Author Archives: Kristin

Episode 109. How to Deal with Pet Sit & Dog Walk Client Keys

Val Goren is an Atlanta-based pet sitter and dog walker who has a quickly growing pet sitting and dog walking business. Like many pet pros who provide home-based pet services, Val is having challenges managing the vast amount of client keys she and her staff are responsible for.  In this episode you’ll hear how she…

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Episode 108. Get Over Your Fear Of Hiring

Do you have a fear of your employees taking your clients? Do you struggling to keep employees for as long as possible, but they often leave within a few weeks or months?  The dog walker and pet sitter I coach on this episode was struggling with those questions and other challenges, most of which involve changing her…

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Episode 107. How to Run a Pet Business When You Have a 9-5 Job or Another Business

Marie has a dog products business on Etsy and she also wants to start a service-based pet sitting and dog walking business. She’s wondering how to go about creating a service-based business in addition to her existing dog products business.    Marie has a lot of questions about the startup process including how to start…

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Episode 106. Shoestring Budget Marketing for Pet Business Owners

Stephanie is a new dog trainer who needs help getting clients quickly in her dog training business. Like many pet professionals who are on a shoestring budget, she’s unsure what marketing makes the most sense to invest in right now, given the many advertising options available. As a new business owner, Stephanie is also feeling overwhelmed…

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Episode 105. CPR For Your Personal Life

Does your personal life go to the very bottom of your business to do list – or not get any attention from you at all? Today’s coaching client is Karissa and nearly every day she experiences a lack of attention on her personal life. In the midst of her busy “one-stop shop” pet care business,…

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Episode 104. Create a Solid Business Foundation

Even if you’ve had your pet business for years, there may be parts of your business that are not quite solid. When solidity is created in the areas of business that require it, there’s so much more that’s possible in your business (and in your personal life). Today’s coaching client is Maryann Berry, a new…

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Episode 103. Phone Detox

On the last episode was Katie and today we have another Katie! Today’s coaching client is Katie, a pet sitter and dog walker in Denver, Colorado. One of the magical things about coaching sessions is that I never quite know where they will end up even if I think I do from the beginning of…

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Episode 102. Manage “Always On” Expectations in Your Pet Biz

Today’s coaching client is Katie, the owner of Katie’s Care, LLC. When she showed up for this podcast coaching session, she was working 24/7, feeling like she was always “on” and having a hard time saying no to her beloved clients. She also wasn’t making much money given the large amount of hours she was…

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Episode 101. How to Deal with Overwhelm

Today’s coaching client is Alexis, the owner of Hand and Hound Pet Sitting. After ten years of pet sitting for neighbors and friends, Alexis Campbell turned her side job into a full-fledged business in 2019. Hand and Hound Pet Sitting serves clients in the Phoenix area, and strives to be “like your neighbor, but with…

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Episode 100. Podcast Coaching Updates

The podcast is 100 today! To celebrate the podcast turning 100, I invited the pet business owners I coached on the last 7 episodes to be on the podcast. Today you’ll hear 5 of those 7 pet business owners share what actions they took after they got coached by me on the podcast and where they are…

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