How to create a pet business Social Media Calendar

Pet Business Social Media Calendar Guide Podcast

As a pet business owner, showing up regularly and having a social media strategy is key for reaching and engaging with your target audience.  One of the best ways to ensure you’re consistent and can make the sales you hope for is by creating a social media calendar. In this blog post, discover the key […]

In the spotlight with Fiona Pedley, The Canine VA

Fiona Pedley is known as The Canine VA, a virtual assistant specialising in supporting dog businesses. A former executive assistant working in corporate, Fiona began her self-employed journey in the 2020 lockdown, making the leap to start her own business. As a dog mum and having studied and worked as a dog trainer, she gravitated […]

Behind the scenes of the first year running Sunnyside Cottage

In June 2023, I launched my first pet-related business, a dog-friendly holiday let called Sunnyside Cottage in Robin Hood’s Bay.  In the first year, the bookings and takings have doubled compared to the previous year, and I’m sharing how in this podcast episode. It has always been a dream to have a holiday cottage and […]

Do qualifications matter as a pet professional?

Do qualifications matter when you’re working as a pet professional or running a pet business? This is a topic that comes up regularly on my coaching calls, and online, with a range of clients from different parts of the industry. It might be that you run a business creating products, and your qualifications might be […]

In the spotlight with Helen King from Scotty’s Cartoons

Helen ‘Scotty’ King is a cartoonist and illustrator supporting business owners in the pet industry by bringing their messages to life. She works with all kinds of clients, including holiday cottage owners, product makers, coaches, and people providing pet services, capturing the essence of what they do. Helen says she was ‘rubbish’ at drawing growing […]

20 takeaways from the Business Of Pets conference 2024

This week the Pet Industry Federation ran its second Business of Pets event, a two-day conference bringing together brands and experts. It was a mix of expert talks, panel discussions, workshops, and pitches from nine pet brands for the Innovation Prize. As CEO of PIF, Nigel Baker said in his opening address, it’s important to […]

Choosing the right pet business membership

Would you like support in growing your pet business and to feel part of a community by joining a membership? It can be lonely and overwhelming as a solo business owner, and there are always new skills and challenges to figure out. Being part of a community of other people who are in your industry […]

Harnessing your strengths to grow your pet business with Sasha Louise Smith

Can playing to your strengths rather than focusing on your challenges help you feel more comfortable with self-promotion? Sasha Louise Smith, a life coach supporting dog professionals, says embracing what makes you unique can help your business thrive, on your own terms. Sasha has worked in the dog industry since 2015, as a walker, trainer […]

Why thinking What’s In It For Them will improve your pitch success rate

In this podcast episode, I’m talking about why thinking ‘What’s in it for them,’ rather than ‘What’s in it for me,’ will drastically improve your pitch success rate. Are you looking to approach content creators to feature your pet business? One of the exercises I do with my clients is to ask them to create […]