideas, Dave Feinman creates to Inspire. He believes everyone has the right to be fulfilled, in shared creativity, and in the power of defining your why. Dave shares this message through the creative process of making videos.     Biggest Takeaway You Don’t Want To Miss When we talk about the three types […]
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Episode 126: All About Virtual Assistants With Trivinia Barber
Trivinia is the founder of Priority VA – a boutique Virtual Assistant Agency that matches elite level entrepreneurs like Todd Herman and Ray Edwards with highly skilled virtual assistants who “get” the online space and come prepared to deliver massive ROI right out of the gate.   Show Highlights What should we outsource? [2:00] How […]
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Episode 125: Quantum Benefits With Jennifer Diepstraten
Jennifer Diepstraten is the CEO and founder of High Ticket Sales Success. She helps entrepreneurs to raise their fees, gain confidence, and find the words to close big sales with ease. Jennifer has grown my own coaching and consulting business to multiple 6-figures in less than two years, sold over $14 million in sales with her sales […]
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Episode 124: Connecting With Clientele Through Storytelling With Gael Gilliland
Gael Gilliland is the founder of The Legacy Recorder, and is passionate about helping every person record their life story for future generations to cherish. She is also a freelance writer and millennial mother of three future creatives, who in the present day give her daily inspiration and a few grey hairs. Learn more about […]
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Episode 123: Solving The Hiring Problem In Your Pet Business
Abbie Hawkins is the Senior Channel Account Manager for JazzHR, the best hiring software in the pet industry. Listen in to see how over 60 pet sitting companies are turning their “I don’t have anyone to hire” problem into “I have too many qualified applicants to sift through” This is a great episode you will […]
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Episode 122: Disaster Preparedness In Your Pet Sitting Company
Nicole Brown Packin is the CEO of Miami Pet Concierge based out of Miami, Florida. Since MPC’s opening in 2007, Nicole has continued to grow and learn as much as she can about animal welfare. She earned her Small Animal Massage Practitioner (SAMP) Certificate in Maintenance, Performance, and Rehabilitation Massage from Northwest School of Animal […]
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Episode 121: Adventure, Experience and Storytelling With Mia Voss
Mia is an experience junkie and wants to take you along with her. She has been building an online audience for years, enticing them with engaging interviews on every topic imaginable. Mia has been the producer, host and guest on more than 300 online show episodes and has interviewed more than 500 guests. Mia combines […]
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Episode 120: Relationship Marketing & Buyer Personas With Jessika Phillips
Jessika Phillips helps people master Relationship Marketing, Speaker,  as a relationship marketing evangelist she is often sought after for her approach to marketing. She’s the passionate Founder of NOW Marketing Group and host of the largest social media marketing conference in Ohio, Social Media Week Lima as well as the host of a weekly live […]
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Episode 119: Creating Authentic Video For Your Pet Business With Chris Bryant
With new pet sitting and dog walking companies popping up every day (not to mention Rover & Wag), setting ourselves apart is becoming increasingly difficult in a world full of noise. One of the top ways that you can set yourself apart is by using authentic VIDEO in your business. Today, I sit down with […]
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Episode 118: Leveraging Technology in Social Media With Brian Fanzo
Leveraging technology can take many different forms: video, audio, social media, and more. The real key ingredient is one-to-one interactions in a public forum. This week Brian Fanzo discusses how to do just that. Brian Fanzo inspires, motivates and educates businesses on how to leverage emerging technologies and digital marketing to standout from the noise […]
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Episode 117: Why You Should Attend Conferences Outside Your Industry
Michael Stelzner is the founder of Social Media Examiner, author of the books Launch and Writing White Papers, and the man behind Social Media Marketing world – the industry’s largest conference. He’s also host of the Social Media Marketing podcast, founder of the Social Media Marketing Society, and the central character in The Journey, an […]
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Episode 116: Instagram Secrets For Your Pet Business With Jenn Herman
It’s no secret that Instagram can be a powerhouse social media platform for your business – but I see so many business owners that are just NOT using it to its fullest potential. If you’ve been wanting to dive deep into the inner working of Instagram and learn useful Instagram secrets, then today is your […]
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Episode 115: How Your Pet Business Can Support Your Life Goals
Carrie Wallick is the owner iCare4pets. She has been in business for 4 years and started using employees for almost a year and a half. Carrie was a former teacher for 8 years until she decided she wanted a career change and began brainstorming ways she could use her passion for animals to support her […]
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Episode 114: How To Have Your Community Begging To Partner With Your Pet Business
Imagine if you could have the town talking about your business? Or if you could have other pet businesses contacting you to work with you and partner with your pet business? Maybe the local pet store having a flyer in every bag that leaves their store with a purchase and your company’s name on the […]
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Episode 113: How Social Proof Can Help Increase Your Conversion Rate
Social proof can be an excellent way to establish trust and credibility for you and your pet sitting business. When we talk about social proof, we mean borrowing third-party influence to sway/persuade potential customers. Today, Erika & I will discuss the different types of social proof, the pro’s and con’s of each, and how you […]
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Episode 112: What Your Pet Business Can Gain From Facebook Contests
Facebook Competitions can be proven to be a very useful tool in your business for becoming active in your community and even signing on new clients. However, It’s important to realize that when you run a competition you are not going to get 100’s of new customer inquiries. What you will get though is an […]
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Episode 111: How To Use Buyer Personas To Reach The Right People
It’s difficult to start marketing for your business if you don’t know who you’re selling to. This is where buyer personas come in, a.k.a your “dream client.” In this episode, Erika & I sit down to discuss all things buyer personas such as what they are, how to make them, and how you can use […]
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Episode 110: How To Use Facebook Groups To Grow Your Local Pet Sitting Business
Facebook Groups are a powerful tool on social media that can serve a number of different purposes to help your pet sitting company. They can be an asset in finding new clients, networking with other local businesses, and becoming a driving force in your community. This week, Erika and I take a deep-dive into all […]
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Episode 109: Organically Growing Your Instagram Following For Your Pet Sitting Or Dog Walking Business
Are you hearing that Instagram is a great way to get more followers and customers but just confused as all heck on how to use it? Maybe you started using it but have no idea how you can convert your time and energy in the platform into tangible success? Do you just blindly post without a strategy […]
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Episode 108: 8 Things You Need To Do On Your Facebook Page To Grow Your Pet Business
For most of us, Facebook is one of (if not THE) #1 social media websites that we use in our business. It’s such a useful tool for so many things including getting our businesses out there, finding new clients, and even finding new staff. Plus, it’s a great way to network with other local businesses […]
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Episode 107: The Importance Of Site Design, Usability, & Frequent Monitoring Of Your Website
This week, Erika Godwin and I sat down to discuss all things relating to your website! I like to say that this is your 24/7 business card, so it is important that it’s always in tip-top shape. Today we’ll talk about site design, how to tell if your website needs an upgrade, why you should […]
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Episode 106: Bootstrap Marketing Ideas For Your Pet Business (Gain An Extra $10k Per Year!)
