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My newest book Prosperous Pet Business: Interviews with the Experts – Volume One will be released in July 2016.

I spent over a month working with the cover designers to design the right cover for the book and I love what we created together. —>

And even more important, I love what’s inside my newest book and I think you will too.

Prosperous Pet Business: Interviews with the Experts – Volume One is based on the pet business conference interviews I did with pet business experts and mind/body/spirit teachers in order to help you create the most successful pet business possible.

The book has already received rave reviews from pet business owners who had the chance to preview it before it goes to print. The print version will be available on Amazon and the eBook version will be available on the Six-Figure Pet Business Academy website. Both will be available in July 2016.

For a limited time only (until June 15, 2016), you can pre-order the eBook and receive $5 off. When you pre-order, you’ll be among the first to receive the eBook when it is released in July 2016.

Here’s the link to pre-order the book “Prosperous Pet Business” and read the reviews.

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Cost: FREE

Got challenges you are struggling with in your pet sitting or dog walking business?

In this dynamic and interactive open forum, the first few pet sitters and dog walkers who ‘raise their hand’ on this webinar will have the opportunity to get coached directly by pet business coach Kristin Morrison.

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This free, live coaching session will air on an upcoming Prosperous Pet Business podcast episode on iTunes and on the website in order to help other pet sitters and dog walkers who are struggling with the same issues you are.

Any question, challenge or issue that relates to the business of pet sitting or dog walking is welcome!

If you are a pet business owner you are guaranteed to find this Q & A coaching session with Kristin Morrison compelling, supportive, and ultra-informative. Even if you simply listen to other pet sitters ask their questions and hear Coach Kristin’s responses you will experience this webinar as an incredible resource for creating a more successful pet sitting business.

Here are some questions that we may cover in this live coaching session (but it’s really up to you!):

  • How do I get and keep pet sitting clients? How can I grow my pet sitting business? I feel stuck. Help!
  • What marketing ideas really work?
  • How do I get my first client?
  • What are some techniques for expansion?
  • How do I grow my business if it’s been around for a while and stagnant?
  • How do I quit my job and pet sit full-time?
  • What should I charge for my services?
  • I have an issue with a client. How do I deal with it?
  • What is the best book for new business owners?
  • How do I hire great people?
  • How should I manage my business financials?
  • When can I raise my rates? And how do I do that so clients stay?
  • How many pages should my website be?
  • Does Facebook, Linkedin and Twitter really help business?
  • What do I do if a staff member makes a mistake at a job?
  • Insert your question here ____and sign up so you can ask it!

This will be a fun and supportive interactive webinar. You will learn how to run a successful pet sitting and dog walking business, regardless of whether you are called on to ask your own business question or you simply listen and learn from other pet sitters’ business challenges and Kristin’s response to them.

At the end of this webinar you will be armed with a wealth of information to take back to your own business and you’ll have had a great time listening to pet sitters from across the world share about the challenges that pet sitting business owners face each and every day and the solutions that Kristin gives to help solve them.

Coach Kristin is best known for her “Out-of-the-Box” coaching technique for pet business owners. The most common comment after a coaching session with her is often: “Wow! That’s a great idea! I hadn’t thought of doing that.”

Want to run your business in a powerful and profitable way? Then join us for the Ask the Pet Business Coach: Live Pet Sitting Coaching webinar.

Details and FAQ about the Webinar: Ask the Pet Business Coach: Live Pet Sitting Coaching With Kristin Morrison

When?

Time: 3:00pm Pacific / 6:00pm Eastern

How much: This webinar is completely free.

Will this webinar be recorded and available to the public? Yes. This coaching webinar will be made available on an upcoming podcast episode in order to help pet sitters who are in need. By asking your question on the webinar you are agreeing to being recorded for the podcast episode and doing a great service to help others.

How: Instructions for this free coaching call will be given upon sign-up. You can click the registration button to sign up now.

Will I have to appear on video for this webinar if I have a question? No. The webinar is audio only so only your voice will be heard.

How long do I have to sign up? This free webinar is on a first-come, first-serve basis. There are only 100 spots available and it’s recommended that you join the webinar at least 10 minutes early in order to have the best chance of having your question answered during the webinar.

