3 years ago · Olga Wharton · Comments Off on That Awkward Dog Walker At Networking Events – DFW Pet Sitting
I’m a dog walker, and I usually feel extremely awkward when I go to networking events. First, I HATE large crowds. I love pets. Starting a pet sitting business was a natural way for me to spend more time with animals and less time with people. Second, I realize that a lot of people out there don’t treat […]
3 years ago · Olga Wharton · Comments Off on Dog Walking and Pet Sitting Businesses in Dallas, Fort Worth, and Now Houston – Am I Excited or Terrified??
Running a pet sitting and dog walking company is a full time job. Imagine running more than one! The thought is exciting. The idea sounds lucrative and rewarding. Well, it can also sound pretty nutty to those of us who know exactly what it takes to be in this business… My close friends and family members […]
4 years ago · Olga Wharton · Comments Off on Happy Pet Sitting – Halloween 2015!!
Should I dress up my dog for Halloween? Should I take my pet trick-or-treating? How should I prevent my pets from eating poisonous candy? This is the time when I see a lot of “Pets and Halloween” related articles, blogs and opinions out there on all kinds of social media. People post pictures of their pets in […]
4 years ago · Olga Wharton · Comments Off on Top 5 mistakes I’ve made when I started my pet sitting business
It is a very uncomfortable question, but I ask it all the time… “What was your biggest mistake and what did you learn from it?” I feel that I can learn so much more from what others did wrong instead of what they did right… Not sure why, I guess that’s how I roll… So, […]
5 years ago · Olga Wharton · Comments Off on If I had $500 to spend on my pet sitting business…
A few days ago someone asked me a simple question: If you had $500 to spend on your pet sitting business, what would you do? The first thing that came to my mind was “Marketing!!” That part of the answer was easy. Of course Marketing! That’s what any service-based business needs to attract new customers. There […]