When we talk about marketing, there is truly an endless arena of ideas and tactics that we can use for pet business owners to get our name and our brand out there. It can be digital or old-fashioned pounding of the pavement. It can be print or even just a simple graphic on social media. […]
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Episode 105: How To Rank For The Right Search Terms On Your Pet Business Website
Sometimes it can be hard to choose the right terms for Google. There have been a lot of changes in search behavior and search guidelines in the last few years, and they’re constantly evolving. So, you’ve got to understand how to research and use keywords in the current environment which will help you rank for […]
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Episode 104: Scaling A Dog Walking Business Fast With Unique Internal Office Systems
Our guest today is the founder, owner, and operator of a very busy dog walking company in Hoboken, New Jersey, Heather Gaida. She started walking dogs in 2006 when she was working on her master’s degree in education. Upon graduating, she loved walking dogs SO much that she decided to continue dog walking instead of […]
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Episode 103: How Mental Health And Therapy Can Help Your Business With Sarah El Sherbini
Sarah El Sherbini is a lifelong pet lover with an entrepreneurial spirit. After graduating with a Bachelor’s degree in design, she didn’t become a designer. She went full force into the pet care industry, launched PetsGo Pet Care in 2015, and never looked back. PetsGo provides complete and total peace of mind every day to […]
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Episode 102: After The Death Of A Partner, How One Pet Sitting Business Owner Kept Going
Laura Wright is the owner and founder of PAWright Pet Services. She started this business in 2012 with her husband, Erik, after she was laid off from an insurance company. Neither of them wanted to start over in the corporate world. Since they both had extensive experience with animals, they decided to begin a pet-related […]
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Episode 101: Goal Crushing From 0 To 15 Dog Walking Employees With Pam Curry
Pam Curry is the owner and operator of Toronto Dog Walking. She and her dog, Holly, moved to Toronto in 2012 with the sole focus in mind of working with animals. In 2015, she founded Toronto Dog Walking and Pam has continued to grow the business at a rapid pace ever since. Currently, she has […]
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Episode 100: Solving The 2 Major Problems In Your Dog Walking Company
As we celebrate the 100th episode of Bella In Your Business Bella sits down with you personally to solve the 2 major problems every dog walking company faces. But first, did you know that as of the recording, the podcast has reached almost 40,000 downloads?!?! None of this would have been possible without all of […]
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Episode 99: How This Dog Walking Company Exploded With Support Of Others
Christina’s love & passion for animals brought her to become a professional and certified pet-care expert. Her professional training started back in 2005 and she continues to re-educate herself as time passes just in case new issues or findings in safety arise. By holding high professional and personal ethical standards for your pets care, Christina […]
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Episode 98: Molding Your Mindset With Bri Seeley
Bri Seeley is a born catalyst and natural truth-teller with a history in counseling, psychology, and entrepreneurship. Despite her two degrees in fashion design, she was unknowingly taken down the path of healing and transforming lives through a series of “accidents,” “coincidences” and divine guidance. She combines personal experience, psychological concepts and Universal Laws with over […]
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Episode 97: Optimizing Your Website Using Google Analytics With Brandy Lawson
Brandy Lawson is the founder of FieryFX, a boutique digital agency, and a Chief Online Officer for-hire. Her mission is to help entrepreneurs maximize their impact and success by making the right digital decisions for their business. Brandy’s zone of genius is connecting business goals with marketing & technology strategies. Her superpower is analogies. Sure, […]
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Episode 96: Changing The World One Blog At A Time With Leslie Samuel
Leslie Samuel is the creator of the Become A Blogger. He has a passion for education and has taken on the mission of “Changing The World One Blog At A Time”.  In his podcast, Blogging With Leslie, he teaches solid lessons about how to build a blog that will have an impact, in addition to […]
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Episode 95: Coaching Your Pet Sitting Employees To Success With Niki Ramirez
Today we welcome our friend, Niki Ramirez! She is a Human Resource specialist at HRAnswers.org, who provides full-service HR consultation, compliance support and employee training for small businesses. Their mission is to take care of “HR” so that their clients can focus on their business. Today we’re talking about how to be a coach to […]
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Episode 94: Creativity & Content Marketing With Chris Marr
We are honored to be talking to the multi-award winning entrepreneur, Chris Marr. He believes content marketing is the only way to set business leaders free from the world of mediocre interruption marketing.  Chris is the Founder and driving force behind CMA, the UK’s largest membership organization of its time. He is raising the bar […]
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Episode 93: Navigating Social Media with Mari Smith
Navigating social media can be pretty difficult, especially when it comes to your online business. Often referred to as “the Queen of Facebook,” Mari Smith is hailed as the premier Facebook marketing expert and one of the most influential and knowledgeable new media thought leaders in the world. In fact, Facebook headhunted and hired Mari […]
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Episode 92: How To Successfully Hire Millennials with Teresa Murphey
Teresa Murphey is the founder and President of Hire Ventures, Inc. She loves to help simplify all things HR so that business owners can focus on what they do best! As she says, “I started Hire Ventures in 2001 because I saw a need that so many small growing companies had in terms of hiring […]
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Episode 91: Becoming Known In Your Community With Mark Schaefer
Talking to Mark Schaefer is always an inspiration. Not only does he have advanced degrees in marketing and organization, he is the author of five best-selling books and a professor at Rutgers. You can find his books are even being used as textbooks. And he’s so approachable and humble. Today we are getting to know […]