What’s the best way to join the webinar if I have a question? You must call in via your telephone if you want your question answered during this webinar. Calling in via computer will only allow you to listen in and not ask your question. Please only log in via computer if you don’t have a question you want answered on this webinar and you simply want to listen.

How do you choose people to ask their questions? The first few pet sitters who arrive on the webinar will have the first available opportunity to have their questions answered. Kristin will coach as many pet sitters as possible. You can ask any pet sitting or dog walking business-related question and/or be coached on any business challenge or situation you are experiencing. It’s a great opportunity to get coached for free by pet business coach Kristin Morrison!

What’s the best way to ask my question when I’m called on? Kristin asks that you distill your question to be very brief and concise so you will have the maximum amount of time to hear her response. Kristin will coach as many pet sitters as time allows.

Will I still get something out of this coaching webinar even if I am not a pet sitter who gets my question answered? YES! There will be many questions, challenges and issues on the call that you will be able to relate to and learn from regardless of whether your particular question is answered or not.

I’ve signed up for this before and I want to sign up again. Will I get something from this webinar since I’ve already attended one before? Absolutely. Each Coaching with Pet Business Coach Kristin Morrison webinar session is so different because different people are on each call and bring different questions. You can be assured that you will find each Q & A session a dynamic, fun, and informative experience so join us month after month!

Okay, this sounds great! How do I sign up? It’s easy! Just click the registration button below to sign up.

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Hi pet business owners!

I’m so excited! My podcast for dog trainers, pet sitters, dog walkers, pet groomers and doggy day care owners is now available on iTunes!

You can find it on iTunes by searching for “Prosperous Pet Business”. When you click the ‘Subscribe’ button on iTunes, you’ll have the new episodes delivered to your smart phone as soon as they become available.

Or you can click to go straight to iTunes now to subscribe and listen to the Prosperous Pet Business podcast.

Are you someone who doesn’t use iTunes? No problem! You can get access to the episodes by going to the website of Prosperous Pet Business.
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Q. How do I find and subscribe to the Prosperous Pet Business podcast on iTunes?
It’s easy! Go to iTunes and search for “Prosperous Pet Business”. If you don’t have an account on iTunes, you will need to sign up for one (it takes less than 2 minutes). When you find my podcast, be sure to click the ‘subscribe’ button to receive the weekly episodes or you can click here to go to the Prosperous Pet Business Podcast.

Q. What are some of the ‘goodies’ that pet business owners will get as a result of listening to the Prosperous Pet Business podcast? And where can I get those goodies?
During each episode you’ll hear me mention a website address that contains ‘show notes’ where you will find links to goodies that I mention during each segment. (This will make more sense once you listen to one of the podcast episodes–I recommend starting with Episode #1.)

You’ll also have the opportunity to connect with me and other pet business owners at the bottom of each podcast show note page through comments via Facebook and other commenting methods at the bottom of the episode pages. You’ll find the podcast episode show note pages to be interactive and fun!

Q. How is the podcast different from your monthly webinars? 
The first difference is that the podcast is audio only whereas my monthly webinars are both audio and video.

Also, on my monthly webinars I dive deep into business-specific topics like hiring pet sitters, pet business start up, and SEO for pet business websites.

On the weekly podcast I will touch upon different business topics while also weaving in my life coach training to help you create a holistic, empowered approach to business. In the weekly podcast I incorporate mind, body, spirit combined with business logistics to help you thrive in your business and your life.

Q. I’ve never listened to a podcast. How and where can I listen to your podcast? 
Rest assured, it really is easy. Simply click this link to find the Prosperous Pet Business Business Podcast on iTunes and you’ll have the opportunity to subscribe. Hit the “subscribe” button and you’ll get weekly episodes delivered to your inbox.

Once you’ve subscribed to the podcast you can listen to the episodes on your computer or (if you prefer) on your smart phone while you are driving to a dog walking or dog training job or in your pet sitting office. My podcast is portable. You can take me wherever you go. 🙂

(Personally I enjoy listening to podcasts when I’m hiking, doing the dishes or at the gym. In the first podcast episode you’ll hear me describe what got me hooked on podcasts and where I like to listen to them.)

