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Are you struggling right now to attract great employees for your business? Because bringing more people on means more business you can take on, meaning… higher revenue for your business. A win-win all around! But you might be stuck. Stuck trying to attract great employees. Stuck trying to retain your employees. And stuck in a […]…
 
Does the process of finding and hiring new employees leave you feeling defeated? Or maybe you feel like you have done it all when it comes to hiring and it just is not working for you. What if I told you it can be much easier? That you may need to take a different approach […]By Bella Vasta
 
If there was something in your business that was really a mistake and costing you time and money, would you want to know? There are sales mistakes business owners make that are hindering them from success every single day. This week I am diving into the 5 most common sales mistakes that I see people […]…
 
Your mindset is going to get you everywhere or keep you exactly where you are at. As we publish this 300th episode, I am talking to you from my heart, as I always do on the milestone episodes. This time is it all about what you are saying in your own head. HOW to scale […]By Bella Vasta
 
Jodi came to me wondering how she could get more clients. We took a look into her systems and found out that the way in which she is having people sign up was stopping the sale from happening. She was having to send UN and PW to a new user and while they were waiting […]By Bella Vasta
 
Pet sitting software is a crucial aspect of running an efficient business. Many business owners find themselves either without software or paying for one they aren’t even using to its fullest potential. And as a business owner, you want to do everything that helps move your business forward by thinking smarter, not working harder. There […]…
 
Let’s talk about job share… Job sharing can actually be a GREAT thing… and you already are probably taking on BIGGER liability in your pet sitting and dog walking business. This episode will give insight into a different way of thinking. Now is the time to be creative, think about how we are going to […]…
 
Have you been thinking about increasing your pet sitting prices this year? Or have you recently increased your dog walking prices, and now you’re thinking it may not be enough… Charging the wrong amount can be the difference between a thriving business and going out of business. Ouch There is so much to consider before […]…
 
Does the thought of creating an SOP for your pet sitting business leave you feeling overwhelmed? Or have you hired an office manager but had that completely blow up in your face due to the lack of an SOP? Or even worse, take the route of starting to create one, just to end up with […]By Bella Vasta
 
If I asked you today, “how do your books look?” or “did you have any big surprises from your taxes?” would either of those questions confuse you? Scare you? Leave you feeling a bit unsure? That might sound invasive, but to evaluate your business, you have to be in the know of these aspects. You […]By Bella Vasta
 
Do you have an organizational chart in your pet sitting company? Running a pet sitting or dog walking company means that every day is filled with duties big and small, and an office manager is a huge asset when it comes to helping run your business. They can help you take care of all your […]By Bella Vasta
 
Do you feel like you have a high turnover? Have you ever thought about why you have turnover? Do you know? Is it because of seasonal employees? young staff members moving on? or even life situations? Maybe so! But what if I were to blow your mind and have you consider something you might not […]By Bella Vasta
 
Take a moment with me if you will and think about your staff. Do you have a rockstar staff member? Someone who is your number one, most reliable member? And what would your business look like if everyone on the team was just like this rockstar? What about your staff workload? Is it spread equally […]…
 
You have put in the hours to get your business booming right now. Perfected your onboarding and training. Put the correct positions in place and posted those job listings. You are ready for future employees to come knocking on your door! But they aren’t, and you’re confused. Just like any other aspect of your business, […]…
 
They say to not believe everything you read online, but what would it look like if you did? Because there are many out there online spreading bad info and giving out bad advice. They are spewing slander and stating there is no way you can accomplish the big goals of yours. Tearing you down, because.. […]…
 
Are you trying desperately to hire? Do you feel like you can’t find anyone? Does no one apply? Follows through? Ghosts you? Or quits right after they start? These problems are running rampant in the industry and it is probably because of one of these three things: Too long of an onboarding process, too much […]…
 
As summer approaches, trends in the pet business world are getting ready for some big changes. Business, if it hasn’t already, will start booming, and while that may be so exciting are you ready for it? Does your business have a solid foundation with a good marketing strategy in place? With the rising of inflation, […]…
 
Social media has become an important part of marketing, but many people are missing the biggest part: outreach 98% of people are neglecting this element of their social media strategy and then are surprised when they are not finding success in growing their business. Outreach is key to a successful social media marketing strategy, and […]…
 
If you have been following along our theme of social media, you know just how important of a role it plays in your business. I think it is safe to say that at one point or another you have cyberstalker companies to learn more about them. Well, consumers are doing the same to your business too. […]By Bella Vasta
 
Have you ever hired (or have been thinking about hiring) someone to manage your social media? Do you know what you should be looking for? Are you worried you won’t get your money’s worth out of the job? Today, there are many types of jobs and tasks you can have your […]By Bella Vasta
 
Balancing parent life while running a business is super easy…. said no one ever!! In reality, if you are a parent, you know how HARD it really is and all the struggles you have to go through to make it work. The mom/dad guilt of not spending enough time or attention […]By Bella Vasta
 
If someone were to ask you today “Have you ever been in a toxic relationship?” what would be the first thing to come to mind? When we think of a toxic relationship, we often think of it as either a romantic relationship or even a friendship. More times than not, you wouldn’t […]By Bella Vasta
 
What do you think pet parents want to see when they go to your website? Do they want to feel like they are being sold? Talked at? Or trying to figure out how they might fit INTO your company? Do you think they might feel overwhelmed, not knowing if you are the right fit for […]By Bella Vasta
 
What if I told you I knew what was preventing people from thousands of dollars in sales for their business, and what you can do about it? This week I had the chance to reconnect with some old friends who I haven’t seen in close to a decade! It had felt like I stepped into […]By Bella Vasta
 