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Episode 90: Questions To Ask Your CPA & Tracking Expenses for Tax Time
It’s that time of year again. Something we all have to do, but none of us like it. That’s right, it’s TAX TIME. And that’s why today we are welcoming Jake Randall, the CEO of Taxbot. Taxbot is a mobile app that focuses on automating your expense and mileage tracking and staying IRS compliant. This […]
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Episode 89: Optimizing Your Facebook Advertising With Robert Vance
Want to learn how to do Facebook advertising to it’s fullest it potential? Join my guest Robert Vance and I to learn all about it! Robert is a husband, father, author and business owner. He spent the first part of his life saving lives as a Fireman, Paramedic and a Police officer. Robert now helps […]
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Episode 88: Blogging Basics with Award-Winning Blogger Mike Allton
We are talking with Mike Allton, the award-winning blogger, speaker and author at The Social Media Hat in St. Louis. Mike works with bloggers and businesses to help them leverage every aspect of content marketing. He has tons of knowledge and a website full of resources that you need. Together we talk about everything you […]
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Episode 87: The Importance of Workers’ Compensation with Mark Shaver
Today we talk to Mark Shaver, the owner of Buckhead Paws outside of Atlanta, GA about the importance of workers’ compensation.    Biggest Takeaways You Don’t Want To Miss: What is Workers’ Compensation? Basically, it is a way to help protect yourself and your employees in case of an accident. There is no coverage for […]
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Episode 86: Facebook Live Confidence With Molly Mahoney
Known across the net as The Prepared Performer, Molly Mahoney is a master at helping entrepreneurs, artists, and direct sales professionals up their visibility and online presence by helping them leverage all of the newest and most powerful features that Facebook has to offer. From attracting customers to your Facebook business page, understanding how to […]
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Episode 85: What Should I Know Before Joining A Mastermind?
Bella has flipped the script on the Podcast today and is bringing you a one on one look at the hype and hive of becoming a part of a Mastermind. Are they a right fit for your personality and business? Bella breaks down the power and the responsibility of joining a mastermind.         […]
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Episode 84: How Self-Care Can Help Your Business THRIVE With Bonnie Roill
Bonnie Roill is a “Lifestyle Architect.” Her boutique private practice, B3 Nutrition,  specializes in helping women develop their customized blueprint for eating, moving, and daily habits that create a “livable and health-generating lifestyle.” Bonnie’s background includes a practicing Registered Dietitian Nutritionist for over 35 years along with accreditation as a Hormone Support Coach, a certified Health […]
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Episode 83: Balancing Business & Family With Mompreuner Katie Westerfield
Joining us today on Bella in Your Business is Katie Westerfield of Homeward Bound Pet Care out of Historic Centerville, Ohio. She is an entrepreneur (and mompreneur) in the Pet Industry. She is well versed in juggling life and business ownership as a mother of four and wife. In this episode, Bella and Katie discuss […]
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Episode 82: Scaling Your Business Into A Well-Oiled Machine With Randa Clark
Today’s Podcast features the inspiring Mompreneur, Randa Clark, from Tailchasers Pet Heroes Inc. Randa started Tail Chasers Pet Heroes Inc. in 2004 with the mission to help people discover, develop, and nurture the human and animal bond with their pets. She offers dog walking, pet sitting, dog training, and pet first aid classes to pets and […]
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Episode 81: Using Photography To Make Your Business Shine With Crystal Hollman
Today’s episode features Crystal Hollman, owner of Crystal Clear Photography AZ. Bella and Crystal discuss the importance of photography, graphics and visual appeal to websites and blogs. Show Highlights: Where do you use styled stock photos and why? [5:45] Key things you need to do when shooting your own photos. [9:35] Advantages of hiring a professional […]
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Episode 80: How The Orion Survey Can Make Hiring EASY With Bill Gelderman
Bella welcomes guest, Bill Gelderman, the President of the Steering Group. He not only founded The Steering Group in 1995, he is also a Certified Professional Behavioral and Values Analyst, a Certified Attribute Index Analyst. He also has certifications in the renowned TriMetrix and DNA Systems. Find out more about Bill on his website www.thesteeringgroup.com Show […]
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Episode 79: Website Creation & Optimization With Erika Godwin
Erika Godwin is the Co-Founder and the Chief Marketing Officer of ProPet Software, a boarding kennel, dog daycare and pet grooming management software. She is also an expert on website creation, maintenance, and SEO. Show Highlights: What is the difference between an HTTP & HTTPS backup? [3:30] Why do business owners need a virtual webmaster to […]
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Episode 78: Video Creation To Aid Your Sales Process With Dave Feinman
At Viral Ideas, Dave Feinman creates to Inspire. He believes everyone has the right to be fulfilled. He believes in shared creativity. He believes in the power of defining your why. He shares this message through the creative process of making videos! Learn more about Dave at his website: http://viralideasmarketing.com Show Highlights: How can you embed […]
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Episode 77: Competition & Consistency With Kate McQuillan
This week on Bella In Your Business, Bella sits down with long-time friend, Kate McQuillan to discuss how she started and grew her website, www.PetBusinessOwners.com.  They discuss Kate’s story of how she scaled her successful coaching business, and how it can be applied to pet sitting business owners. Bella & Kate tackle a number of topics including: […]
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Episode 76: The Importance Of Client Follow Up With Celeste Walmsley
Celeste Walmsley from Modern Marketing Advantage is an expert in social media marketing specializing on Facebook to get you in touch with new clients, keep you in touch with your old, and keep you top of mind.  She helps solopreneurs, ages 40-65+ harness the power of marketing, on a small budget, to grow their businesses successfully. […]