Q. I’ve heard that you’ll be coaching pet business owners on some of the upcoming podcast episodes. I really need some help in my pet business! How can I be one of those pet business owners to get some complimentary coaching from you on the podcast? 
Yes! I’m very excited to be offering some podcast listeners the opportunity to be coached by me on an upcoming podcast coaching episode. If you have a pressing issue that you are grappling with in your pet business, please write a few sentences about your business challenge at the bottom of one of the show notes pages that I mention on the podcast episodes.

Those who write a short description of their business challenges and include their contact information on one of the show notes pages will be considered for the upcoming coaching podcast segment that I will be recording in a few weeks.

(Due to the volume of emails I receive from pet sitters, I ask that you please don’t contact me directly about being on one of the coaching podcast segments. Only those who write their challenges on the comments section at the bottom of the podcast show note pages mentioned in the podcast will be considered for upcoming coaching episodes. Thanks so much for understanding!)

Ready to create your best year yet? I recommend starting with Episode #1:

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I am really looking forward to reading your comments, topic suggestions and business challenges at the bottom of the show notes podcast page (again you’ll hear the special website address for the show notes and goodies when you listen to the podcast episodes).

Happy listening,

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surprised ladyI’m so excited, pet business owners!

I’ve got SOMETHING BRAND NEW coming for pet sitters, dog walkers, dog trainers, pet groomers and doggy day care owners.

I’ll be announcing what it is on Instagram, Pinterest and Facebook on March 2, 2016!

If you are signed up for my weekly newsletter you’ll find out about it that way also or feel free to check back on this page next week and you’ll find out what it is.

I think you are going to like it. Stay tuned…you’ll find out what it is next week. 🙂

Doing my happy dance,

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complicatedI had an epiphany a few years back when I realized how similar hiring pet sitters is to dating.

Here’s how hiring is similar to dating:

  • You have to be crystal clear about what you want so that you can recognize that person when they show up.
  • It’s important to notice red (and yellow!) flags. Clear communication is crucial.
  • You both have to want the same thing (each other).
And here’s the tricky part: anyone can hire someone. But you don’t just want someone with a pulse. Right? These are your precious human and animal clients and your equally precious business. You want someone who is the right fit for your company.
It really is so similar to when you are actively dating to meet the right person: when you are hiring pet sitters to work for you, you quickly realize that hiring the right people requires skill. The good news? This hiring skill can be taught.
I’ve honed my hiring mojo through hiring over 250 pet sitters when I had my business. When I sold it I had 35 staff members. I’ve seen what works (and what really doesn’t) when it comes to hiring pet sitters and dog walkers. I learned the hard way and I’m excited to help you not learn the hard way!

I’ve successfully taught thousands of pet sitters from all parts of the globe how to hire really great people to work for them.

Are you ready to hire good people?

I’ll teach you how to hire wonderful pet sitters in the upcoming hiring webinar.
Want to have more time, make more money and enjoy your business more?

Hiring great people to work in your pet sitting business will help you do just that.

This upcoming webinar will help you hire easily, effortlessly and quickly. Ahhh….

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Welcome to the new year! Are you ready to create your best year yet?  sparkler

Every year I create a Best Year Yet plan for my own business and life. Inevitably every January I often get a lot of dog trainers, pet sitters, pet groomers and dog walkers who want to create a business plan for their pet businesses.

January is a great time to create a business (and life) plan but really a business plan can be started anytime for the next 12 months. The important thing is to Just Do It. A business plan is crucial; it sets the GPS for your business.

If you aren’t clear where you want to go, how can you get …anywhere in your business?

(You can’t.)

Not having a yearly business and life plan is why a lot of pet business owners are floating around in their businesses…not accomplishing much and yet feeling stressed, busy and overworked. With clarity and a plan stuff gets done. And relaxation can occur when stuff gets done.

You can work with me to create your a business plan for your pet business (I’m happy to help you, the Best Year Yet process works and it’s life and business changing). Prepare to be amazed at what you can create in 12 months.

