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Episode 233 - How to Remotely Run and Scale a Successful Pet Business with Isabel Alvarez Arata

The Poodle to Pitbull Pet Business Podcast

Release Date: 08/12/2022

Episode 327 - Your 2024 Pet Business Promotional Action Plan! show art Episode 327 - Your 2024 Pet Business Promotional Action Plan!

The Poodle to Pitbull Pet Business Podcast

Do you struggle to promote your amazing pet services because you simply suck at selling? Does the mere thought of 'marketing' make you want to hide away and hibernate for the winter? Do you WISH you had a promotional plan that ensures 2024 is your best year yet? Fear not, because in this week's episode, I'm showing you how to create a winning sales strategy that will have dog owners queuing up to invest in your services. Tune in to discover: Why you need to be AGGRESSIVE when selling your pet services (if you want to be seen and known as 'the best') How to beat the FB algorithm by doing the...

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Episode 326 - Part Two of the Behind the Scenes at Pet Boarding and Daycare Expo in Hershey show art Episode 326 - Part Two of the Behind the Scenes at Pet Boarding and Daycare Expo in Hershey

The Poodle to Pitbull Pet Business Podcast

It's time for Part Deux of the behind the scenes at Pet Boarding and Daycare Expo in Hershey! In this episode you'll hear from the brilliant Brian Remo from K9 Resorts, the marvellous Mark Klaiman from Pet Camp, and the Stupendous Stephanie Shipley from Paw and Order.  Tune in to discover;  Innovative ways to go beyond traditional pet care and create an 'escape' for urban dogs through an enrichment-based facilities. How you can transform your business by offering a unique dog AND cat pet care experience  Why joining an organisation like PACCC and IBPSA can help accelerate your...

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Episode 325 -  The Hershey Pet Boarding and Daycare Expo - Part One! show art Episode 325 - The Hershey Pet Boarding and Daycare Expo - Part One!

The Poodle to Pitbull Pet Business Podcast

This week we are going behind the scenes at Pet Boarding and Daycare Expo, which took place in Hershey earlier this month.  This was my third expo of the year, and I had a blast delivering 3 presentations, which were; 1) 11 Ways to Increase Profits Without Raising Prices: where I shared all the different ways you can nudge up profits without adjusting your prices 2) The Automatic Pet Business - How to turn your leaky bucket of a website into a conversion machine And... 3) How to add a recurring revenue membership to your doggy dayacre facility <-- This is a TOTAL Gamechanger And...

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Episode 324 - A Lifetime Impacting the Grooming Industry with Joe Zuccarello, from Paragon Pet School show art Episode 324 - A Lifetime Impacting the Grooming Industry with Joe Zuccarello, from Paragon Pet School

The Poodle to Pitbull Pet Business Podcast

This weeks guest is Joe Zuccarello , the President of Paragon Pet School! Joe was born in raised just outside of St Louis, Missouri, where he learned an amazing work ethic from his father who worked in telecommunications industry.  At just 12 years old Joe and a friend got a Saturday job cutting grass on  for a Homeowners association. One of the trustees of the assocation was married to a lady who owned a grooming salon, who needed help bathing dogs in her grooming salon.  Joe thought that sounded like a pretty cool gig, and began a long, prosperous, and impactful career in...

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Episode 323 - Behind the Scenes at a Pet Business Consultation Day show art Episode 323 - Behind the Scenes at a Pet Business Consultation Day

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Ever wondered what happens when you work with a pet business coach or marketing consultant?  Well, you are about to find out because this weeks show is a behind the scenes sneak peak at THREE of the consultation days I have done this year.  I'm mapping out my coaching services and my whole coaching experience, and you'll also get to hear from three private clients at the end of each consultation day. You'll discover;  Why 'FRESH EYES' on your business problems will uncover a TON of opportunities (and hidden money) How my coaching process works, and why we always fix first,...

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Episode 322 - Educating The Pet Industry with Mary Oquendo show art Episode 322 - Educating The Pet Industry with Mary Oquendo

The Poodle to Pitbull Pet Business Podcast

This weeks guest is the marvellous Mary Oquendo, who is helping to raise standards in the pet industry through her Pawsitive Educational Training platform.  Mary was born and grew up in Yonkers with her three brothers. She went to high school, dropped out of college got pregnant and married at a very young age.  She was a stay at home mom for a long time, until she started working as a bather at a local Petco. 2 days into the role, she had the opportunity to train to be a groomer, which she grabbed with both hands.  18 months later Mary was ready to branch out on her own and...