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Episode 75: Order Taker To Problem Solver With Aaron Pierson
“Worry less about the impressions your brand will get, worry more about the impression it will leave.” –Aaron Pierson   On this episode of Bella In Your Business, Bella and Aaron Pierson, International Branding Consultant, sit down to discuss how he went from an order taker to a problem solver. Bella & Aaron discuss important […]
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Episode 74: Web Development & Social Media With Ian Anderson Gray
In this episode of Bella In Your Business, Bella sits down with Ian Anderson Gray, the founder of Seriously Social; a blog focused on social media tools. Ian & Bella discuss all things social media including how pet sitting and dog walking business owners can effectively use Facebook, Instagram, and LIVE video. Here is what […]
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Episode 73: Say YES To LESS With Joy Evanns
As business owners, sometimes it’s hard to remember to block out free time for ourselves and just RELAX. To figure out how to solve this problem, I sat down with Joy Evanns, the “Say No Like A Pro” mentor. Joy Evanns is the author of Saying YES to LESS.  A recovering perfectionist, Joy travels the world to […]
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Episode 72: Your Why and Mindset With Awilda Rivera
Did you know that your MINDSET is one of the biggest determiners of success in your business? The way you approach problems and work towards solutions can be the deciding factor between successfully remedying a problem versus making it 10x worse. So what type of mindset should you have and what strategies can you use […]
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Episode 71: Lessons In Customer Service With Liana Sanders
As pet sitting business owners, difficult clients are inevitable. However, the way you as a business owner chooses to react to the situation is what truly defines you and your business. Liana Sanders of Wet Noses Pet Sitting in Fort Collins, Colorado, expertly handled a major customer service issue in her business, so I decided to bring […]
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Episode 70: Facebook Bots 101 With Surbhi Sinha
Have you heard about Facebook Bots yet? If not, now’s your chance. It’s a brand new feature that has come to Facebook in order to help market your business, while reducing the amount of time you’re spending online! On this episode Bella speaks with Surbhi Sinha from PerfectingProfit.com. They discuss the in’s and out’s of […]
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Episode 69: Lessons Learned When Buying 5 Pet Sitting Businesses With Crystal Hammond
Are you thinking about buying a pet sitting business? Then you NEED to hear what Crystal Hammond has to say. She’s been through the process a number of times, and is an expert in making deals. Listen as Crystal & Bella to discuss: WHY people sell their businesses The 3 things you MUST know about […]
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Episode 68: The COPE Method For Social Media With Perri Collins
“Stop dreaming and start doing.” When it comes to using social media to explode your business, that’s Perri Collins’ mantra. But, it’s hard to stop dreaming until you actually know WHAT you need to be doing. That’s where Perri comes in. Listen in as Bella & Perri discuss: What Perri loves most about social media […]
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Episode 67: Stress, Meditation, & Mindfulness In Your Pet Sitting Business With Dr. Kathy Gruver
Being a business owner can be STRESSFUL. So this week, we took a step back to discuss how business owners can manage their stress through meditation and mindfulness. Listen in as Bella and Dr. Kathy Gruver discuss: The definition and warning signs of stress What meditation is and what other coping mechanisms are for stress […]
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Episode 66: WordPress & Website Hosting With Shauna & Javier Lee
On this episode of Bella In Your Business, Bella talks with Javier and Shauna Lee from Geek Ghost, LLC and Tampa Pet Sitters on all things website hosting and WordPress! Listen in as they dissect: What is a virtual private server and who needs one? Biggest mistakes business owners make when web hosting Why is […]
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Episode 65: Local Marketing With Facebook & Instagram With Bruce Irving
On this episode, Bella spends time with Bruce Irving from SmartPizzaMarketing.com. Bruce Irving is the marketing visionary behind SmartPizzaMarketing.com and host of the weekly Smart Pizza Marketing podcast. On his podcasts, he interviews the leading minds of the pizza restaurant industry. You can listen to his Smart Pizza Marketing podcast at www.smartpizzamarketing.com. In addition, Bruce […]
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Episode 64: Maximizing & Analyzing Your SEO With Bethanie Nonami
SEO, or “search engine optimization,” is an extremely important aspect of your business in terms of gaining new clients. Why? Because it dictates how your website will show up on Google results! So how can you improve your SEO and how will you know if your efforts are working? Bethanie Nonami of Marley Nonami has […]
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Episode 63: Keynote Speaker & Author are Being Added To My Resume
Throughout life, our paths are constantly evolving. I break the normal rhythm of interviews in my podcasts to spend this next episode sharing my big announcement. No, I am not pregnant. It is something that actually started in my life back in 2012 and I take you on this journey how this seed has evolved […]
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Episode 62: The Do’s & Don’ts Of Hiring Pet Sitting Employees
One of the most challenging hurdles pet sitting business owners encounter is hiring. Many reach a point where they absolutely cannot take on anymore clients, unless they bring on some extra hands. What some business owners don’t consider is how much truly goes into making sure you’re hiring a HERO rather than a ZERO. So […]
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Episode 61: Overcoming Procrastination With Eric Twiggs
Procrastination is something that EVERYBODY struggles with – and Eric Twiggs, expert in overcoming procrastination, knows that. But is there anything you can do about it? Join Bella & Eric on this episode of Bella In Your Business where they discuss: Why procrastination is something you need to tackle and overcome NOW A few easy […]
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Episode 60: Surefire Social Media Tactics For Pet Sitters With Calvin Wayman
