Prosperous Pet Business Podcast

Prosperous Pet Business Podcast

The Prosperous Pet Business Podcast is your complete resource for learning, growing and running your pet sitting, dog training, pet grooming, dog walking and doggy day care company. Through the podcast, Kristin Morrison will help you better understand what it takes to grow and sustain a successful pet business (and create a great life too). The Prosperous Pet Business podcast offers a holistic approach to business including working with the mind, body, spirit and the pet business. We have found that when we focus on the whole life (and not just the business life) it makes succeeding in business much easier and leads to a more satisfying life. You can learn more about this podcast, coaching, webinars and our annual pet business conference at www.ProsperousPetBusiness.com and www.SixFigurePetBusinessAcademy.com

Episodes

August 9, 2022 54 min
Susan is a pet sitter from San Diego. In her coaching session today, she is bringing up a question that I’ve never been asked before on the podcast: How to create positive company culture.    Company culture is something that is often discussed in a lot in tech companies but rarely is it looked at by small, service-based business owners and it’s important! I was impressed that this is a concern of Susan’s, because it’s important fo...

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In today’s coaching session, I’m working with Tina, a pet business owner who feels like she’s constantly putting fires in her business. She has 5 part-time staff to help her, but she gets a lot of last-minute calls from them asking for time off which causes her to have to jump in and be the emergency backup.    She needs to raise her prices and wants to know if she should charge a gas surcharge given how high the gas prices have go...

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In today’s coaching session, I’m working with Cora, a pet business owner who sometimes struggles with occasional bouts of depression and anxiety. When it hits her, it causes her to suffer - and her business to suffer.

 

When she’s not experiencing depression and anxiety her energy level is high, her response time to clients is quick, and she’s able to bill clients in a prompt manner as well as other necessary business tasks. 

 

Whe...

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Today’s coaching session is with Donna, a pet sitter and dog walker in Tennessee.  She has owned her business for a few years and she’s struggling with creating a schedule that works for her and her full personal life with family and many pets. (Donna wins the award for the pet business owner I’ve coached who has the most dogs – she has 9 dogs!)     In this episode you’ll hear how she can learn to say no to clients because saying n...

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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 can best organize and manage the many client keys as well as how to manage her visit and walk schedule and raise her...

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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 mindset. In this episode you’ll learn how to begin to let go of your fear of hiring as well as a fear of those you ...
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Marie has a dog products business on Etsy and she also wants to start a serviced-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 her dog walking and pet sitting business while still working her weekday job, if it’s even possible to start that ...

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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 by all the tasks she feels like she should be doing but doesn’t know where would be best to ...

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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, dog trainer and pet sitter Karissa is so busy caring for other people’s pets that she’s struggling to find quality time for herself and her own...
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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 pet sitter and dog walker who lives in San Diego. She is very excited to launch her new business and just got her first client....

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March 15, 2022 59 min
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 the session. I think Katie and I both thought this coaching session would be going in a different direction than it ended up going in but this w...
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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 working each week.   Like a lot of pet business owners, Katie was feeling stretched to the max and this coaching session is all a...
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February 23, 2022 60 min
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 more credentials," making relationships with families and their pets. In 2021, Hand and Hound hired their fi...
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February 8, 2022 72 min

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 at now in their businesses and personal lives. (The two who couldn’t make it for today’s episode really wanted to, but one had COVID ...

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December 21, 2021 39 min
Today’s coaching session is with Lori, a pet sitter and dog walker who lives and works in Pennsylvania.   Even though this coaching session is with a dog walker who wants to get more dog walking clients, this episode is not just for dog walkers. If you’re a pet sitter, dog trainer, pet groomer or dog daycare owner, you will learn some effective marketing to help you grow your pet business. You’ll also learn where to start marketing...
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Stephanie is a rock star business owner who is based in Texas. She’s owned her business for a few years and, in many ways, has done a great job running it. However, due to the pandemic and other issues, she’s now got a lot of business challenges she’s dealing with and she’s at a loss for how to fix them. Stephanie is struggling to balance her team’s needs, her client needs and (last but definitely not least!) her own personal needs...

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November 29, 2021 48 min

My coaching client today is Kelsey who runs a pet grooming and dog kennel in Nevada. Kelsey is experiencing a lot of stress with employees who say they will do something but then don’t do it. She’s also struggling because she’s short staffed and is having a hard time finding quality people.  Kelsey reached out to me for a coaching session that she agreed could be recorded for the podcast. Like most pet business owners who have emp...

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My coaching client today is Carly. She’s a dog trainer, pet sitter and dog walker based in Pismo Beach, California who really wants to rocket her business to the next level. She has a lot of questions of how best to do that in a short amount of time. In this coaching session, we go over how to ask clients for online reviews, what the best review sites are for pet professionals, why being a small business can be a big benefit for he...
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Due to the pandemic and other challenges, many pet business owners are experiencing hard times in their business and their lives and are not quite sure where to turn and what to do. If this is you, you’re not alone as you’ll hear in today’s episode. Today you’ll hear as I coach Florida pet sitter and dog walker Carla M. You’ll hear the struggles that she has been navigating lately including grief and depression about the recent cha...
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Do you struggle with how to detach from your pet business? Are you curious or frustrated about how to hire great staff?    Today’s coaching client, Kaitlin, was struggling with needing to hire great people and step away more from her all-consuming pet business. She reached out for a pet business coaching session and agreed to have it be recorded for the podcast (thanks, Kaitlin!).    Today you’ll get to be a fly on the wall during ...
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