Brainstorm and Create an Action Board
Whether you are a seasoned pet sitter or just setting out, it is useful from time to time to do some brainstorming on what you want to achieve from your pet sitting business. Brainstorming can either be done individually or more productively with a friend or family member and is thinking of ways that you can grow your business. On a piece of paper write down every idea you can think of (even the most random). The next stage is to try to categorise the ideas into groups. Logically think about each and every idea you have wrote down and think whether it is achievable for your business.
Once you have a list of ideas start mapping them out on an action board (or piece of paper). This is a definitive list of things you want to implement in your business with deadline dates. Some examples of this could be:
- Get some Polo-shirts printed up with your logo to increase your professional image and free advertising when you are out and about
- Visit all the local vets and leave some leaflets with them on your services.
The action board should be viewed as a live document that is updated regularly. This will help you keep an eye on what still needs to be implemented and shows you how well you are doing with your deadlines.