On our 60th episode of Bella In Your Business, we have Calvin Wayman. He is a best-selling author, keynote speaker, and the CEO of a social media agency  called CobbsMedia designed to make corporations, small businesses, and personal brands grow and stand out through the power of social media.    He recently published his first […]
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Episode 59: How To Connect With Your Pet Sitting Audience Through Storytelling With Dr. Adrian McIntyre
When entrepreneurs, experts, and small business owners want to get their story straight, they call Dr. Adrian McIntyre. He’s a cultural anthropologist and storytelling consultant who’s worked in over 30 countries. Adrian has been telling stories on stages and in the media since he was 5 years old, and he’s advised and trained hundreds of […]
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Episode 58: Networking Pointers for Pet Sitters and Dog Walkers With Gelie Akhenblit
On this episode, Bella speaks with Gelie Akhenblit, CEO/Founder of NetworkingPhoenix. They discuss the importance of networking, “do”s and “do not”s when going to a marketing event, and best practices for following up. “Networking is finding friends with professional benefits” Gelie Akhenblit (CEO / Founder of NetworkingPhoenix) has revolutionized the way Arizona’s professionals, small business […]
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Episode 57: Lead Through Strengths With Lisa Cummings
Description On this episode, Bella spends time with Lisa Cummings, Founder of Lead Through Strengths.  Lisa talks about how it is her life’s mission to help people get over their obsession of fixing weaknesses instead of focusing on their strengths, the things that make them happy, give them energy and make them successful. “Notice what […]
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Episode 56: Defining Your Brand With Lain Ehmann
Description On this episode Bella spends time with Lain Ehmann, Marketing Strategist at #FastLain. Listen in as they talk about the mistakes small businesses make on their websites, including telling a story that your audience wants to hear vs. telling the story you want the audience to hear. Be mindful of your audience. You will […]
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Episode 55: Financial Planning in Your Business With Paul Adams
On this episode of Bella in Your Business, Bella spends time with Paul Adams, President and Founder of Sound Financial Group. They discuss:  The roles finances play in our business Why it is so hard for the self-employed to pay themselves What happens when we don’t focus on being financially fit Steps you should take […]
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Episode 54: The Power Of Telling Your Story
On this episode Bella spends time with Andrew O’Brien, Founder and CEO of The Publicity Guy. They discuss: Andrew’s compelling story. How crucial it is for you to tell your story. How to get your story out there. Andrew is the founder and CEO of the Publicity Guy. They are on a mission to change the […]
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Episode 53: Everything You Need To Know About Vetting With Justin Recla
On this episode Bella speaks with Justin Recla, Operations Officer for The Clear Business Directory Due Diligence and Vetting Solutions. They discuss: The importance of vetting your potential business partners, employees, and service providers How best to go about vetting How Justin and Tonya’s background in Counterintelligence translated over to the business world. Does having a […]
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Episode 52: Making Your Business Better With Nutrition and Fitness With Char Fazio
On this episode, Bella spends time with Charlene (“Char”) Fazio, one of her coaches who has inspired and motivated her to make a huge lifestyle change. Living a healthy life and sharing that passion and knowledge with others is exactly what Charlene Fazio believes she was put on this Earth to do. She continues to […]
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Episode 51: Selling Your Business With David Barnett
On this episode Bella speaks with David Barnett, an Author, Speaker, Educator, Seminar Host, Consultant,  and Business Buy/Sell Process Coach. They discuss things you need to keep in mind when considering selling your business.  These include: Biggest mistake pet business owners make when running their business Understanding that there are several reasons people sell businesses. Most […]
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Episode 50: Get Anything You Want With Consistency
Join Bella 1:1 for the 50th episode as she opens up and talks about what it means to be consistent in your life. Hear how you are a product of all your choices in life and how it applies to your business, relationships, and life: When I first started this podcast, I was just trying […]
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Episode 48: Social Media & Faith In Your Business With Heather Heuman
On this episode Bella speaks with Heather Heuman,  CEO/Founder of Sweet Tea Social Marketing, Elizabethtown Family and the Founder of Sweet Tea Social Marketing Academy. Bella and Heather discuss: What social media can do for your business What steps you should take to make social media work for you What effects bringing her faith into her […]
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Episode 47: Customer Experience With Joey Coleman
On this episode Bella catches up with Joey Coleman, Chief Experience Composer, Design Symphony.  They talk about things you can do as a business owner to create a meaningful customer experience. Ideas include: Sending personalized gifts to your customers seemingly at random Sending handwritten notes thanking them for trusting you with their fur baby Keeping track […]
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Episode 46: Website Copy, SEO, Blogging, & FB Live With Jen Phillips April
On this episode of “Bella in your Business” Bella speaks with Jen Phillips April, an SEO copywriter and social media trainer. They discuss different ways of impacting the traffic you get from search engines. Specifically they discuss: Website copy (the words on your website) and how you need to rewrite so people can find your […]
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Episode 45: Everything You Need To Know About Background Checks With Jason Waggoner
On this episode  Bella spends time with Jason Waggoner, Vice President of Marketing for ACUTRAQ Background Screening Solutions. They discuss the importance of background checks and how ACUTRAQ can help eliminate some of the liabilities around doing it yourself. They discuss: Some of the drawbacks to using the simple background check services you see online […]
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Episode 44: Why Your Business Needs Pet CPR Training With Cara Armour