And you can start this very moment with my free business plan for pet business owners.

I created it just for you. Happy New Year!Kristin10

Have fun designing your best year ever,

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Turkey

turkey I wrote this post on Facebook a couple of years ago and wanted to share it with you in honor of the humble turkey and Thanksgiving.

Last November I was riding my bike down a sidewalk on a busy street in my town and I saw a turkey.

Yes, a turkey.

He was on the sidewalk and so was I. I got off my bike so I could pass without scaring him.

As I passed, he began clucking at me. (Yes, turkeys cluck. I know that now.)

Then he began running toward me.

He came up close and looked up at me. Looked me deep in the eyes.

No joke.

He clucked.

He looked.

He clucked some more.

He was about a foot away and his head came to my knee.

It was like he knew me. (I’d never seen him before.)

To my untrained eyes he appeared to be a teenager turkey.

I said hello and then I began walking my bike away.

He clucked excitedly and ran after me.

He walked beside me. He became obviously distressed if I got too far ahead of him. The clucking would increase and he would pick up the pace so that we were walking side by side.

People in cars stopped and stared.

People across the street stopped and stared. Camera phones came out and I’m sure I appeared on many Marin county Facebook pages last November.

The turkey would stare intently at me with his little black eye on the side of his head.

He was truly LOOKING at me. He was present in a way few humans (including myself) are.

He wouldn’t let me out of his sight.

There was something oddly comforting about him.

Each time I would stop, he would stop. When I began walking, he would walk. It was the avian version of Simon Says.

I walked to a park to get him away from the speeding cars. He found a worm or something in the grass and promptly forgot about me.

I noticed that I felt more than a bit disappointed that food could get in the way of our connection.

I got on my bike slowly. I hoped he’d see me leaving and come running after me as he had all the way down Fifth Street.

But no.

He was busy looking for food.

I felt oddly alone as I rode my bike home.

🙁

I told a few friends about the experience and I thought about the turkey from time to time, wondering how he was doing.

I wondered if he’d gotten hit by a car. That thought made me very sad.

So I tried not to think about it.

Last Tuesday I was riding my bike on the busy street and low and behold, there was a turkey on the sidewalk.

I got off my bike and sure enough: he came running up to me, making a slightly deeper clucking sound than I remembered from last year.

It was him!

Same turkey. I’m sure of it. Unless all turkeys like me this much.

He was a tall adult now and last year’s drab brown feathers shown iridescent.

He was so beautiful.

He clucked excitedly and followed me as I walked my bike down the street.

People stopped and stared.

“I’ve never seen anything like that! A wild turkey following a person,” one guy said. “He really likes you.”

“Yes, I met him last year,” I replied, as though I was talking about an old friend. “Perhaps I’m the turkey whisperer,” I mused.

“Perhaps you are,” the guy said in wonder.

He took a picture of us. I smiled. Turkey looked up at me with adoring eyes.

Other people lined up on the opposite sidewalk to stare at me and Turkey walking down the sidewalk. Cars stopped and iphones came out.

We are probably on Facebook again this November. Me and Turkey.

We walked beside a retirement home and a woman who worked there came out. “That turkey peers in the window at the residents sometimes. They love him. They become animated and alive when they see him.”

“Oh, that’s sweet.” I stared at Turkey and he stared back at me, clucking.

“There are a few wild turkeys here in San Rafael,” the woman continued. “One got hit by a car last year and we had a funeral for him. A lot of people came to the turkey funeral. Everyone who came was quite upset.”

“I’m so glad it wasn’t this guy,” I replied.

“Yes, he seems to really like you.”

We walked away, me and Turkey. We stopped at the red light and then when it turned green we walked through the crosswalk.

People stared and pointed, pointed and stared. I felt a little embarrassed. Like we were famous or something. Turkey looked intently at me as we crossed the street.

We reached a patch of grass and he began rooting around for worms or bugs or whatever it is that turkeys eat.

I kept going.

I looked over my shoulder at one point, hoping he’d run after me.

But he didn’t. He was deeply focused on whatever was in the grass.

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