I’ve heard from many of you… I don’t like answering the phone. I don’t like being put on the spot. I don’t like selling. I don’t like talking about price. All of this is stinkin’ thinking that is severely limiting your ability to grow your business. People literally make the decision to call and speak […]…
 
Have you ever heard the phrase “do it scared!” when it comes to your business? It applies to doing things that take you outside of your comfort zone to achieve the goals you are setting for yourself. Sometimes we define our goals with the motivation behind them, but we all know, motivation without any […]…
 
Personal Podcast Today Lately, I have been getting questions about how to deal with Trolls. You know, those people that get upset at you and start trying to rip apart your character or credibility online? Maybe it is a person that you didn’t hire, had to fire, or a client that just went sideways […]By Bella Vasta
 
Think about it from their shoes… when you go out looking for a service and the first person you contact responds with “Thanks for your inquiry. We will get back to you within 24 – 48hrs”, do you just sit back and wait? Or do you keep looking for other options because you have a […]By Bella Vasta
 
Are you prepared? 2022 may have a lot in store for your pet business. But… do you know how to approach it so it goes in your favor? There is going to be some turbulence along the way but with the right support and by taking the right steps you can make 2022 work […]By Bella Vasta
 
Do you feel like your business life makes you anxious or depressed? Then this Episode is perfect for you. There has been this post going around on Facebook and it gives a message that is rather discouraging and gives a weak mindset… I want you all to know the facts and so in this […]By Bella Vasta
 
Think about a time when you had a problem and you wanted to reach out for advice and then you thought… “Who would I even ask? How do I even find somebody to ask?” The business world can feel so lonely it’s hard to know where to go when you are stuck. This is […]By Bella Vasta
 
How often do you get offended? How do you feel when someone turns away when they hear your prices? Or how about when someone is always asking for a discount? Have you ever said or thought “read my website”? Business has been booming and we have learned to become pickier… however as they have […]By Bella Vasta
 
Do you know how to sell your pet sitting services? What if there are many things you actually need to work on that you didn’t know about that you thought were helping? And then… What if I told you that when you sell your pet sitting services, the things you feel uncomfortable about are […]By Bella Vasta
 
Picture this: You are so busy you have clients lining up to get your amazing services for the holidays. You are so busy that you start to think.. wait what about my employees? How do I schedule this? What about those plans I made with my family? All these questions and thoughts run through […]By Bella Vasta
 
Do you feel stuck between a rock and a hard place when it comes to setting your prices? What if I were to tell you this is only because of your thinking? Having the proper view of your thinking process can make difficult decisions like price increases a breeze. In this podcast, I’m going […]By Bella Vasta
 
Aaron Miller is going to join us to share a technique that has always helped him stay ahead of the sales game… How to use your competition to make your business better. Aaron has spent his life learning and mastering the art of sales and the psychology behind it. With all his educational experience […]…
 
Aaron Miller is going to continue to share his in-depth knowledge of how to be confident with closing sales. He has been working in sales, marketing, and psychology for 20 years. Being top of his class in school he moved to the top of the workforce in sales and marketing. After spending his life […]By Bella Vasta
 
Aaron Miller is going to share with you the secret to winning almost every sale and why this is so successful. He began sales management when he was 17 years old. Working through school and operation management he was top of his class in relationship cultivation, sales, and operational strategy. Even after becoming a […]…
 
Are you ready to have their office manager not just take over their social media but do it right? Social media can be hard to run and staying on top of the constant changes that come with it is even harder. Do you have the time to keep up with it or learn everything […]By Bella Vasta
 
Do you know if you are making mistakes on social media? Posting to social media can be hard especially when you feel like you can’t think or get creative when you need to. We are pet sitters and dog walkers, not writers, am I right? In this week’s podcast, I am going to […]By Bella Vasta
 
What if I told you that there is a good chance you are making some mistakes on your social media? You would probably lean in…because you know there is room for improvement, am I right? On this week’s episode, I am going to list out the most common 4 or 5 mistakes that I […]By Bella Vasta
 
Are you ready to accomplish your goals? Today we are going to get real. Listen in as Bella is going to open up and really tell you how to make things happen in your pet sitting business. It is time to get inspired, get motivated, and take action! Biggest Takeaways Starting Goals and […]By Bella Vasta
 
Woohoo! I am so excited! In this secret episode… I have a very special announcement… Do you want to know what it is? I am going to have a marketing workshop just for you about how to market your pet business in 2021 to get more clients and more staff. Listen in as I tell […]By Bella Vasta
 
I asked my Mastermind members, what should I talk about next on the podcast? And an entire conversation was sparked about saying NO. Why is it so hard to say no? To themselves, clients, staff? It is an interesting topic that I have a lot to say about. There is something interesting that happens […]By Bella Vasta
 
Have you made your mindset shift yet to scale your pet business? If you are someone who is looking to switch from solo to scaling your pet business, start hiring employees, and are ready to get uncomfortable to make the decisions needed then this podcast is just for you. Listen in as Bella tells […]By Bella Vasta
 
Ever feel like you just need someone right there with you to help coach you through your pet business goals? A Few of you have reached out to me feeling this way and that is why I am going to tell you all about how I started doing in-person intensives and how beneficial they […]By Bella Vasta
 
Losing employees is never easy especially when it is happening every other week or every other month, however, are you hiring the right employees to begin with? In this podcast, Bella is going to talk about understanding high employee turnover, how you have control, and how to ensure you are using the right resources […]…
 
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