In this episode of “Bella In Your Business”, Bella speaks with Cara Armour, Product Manager and Marketing Manager for ProPetHero, a pet CPR and first aid online training program for pet business owners. In 2003 Cara Armour co-founded Active Paws Inc., in the Boston, MA area. In 2009, Cara won Pet Sitter of the Year. She […]
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Episode 43: Helping Your Clients Deal With Pet Loss Grief With Wendy Van de Poll
In this episode, Bella speaks with Wendy Van de Poll, the founder of The Center for Pet Loss Grief and an international best selling and award-winning author and speaker. They discuss pet loss grief and what pet professionals can say and do to be supportive to their clients in their loss. They also talk about how […]
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Episode 42: How To Use Facebook Groups and Video In Your Pet Sitting Business
On this episode Bella speaks with Maureen McCarthy, owner of Love and Kisses Pet Sitting. Bella has found Maureen’s use of Facebook groups, social media, and video to be an awesome example of how to market.  Bella gets the scoop from Maureen, about how Facebook groups can be a great way to connect and expand your […]
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Episode 41: Communication Problems In Pet Sitting Companies With Adam Smith
On this episode Bella speaks with Adam Smith from Precise Petcare. They discuss communication problems pet sitting business owners often have with both the pet sitters who work for them and with customers.  They discuss how the software offered by Precise Petcare addresses many of these challenges. Precise Petcare is an online management system that […]
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Episode 40: Positive Attitude & Opportunity With Tracie Hotchner
On this episode Bella spends time talking with Tracie Hotchner, author of The Dog Bible: Everything your dog wants you to know and The Cat Bible: Everything your cat expects you to know. Tracie is the host of 10 pet talk radio podcast shows on her own Radio Pet Lady network, including her NPR show “Dog […]
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Episode 39: Vision Is Victory With Carey Conley
On this episode, Bella talks with Carey Conley, speaker and Co-Creator of Infinite Nation; a community created for skill building, mentorship, and community for aspiring leaders and business owners. Bella and Carey talk about: Why “Vision is Victory”….especially for entrepreneurs The biggest stumbling  blocks for people to actually put a vision down on paper and […]
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Episode 38: Branding & Content Marketing With George Thomas
On this episode Bella speaks with George Thomas, Inbound Marketing & Brand Strategist for The Sales Lion.  George also specializes in training people on HubSpot. George spent  15 years working in a traditional marketing agency to design and build websites and  other types of content. George then joined The Sales Lion where as an inbound designer and brand strategist. […]
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Episode 37: Leadership, Strategic Planning, & Vision With Tarran Deane
On this episode, Bella discusses leadership with Tarran Deane, author of the new book,  “The Alphabet Principle: Your A – Z Guide to Being a Compelling Leader”. Tarran Deane is Australia’s Corporate Cinderella a Leadership Development Company. Tarran works with executives, entrepreneurs, experts and emerging leaders to increase their personal effectiveness, capability, communication and commercial […]
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Episode 36: They Ask, You Answer with Marcus Sheridan
On this episode Bella speaks with Marcus Sheridan, a former pool guy turned digital sales and marketing expert.  He is the President of The Sales Lion and a Partner at River Pools and Spas. Bella and Marcus discuss: The philosophy of “They ask, you answer” Why business owners are afraid of just giving honest answers […]
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Episode 35: Identifying and Overcoming Challenges As A Small Business Owner
On this episode of “Bella in Your Business” Bella spends time with Heather Dopson, Community Builder at GoDaddy. Heather has a passion for digital trends and innovation along with a deep understanding of social networks, consumers and branding. As a Community Builder at GoDaddy, she leverages her skills as a connector and her drive to […]
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Episode 34: “Click Here To Agree” Contracts, Sharing Client Photos, And Privacy Policies On Your Website.
On this episode Bella speaks with Sara F. Hawkins, an attorney who specializes in working with startups, entrepreneurs, marketing and advertising agencies, as well as major corporations where she regularly counsels clients on all aspects of federal and state marketing, advertising, sweepstakes and contests; international promotions; social media and internet law; copyright, trademark, and digital rights; […]
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Episode 33: How List Building & Writing Helped This MicroPremie Mom Work From Home
  In this episode Bella speaks with Nicole Moore, a mompreneur who runs a marketing and promotions company for authors. She is also a mother to a micro-premie born at only 9.6 oz. Listen in as Bella and Nicole discuss a variety of topics including how Nicole was able to build her email lists, how working […]
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Episode 32: Amy Schmittauer Explains Video In Her New Book VLog Like A Boss
In this episode of “Bella In Your Business”, Bella speaks with Amy Schmittauer from the popular YouTube series Savvy Sexy Social In this episode they discuss what a Vlog is, and how and why Amy got into it.  They also talk about how pet sitters can use video to enhance their business and marketing and […]
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Episode 31: Types of Apps
In this episode of “Bella In Your Business”, Bella speaks with Britt Alwerud from Handlr.  They discuss  the top 9 apps they think are great for the Pet Sitting business. The apps they discuss are: Google for Work Handlr Trello NextDoor Podcasts Grasshopper Instagram Waze SoundCloud Britt Alwerud lives in Los Angeles, CA with her […]
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Episode 30: Proven Social Media Marketing Methods
In this episode, Bella talks to Britney Young. Britney is a digital marketing professional and social media enthusiast. Her day-to-day life as a social media marketing manager includes: finding/curating relevant content to post to social channels, analyzing post data and post performance to see key trends or spikes in engagement, looking for relevant industry influencers […]
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Episode 29: What Type of Pet Sitter is Best for Rover Type Websites?