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Episode 321 - Pet Business Fright Night Halloween Special  show art Episode 321 - Pet Business Fright Night Halloween Special

The Poodle to Pitbull Pet Business Podcast

Get ready for a pet business ghost story, as we identify what scares you silly when it comes to your pet business?  In this creepy themed show, Dom shares two defining (and very scary) pet business incidents that left him paralysed with fear and afraid for the future.  He also, shares what he did to 'scare-proof' his business  for the future... Tune in to discover;  Why Dom thinks there are potentially scary times ahead for the pet industry Why those pet care businesses who aren't targetting affluent dog owners, or practising premium pricing, follow up, have the...

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Episode 320 - A Backstage Pass to IBPSA FLOW Conference: Part Two show art Episode 320 - A Backstage Pass to IBPSA FLOW Conference: Part Two

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Get ready for part two of my behind the scenes at the International Boarding and Pet Services Associations FLOW Conference! This week I'm talking to another bunch of awesome pet industry movers and shakers.  Tune in to discover; Awesome Staffing and Hiring tips from recruitment specialist Joe Latona from WalkerScout. How Amy Hillis won the Industry Leader award for her inspiring leadership with the PACCC organisation. What Eve Molzhon is hoping to achieve with her brilliant Dog Handler Academy program How the award winning Claire Cronin and the awesome Live Oak Bank team can help you...

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Episode 319 - A Backstage Pass to IBPSA FLOW Conference: Part One! show art Episode 319 - A Backstage Pass to IBPSA FLOW Conference: Part One!

The Poodle to Pitbull Pet Business Podcast

In early October I delivered my How to Disnify Your Pet Business presentation at the International Boarding and Pet Care Services FLOW conference in Orlando, and while I was there I met a bunch of awesome speakers, vendors and attendees...  ...and in this weeks podcast, YOU get to meet a bunch of the guys I grabbed an interview with!  Tune in to discover;  Why Dan Poirer's PackPro makes it easier for facililty owners to train up their staff members to raise the standard of care, AND increase staff retention. Why first time exhibitor Dr Jenn the Vet has created a healthy pet...

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Episode 318 - Creating and Franchising the Disneyland of Doggy Daycares with Gary Khachatryan show art Episode 318 - Creating and Franchising the Disneyland of Doggy Daycares with Gary Khachatryan

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If you've ever wondered what a truly Disnified doggy daycare looks like, then you need to listen to this weeks guest Gary Khachatryan,  the CEO of South Park Doggieland. Gary grew up in Armenia and was fearful of dogs as a child, before moving to the USA when he was 10 years old. He had a number of sales jobs, before working for a fortune 500 company for seven years.  Then he followed his passion for dogs and opened his first daycare 13 years ago in Downtown Los Angeles, before opening his second location 5 years later.  During the pandemic Gary had the brainwave to introduce...

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This weeks guest Isabel Alvarez Arata was born in Equador, moved to Florida as a child, and was surrounded by animals including rescue cats and even a monkey! She adopted her first dog aged 17 - a rescue called Baci, which means kisses. 

She studied French and Business, and ended up being an English teacher in France aged 23. On her return to the USA she worked in a bank, in sales and in the hospitality industry. 

She adopted another dog aged 27 but struggled to find a pet carer, so started her own pet care business in Northern Virginia in March 2008, and had taken on staff member by August of that year!

Isabel truly found her calling as a business owner and she thrived as a creative, energetic pet-entreprenuer. 

She took the lessons from her previous roles and successfully systemised, staffed, and scaled up her business to the point where she had a team of 20, with hundreds of clients across the DC area. 

Then she got married, moved to El Paso and ran the business remotley from 1700 miles away.

For five years Isabel hired remotely, interviewed remotely, trained remotely and managed the business remotely, WAY before Zoom became popular. 

Then the pandemic hit and Isabel has to take the difficult decision to close the business, but then she found a new calling as the host of Covered in Pet Hair Podcast, a boozy pet and dog podcast on Pet Life Radio. 

In this show you'll learn;

* How Isabel scaled her business by aquiring clients and then taking on staff in her new areas

* Why your pet business systems and procedures are a Living Document that need to be updated regularly 

* How Isabels award winning business did over 100,000 visits to happy clients

* Why the systems and procedures are crucial to reassure the clients, the dogs, the staff members and to give YOU the busines owner the freedom you want. 

Isabel is one of the most wise and giving guests I've had on the show, and you'll be truly inspired by her 'can-do' attitude! 

Check out Isabels Covered in Pet Hair Show here 

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