Pet Sitter Insurance Companies, How to Start and Run a Pet Sitting Business Book, Pet Directives, Creating Facebook Page and more!
Pet Sitting Insurance:
Knowledge is power
Pet Insurance Companies:
- Pet Sitters Associates, LLC offers general Liability Insurance specifically designed for pet sitters.
- Business Insurers of the Carolinas offers liability insurance for pet sitters, which includes Care Custody and Control. They also offer bonding. Available through PSI or NAPPS.
FYI: Mourer-Foster, Inc. policy did not cover Independent Contractors as of 2012. The policy I read did NOT state that Independent Contractors are covered in the policy even though their office representative stated it did..
I have heard about claims that have been denied by insurance companies selling policies they say cover Independent Contractors even though the policy did not state so. It is your responsibility to understand your policy.
1/21/2014_ Mourer Foster ~ say, they are no longer going to be renewing pet sitters insurance or signing anyone new up. CNA ~ the main company has been hit HARD with dog bite claims in the last few months and therefore they dropped pet sitting insurance. hey are shopping around for a new company to work with.
2/20/2014 Mourer Foster will be offering insurance again!
6/16/2014 Mouer Foster’s new underwriter is Hartford. If you use IC’s I find the language ambiguous.
Sometimes you get what you pay for…….
Pet First Aid:
Build a one on one with a local veterinarians office. My veterinarian offered free Pet First Aid instructions for everyone with House Calls Pet Sitting. This was a wonderful way to learn. I volunteered my services at my local veterinarians office when I started my company too.
The Red Cross offers guides with DVD:
Pet First Aid Classes:
There are many companies offering pet first aid classes today. Type “Pet First Aid Classes” in your search bar. (Google, Bing, Yahoo ….) In my area many of the rescue organizations are offering classes at very reasonable fees and you know your money is going to a good cause at the same time!
Pet First Aid Kit Contents:
Here is your list of contents needed to create your own: Pet First Aid kit Items.
Disaster Preparedness for Pets:
This is not about going to veterinary hospitals for pet emergencies. This is the pets owners plan for you as the pet sitter to be prepared for a natural disaster. Do you know where your customers pets kit is at? Pet Disaster Preparedness
Do the pets you care for have Pet Directives?
Start Up Help Business:
Designed specifically to assist you in successfully developing and running your very own professional pet sitting service! “The BUSINESS WORKBOOK To Conquer Success”– Informative information on How to start and run a successful pet sitting home based business from home. Inside are the Foundation Steps, your Key Objectives and the Valuable Resources and Links for you to start and/or operate a successful home based business. Questions about using Independent Contractor’s? Are you looking for examples Service Agreements, pet care instructions, invoices, business cards?
Turn Key Pet Sitting Business Opportunity
Operate Your Individually Owned & Operated House Calls Pet Sitting & Home Care Office with our Turn Key System!
The Small Business Administration has a webpage to help you get local help! They partner with: SBA District/Regional Office, SCORE Chapter, Small Business Development Center, Women’s Business Center, Veteran’s Business Outreach Center and more. Just type in your zip code and you will get a list of these local resources!
8 Blogs That Will Make You a Better Social Media Marketer
Some of the best advice comes from more niche, focused blogs. The authors of these blogs devote themselves wholly to a specific area and aim to learn absolutely everything about it. Speaking from experience, the area you write about becomes your life.Why would you want to ignore what they have to say? You don’t. You really, really don’t. You already do. The blogs below are what we consider hidden gems of the marketing blog world.
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The Complete Guide to Creating a Custom Facebook Landing Page (2012)
Times are changing fast. Not long ago a prospective customer would type your name into Google to find out more about you.Then they’d visit your website.Today things are different. Today there’s an equal, or arguably BETTER chance that your prospective customer will search for you on Facebook. Jenn Lawlor, is a marketer, wife, mother, and founder of “The Marketer’s Apprentice”, a blog focused on transforming business owners into successful marketers.
There was also less at stake when one single customer was unhappy. If they had a bad experience, they would tell a few friends about it. But today, they can tell millions of people with the single click of the ‘Tweet’ button. Individual customers matter more than ever in the age of social media.
1. 71% of customers expect to receive assistance within 5 minutes of reaching out to a company. (Tweet this stat)
2. If they don’t receive assistance in the time expected, 48% will leave the site. (Tweet this stat)
3. Customers are likely to spend 21% more if they receive good customer service via social media. (Tweet this stat)
4. 19% of customers who don’t receive a response will still recommend the company. (Tweet this stat)
Pet Businesses for Sale .com was built to help bring buyers and sellers together in one central location. Are you looking for pet business opportunities, veterinary practices, dog grooming, dog boarding kennels, pet stores, dog daycare, pet boutiques, pet grooming salons or general pet services for sale? Search the top website where pet-industry buyers and sellers meet.
A Poem to help customers say good-bye to their beloved pet.
I never thought about all the pets I would be saying good-bye to when I contemplated starting my pet sitting company. I found this poem from our beloved pet perspective that touched my heart.
May I go now?
Do you think the time is right?
May I say goodbye to pain filled days
and endless lonely nights? read the whole poem and share!
Our Pet Sitter Resources is a growing list of resources. Visit us often and offer suggestions. Debbie@HouseCalls4Pet.com
12935 Alcosta Blvd. Suite 349San Ramon