In this Episode Bella talks with Walt Galvin, an independent contractor working for Rover.  They discuss how sites like Rover can be a viable option for some pet sitters and walkers who are just starting out or want to keep it simple. Some of the advantages include: Not having to handle payments from clients Saving […]
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Episode 28: How To Pet Sit for Aggressive Dogs
In this episode, Bella speaks with Jennifer Taylor, the Founder and owner of JenLovesPets, an award-winning San Diego pet sitting and dog walking company. After sitting down with Jennifer in her home town of San Diego, Bella was so impressed with the vast knowledge and stories that Jen has that she immediately knew she had to […]
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Episode 27:The Great Debate: DogVacay, Rover, Wag, and Zingy versus Professional Small Business Owners –
In this episode of “Bella In Your Business”, Bella speaks with Britt Alwerud from Handlr.  They discuss  DogVacay, Rover, Wag, and Zingy versus Professional Small Business Owners. In this episode they discuss: Why do you think so many small business owners are intimidated by the large powerhouses that have entered the market in the last few […]
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Episode 26: How To Get Pet CPR First Aid Certification Online
In this episode of “Bella In Your Business”, Bella speaks with Cara Armour, Product Manager with ProTrainings a pet cpr and first aid online training program for pet business owners. In 2003 Cara Armour co-founded Active Paws Inc., in the Boston, MA area. In 2009, Cara won Pet Sitter of the Year. She is decorated in […]
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Episode 25: Compassion Fatigue
In this episode of “Bella In Your Business”, Bella speaks with Holly Cook, author of My End of the Leash: Compassion Fatigue From a Pet Sitter’s Perspective. She started pet sitting in 1994, and won the Pet Sitters International,  Pet Sitter of the Year award in 2004;  She has been serving the pet sitting industry […]
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Episode 24: Faith-Based Business Networking
In this episode of Bella in Your Business, Bella offers up a recording of talk she gave to a faith-based business networking group in her area. In the talk she discusses approaching networking from a faith-based point of view. She says that successful networking results from: Listening Caring Taking time to build trust Influence Finding “family” […]
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Episode 23: How Do I Know If It Is Legal To Board Dogs In My Home?
According to Kristy, she is the only properly zoned boarding facility in Philadelphia that is operating out of a private home. And it didn’t come easy. In this episode of “Bella In Your Business,” Bella speaks with Kristie Glazer from Philly Pet Care,a family-owned pet sitting and dog walking company in Philadelphia.  In an unprecedented interview, […]
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Episode 22: How To Get More PR For Your Pet Business
In this episode of “Bella In Your Business”, Bella spends time with Susie Timm,  President of Knife & Fork Media Group. Susie specializes in comprehensive public relations and marketing strategy in the gourmet food, restaurant and retail industries. Gaining PR for your pet business can be wildly useful during the upcoming holidays, but if you […]
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Episode 21: How One Pet Lover Took Her Passion For Pets and United An Entire State with Woofalong
In this episode of “Bella In Your Business”, Bella talks with Darcy Graham,  creator of WOOFALONG.com. The site, which shows you the dog-friendly restaurants, stores, parks, trails and events in Colorado, was launched earlier this year and is already looking to expand. Bella and Darcy discuss: The frustration that was the impetus for the site. […]
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Episode 20: Interview with a Small Business State Auditor
In this episode of “Bella In Your Business”, Bella talks with Katrina Kadyszewski, a former state auditor with the State of Connecticut.   Katrina has over 16 years experience working in a variety of financial positions. She started in the brokerage industry with a Series 7, 63 and 65 and life and health license, and […]
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Episode 19: A Look Back at How A Pet Sitting Business Started & Grew with Kristie Glazer
  In this episode of “Bella In Your Business”, Bella talks with Kristie Glazer from Philly Pet Care, a family-owned pet-sitting and dog-walking company in Philadelphia. Kristie talks about how she got started and what changes she made that really helped her business grow. After graduating college, Kristie and her husband moved to Philadelphia which […]
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Episode 18: How to Get More Pet Sitting and Dog Walking Clients
  In this episode of “Bella In Your Business”, Bella is joined once again by Kate McQuillan from PawsomeMedia. They discuss the timeless question they always get, “How do I get more pet sitting and dog walking clients?”   List All The Services You Offer On Your Website: In order to get more pet sitting and […]
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Episode 17: Should Pet Sitters Still Offer Overnights If They Have To Pay Per Hour?
In this episode of “Bella In Your Business”, Bella discusses whether you should still offer overnights if you have to pay per hour? This is a hot topic because during this election year many are talking about raising the minimum wage, in some places as high as $15/hour.  In California, not only is the minimum […]
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Episode 16: Getting Rid of Toxic Relationships
In this episode of “Bella In Your Business”, Bella discusses getting rid of “bad apples” otherwise known as bad relationships.  At some point in your personal or professional life you have had that person who is a vampire of your time or energy.  And they can be very influential in your life. You need to […]
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Episode 15: How to Get Rid of the Fear of Delegation
In this episode of “Bella In Your Business”, Bella is joined by Kate McQuillan from Pawsome Media. They dismantle the myths surrounding the fear of delegation in pet sitting businesses and discuss the profitable advantages of it. Bella leads off by talking about her first delegation experience with the website Fancy Hands , a website […]
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Episode 14: Discount Daily Dog Walks
In this episode of “Bella In Your Business”, Bella discusses whether or not you should offer a discount daily dog walks. She covers points on both sides of the issue. Bella starts by stressing that before even considering a discount for daily dog walks, you really should know just how much profit you make off […]
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Episode 13: Should I Pet Sit for an Out of Control Dog?
In this episode of “Bella In Your Business”, Bella discusses whether you should agree to pet sit for an out of control dog.  The discussion is based on a post from the discussion pages of her private Facebook group found at https://www.facebook.com/groups/jumpersnetwork/. The writer of the post said that she had a “Meet and Greet” […]
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Episode 12: Non-Owned Auto Liability Insurance
In this episode of “Bella In Your Business”, we are joined once again by David Pearsall, Vice President at Business Insurers of the Carolinas, which specializes in commercial insurance, including businesses providing pet services. David joins Bella for the second of many episodes dealing with insurance for those in the pet sitting industry. This episode […]
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Episode 11: How To Do A #PetSitting Background Check Without Getting Sued
In this episode of “Bella In Your Business”, Bella is joined by Jason Waggoner, Vice President of Acutraq Background Screening. They discuss background checks and how important it is to get the right kind of background check when hiring an employee. Jason starts off by explaining background checks and why using the quick, inexpensive background checks […]
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Episode 10: Top 15 Most Common Pet Sitting Insurance Claims
In this episode of “Bella In Your Business”, we are joined by David Pearsall, Vice President at Business Insurers of the Carolinas, which specializes in commercial insurance, including businesses providing pet services.  David joins Bella for the first of what will be many episodes dealing with insurance for those in the pet sitting industry. This […]
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Episode 9: What A Lawyer Told A Pet Sitter About Her ICs
Beth Green from Paws Pet Care in Louisville KY shares with us her lawyers interpretation of her pet sitting business with Independent Contractors. Listen in as she shares with Bella about the flow of the money, the suggested guidelines, the question about which is the right way to go. This episode is great for those […]
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Episode 8: How To Break Through From A $40K to $100K Pet Sitting Business.
Matt asks the question: Hi Bella, I guess [my question]  would be some actionable best practices for breaking thru that wall in business. IE. Going from a 40,000 pet sitting business to a 100,000 + business.  Without further ado, here is your answer all laid out: Your Pet Sitting Business Is Like A Car Engine […]
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Episode 7: Get your Pet Sitting Business to 7 Figures By Renewing Your Vows!
From time to time, I come across people that just inspire me. Joette White of Park Cities Pet Sitter Inc has been one of them and I just had to interview her for the show. It was about two months ago we first connected on this and I am finally able to bring it to you today. […]
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Episode 6: How To Deal With Negative Reviews
Ever see Jimmy Fallon do his “Mean Tweet” segment? This is what I want you to think of when you listen to Ep 6 of Bella In Your Business. There is so much negativity going on out there with pet sitters getting upset because someone wrote a negative review, told them their service was too much, […]
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Episode 5: Bella In Your Business: Motivation, Podcasting, and 4 Helpful Tips
In this episode of Bella In Your Business: The impact that podcasting and Shannon Hernandez has had on me and fellow pet sitters. How to get your motivation back and your staff! My 4 tips: 1. Evernote 2. MeetEdgar.com 3. 4. *You have to listen to hear #3 and #4 Subscribe To The Show: Listen […]
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Episode 4: Employees, Blogs, & Daily Operations!
Hi Jumpers! In this podcast you will hear about how you can adapt your business to match your lifestyle. In this episode I answer the questions you submitted such as: When you should hire on employees and who to get your clients to start using them. How you can stay afloat and handle daily operations […]
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Episode 3: Who Am I? Getting Real Personally and Professionally
Dear Jumpers, This podcast is breaking it down explaining a lot about what I believe about business and how to look at life. I get pretty real and you are going to either love it or hate it, but it is a risk I am willing to take. You see, I truly believe that I […]
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Episode 2: Blogging To 1700 Hits In One Day and Delegating Your Business
Bella In Your Business Ep. 2: Learn how to be so relevant in your blogging strategy that you can draw 10 times the average hits your website may get a day through the steps that Bella walks you through. Also, hear how delegation in your business, could help reduce your burnout and help you achieve […]
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Episode 1: How To Get Through The Hiring Slumps!
  Listen in as Bella: Catches you up on her never boring life, Reflects on the State and Federal Audits that some pet sitters went through. Discusses how to push past those hiring slumps and find the people you are looking for! Subscribe To The Show: Listen To The Show:
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[Audio] Can I Get In Trouble For Using Photos That Are Not Mine On My Blog? | Interview With Arizona Lawyer
Some pet sitters have been getting letters from a certain online picture hosting site, demanding payment for the use of their photos. This has come as a shock for two reasons:
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[Audio] Can I Get In Trouble For Using Photos That Are Not Mine On My Blog? | Interview With Arizona Lawyer
Some pet sitters have been getting letters from a certain online picture hosting site, demanding payment for the use of their photos. This has come as a shock for two reasons:
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